Created in 1938 by Herb Bishop as an offshoot of Citrus Club, regional drink from Phoenix, AZ. Knowing the value of advertising, Bishop created Li’l Squirt in 1941 and word of this refreshing drink spread. In 1983, taking advantage of the new low-calorie soft drink technology, Squirt became the first soft drink in the US to use Aspartame.
- Created in 1938 by Herb Bishop as an offshoot of Citrus Club, a regional drink from Phoenix, AZ.
- Knowing the value of advertising, Bishop created Little Squirt in 1941 and word of this refreshing
- In 1983, taking advantage of the new low-calorie soft drink technology, Squirt became the first soft
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- Two 12 oz 12 pks (24cans)
You’d have to be desperate
A person would have to be very desperate to pay $25 for 2 twelve-packs of soda. A twelve pack in the store can be had for as low as $2.50 on sale, $4 worst-case. What’s more, adding $45 for shipping is gouging in the worst way. If Squirt isn’t available locally, you’re better off buying some on vacation and taking it back on the plane with you.
I Love Squirt
When I was a little kid I used to go down to the corner store and buy a bottle of Squirt for a nickel. Very tasty and refreshing. I can’t imagine why it’s no longer widely distributed nor is it properly promoted. I’m glad it’s available thru Amazon but the shipping fee is more than twice the soda cost. Furthermore one of the cans in my box was deformed and leaked. The shipment was via UPS ground and it seemed to be well packed with no apparent damage to the package. So the five star rating is for being able to enjoy the taste of Squirt once again. Incidently, I have subsequently introduced Squirt to several people who just loved it!
Squirt is the best citrus soda ever made. I wish it were available were I currently reside. Whenever I go home, I make certain to stock up.
Best soda ever made 🙂
Being from Michigan, I grew up drinking Squirt. It wasn’t until I married and moved out of state that I realized this soda is rarely seen in stores outside of Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. It’s disappointing as this has to be one of the most refreshing, clean tasting sodas out there. I would have to say the closest other brand is Fresca, though Fresca has an overly sweet flavor in comparison. Squirt soda is really clean and crisp with the definite tart of grapefruit, perfect for a summer BBQ. It’s also a great for mixed drinks. Even the diet version is really good as there isn’t much flavor difference from that of the full calorie version. Whenever we have friends or family visit from home we always have them bring us a few cases.