Food of the Seventies, NEHI Soda

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This may have been a Texas item?? Nehi grape, orange and strawberry sodas. Ride your bike w/ the banana seats and forked wheels up to the store--save the bottles for bottle return money!
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Karen - August 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Not just a TX item, we had them in Missouri and Kansas too - I just loved the grape Nehi - there's no soda like it today with the super sweet grape flavor. We used to buy them in bottles out of my grandpa's soda machine at his pool hall and always got in trouble if we didn't put the empties back int the wooden rack so he could return for them for the money.
Deb - September 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Nehi sodas came in quite a few flavors, we would buy it at Jack's Market in Corbin, KY...the best little store for penny candies and all the kids' favorites...anyway, my favorite was Lemon Nehi...just like the sweetest homemade lemonade you could get...very pale in color.
jen - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Memories of summer vacations and my favorite peach nehi. I live in florida can't find nehi any where. I do get lucky in Tennessee every summer I find my good old peach nehi. I bought a six pack for my dad for Christmas. I can't to see his smile.
Alecia - October 26, 2008 - Report this comment
We had nehi in louisiana too. When my mom drove us to town me, my sister & brother & all our cousins & aunts would get a big family box of chicken & stop at the corner store & get everyone a 25c nehi. I loved the blue, but I can't find 'em anywhere anymore (not even the internet).
Brandy - December 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I don't think they make BLUE anymore. It was favorite, also, and I have searched high and low and can't find it. If anyone sees BLUE, please email me at
Joshua F - December 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I am looking for any Nehi items from the bottling company in Luling, TX. If there is anyone will to sell any items please email me at
Joshua F - December 15, 2008 - Report this comment
If you know anything about the Nehi bottling co that used to be in Luling TX please email me at. JOSHFARR09@GMAIL.COM. Thanks!
randal - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
as a small boy in lorain ohio i worked sweeping the floor and taking out the trash for a small bottling company that bottled nehi sodas and i dont know what else, that was located in an alley between 14th and 15th street.
Randal - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
ive often wondered what ever happened to this brand and in doing this research am happy to find out that it is actually still around, unfortunataly not locally but at least now i know where to find it when i tarvel
pamela D - February 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Nehi sodas are so much a part of my childhood as was my mother's cooking. Nehi sodas of just about all flavors can be found in Daytona Beach, FL at all Winn-Dixies. I have to say Nehi-Strawberry was my all time favorite, I love peach, but the strawberry did it for me
KC - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
We had them in Maryland.... Ride up to the service station on the old bike and drop a quarter for a grape nehi on a hot summer day what a great memory
Desirae - April 13, 2009 - Report this comment
i have never had one for myself untill today. i have heard of them and was told how great they are but never did i taste one. but i have to say they are amazing, untill they go flat :)
Tracy - May 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I was wondering if anyone knew of anyplace that sale peach Nehi near the Indianapolis, Indiana area-my husband loves it. email me at
jolynn - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
We had Nehi in Florida when I was a kid; my favorite was the Orange.
tulsatb - June 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Strawberry Nehi. Some Nehi flavors are available at Pops in Arcadia, Oklahoma...Sadly no strawberry. :(
John S - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a Nehi theme song from the early 70's? It went something like: Hau hau hau hau hauhau...NEHI I can't find a soundbite of it anywhere. People think I'm crazy. I live in the NY/NJ area
Kelly S - August 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes I remember the NEHI song, too and I also live in the NY/NJ area. I can still here it in my head and see parts of the commercial. It went NEHI HI HE HE HE HE HE HE HE HI HI HE HE HE HE HE HE AH AH E E E E E NE HI HI, kind of hard to type it out but I can sing it :0)
Marly - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
My favorites were orange and grape. The only problem was it would lose it's fizz very quickly.
ernesto - January 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a old nehi metal advertising sign for sale. very rare. in fair me at with any offers.
Jenna - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Peach Nehi is the best! When I'd visit my grandma in Vernal Utah they had it there and I recently found it on the Internet @ and Vermont Country Store plus Hard to Find Grocer.
juan - March 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Here in california we had them as well.i dont remember the other flavors, my favorite was the blue bottle.that was back in 1990, dont see them here any more.
