Friday, August 12, 2011

Funky Food Friday: New York Seltzer

Who remembers The Original New York Seltzer? Clear liquid in rounded bottles with those styrofoamy labels that were sheer awesomeness to peel off. It always kind of unnerved me that flavors like root beer, which I knew as brown, appeared clear.

As recently as 2001, it was sold at Big Lots, but now it's truly discontinued as far as we know.

The guy who used to run the company, Randy Miller, once appeared on "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous." He wasn't just a seltzer man, he works with exotic animals trained for the movies.

Do you remember this delightful beverage? It has a Facebook fan page.




5 comments:

reallybigthings said...

Ah, yes. There was an entrepreneur guy in my HS who sold these for a while at school. The label also could occasionally be pulled off whole & intact in its cylindrical shape...

Anonymous said...

So funny that you mentioned this! Last night I was thinking about this and wondering if I could still buy it. What a shame that another 80's item is no longer available. Ugh!

Anonymous said...

Randy has one sweet mullet!

Anonymous said...

They also sold them in cans. I remember buying them at lunch in junior high, 1992-1994. I think they were sold there as a healthy alternative to soda.

Anonymous said...

Randy was definitely the "Sultan of Seltzer" with that hot hairdo, Bengal tiger and big screen TV! I do miss NYS though, that stuff was awesome...