Lemon Ades You?
April 17, 2008 7:56 AM   Subscribe

In Soviet Russia, lemonade... oh, never mind.
posted by goatdog at 8:05 AM on April 17, 2008

"Half liter was the most popular and the only size available."

That's beautiful.
posted by cog_nate at 8:10 AM on April 17, 2008 [7 favorites]

I feel rather silly saying I enjoyed this post, but I did.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:11 AM on April 17, 2008

See also.
posted by aqhong at 8:18 AM on April 17, 2008

What with the screw-driven tractor thing and the lemonade labels, it's probably time to close the trifecta with a FPP about the ekranoplans (as was brought up in the tractor post).
posted by jquinby at 8:23 AM on April 17, 2008

"Do not drink carbonated drinks. The CO2 gas that is dissolved in the water also kills all the bacterial flora in your stomach."

Also, don't eat carrots because they cause your spleen to to become misshapen. And drinking milk is very bad, since it's made of puss. Never, ever, eat chicken, for obvious reasons.
posted by Ragma at 8:26 AM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

I want to try that tarragon soda pretty badly. I bet it kicks Cel-Ray's ass.
posted by padraigin at 8:29 AM on April 17, 2008

Tarra-Bubble! It's Tarra-RIFFIC.
posted by Dizzy at 9:05 AM on April 17, 2008

I want to try that tarragon soda pretty badly.

Holy crap, that sounds good. I'm going to make some.
posted by cog_nate at 10:30 AM on April 17, 2008

Printing plants were centralized. There were two plants in Leningrad which were printing labels for 1/4 of the whole country.

Great find, thanks.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:36 AM on April 17, 2008

I've had some tarragon soda that was imported from Ukraine. I liked it. It had a spicy anise flavor (similar to black licorice) and was a dark green color. Supposedly it used to be popular with kids because it turned your tongue green, but that didn't happen to me.
posted by demiurge at 1:14 PM on April 17, 2008

Has anyone sent this link to Jones Soda?
posted by tommasz at 1:34 PM on April 17, 2008

These are awesome. I want banana.
posted by luckypozzo at 6:35 PM on April 17, 2008

Great find! These are gorgeous.. and more cheery than other types of Soviet labels I've seen!
posted by Mael Oui at 8:23 PM on April 17, 2008

"Lemonade" tastes very little like what we Americans know as lemonade.

And at least here in Armenia, these lemonade bottles are still being produced.
posted by k8t at 2:10 AM on April 18, 2008

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