Food of the Seventies, Rc Cola

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Royal Crown Cola, RC used to be as popular as Pepsi, what happened???? It was good stuff Maynard!!!!
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Jen - October 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes, they still make RC! You can usually find it in beverage stores, atleast here in NY. Keep lookin''s out there!
Adam - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Back in the early 70's it was the only cola we kids would buy. . I think a big part might have been that if you peeled back the cork on the inside of the cap you could win money. . I remember we would go down to the corner store on hot summer days and the black top tar parking lot would get soft enough so we could dig the RC caps out of it with are pocket knifes. of course when when we won we would buy more RC Cola with it.
LOL - May 09, 2008 - Report this comment
cathy snell - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I tell ya this was a step up from Double Cola...and you got free ants with Double Cola.
Michi - September 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I still remember the catchy singing phrase from the commercial....."Escape, come Royal Crown Cola"....
morinlite - September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
This used to be the only pop in our house when I was little.... I mean really little like 1963
RICK - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
It's still around. In North Carolina, it's remained available, especially in smaller towns. This is a southern classic.
Don - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
This was also popular in Southern California. Seems the only soda my mom bought. I remember the RC Cola billboard typs adds at Sea World. I think I even have some old photos...great stuff.
pilot's lock - April 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Growing up in DC at 9yrs old, there was a summer commercial that showed teens laying on the beach with transistor radios playing "RC cools off the hot town" the camera cuts to a Santa Monica Freeway sign with heatwaves coming off the gridlocked freeway. That summer we took a road trip cross country to California. It didn't look like the commercial and temps were cool at the beach. Still good memories. I vacation at Mission Beach every summer now that I am older.
Perks - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I love rc it used to be in every coner store in Hamilton Ontario,Canada until recently the stoped selling it.Why? i dont know it tasted way better the pepsi
Rick - June 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree with "Perks" they have stopped selling RC in Niagara Region, anybody know wher to find it in this area? Thirsty in Niagara
RJ - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
We still have RC here in the midwest. I remember the bottle caps with cash prizes. Also remember the peel off tabs on the cans. I loved the bicentenniel bottles RC sold in 1976.
Max - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Almost impossible to find an RC in Los Angeles, Store shelves are all Pepsi/Coke brands.
Kristin - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I couldn't deal without my RC. I live in Ohio, and it's essentially everywhere. I prefer it over Coke, and don't ever go the Pepsi route. I hope they never get rid of it here!
Toby - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
In some areas, RC is seen as an "off-brand" product. Not in Kentucky! RC is every bit as popular as Coke or Pepsi in the Louisville area. At one time, the local Arby's franchise sold RC fountain products; I've never seen that anywhere else.
Kyle - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Ah Toby, so we meet again. The only place I've found RC fountain products here in TN is at a pub in Murfreesboro called the Bunganut Pig. I believe they actually have an establishment in Franklin too which may serve RC. I used to live in Murfreesboro and the first time I visited the BP I was very surprised to learn they had RC on tap. I came back 2 months ago and sure enough they still had it. Great food & live music there too. Anybody who visits/passes through the Boro needs to look this place up.
Sara - February 20, 2010 - Report this comment
You can still get RC pretty much all over the midwest.
Valerie - February 23, 2010 - Report this comment
It was plentiful in the Chicagoland area, but now we're in SE Wisc. and not many places carry it (at least around us). I buy it like crazy when I can find it - it's the only pop/cola we'll drink!
pyper33594 - February 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember this...and TAB and all those other wild drinks. Funny thing, when I was pregnant with child number 1(21 years ago) my sugar test was done after 2 cans of RC Cola!!!!!
lou - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I did prefer the flavor to pepsi and coke (I always thought it was a little saltier, which I liked) but it was the COMMERCIALS that hit me where I lived: "RC! The one with the mad, mad taste!" Man, those commercials became my vision of what life would be like when I was finally an adult!
Eddie - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I am a bartender in southern New Jersey, and we still use RC cola in our fountain soda gun. Little do most people know when they order a rum and coke, its actually a rum and RC cola.
Jeremy - March 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow - RC served as the main cola at an Arby's. That's cool. And I can see how it would go VERY well as a bar mixer. Imagine how good it tastes out of the fountain "gun", as most colas/sodas do. Anyone remember the short-lived cane sugar sweetened RC from a few years ago? VERY sweet. Also, a vote here to return to the old can/logo style. The one they've had for a while is too 80's. RC has a high-end version of called "Icon" that looks really good; all natural, cane sugar, real citrus/kola nuts, etc..check out their webpage.
Chomper01 - September 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Can't remember the whole song for the R.C. Cola commercial; but I still remember the chorus line: "Me and my R.C...Me and my R.C. . 'Cause, what's good enough for other folks, ain't good enough for me. Me and my R.C. ee - eee , Me and my R.C." (ends)
DJ - July 27, 2012 - Report this comment
RC is everwhere here in Texas. I see them all the time at HEB
Rob Lambert - July 27, 2012 - Report this comment
RC Cola dates back to the mid 1930s at least. During World War 2, the logo was of a desert with pyramids. 1960 was when the red-and-white diamond logo started. 1971, evolving to the psychedelic red-white-blue RC logo. It's still a good third cola, if one tires of tasting coke or pepsi. I believe RC is now owned by 7Up/Dr. Pepper.
