Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Shopping in Detroit: Faygo Pop

"Which way did he go? Which way did he go? He went for FA-A-A-A-Y-G-O-O-O-O!" Ok, if you remember THAT commercial, you really are old skool! Faygo Pop was invented right here in Detroit in 1907 by two Russian immigrant bakers, who adapted the recipe from their cake icing! The original flavors were Fruit Punch, Strawberry ("Red Pop"), and Grape and bottles sold for 3 cents each or 2 bottles for a nickel.
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Around 1910 Faygo started being called "pop" because of the sound made when the bottles were opened. "Rock and Rye" was introduced in the 1920s (when home deliveries started), "Orange" in the 1930s, and "Root Beer" and lemon-lime "Uptown" in the 1940s. It was also in the 1930s that the Faygo bottling plant moved to its present-day location on Gratiot near the Eastern Market.

Faygo Beverages
3579 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: (313)925-1600

The "Faygo Kid" commercials began in the 1950s...diet pop, including "Frosh" which is still available today, was introduced in the 1960s.

Betcha didn't know that you could buy Faygo Pop and Faygo Logo apparel online! So, if you're a long way from home and yearning for that Red Pop, find your mouse and credit card and start shopping!

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