Ski (soda)

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Ski
Ski soda bottle.JPG
Comparison of the ten ounce bottle (left) and the twelve ounce bottle (right)
Type Flavored soft drink
Manufacturer Double Cola
Country of origin United States
Introduced 1956
Related products Sun Drop, Squirt, Vault, Mountain Dew, Mello Yello, Surge

Ski is a citrus soda made from orange and lemon juices manufactured by the Double Cola Company.

History[edit]

The Double Cola Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee originally got the formulated Ski from Byron Clarson in 1956 who owned a Double Cola-related bottling company in Richland Center, Wisconsin.[1] and trademarked the soda in 1958.

In 1999, the Ski can and logo was redesigned with the phrase "Taste the Wake."[2]

In 2009, the Ski can and logo were redesigned, an online vote was posted on the official Ski website to vote on a selected logo. Along with the redesigned cans, Cherry Ski was re-branded as "Ski InfraRED".

In 2009 the selected can design hits markets with the phrase "Real Lemon, Real Orange, Real Good!"

Distribution[edit]

Ski is bottled in several bottling facilities across the United States. Ski is distributed in Alabama, Alaska, California, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Although the origins to Ski have no known connection to the city of Evansville, Indiana, the product is incredibly popular there, and has become a significant part of the local culture. [3]

The Kentucky Headhunters reference a bottle of Ski in their song "Dumas Walker."

In movie "Fried Green Tomatoes", sign for "Ski" is displayed at Whistle Stop Cafe.

Promotions[edit]

Ski has been a supporter of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team MB Motorsports with drivers such as Justin Jennings[4] and Kyle Donahue.[5]

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