Back when the Baby Boom Boys were growing up with their Chucks, Midwestern America had an alternative to the usual Coke and Pepsi. After a hot, vigorous day of fun and games, nothing tasted better than a cold bottle of soda pop. For some, that meant Polly's Soda Pop. As one can tell from the bottle, even Polly had a sip.
The Independence Bottling Company of Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA bottled and marketed Polly's Soda Pop until July 1967. I have had those who ask, "Did it taste like birds?" Well, it came in a variety of soda pop flavors. The bottle cap indicated the flavor.
One of the downfalls of the company was that empty bottles cost 10¢ each,
yet the bottle deposit was 2¢. A lot of people didn't return the bottles. Empty Polly's Soda Pop
bottles are reportedly worth $15.00 each... much more now than when
they were in production!
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