R. C. COLA

 

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R.C. Cola (or Royal Crown Cola) is a cola soft drink developed in 1905 by Columbus, Georgia pharmacist Claude A. Hatcher.

 

 

 

History

 

The first product in the Royal Crown line was "Chero-Cola", followed by Royal Crown Ginger Ale, Royal Crown Strawberry and Royal Crown Root Beer. The company was renamed Chero-Cola, and in 1928 called Nehi Corporation after its colored and flavored drinks.

 

In 1934, Chero-Cola was reformulated and re-released as Royal Crown Cola. In 1958, the company introduced the first diet cola, Diet Rite, and later the first caffeine free cola, "RC 100". In the mid-1990s, the company released Royal Crown Draft, billed as a "premium" cola and using pure sugarcane. Offered only in 12-ounce bottles, the cola's sales were disappointing and it was quickly discontinued with the exceptions of Australia and New Zealand. Philippe Bailly successfully introduced "Royal Crown Draft Cola" to the French marketplace in 1999. The company has also released Cherry R.C. a cherry flavored version of the R.C. soft drink to compete with Coca-Cola Cherry and Wild Cherry Pepsi.

 

In October 2000, Royal Crown was acquired by Cadbury Schweppes plc through its acquisition of Snapple. Royal Crown operations were folded into Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., a subsidiary of Cadbury Schweppes. In 2001, all international RC-branded business was sold to Cott Beverages of Mississauga, Ontario and is operated as Royal Crown Cola International. Operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories are still handled by Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc.

 

 

Royal Crown Cola in popular culture

  • In an episode of the television series All in the Family, Mike "Meathead" Stivic successfully proved that he could tell the difference between Royal Crown Cola, Coca-Cola, and Pepsi-Cola.

  • In Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, Brian and Stewie see a Dr. Pepper cola machine while wandering through the desert and believe that they're saved. Approaching it, however, they find out that it's a mirage and it is actually an RC Cola machine, causing Stewie to break down in tears.

  • In an episode of The Simpsons, Homer remarks, in reference to Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, "We can't even pay our bills, and they're drinking Royal Crown Cola!"

  • On Bill Bennett's (William J. Bennett) "Morning in America" [1] Seth & Jeff erupt in gleeful remembrance of the long elusive fizzy liquid delight that is R.C. Cola. Lloyd Floyd Boyd has surely procured some R.C. and Moon Pies for the staff. (Show date: 07/06/2006 1:18:03)

  • The band NRBQ recorded a song called "RC Cola and a Moon Pie"

  • In the movie Taxi Driver the main character buys RC cola in a porno theater.

 

Brand portfolio

  • Royal Crown Cola (RC Cola)

  • Diet RC

  • Diet Rite

  • Royal Crown Draft Cola (non-US)

  • Cherry R.C. (available in limited markets)

  • RC Edge (discontinued)

  • RC 100 (discontinued)

  • Caffeine Free RC (available in limited markets)

 

Advertising Campaigns

  • In the 1960s, Royal Crown Cola did an ad campaign featuring two birds, made by Jim Henson; these birds later became the inspiration for Big Bird from Sesame Street.

 

 

Type

Cola

Alcohol by Volume

Proof

Manufacturer

Cott Beverages/
Cadbury-Schweppes

Distributor

Country of Origin

Columbus, Georgia USA

Introduced

1905

Discontinued

Colour

Flavour

Variants

Related products

Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola

 

 

 

LINKS and REFERENCES

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