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Kist Beverages

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     Citrus Products Company was founded in 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. Two of their products, Kist and Chocolate Solder, are familiar brands of The Citrus Company.
     Like most soft drink companies, they experimented with different flavors to try and find their niche in the market. Kist was bottled in a wide range of flavors like orange, ginger ale, lemon and grape, and became very popular. They also offered a complete range of bottle sizes including seven ounce, ten ounce and twelve ounce, and also two family sizes. 
     By 1958 Kist was being bottled by franchised bottlers in every state.  In addition to Kist, Citrus Products constantly pushed another product to franchised bottlers that was called Chocolate Soldier.  Chocolate Soldier,  a chocolate milk type beverage, grew steadily in sales volume, with the help of the parent company, by providing bottlers with sales and advertising materials. Probably the only thing that stands out in the advertising of Chocolate Soldier is some signs which show a soldier standing at attention.

  • Top Left: Kist Citrus Products Co, Chicago IL, Crown Bottling Works, Delaware OH
    (Fruit Punch) 7oz ACL

  • Top Right: Kist Bottling Co, 36oz, "Phone 2301", Garnavillo, Iowa
    Kist Beverages, 10oz, Bottled Under Authority from Citrus Products Co, Schiller Park, Ill.

  • Below: Kist promotion sign and examples of Kist crown caps


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