Ovaltine & The Hot Pot 1985

Ovaltine (Ovomaltine) is a brand of milk flavoring product made with malt extract (except in the blue packaging in the United States), sugar (except in Switzerland), and whey. Some flavors also have cocoa. Ovaltine, a registered trademark of Associated British Foods, is made by Wander AG, a subsidiary of Twinings which acquired the brand from Novartis in 2003, except in the United States where Nestlé acquired the rights separately from Novartis later on.

1985 SodaStream

sodastreamSodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA) is the maker of a consumer home carbonation product based on the principles of making a carbonated drink as originally invented by Guy Gilbey in 1903.  The device allows users to take ordinary tap water and carbonate it to create soda water (or carbonated water) to drink. Along with the addition of concentrated syrups and flavorings, owners can create carbonated beverages that are similar to the most popular brands of soda and energy drinks available to the general US and international marketplace. It was popular in the 1970s and 1980s when there were a number of brand name syrups available, and, after the company merged with Soda-Club in 1998, it was relaunched with an emphasis on healthier drinks. Soda-Club is currently headquartered in Israel, and has 13 production plants.

Sodastream has been involved in numerous environmental projects, including waste reduction, beach cleanup and reforestation. In the UK (where it was first sold) the SodaStream machine is strongly associated with 1970s/1980s childhood nostalgia.

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1985 Orangina

OranginaOrangina is a carbonated citrus beverage made from orange, lemon, mandarin, and grapefruit juices.   The concept of Orangina originated at a trade fair in France and was first marketed in Algeria by the French Algerian Léon Beton. It is a popular beverage in Europe and to a much lesser extent in North America.

The original Orangina is still produced in Algeria as an Algerian brand.

Since November 2009, Orangina has been owned by Suntory in most of the world.   In North America, the brand has been owned by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group since 2006.

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1985 McDonalds

mcdonaldsThe business began in 1940, with a restaurant opened by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald at 1398 North E Street at West 14th Street in San Bernardino, California (at 34.1255°N 117.2946°W). Their introduction of the “Speedee Service System” in 1948 furthered the principles of the modern fast-food restaurant that the White Castle hamburger chain had already put into practice more than two decades earlier. The original mascot of McDonald’s was a man with a chef’s hat on top of a hamburger shaped head whose name was “Speedee”. Speedee was eventually replaced with Ronald McDonald by 1967 when the company first filed a U.S. trademark on a clown shaped man having puffed out costume legs.

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1985 le Crunch Bunch

apples20golden20delicious2002Golden Delicious is a large, yellow skinned cultivar and very sweet to the taste. It is prone to bruising and shriveling, so it needs careful handling and storage. It is a favorite for salads, apple sauce, and butter.

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