Not only do we have a lot (tons actually) of candy but also we have a huge selection of glass-bottled soda! Here at SugarPop’s we defiantly have some sodas that have always been our customer’s favorites and one of them is Johnnie Ryan soda! This delicious soda comes in a variety of classic flavors: Cream, Cola, Diet Cola, Root beer, Birch beer, Orange, Cherry and Ginger Ale.
Johnnie Ryan soda has been around since 1935 and is sweetened with 100% pure cane sugar! It all started when three brothers, Walter, Stephen, and John Janik, started Keystone Water Company in their basement of their home located in Niagara Falls, NY. When Coke decided to abandon their multi-flavor line of soft drinks and focus only on Cola, the Janik brothers saw their opportunity. They realized that they already had all the ingredients to make soft drinks and started making a variety of flavors, that’s when they started up their new company; Extra Bottling Company. They called their new bottling and soft drink company Extra Bottling Company because instead of offering the standard seven-ounce bottle they offered ten-ounces so they could give customers more for their money.
Johnnie Ryan soda almost came to an end with a wave of closures for independent regional brands and consumers started to think there was only two types of soft drinks, Pepsi and Coke. Needless to say, the Johnnie Ryan soda weathered this consumer shift and is still making delicious and unique sodas today. The sleek and vintage looking logo and design of the bottle helps set its self apart from any other soda. So next time you stop in, try out a delicious Johnny Ryan soda! -SugarPop’s soda and candy shop 248 N Main St. Mooresville, NC 28115 704 799-0959