Birth of the Kik Kola Company of Montreal

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In 1936 Kik was selling 30 oz generic bottles with patented labels and 7 oz America Dry bottles with Kik caps. By 1937 they were distributing nationwide. New bottles were commissioned using the new logo embossed the shoulder. America Dry was bottled by Kik. Kik was even being sold in the US using the same distinctive label.

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By 1945 Orange Crush Company of Canada owned the whole lot.


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In 1984 Kik and America Dry disappeared from store shelves.
 

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KIK was Canadian brewery mogul E.P. Taylor's entry into the soft drinks business after Canadian prohibition ended.
 

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I've heard that somewhere else before. What year was that? Kik was patented in NYC in 1936. I read on the Canadian Aerated Waters report that they officially opened in 1936 as the Kik Company in Montreal.


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I did some quick research. Seems E. P. Taylor was in control of Orange Crush. Orange Crush bought out Kik Company in 1945 so it does make some sense. He must have bought out the parent company, America Dry as well, as it was the patent holder for Kik in 1936. I was always wondering what happened to Golden Orange of Canada in Montreal too....Crushed I guess!! lmao!
 

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I HAVE A COUPLE OF THESE ALSO A COUPLE OF GURD SODA BOTTLES FROM CANADA AND THEY SAY ORANGE CRUSH CO.
 

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yes that's right! Gurd's was also bought out by Orange Crush not long after buying America Dry/Kik
 

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