Food of the Seventies, Pommac And Apple Beer

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Apple Beer was a carbonated apple juice or apple flavored soft drink that came in a can. Kids thought they were cool when they put a finger over the "Apple" so that only "Beer" showed. Pommac was a weird golden-colered soft drink that had very little sugar. I don't know the purpose in marketing a product like this to a country that was devoted to sugar. It seems like it tasted something like whiskey, but then I wasn't drinking much whiskey in those days--and I haven't tasted Pommac in years. (I thought I was crazy because I was the only person who remembered this drink until a friend of mine mentioned it recently.) BTW, Pommac may have been more "60s" than "70s".
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Mike K - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Someone else remembers - I use to drink this at the corner tavern - also the neighborhood beer garden, pizza place, burger place, the general hangout of the neighborhood in Fairview Hts, IL. I have mentioned this soda to numerous people and no one remembers - sure would like to taste one again. It was late 60s and early 70s - then it was gone!
Anna Nilsson - July 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I fell in love with Pommac in Sweden. There is an alternative called Sidral Mundet manufactured in Mexico, but it is MUCH sweeter. :)
ben e - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
off and on through the years while talking to people about our favorite soft drinks from the late 60s through the early 70s,my taste buds would would flash back to pommac,i loved this drink,as always no one had ever heard of it,i just saw an old pommac bottle cap on ebay and thought i would see what i could find out so thanks for your memories
mike baldwin - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a Pommac bottle if one of you would like it. Pay the shipping from saint louis, mo
mr.h - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
i have an unopen bottle of pommac
a goss - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
We recently toured the Dr Pepper bottling plant in Dublin, TX. They have an old bottle of Pommac on the shelf in their museum.
MsPamela - August 13, 2011 - Report this comment
When I lifeguarded in high school in the 60's, I would freeze a bottle of Pommac every night and by lunchtime, it was slushy - mmm, I would LOVE to have that again!!
tricia - January 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Hello you probably need to contact Hartwall.fi in finland if you wanted to update your pommac fix I also loved the drink but noticed it disppered frpm the shelves in the late 60's boohoo, but they still make it in Finland I just got the email address again Hartwall.Fi and I am going to inquire on how to get some more shipped to our trendy little market the Toucan Market here in the southwest wish me luck or maybe Trader Joes might be talked into carrying it who knows, good luck to all you pommac lovers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
maricaj - April 11, 2012 - Report this comment
For some reason Pommac popped into my head and I decided to check it out. When I was in high school in east Texas in the mid 60's, Pommac was in the soda machine in the cafeteria. I didn't care for it, but you were thought to be cool if you drank Pommac. It had a really classy bottle I remember.
PDUB - July 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I was in the 4th grade when Pommac hit our elementary school in Mississippi.. [around '67] a few things stand out.. first was the size of the bottle.. we had the old fashioned drink machine that you put in your 10¢;opened door, and pulled drink out.. bottle was so small, when you pulled the drink out of the opening, you could push the door just enough to where it would feed the next bottle into the empty slot.. class mates would end up with 5-6 bottles for the price of 1.. have always wondered if that may be the reason it only stayed in our school for 1 year.. we also used to sing 'Pommac, it tastes like kerosene, Pommac, it makes your teeth all green, Pommac it makes me vomit, so drink your Pommac and vomit today'.. Apple Beer came along a year or so later, if not mistaken.. the brown bottle it came in made all 4th-5th graders feel like we were grown ups.. if not mistaken, while other 10 ounce drinks were 10¢ at the time, Apple Beer was 20¢.. we would pour it into ice trays; saran wrap over the tray; tooth picks into each cube.. beer popsicles.. I am SO glad other people remember these type things also... I am 55 years old and have been blessed with a memory for the 'useless' informational things of my childhood.. would love to find a catalog from the middle-late 60s which was used by local mom/pop stores to order their weekly supplies.. does anyone also remember 'Flying Things" that were styrofoam airplanes? they hit our local grocery store around '67 also..
james cobb - July 31, 2012 - Report this comment
i would like to have a couple of pommac bottles for my collection call 8706569865 im in flippin arkansas
Keith Mitchell - September 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Yep, we were COOL in '60's Texas if we drank Pommac. David Wade was a Dallas TV chef whose show was sponsored by Dr. Pepper, and he cooked with Pommac instead of wine!
Paul - October 04, 2015 - Report this comment
1964 in McKinney, Texas. The story on the school bus was that it was made out of champagne grapes. Tasted a little like white wine without the alcohol. Distributed by Dr. Pepper. -Paul
Jeffry Whaley - March 23, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember Pommac! I only remember having it one time & strangely enough I was sick on that day, not from it but I was coming down with a bad cold or possibly flu. My nephew and I talked my dad into buying us a pack of bottles of Pommac. We thought we were so cool lol, like we were drinking beer! It was weird, I kinda liked it & kinda didn't. We drank some but I think we poured out as much as we drank lol. If I hadn't been sick I think I would have enjoyed it. This was in Gatlinburg Tennessee in the late 60's or early 70's cause we watched The Monkees that Saturday on TV lol! Good to know I'm not the only one that remembers it!
Paul Hornick - April 14, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember Pommac in the mid to late sixties. People said it tasted like beer. I had never had beer at the time, so I didn't know. Since then, I've learned what beer tastes like.
Not George - February 02, 2017 - Report this comment
I discovered Pommac in Scandinavia during the early '60s, then again in the USA, during the '90s, before the diet soda was banned for Sodium Cyclamate. I found the last few leftover bottles outside of Boston. Very sad.
Mark - April 06, 2017 - Report this comment
My friend Donald and I loved the stuff. Drank many of bottles of the stuff back in the late 60's early 70's. Sadly my best friend died this year at 63 years old. I miss him dearly. I put his obit. in my empty Pommac bottle on my game room shelf. Would love to drink one together again.
Mike O. - June 29, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember drinking Pommac in Midland, Texas, in the late Sixties. It's nice to see in these comments how widely distributed it was. It had a very unique, never-to-be-forgotten taste. I didn't think it tasted like beer, which has a strong taste (after my first sip: why do people like this stuff?). It was fruity, like wine, but dry, like Champagne. If you look up "swedishfoodshop.com", they have Pommac among their available products. I think I'll order some Pommac right now! Skol!

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