Thursday, January 8, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Fizzies

This is my first Throwback Thursday post here.  I love retro nostalgia, especially 1960's - 1970's, and am excited about adding a blogging day dedicated to memories from the 1960's, 1970's, and probably 1980's, too.

Do you remember Fizzies?   This was a candy tablet that you dropped into a glazz of water.  It fizzed and made a carbonated drink.  I never was a huge fan of soda, but for some reason I loved Fizzies as a kid.

Fizzies were first created in 1956 by the Emerson Drug Company, the inventors of Bromo-Seltzer.  In the 1960's, they were sweetened with Cyclamates.  Cyclamates were banned by the FDA in 1968 and they were no longer produced, although they were still on store shelves until the 1970's.  I remember Fizzies as a little girl in the late 1960's.  I recall liking orange and grape.

I had no idea that Fizzies were still around, but they are still made:  Fizzies site.  Who knew?!   I enjoyed visiting the site and remembering this childhood treat. 

11 comments:

Toni Nelson said...

Love the retro idea:) I do remember Fizzies! It makes me want to go find the websites that have all the goodies from the past.

blestbutstrest said...

I have never heard of Fizzies, despite growing up in the 60s and 70s ;). I do remember Pop Rocks, though!

doreeweller said...

I've never heard of Fizzies either. Sounds kind of like Alka Seltzer. I remember Pop Rocks, and how fun those were. What is it with kids' obsession with bubbles?

doreeweller said...

I'd never heard of Fizzies before, but I do remember Pop Rocks. Kids do love bubbles, don't they? What a fun TBT post.

Brittanys Pantry said...

Love this! :)

Erin-Sixth Bloom said...

Love it…never heard of Fizzies before, so funny!

Susan Deppner said...

I do remember Fizzies. I wasn't crazy about them, but they were fun to watch. Looking forward to your Throwback Thursday posts!

Holly Jahangiri said...

I bought some in a fit of nostalgia. They're not as good as we remembered. Kind of like those little wax soda bottles filled with colored goo.

I used to like to stick Fizzies straight on my tongue. I think the grape ones were best.

Pop Rocks, on the other hand... those are still fun.

Nicky Omohundro said...

I love retro stuff. I don't think I've ever had Fizzies. I love the old packaging, simple and plain.

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for the comments!

Doreeweller, great point about kids' obsession with bubbles. That is so true! I remember Pop Rocks, too.

Holly, yes, I had those little syrups in wax bottles once as an adult and found the same thing. Not the same as I remembered! :-)

Nicky, I like the retro packaging too. It's very cute!

Birdhouse Books said...

Susan, thanks! I love all things retro, so Throwback Thursdays should be fun. :-) Hope you're having a good day!