Food of the Seventies, Quirst

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It was like lemonade in a can. I remember the song "Whenever I want to quench my thirst, I feel like a Quirst !"
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Jade - July 24, 2007 - Report this comment
I wish I could find the old commercials...the guy crawling across the desert.....finding an Oasis (bar) type place....going in and ordering either "dry tortilla chips" or "crackers"...then opening his briefcase/saddlebags and downing a Quirst.....
john - July 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I think that was teem you're thinking of
Scott - November 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember that commercial like it was yesterday. We couldn't get Quirst up here in Canada so whenever we went to the U.S., I'd grab a six-pack!
John - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Quirst was sold in Newfoundland back in the early 1980's. I assume it was sold in eastern Canada as well. It was lemonade in a can. Teem was just a Sprite clone.
"The Mike" - February 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Quirst; although nobody else I know does. It was the best.
John - March 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I worked for the Ad agency Leo Burnett that had the 7-Up account at the time, Quirst was introducd in 1978 as a lemonade drink and by 1980 it was off the shelves as a permanent injuction was granted after Squirt sued 7-Up for infringement becuase the Quirst brand name was too similar to Squirt. I have the commercials on 3/4" U-matic and a few empty cans somewhere. It was awful tasting, more like alka seltzer than lemonade.
Jay - March 30, 2013 - Report this comment
The Bay Area Radio Museum website has an aircheck from June 1978 (station KFRC, DJs Beverly Fox and Rick Shaw) which includes a Quirst advertisement.
mark - May 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a old advertisement statue of a guy in a bathing suit leaning on a can of quest
Rbon - August 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I have an empty can. Old School--- made out of tin
mike - February 10, 2015 - Report this comment
If I'm not mistaken it was non carbonated
KB - June 18, 2016 - Report this comment
Quirst was the best! It came in a bunch of different flavors and it was much cheaper than Sprite and Coke. Huge part of my childhood!

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