1975 Sunkist Oranges

Formed in 1893 as the Southern California Fruit Exchange in Claremont by P. J. Dreher and his son, the “father” of the California citrus industry, Edward L. Dreher (1877–1964). The exchange soon included growers and groves in Pomona, Riverside and San Dimas in Los Angeles County, and Santa Paula, Saticoy, Fillmore, Rancho Sespe, Bardsdale and Piru in Ventura County; by 1905, the group represented 5,000 members, 45% of the California citrus industry, and renamed itself the California Fruit Growers Exchange. It adopted the “Sunkist” name in 1908 for its highest quality oranges, and so was the first to brand fruit.

Currently representing about 6000 members, Sunkist is a not-for-profit corporation, with all profits from the exchange returned to the growers. Sunkist is the largest marketing cooperative in the world’s fruit and vegetable industry, and is one of the 10 largest marketing cooperatives in America.

Sunkist is the official fresh fruit of Six Flags.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia


80’s advert for Chewits sweets.

Chewits are a British confectionery manufactured by the Leaf Corporation, and were originally launched in the UK in 1965. Chewits are a type of confectionery known as Taffy and come in a variety of flavours including Strawberry, Fruit Salad, Blackcurrant, rarer Orange, Lime and Lemon flavours and also come in an Xtremely Sour range. The limited edition of Ice Cream Chewits, that were released back in 1999, will also become part of the permanent range of flavours in the spring of 2009. Many people are happy about this.


Mirinda Orange

This Mirinda advert from 1973 featuring Horslips from Ireland. Mirinda is a brand of soft drink available in fruit varieties including orange, grapefruit, apple, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, banana, passionfruit, lemon and grape flavours. Mirinda is owned by PepsiCo and is primarily commercialised outside of North America. Mirinda is no longer available in Ireland.



1990 advert for Sunkist drink.

Sunkist is a brand of orange- and lemonade-flavored soft drink launched in 1978.

Sunkist was first licensed by Sunkist Growers to General Cinema Corporation, the leading independent bottler of Pepsi-Cola products at the time. The soft drink was the idea of Mark Stevens, who foresaw the potential based on market research which indicated that, worldwide, orange was the third best selling soft drink flavor (largely due to The Coca-Cola Company’s Fanta brand).