Food of the Seventies, Pomac

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It was a wonderful white grape soda. I still make my own from time to time with Welch's white grape juice and a seltzer bottle.
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Sherry - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I was a Pomac girl, I stood in a grocery store and gave out samples of Pomac. This was in the early 60's
Hawk - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember Pomac when I was young,around 9 or so. We lived in a tiny country town with a General Store which was also the feed store and hardware store. The owners had one of those box type coolers for sodas. I remember Dr. Pepper and Pomac. I loved it. Wish it was still around.
David - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
It was 1967 and I was at school (7th. grade) and a cola vender stopped by and gave all of us samples of the sparkling white grape tasteing drink. I remember the soda was sold in stores for a while and then it was gone. Some of the older guys said it tasted like beer. So we thought at the time, it was "cool" to drink the stuff, I didn't think it tasted all that great ! Ha !
Glenn - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
This popped into my mind the other day for some reason. I'm 53 and I was asking my co-workers if they rembered the drink called Pomac. Nobody in my age group remembered it. I remember it was light colored, sort of like the color or Miller High Life beer, and it came in a clear or amber bottle, and it was rumored by the older kids to taste like beer or wine, and even some suggestions that it might have had some alcohol in it, which I'm sure was probably all urban myth but it made it very appealing, mysterious,forbidden (and therefore very desirable to teens and pre-teens)even though it tasted like (S#@t). The taste is probably what killed it.
Rick - August 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember Pomac as a child. I talked my mom in buying me one at a little country store in Knoxville TN back in the 60's. I got it because it was very different looking than any other soda I had every seen. My curiosity was met with an unpleasant taste for me. I was looking for a very sweet taste that had too much of a grown up taste for me but I have always been intrigued and fascinated at the difference of this new drink. I have pictured in my mind what the glass bottled looked like and would like to see how accurate my memory is. Does anyone have a photo?
CW - September 09, 2011 - Report this comment
My dad owned a Dr Pepper distributing plant in a small town in Texas. He bottled Pomac in the early 60's. It was in a clear bottle and was a little lighter in color than apple juice. It was carbonated and tasted a little like apple juice with some lemon/lime thrown in. It was not too popular and he discontinued the product. I understand it originated in Sweden (but spelled with two "m"s and is still available there.
JR - February 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Pomac. I was around 7 and my brother bought it at a small country store just outside Pocahontas Arkansas. I asked my dad to buy me one and it was horrible. YUCK. But strangely I have never forgotten the taste. lol I wish I had an original bottle of it now just to show people. Most of the ones I tell about it don't believe me when I tell them it tasted like some kind of an alcholic drink and most do not remember it. Funny how this soda just popped in to my head this week. memories huh?
Missy - March 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved Pomac as a kid, I can't believe so many other people remember it too, awesome. Definitely drank it in the 60's as a kid, it was a treat. I would love to have a bottle for a souvenir.
Tim - July 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Pomac....lived in Mississippi and the neighborhood convenient store sold them in an old metal cooler. I can smell the scent from the wood floors as I type. Was an odd beverage at the time. Now that I think of it.....was a little like the tase of a Red Bull.
Dyan - August 15, 2012 - Report this comment
1960's,Pulling our wagon, walking barefoot and popping bubbles on hot tar roads, collecting bottles thrown out in the ditches for money, buying candies (junk lunch) and Pomac at the original country store in Dallas with my cousins,..I think I'll try to make some Pomac tonight tonight
Mark - October 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Pommac (with two m's) probably around the late 60s. My grandfather picked up a case while down in the Ozarks and brought it back. Back in those days having any carbonated drink like Coke, Pepsi or Mountain Dew (at least for us) was a treat and Pommac was even more so. I loved the stuff and had 1 bottle every Saturday night until it was all gone. A few years ago I found an empty bottle on EBAY and bought it. It now sits above the cabinets in the kitchen. Many a person has asked me what in the heck was that. :) Aaaah.....the 60s. Wasn't it a much simpler time.
