Food of the Seventies, False Face

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Various fruit and root beer flavored soda pop sold in individual 12 oz bottles - the gimmick? You didn't know what flavor you were getting. The raspberry colored stuff would in fact be orange flavored, or the orange colored stuff would be root beer. Guaranteed to be discontinued once the novelty wore off, but left a legacy of disillusionment on a generation that now realized the completely artificial colors of food were in no way a result of their flavor, which was also completely artificial.
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barbara - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember being in 3rd or 4th grade and false face soda was the highlight of our class parties. I don't know why...but the concept was really cool.....kind of like getting a package, but not knowing what's in it.... If anyone reads this....I can be reached at Great SIMPLE childhood memories.
Grafikman - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember False Face and the cheesy and somewhat creepy cartoon commercial with the playing card Joker type floating head. The jingle went something like "My face might fool ya, but my taste'll sure cool ya!" Weird! And it's true, once the novelty was over, so was the product. I'm sure the junior executive who allowed it to go into production was promptly fired...
Lia - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
It would be cool if it was still around, i'm sure my friends and i would buy it! xD
jk - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Thought it was very fun and exciting! I can't believe I still remember the name after so many years. It made a truely lasting impression for something that was around for such a little time. I'm from St. Louis, and my husband who grew up in Connecticut does not remember it. I'm wondering if it was only test marketed in the midwest.
dacs - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I still miss False Face sodas, they were a ball when I was in elementary school in St Louis. Just like jk, my wife is from Massachusetts and had never hear of it. I say bring it back!
steve,Indianapolis. - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Glad to find this post. I remember false face. Tried telling people about it.. No one seems w it. It came in six pack of bottles with the false face mask displayed on the package. It was a profile image ad I recall.
Rob Lambert - March 09, 2018 - Report this comment
False Face Surprise Soda was by Dalmarc out of St. Louis, 1971. Bottle label had clown's profiled face with a long nose. Seems to have been local only.

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