On Thursday at the Phillies/IronPigs’ Charity banquet we learned that Coca Cola has extended their naming rights to the IronPig’s home field for 10 more years. We also learned, sadly, that my favorite soft drink provider A-Treat has ceased operations.
This led to many thoughts and memories as I viewed countless photos on social media of folks buying mass quantities of one of the strongest brands in the Lehigh Valley.
Who else can remember going to the beer distributor with dad to buy beer and also pick out 12 liter bottles of A-Treat? I mean you could pick twelve different flavors or load up on your favorites. Something to watch Gunsmoke? Sarsparilla! Perfect for a picnic? Birch Beer! Best mixers? Orange mixed with Cream to taste like Bazooka Joe bubble gum. Want to be cool and have a Christmas cocktail like the adults? Throw some Grapefruit in a fancy glass. Even mixers for adults.. Lime A-Treat with vodka. Pineapple with coconut rum. The options are endless.
I remember the days of picnics past where there were two coolers. One with Coke and one with A-Treat. There was rarely A-Treat left over. It is… was, that good.
Why should Coca Cola help us out and obtain/produce A-Treat products? Then we could have A-Treat available at Coca Cola Park.
I love A-Treat… how about you?
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