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yourpete

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Black Cat Cola
« on: February 13, 2009, 02:45:39 PM »
Anybody remember Black Cat Cola?

It was bottled by C & C on the Castlereagh Road in the mid 1960's.

It looked like "the real thing" but tasted more like coke with a bit of sarsaperilla and perhaps a dash of cream soda mmmmmmmmmmmmm! O0
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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 07:30:03 PM »
I can remember sarsparella but not black cat cola.  And how could you get white lemonade and brown lemonade? Shouldn't white lemonade be, well, lemon  :D

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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 07:32:41 PM »
Should be other way round   :D  I'm talking up the left tonight - and I haven't had any alcohol in my lemonade tonight   :D

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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 09:54:48 AM »
Remember it well.  Used to buy it in the 60s in Sunnyside Street.
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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 07:46:58 PM »
I can remember sarsaparilla but not black cat cola.  And how could you get white lemonade and brown lemonade? Shouldn't white lemonade be, well, lemon :D

Sarsaparilla. .I remember drinking that because one of the cowboy series (Sugarfoot? Tenderfoot?...or was that the title song?) guy always went into the bar and drank it. I thought it made me all grown up. Think it tasted like Dr Pepper. I loved American Cream Soda though...don't know if you can still get it.
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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 12:18:04 PM »
There is a drink that only seems available in County Donegal called Football Special. It is a bit like Sasperella
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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 12:34:37 PM »
Hi Stickyra,

Yep tried that from McDaids. It has a taste of its own really. Black Cat was more towards the coke taste.
Still get football special but waiting for the pound to strenghten against the euro before buying :D
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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2009, 06:23:41 PM »
Hi Stickyra,

Yep tried that from McDaids. It has a taste of its own really. Black Cat was more towards the coke taste.
Still get football special but waiting for the pound to strenghten against the euro before buying :D

     
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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2009, 12:13:50 PM »
I remember that stuff- it was to die for.
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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2009, 10:31:42 PM »
They claimed it was very addictive ,   My brother in law said he was,  hooked  on it,   Ithink he was hooked on sugur         And he also claimed it damaged his stomach ,     I drank it, and it was great .
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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 11:00:04 AM »
I have an old Ross,s Royal orange squash bottle , which my brother gave to me , it was dug up under the bishops house in Co.Armagh , it is 14inches high and is covered in shamrocks, has the belfast creast a castle, bell and a ship and says Belfast Ireland the seal is orange and black Triangle , says    Ross's royal orange Squash manufactory Belfast Ireland .around the edges or whats left it says water and soda exsised to the, can,t made the rest out , but it is a piece of beauty .

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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2019, 08:33:50 PM »
Yeah! It was great, the joy of my childhood, got it out of the Spar at Bellsbridge.  :)

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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2019, 11:18:01 PM »
Yeah! It was great, the joy of my childhood, got it out of the Spar at Bellsbridge.  :)

Is that the same Spar opposite Ladas Drive Police base that does the great take out breakfasts ?  :nyam:
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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2019, 01:45:24 PM »
Time warp me back to the sixties with enough pre-decimal cash to buy a crate of Black Cat Cola. I loved it. It was available in a bottle (returnable) which had a red label and white type with a little stylized black cat. there's no cola like it today. Diet cola is close to it, but not quite. my dad used to buy it from a pub which had an off-license on the corner of Disraeli Street and Ohio Street.
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Re: Black Cat Cola
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2019, 09:50:13 AM »
It was when the Spar was in its previous location where the shops are on the left of the Cregagh road opposite the flats, before Montgomery Road turn off. The Spar was the last shop before the houses.