Larry - October 30, 2012 - Report this comment
There's a bottle of Pommac on E-bay @ the moment."10-29-2012" I think the seller has it listed as $40.00 + around $9.00 s/h. He did have it listed @ $55.00, but came down when no one would but it. I'd pay $20.00 with free s/H.
El Daddio-- San Anto,Tx - February 10, 2013 - Report this comment
When I was 14yrs old in 1967 all of us hung around at PAZ'S grocery where we did odd jobs . The old man would come out with ice cold POMMAC and we would drink it and felt COOL REALLY COOL especially when the girls would go by and the song "I'm a Girlwatcher" would be jamming out of our pocket transitor radio!!!!
Joe B. - March 10, 2013 - Report this comment
In the late 60's I was out in Brownwood, TX with a high school buddy, and as we went to a gas station coke machine to get some drinks, he goes,"oh wow...they've got Pomac!" I had never heard of it. He said it actually had wine in it and was slightly alcoholic. I remember it tasting vaguely of grape with a lot of carbonation. Never saw it before or since, but never forgot that one time.
Ricky D - June 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember drinking it when I was a kid we thought drinking a Pomac and smoking a Marlboro would make you drunk
GeneB - December 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember drinking it back in '69 or '70 in Kentucky. I liked it because it wasn't overly sweet.
Cindy - February 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I am 52, grew up in a small town in Arkansas? I married a man in the grocery business and told him about this childhood soda, pomac. He did not believe me and said it never existed...he would know since he was in the grocery business! In the 1990's he bet anyone in my family that if they found a pomac bottle, he would give them $50. Two years later, my young niece found one at a flea market. He paid her the $50 and has never made a bet like that since:)
Don A. - February 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I had one Pomac in my life, probably 1963 or so, at the Tiger Bowl (bowling alley) in Snyder, TX. I thought it tasted like crap but like many others here, I never forgot it. Funny how something like that sticks with you. I've kept my eye out for an empty bottle for years and I go to many flea markets and junk shops but have never seen one since I was a kid.
James Bash - February 26, 2014 - Report this comment
While attending North Texas State from 1963 to 1965, I bought bottles of Pomac from a vending machine in the Student Center. It was very different...not a normal soft drink. It tasted more like a white wine which I liked much more than a normal soft drink. I often ask a trivia question about knowing what a bottle of Pomac was like. My Aunt lived in Dallas across the street from a new Dr. Pepper factory and I found out it was bottled by Dr. Pepper as a challenger to Sprite and 7-Up. I thought it was great and couldn't get it any more in the Air Force after I graduated in 1965. At the time, I didn't realize it was a regional drink. Maybe the reason I liked it is that I went to High School in Frankfurt Germany where I became accustomed to drinks that were not so sweet.
John Chick - February 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Lived in Bangs, Texas, near Brownwood as a kid...."The Little Store" as we called it across the street from the school sold Pomac. I drank a ton of it...wish I could find some for my grandkids to sample!!!!
Darla Bailey - March 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I just remember drinking this & really liking it. I also remember apple beer.
Marguee - June 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember Pomac as a little girl in Centralia, WA. I got an allowance of 75 cents a week, and could buy a comic book, a couple candy bars and my favorite soda, Pomac. That was in the early 60's. Glad to see I wasn't imagining the name and it was real! Wish I could get it now!!
tony c. - August 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember Pomac when I was 10 and 11 years old. My friend and I would walk up to the neighborhood store, Mister M's , and would return coke bottles for 3cents to buy Pomac. I remember feeling strange and found it contained 1% alcohol. Wonder if it still does?
Pam Evans - September 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I lived in San Francisco in 1967 and my friend and I loved Pomac soda. We put it in the freezer but you have to remember to take it out before the bottle broke. It was best frozen. We wondered if it had alcohol in it and am still not sure. Wish I had a bottle now. We took a bunch of bottles with us to college in Arizona and loved it. I remember the taste as being appley and not too sweet but refreshing. Where can I get one now?