Duane - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
We used to win free bottles or cases under the caps in BC Canada. Does anyone have any pics of these? Thanks
ronnie - November 17, 2012 - Report this comment
i actually have the caps that won 5 and 10 cents !!! if anyone knows what they are worth, please let me know ??
gene - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
RC is the only one to drink with bbq, coke too acidic, over carbonated, antagonizes the flavor
Jake - December 27, 2012 - Report this comment
I found a cool unopened 16oz bottle of rc cola while cleaning out my grandparents' house. It has a weird floating lion in it. Anybody have any information on why/when they did this?
Brian - February 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember when "new" coke came out, my brother said, "I guess if you want anything with any kick to it anymore, you gotta drink RC". was 9-ish at the time and RC was already my favorite drink. Additionally, an ex once told me there's a soda fountain in a drugstore in downtown Cadiz, KY that still has RC on tap. It's my Mecca. Lol
Windie King - April 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a commercial for RC ,probably in the seventies, of a blonde on a merry go round,she swings one of her legs out while she is hanging on the side of the merry go round, singing.
Chomper01 - September 07, 2013 - Report this comment
R.C. Cola, or Royal Crown Cola, is a beverage (like Pepsi)but with a slight lemony taste. This beverage was a favorite of the U.S. Air Force in the early 80s ; as the name reminds them of their plane, the "RC-135" that had a funny-looking black nose. Many of the officers and Army Brats (as they called the kids of the military families)wore T-shirts with a guy sitting on top of the plane on the front, and the words on the bottom reading "Me And My R.C." ^_^
Judy J - November 24, 2013 - Report this comment
The commercial with the merry go round starred Jill Haworth and she was wearing a colorful bell bottom out fit. I loved that commercial!
Paul H - January 29, 2014 - Report this comment
In New Jersey back in the late 60's we cracked the code to "WIN" 10 cents under every bottle top. Along the cap were the words Bottled in NY New York. If there was a period in between the NY (Bottled In N.Y. New York)it was a certain 10 cent winner. If it just read (Bottled in NY New York)it was a loser.Back then it was 50 cents a bottle. We would put 40 cents on the counter and when the clerk told us it was 50 cents we would unscrew the cap, pull out the label, and had him our 10 cent winner. He never did figure out how we always came up with "guaranteed" winners.
Roger Smith - December 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember looking under the cap to see if I won 10 cents.
Sam Majerczyk - March 30, 2015 - Report this comment
my favorite RC song/commerical goes like this .....its a girl on the back of a motorcycle riding on a county road singing ..... My face is freckled from the sun Got a strong wind in my hair .... Bike feels warm and were far from home and sure don't have a care ...... But I'll get off this bike one day and live the they do ....... Heck am only 22 Me and my RC
karen C. - May 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Yes! I remember that song and remember watching that commercial as a kid and wanting to be just like her when I grew up--riding off into the sunset on the back of a motorcyle! Every once in a while I look for it on YouTube, but so far no luck. ("My face is freckled from the sun, got a strong wing in my hair, Bike feels warm and I'm far from home but I sure don't have a care. Well, I'll get off this bike someday, maybe live the way they do, but I'm gonna find some other way--heck I'm only twenty two. Me and my RC, me and my RC, 'cause what's good enough for other folks, ain't good enough for me...") Glad someone else remembers this image!
Stuck in the 70s - June 03, 2015 - Report this comment
There's a slightly different audio-only recording of that motorcycle girl ad on YouTube. Some of the lyrics are different (I also remember "my face is freckled from the sun" but the recording starts differently; it does include the "family or a career" line that others seem to have forgotten), but still nicely enjoyable and a happy, laid back blast from the past. The singer was very good. Search for "me and my rc freckle face" to hear it. One other thing I remember from the commercial was a couple of kids waving at her from the back of a station wagon and she waved back.
Hobo ChangBa - June 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Still the best Cola in the business. It's a shame that Snapple Group doesn't advertise it so people may not be aware of it being available. I bought 2 cases of cane sugar glass bottle RC Cola at Mission BBQ recently. Oh My God.....It doesn't get any better. Me and My RC !!!
Zack - November 18, 2015 - Report this comment
I searching everywhere for the sml ton cans of Rv cola can't find anywhere nor any mentioning about them.
ole fart - June 14, 2016 - Report this comment
What about that contest to spell out Royal Crown Cola.Letters under the cork on bottom of cap.One letter each cap.The Y was very rare.If you spelled it all you won a bicycle for theprize.
Sam - July 25, 2016 - Report this comment
Yes! Thank you Karen C. 2015. I have been singing partial lyrics to the motorcycle girl with freckles for years! I too used to dream of being like her when I grew up! I could never remember all of the lyrics. Thank you for providing the right ones! Sam
CVWaller - September 26, 2016 - Report this comment
They're right across the Ohio River from Henderson Kentucky, in Evansville, IN. We grew up drinking RC and Ski. Ski had real fruit pulp and I was still able to get the small bottles up to 2001 or so.
CVWaller - September 26, 2016 - Report this comment
The website for RC.
Florida Girl - August 11, 2017 - Report this comment
I was on my son's boat today and the lyrics came flooding back from "My face is freckled from the sun, got a strong wind in my hair...." Like Karen C, above, I'd love to find that one on youtube but no luck.just glad to see her comment and know my memory was correct.LOL..

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