Bill - April 22, 2010 - Report this comment
You can still get them in our local,grocery store for a dollar a bottle.
librado ontiveros - May 13, 2010 - Report this comment
hey nehi fans i live in flordia if anyone knows where to get peach nehi please email me at thats my email..... i jst want to c my mom smile she is in love with it havnt had some about more than 8yrs she is a huge fan she really wants peach her fav. kind.. so please email me if you hav the info
Lorena - May 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Juba Kalamka - June 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 39 and grew up in Chicago and grew up drinking Nehi sodas.....grape and peach. I've looked on YouTube for animated Nehi commercials with no luck. I remember one from the early 1980s (maybe late 70s) i think, with an anthropomorphic dog or cat i think, drinking Nehi and all of this weird rainbow stuff happening. There was a tenement building and the cat/dog and various people from the building floated outta their windows and up the rainbow. the song lyrics (sung to an R&B is track with gospel crescendoes) were: Nehi Orange, Grape and Strawberry Nehi's great so you'd better get ready for a Nehi high Higher than a cola Higher don't you know You'll love the taste of Nehi Makes you wanna fly Nehi Anyone remember this? Thanks! JubaK
Thomas - June 10, 2010 - Report this comment
So it's hard to find it even in it's homeland? I wondered, if it is possible find that soda here in Europe :)
Jessica Landers - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I just found an old NEHI soda bottle that has a red background and white letters.Possibly made in 1956 to 1965.Anyone interested in it can contact me at
janie - August 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I recently found some peach nehi in north carolina. i also found it at a place in ohio called Jungle Jims they are online.
Tyrone - September 23, 2010 - Report this comment
You can get nehi sodas at Smith's service station on I-95 exit 98 in Santee, South Carolina. I have not seen nehi strawberry soda though.
PAT - August 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I love Nehi Peach and Nehi Strawberry drinks.Use to be able to buy them here in Florida in the 70's.My favorite Bar B Q place had them.Where do I have to go to find these great drinks?
Chris - March 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I used to get Nehi at the corner store as a kid in upstate NY.
B Botsios - August 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Check out Nehi Bottling Co, Cleveland, Mississippi for interesting information.
angie - September 05, 2013 - Report this comment
i swear i remember a grape Nehi commercial where the granpa and kid are on the porch of an old store, they grab a grape Nehi and roll up there britches legs and sit down in the rockers and a flood of Grape Nehi comes crashing down the road! am i crazy lol
Stephen - September 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Angie, you are not crazy but, it was Orange/peach nehi, wasn't it?
Wendie - March 04, 2014 - Report this comment
I am looking for the Nehi commercial that said... Roll your pants up high high high.. When you take a drink of Nehi.... Then this big rush of Orange Nehi would flood the street... I cannot find it anywhere. I lived in Tennessee at the time. Would appreciate any help
Sharry - March 06, 2014 - Report this comment
^I love that commercial Wendie! I believe it goes, "Kick off your shoes, pull off your socks, roll your pants way up high high high, 'cos when you take a sip of Nehi, you're knee-deep in flavor with Nehi!" I wish I could find it too!
Dawn - May 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I wish I could find that commercial too. My sisters don't remember it and I really want to jog their memories. I try to look for it every so often in case it shows up but can't find it:(
Spring - October 04, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember taking a weekend drive with Mom and Dad and my sister and brother and getting lunchmeat for sandwiches at the old country store and getting one soda apiece or sometimes we had to share and usually it was Nehi Peach. Loved them days!!
Jiggs - January 02, 2016 - Report this comment
Nehi flavors are still available in the South. Even in cans. Distribution is by most RC distributors.
Paul - March 28, 2016 - Report this comment
I live in Ireland and only heard about Nehi from the movie Paper Moon. I have never tasted one, and probably never will.
Chinese Ark - July 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I love the orange flavor.
Rob Lambert - November 20, 2016 - Report this comment
NEHI soda originated in 1928 as its own company. RC bought it in 1954, and today Dr. Pepper sells it (though not everywhere). Advertised heavily on radio and print media in the early years. NEHI relied on small, local bottlers as opposed to a huge hub plant, to get the product to market. NEHI's peak period of sales was 1942 to 1955, covering WW2 and the Korean War.

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