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Buffalo's off-brand pop of the '80s

Pepsi was “the choice of the new generation,” and Coke was busy reformulating “New Coke” and then bringing back “Coke Classic.”

The cola wars were fierce, and all children of the '80s certainly had picked a side — even if they didn't always get to drink Coke or Pepsi.

Thrifty Buffalonians have always enjoyed off-brands of almost anything. Supermarkets and department stores like Tops, Bells, Super Duper, Twin Fair and Two Guys, among others, offered store-brand soda pop, but brands like Faygo and the RC Cola family of beverages were considered a slight step above — even if they weren’t in the trenches of the cola wars.

29 apr 1980 RC cola

29 apr 1980 faygo pop tops

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