Harry Keller - September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I just happened to think of one of my favorite drinks and just happened to google it. Here I am. I remembered drinking it in Columbus, Georgia in I guess the 60's. Remember it had a 'different' taste and like other comments, looked like wine. Every now and then I think about drinks from my past and wonder if anyone else is doing thie same.
Brit Pingleton - September 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I lived in Brownwood, Texas from 1962 until 1966. Most knew me as Leo then. I've noticed that there are alot of comments from other people from there or nearby. I was a really big fan of Pomac. I got one everyday on my way home from school. To me, it had more of an apple taste and wasn't too sweet. I seriously never forgot it's taste. It was super refreshing. I really wish Coke/ Dr Pepper would begin making it again. It was awesome!
Greg Crow - October 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember Pomac from the mid to late 60's we would buy it from a vending machine at Novy's service station in Ennis Texas. It tasted horrible, the only reason we bought it was because it came in a clear bottle and looked like beer.
Lynn - October 25, 2014 - Report this comment
"The soft drink from the continent" was it's tag line. Loved that stuff as a young teen. Felt very sophisticated lol
Wombat Patrol - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
It was a big hit at Boy Scout Camp Westmorland in the mid to late 60's. We'd get it from the vending machine by the "canteen." We joked around that it tasted like beer. It was a Dr Pepper product, and I really doubt if it had any alcohol in it. Went out with the cyclamates ban, and prolly like some others said, bad sales. Too bad. I liked it. Cheers, troop 20!
Alex Ibarra - November 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I went to bed last night,remembering Pomac so I thought i'd look it up.Its cool all u'all remember I've asked my friends we're 60 and nobody remembers it.I was beginning to think I ad amagined it.thanks.I am from San Antonio
KC Casey - December 07, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember it from around 66-67. Rumor to us kids was that it was a really light German beer...lol. we totally believed it! Wow..what memories!
GEORGE - February 24, 2015 - Report this comment
I Remember Pomac soda and Hippo size sodas in the mid 60's my Grandparents owned a neighborhood store in San Antonio,Tx I also heard my older Brother said it was like drinking a beer. It tasted ok and it was the color of my dads beer I thought I was cool.
sonny saenz - February 24, 2015 - Report this comment
pomac was good with a candy cigarette after playing doctor ..oh yeah
Marcus - April 10, 2015 - Report this comment
In the late 60's Kirbys Grocery Store sold it in a small east Texas town. The neighborhood bully had just moved into town and had terrorized all of us to the point of retribution. He was six years older than any of us and if you had a candy bar or a pop he wanted, he would snatch it and if you were real lucky he wouldn't punch you when he took it. David came up with a GREAT IDEA! He emptied out the Pomac from the bottle and refilled it with.... let's just say he went behind the store to refill it! Sure enough, Marcus spotted us all sitting on the curb enjoying our "pop". He seen us passing it around but he DID NOT see any of us take a swig! "What's that?" David told him it was a new kind of pop, and even turned as if to hide it from him. That's all it took! He punched David in the ribs causing him to double over and as he did, marcus grabbed the bottle. He walked away turning the bottle up as he went, then turned around and said, "it would be better if it was cold!" We held our laughter until he was plumb out of sight!
Allen Ball - May 17, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved POMAC as a kid, I'm 54 and remember it well. I would love to have some, it was actually my favorite soft drink in the late 60's and early 70's. I'm looking it up just to see if there is any information about it on the Web. Like I said, I would love to have some.
Bob Hunter - May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember buying Pomac in the early '60's in Southern Illinois. I remember it being advertised as a "near beer". It was pretty nasty tasting and I never bought it again.
