green river soft drink
Date: March 04, 2010 09:32PM
Green River is a bright green, lime-flavored soft drink originating in Chicago.
The drink was developed in 1919 by the Schoenhofen Brewery of Chicago as a non-alcoholic product for the Prohibition era. It was popular for decades as a soda fountain syrup, trailing only Coca-Cola in popularity
However, after Prohibition ended in 1933 the Schoenhofen Brewery made
Green River a second priority to alcoholic drinks. The Brewery then
closed in 1950. . It was a fountain drink during the '60s in some drugstore fountains.
The drink is now produced by the Clover Club Bottling Corp. of Chicago.
It is frequently marketed as a nostalgia item and can be found in some
1950s-themed restaurants, all Hackney's restaurants, or more generally
in supermarkets during the days leading up to St. Patrick's Day.
The ingredients of the drink are: Carbonated water, high fructose corn sweetener, citric acid, natural lime oils, yellow #5, and blue #1. There is also a diet version, without sugar.
Early 20th Century entertainer Eddie Cantor, while with the Ziegfeld Follies of 1918, penned a jingle for the soft drink entitled "Green River." The ditty was performed by Cantor and the singing duo, Van and Schenck.
The refrain was:
"For a drink that's fine without a kick,
Try Green River,
It's the only soft drink you should pick,
Try Green River."The name for the Creedence Clearwater Revival album Green River was inspired by the drink according to Tom Fogerty
I remember as a kid you could get this in many restaurants we would always order it.is green river the same as the old one.