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Evans lemonade

Post by Jerry » Tue May 15, 2007 7:54 pm

My old mother (97) has developed a retro taste for the lemonade of her and my youth - Evans. The bottles had some sort of plastic 'cork' with a rubber ring round it. And the shape of a hand embossed on the top.

The upper half of the bottle was sort of (small) pebbly. They did Ice Cream Soda; Sarsparilla; Dandelion and Burdock (mmm) as well.


Does anyone know where/if it can be found today?

At a pinch Villa might do.

She's been fed Schweppes, Whites, Sainsburys and 'Victorian Lemonade' and that stuff with bits in. Doesn't like them.
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Post by sless » Tue May 15, 2007 7:57 pm

villa pop used to run from sunderland
might be a few shops up there sell it

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Post by GeordieMa » Tue May 15, 2007 8:46 pm

:)
Good Luck in your search Jerry.
I haven't seen those brands in years.
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Post by Pooter » Wed May 16, 2007 7:52 pm

Evans went years ago, my friend's older brother used to drive one of their lorries. Their drinks were very good and I was surprised at their demise.

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Post by baldy.smith » Wed May 16, 2007 8:04 pm

I used to sell Villa pop from my van. We used to get a weekly delivery, but in the summer when we ran out of supplies we used to drive to the factory and bring a load back with us. Those were the days when you had to pay a deposit on the bottles (3p) which was included in the price.

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Post by Jim_in_France » Thu May 17, 2007 12:16 am

Jerry wrote:My old mother (97) has developed a retro taste for the lemonade of her and my youth - Evans. The bottles had some sort of plastic 'cork' with a rubber ring round it. And the shape of a hand embossed on the top.

The upper half of the bottle was sort of (small) pebbly. They did Ice Cream Soda; Sarsparilla; Dandelion and Burdock (mmm) as well.


Does anyone know where/if it can be found today?

At a pinch Villa might do.

She's been fed Schweppes, Whites, Sainsburys and 'Victorian Lemonade' and that stuff with bits in. Doesn't like them.
I remember those flavours well, Jerry. I used to look foreward to going to my aunty Mary's who lived in the street parralel with Boldon Lane (forgot the name). There was a corner shop that sold Evans Sasparilla, Dandylion and Cream Soda. We couldnt get them in the wilds of Primrose! :lol:
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Post by Pooter » Thu May 17, 2007 7:55 pm

Anybody remeber NEDS? North Eastern Direct Supply I think it stood for. They used to deliver drinks round the streets but they weren't a patch on Evans.

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Post by Globalmyths » Sun May 20, 2007 9:59 am

Your question reminded me. Did you Like New Zealand have those soft drink bottles that had a marble inside the neck. The theory was the gas would cause the marble to rise up and block the gas from escaping and thus keep the fizz in the drink. They are a expensive collectors item today. But unknowingly as a kid I used to break the bottle to get the marble out whenever I found one of them.

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Post by Jarrow Pete » Sun May 20, 2007 12:06 pm

Globalmyths wrote:Your question reminded me. Did you Like New Zealand have those soft drink bottles that had a marble inside the neck. The theory was the gas would cause the marble to rise up and block the gas from escaping and thus keep the fizz in the drink. They are a expensive collectors item today. But unknowingly as a kid I used to break the bottle to get the marble out whenever I found one of them.
We used to do exactly the same here Global.

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Post by Globalmyths » Mon May 21, 2007 6:41 pm

You know what Jarrow that proves that basically kids from all over the world are all just the same in there thinking.

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Post by memor » Mon May 21, 2007 11:18 pm

Jerry

You bring back happy memories of Evans pop. I remember the screw bottle with the hand embossed on the top. I have never tasted pop like it.

Being brought up in a teetotal house (made up for it since mind) all family have big glass of Evans lemonade with Sunday Dinner. If I remember it was a faint green colour.

I remember Papa Maplin when we had to drink Villa pop instead he say nice but not as good.

I was thinking about it the other day.

WHO HAS GOT RECIPE FOR EVANS LEMONADE.

Someone must have it.
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Post by gag » Sun May 27, 2007 10:47 pm

This lemonade thread reminds me of a true story from a few years back. Apparently, someone took what he/she thought was an old roman coin into the museum at the roman fort and the coin was said by the experts to be a genuine roman coin. It turned out that a kid visiting the fort saw the "coin" on display and said that it was one of a set which were given away lodged into the top of the pop bottle tops ! Red faces all round !.

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Post by baldy.smith » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:37 pm

We used to get, Dandelion & Burdock, American Cream Soda and Cherryade from the corner shop, as no one delivered in those days. We only ever drank pop with our Sunday dinner (lunch).

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Post by Axeman » Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:21 pm

Dandelion and Burdock, or Sarsaparilla great.

Can anyone remember the diluty stuff called TREETOP ?

It used to have a tall white screwcap.

Everyone I mention it to can't remember it.
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Post by Jerry » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:51 am

I can't remember Treetop, nor can my sister who knows about these things.

Thanks all for your comments on Evans superlative pop. After a hundred tries, we've got me Mam a substitute - Barr's - which can be found in local small shops in the NE. She thinks it's 'all right'.
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Post by Elaine H » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:59 am

I remember treetop.
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Post by Hugh Jass » Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:53 pm

yes Treetop had a kind of white plastic cone shaped lid, always loved diluted juice, also Jusoda pop or Dandelion n Burdock went great with your fish n chips on a saturday dinnertime :lol:
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Post by Axeman » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:11 pm

I was just thinking about CRESTA. " It's frothy man !"

Then I just remembered Creamola Foam that was in a tin and added to either water or milk...........water I think.


"Creamola Foam, fizzes and foams, foams and fizzes, fizzes and foams "

Something like that. :lol:
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Post by Hugh Jass » Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:18 pm

Axeman wrote:I was just thinking about CRESTA. " It's frothy man !"

Then I just remembered Creamola Foam that was in a tin and added to either water or milk...........water I think.


"Creamola Foam, fizzes and foams, foams and fizzes, fizzes and foams "

Something like that. :lol:
Blimey!! Cresta, didnt a cartoon polar bear wearing sunglasses do the ads for it? :lol: :lol:
don't recall Creamola but how about Quosh?
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Post by baldy.smith » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:11 pm

I've just come across a bit of information about Evans pop whilst digging around some archives.

In 1914 George E Evans produced mineral water etc. at Back Winchester Street, South Shields.


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