A solution without a problem. So much easier than scooping a dollop of vanilla ice cream into a glass of root beer. Now with limited flavor choices!
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 25, 2015
     Category: Advertising | Chindogu | Junk Food | 1960s

Presumably made with baking soda and some kind of acid (citric, perhaps). I suspect it had an off taste.
Posted by ges on 02/25/15 at 09:07 AM
Did the narrator mention a "healthy scoop of vanilla ice cream"? Yuk.

I remember a product from that era that was a flavored tablet much like an Alka-Seltzer that was supposed to be an instant soft drink. It was horrible and lasted a few years. It did have entertainment value, though. We gave it to the pets once in a while.
Posted by KDP on 02/25/15 at 09:43 AM
There was a lot of this 'instant' replacement 'foods' out about then: 1959 introduced Tang and it was way, way past bad.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/25/15 at 10:26 AM
@KDP -- Do you mean Fizzies?

Made by the same company which made Bromo-Seltzer.

I loved them! I think that was only natural since it was later determined they really, really bad for you.
Posted by Phideaux on 02/25/15 at 10:41 AM
Fizzies were quick, fun to watch and tasted fairly good.
Fizzies were also healthier than most other commercial kid's drinks. The banned, now un-banned, cyclamate sweetner meant you weren't feeding the kid loads of sugar.

I suppose it also un-gassed us kids?
Posted by BMN on 02/25/15 at 11:39 AM
I remember kids putting Fizzies into their mouths on a dare.
You were 'cool' if you could chew it and swallow without spitting the stuff up.
Posted by tadchem on 02/25/15 at 02:54 PM
It doesn't look or sound good to me.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/25/15 at 11:32 PM
My grandma still has a four pack of this stuff in her freezer. who thinks i should give it a try?
Posted by Roswell Kid on 02/26/15 at 12:50 PM
Looks a bit like Creamola Foam. Basically fizzy drinks for poor people. As a kid I loved making it, but the taste was somewhat nasty.
Posted by dumbledoor on 02/27/15 at 04:42 AM
My mom wouldn't buy it for us, she would rather make us rootbeer floats. I fondly remember Fizzies. I could easily beat friends at the in your mouth challenge. Must have been defective taste buds.
Posted by Gary Foster on 03/02/15 at 12:24 PM
Just a tad cynical here. I thought it was great at the time.
Posted by Dale on 04/13/15 at 10:46 AM
That's OK, Dale, everyone gets one pass here on WU. 😉
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/13/15 at 11:13 AM
I remember Sodaburst from the 1960s. Tasted dreadful. We bought a four pack once after seeing the ads on television. I can't imagine the thinking that went into this product. I'm also wondering what exactly was in it.
Posted by Orca17 on 03/01/19 at 03:54 PM
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