Darwin - June 10, 2015 - Report this comment
I was ten and in the fifth grade, the year was 1965. I remember buying (or my parent's did)Pomac in a clear, white labeled bottle. I know it probably cost 10 cents. I know when can cokes went up from 10 to 12 cents around that time. I wish Coca cola would bring back Pomac.
Mark Prevost - June 28, 2015 - Report this comment
My best friend and I loved it back in the 60's. I finally found an empty bottle in a flea market a few years back and I cherish it although few people even know what it was.
Karen Rohrbach - August 12, 2015 - Report this comment
I could buy Pomacs at a little store in Bucksville, AL back in the late 60s or early 70s. Was not sold in the county where I lived (Jefferson) so a group of us would ride down to Bucksville on Sunday night after church just to buy a Pomac... good memories.
Ricky - September 18, 2015 - Report this comment
We used to buy Pomac in bottles at 7/11. Does anyone remember Apple Beer?
Kent Osborne - September 19, 2016 - Report this comment
Do any import stores in the California and Arizona areas sell pomac or pomac soft drink from the 60's or 70's may be a speciality store ?
John - October 28, 2016 - Report this comment
I was born in 1952 and for some reason Pomac popped into my head the other day. I remember drinking this stuff when I was young probably back sometime around 1965 at Art Coury's Sweet Shop in Lansford, Pa. It cracks me up reading other stories from Texas, Arkansas, etc. that were so similar because my friends and I were getting the same info that the stuff had a little alcohol in it. So, we guzzled the soft drink hoping to get a buzz. Didn't happen, but it was the cool thing to do because it was so different and looked like wine. It really wasn't that great tasting, but I liked it as I didn't really care for sweet soft drinks and didn't like colas. But, it strikes me funny that the booze mis-information spread across the country way back then before social media existed. I miss those innocent days and Pomac. Just loved reading the other stories. So funny.
Mary - December 19, 2016 - Report this comment
I grew up on a farm. We all had to help with chores. In the summer, I drove the tractor in the field while my dad and brother loaded hay bales on the wagon. As a treat when we were done, we would go up to a little country store in the town of Van, which wasn't really a town, just a store and a church. We would get a Soda pop, and I loved to get Pomac. I loved the taste. If I had any left when I got home, I would pour it in a fancy glass we had. Thought I was big stuff haha. This was late 1960's.
Linda - February 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I am from San Angelo Texas and I too remember Pomac as a kid on Sunday's we would take a family ride late in the evening and my father would take us in a store which had a walk-in cooler which I thought was so neat and me and my sister would always get Pomac and I loved it ..nice memories!
Dee - April 14, 2017 - Report this comment
Growing up in San Antonio, TX during the late 60's and 70's, I remember buying Pomac from the neighborhood tiendita in Culebra Park called "Julio's". We kids thought it tasted like beer and would collect and cash-in discarded bottles to get up enough change to purchase a bottle of Pomac. It was considered a "grown-up" soda in my Bible Belt community and buying it was frowned upon. What an era!
J Kevin - April 23, 2017 - Report this comment
It's 4:30AM in S WI and I suddenly remember Pomac soda. We just recently got a Kroger store here, and that's where my mom used to buy it back in the late '60s in StL Missouri. If you got it cold enough, it tasted pretty good. It was pretty odd tasting otherwise, but it was less expensive than the name brands
Larry - June 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember Pomac. Also have seen bottles spelled with 2 "m". My grandfather had a tire shop in Paducah Texas and he had (wish I had it) a store sign and thermometer in the shape of a soda bottle with the Pomac signage, color and all. Can't really remember the taste, just that it was quite a departure from the normal soda. Of course, in the 60'same you could also get a chocolate soda... Ah, the memories
Dave E - September 21, 2017 - Report this comment
I grew up in Springfield Missouri, when we were kids every Friday night when my dad came home from work he would stop by Walts Pop Dock and buy a case and off to the river or lake we would go for the weekend. I loved Pomac pop and have wondered many times about it and what happened to it. Those were truly the good old days

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