I'm a huge soda drinker. We're talking addiction level, which may explain why I'm 60 pounds overweight. Pepsi is my main drug of choice, but I'm certainly not averse to Coke. One soda that I used to drink quite often as a kid was 7-Up, the "Uncola." It used to be a high profile soft drink, but seems to have faded from pop culture consciousness these days. Maybe a return to catchy TV advertising would change that around. Advertising like what you'll find below.
Throughout the 70s and early 80s, 7-Up commercials featured actor Geoffrey Holder espousing the pleasures of drinking the product, noting it's refreshing, crisp taste as opposed to the supposed sludge of cola drinks. These commercials were all over TV back in the day and were both enjoyable and effective. See for yourself, and perhaps you'll wish you had a 7-up handy!
Learn more about Gefforey Holder's impressive career here. And for more pontification of soda lore, check out Branded in the 80s for Shawn Robare's new article category, Soda Pop Culture. Thanks!