Food of the Seventies, C & C Cola

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This was one of the many "regional" sodas to hit the national market in the '70s.
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Mike - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember C & C cola, in the mid-70's, being marketed as a budget soft drink alternative to Coke and Pepsi. I was living in Connecticut at the time. The add would say, "C & C Cola!!! Only 1/2 the price of....". Then a horn would blow and would drown out the rest. But at the end of the commercial, the guy would manage to blurt out, after the horn, "1/2 the price of Coke & Pepsi!!!!!". In those days, there weren't many in the way of generic alternatives to Coke & Pepsi.
Cheri - April 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Do they make it anymore?? Trying to find it for a friend.
Jesse - June 09, 2009 - Report this comment
C&C is still thriving in the Northeast. Visit us at
Frank - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I am seeing this stuff all over Florida, what took it so long to get here....its better than national brands!
Jerry - December 09, 2009 - Report this comment
C&C has the most diverse product line of any soda company I have ever seen. Their Cola, Orange and Ginger Ale are better than Coke and Pepsi. They even have a Cotton Candy soda!!! You can find it all over the North East and it is starting to make its way down to Florida. I save my labels and send them in to get free stuff like T-Shirts, Sweatshirts and other cool stuff. Keep it up C&C!
EugolDlareg - November 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember this being available in California for a while.
Kevin Brown - November 27, 2011 - Report this comment
In the late 60's or early 70's, I'm not sure which but,My Grandfather Edward B Brown Jr. of Vineland,NJ. Bought the C&C Cola Co. as a business for my father. But my father wanted to run the business without my grandfather's help or as he put it, without his Thumb on Top. Since my grandfather insisted on helping my father oversee the company, my father decided he wanted nothing to do with it, and the company was eventually sold. This wasn't the last time my fathers pride got in the way of a good thing.
John Van Ruiten - November 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember back in the 70's drinking C&C here in southern California. I thought it was better than the big guys. Then I couldn't find it anymore. Where can I get it?
Marjorie Nemeth - January 04, 2014 - Report this comment
I spent summers in Rocky Point, N. Y. on Long Island, from the 60's thru the 80's. They held dances for preteens at our beach associations Clubhouse. The commissary sold C&C soda in all flavors. My favorite was black cherry, though I drank just about any other except cream!
jay - December 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Found awhat i belive to be an old c&c cola can at the bottom of a drying lake was woundering if there is any pictures of vintage cola cans to compare the era of the one i found
Tommy - April 27, 2015 - Report this comment
The worst soda I've ever tasted
bill - June 10, 2015 - Report this comment
cc cola was in Garfield nj next store to the old pathmark when I was a kid in the 70s the best soda they had was the black cherry. miss those days.
bill from garfield - August 05, 2015 - Report this comment
cc cola did have a warehouse in Garfield nj in the 70s I think from there they moved to cranford nj. the orig cans were made of tin and when put in a cooler of ice were cold for a long time. black cherry was the best as were the root beer I don't care what they say its not the same taste today more water taste the 70s soda was the best.
Ann - April 14, 2017 - Report this comment
I worked in the offices at Garfield, 1977, With Mr. Ritchie as the formula chemist They moved their office and warehouse to Elmwood Park NJ. Mr Ferro was President and Mr. Di Passqua Vice President. They were still operating the Garfield plant.
Captbonzo - February 06, 2018 - Report this comment
Cc cola was a direct knock off of coke. The plant was in Garfield and we often wondered where they got their water.
Rob Lambert - February 06, 2018 - Report this comment
C&C has interesting history. It began, and remained for 90 years, in Northern Ireland. Irish immigrants set up business in New Jersey, 1955. The first product, C&C Super Cola, was filled into steel cone-topped cans, as Pepsi had done since 1949 (Coke began canning soda closer to 1960). While C&C has wide distribution, including the west coast, have yet to see any in the Chicago area.

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