If you were a kid growing up in the 80's then you very likely drank New York Seltzer religiously. After many years of being long gone, they've come back in some stores!

They kept the bottles exactly like they used to be - 10 ounce glass bottles with the styrofoam label, perfect to peel when you're all done.


The memories were clear from the early 80's and this stuff. I rode my bike everywhere around Bloomington, Minnesota, when it was safe to ride all day and afternoon. Every kid had these bottles stuffed in their pants pockets and backpacks and traded flavors like they were baseball cards. I think it made us kids feel like we were drinking a kids version of beer, maybe??

Being boys, we'd slam 1/2 the bottle of this fizzing, highly carbonated delight, and have burping contests. It was awesome!

New York Seltzer
Vanilla New York Seltzer nutrition info

Sure, they aren't awesome in the carbs/sugars department, but they are so darn good so I don't care.

From what I saw, Coborns had 4 flavors this morning - Vanilla, Root Beer, Raspberry, and Black Cherry. I don't know where else carries them, but I know Coborns does for sure. There's no telling how long New York Seltzer plans to keep these going, but I hope it's long enough for our kids to enjoy what memories they gave us as kids.

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