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  1. #1
    Senior Member Bottle Master
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    Mar 2008

    HOWDY Soda Need some help

    I'm pretty sure Howdy started out as an orange soda and used a paper label... some co-workers think it started out as a lemon lime flavored soda that became 7up...
    From what I find and know (which ain't much) the man who developed Howdy Orange developed 7up a few years later... Howdy was never a Lemon Lime soda
    I've never seen a lemon lime flavor label or older bottle... I think later on Howdy (50s-60s) had a few other flavors like Grape, Strawberry, Cola and Root Beer.. but I
    can't find any old paper labels of older flavors other than Orange.... So I thought I would ask here... if there is any older paper label other than Orange or history of this soda
    this group will have someone who knows.... Thanks in advance.

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    Senior Member Bottle Finder bottle-bud's Avatar
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    St. Louis, Missouri
    Eric, I honestly believe in my opinion Howdy started out as an orange flavored drink. I have an early 1921 ad from the American Bottler that describes the drink as being an orange flavor fortified with lemon. Howdy started in business in 1920. the Howdy label I have in my collection simply says Howdy, no flavor mentioned, however the orange colored circle behind the word Howdy could represent an orange? Personally I have not seen any Howdy labels that say lemon lime or any other flavor.

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    Last edited by bottle-bud; 07-10-2019 at 11:08 AM.


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