Memorygasm | New York Seltzer, New York Deli

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by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

in Memorygasms

When I launched the Memorygasm as a recurring Monday morning feature, one of the first things I wanted to highlight was New York Seltzer.

Within days, I heard it mentioned on a podcast and our friend eclectik listed it among his Top 25 Sodas NOT Coke or Pepsi and even used the same fantasticly 80s image I was sittin’ on:new york seltzer_opt

Regardless, I had to share some New York Seltzer thoughts. First off, this ad is amazingly 80s. The anthropomorphic bottles are so clearly inspired by the California Raisins (and everything else that grew arms, legs and sunglasses/a bandana in the 80s).

What was with 80s marketing and product development people deciding that the whole nation wanted everything they ate and drank to be from New York City(except salsa)? Remember these?

As if no other state in the nation could make a good potato chip or carbonate water. And by the looks of it the woman in the commercial is about to have a New York Deli-assisted ‘gasm of her own.

Is that a Fiero she hops into at the end? Please let that be a Fiero she hops into at the end.

 

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Hail Mary July 1, 2013 at 12:55 am

I vaguely remember those chips, but they must have been what Meg Ryan was eating in the deli in When Harry Met Sally.

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Howard Decker July 1, 2013 at 1:03 pm

#snackgasm

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@eclectik July 1, 2013 at 1:33 am

Hey dont you overlook Charleston Chews

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Howard Decker July 1, 2013 at 1:03 pm

That’s true. And Kentucky can whip up some remarkable chicken. And lets not forget Boston is the only place to get a respectable baked bean

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Sammy July 1, 2013 at 10:19 am

I get that “NY. Deli my purple passion” song in my head from time to time

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Howard Decker July 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Hah me too Sam

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OldSchool80s July 1, 2013 at 10:52 am

I think my favorite part of New York Seltzer were the little glass bottles. I never really enjoyed the taste as much as regular flavored sodas, but between the cool image of the product and the little glass bottles, I would pretend I liked it more than I did.

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Howard Decker July 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm

I agree. I was more enamored with the packaging, I remember loving the drink but I’m sure the small bottle that came in labels of every color was a huge draw for me.

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