The Good Stuff #FlashbackFriday Goes For

…is not in an unmarked bottle of unknown purple drink.

This week’s offerings were meant to really tap into your childhood subconscious, and digging out commercials we all remember fondly, with taglines we remember even more!

Yesterday, we found out the benefits of The Extraordinary, Delectable Chicken Product (someone came up with a better slogan!), and today, we find out what kids really go for, when they don’t want the other offerings in the fridge.  We have to go back to 1992 for this, but I know you won’t mind!

So we’ve got mom out grocery shopping, set against her son (and The Boys) playing basketball…

And they’re thirsty!


What will they go for?

Click play and find out!

Not the Purple Stuff (nor OJ or Cola), they go for…

That bottle of Sunny Delight (or SunnyD!) right in full view of the fridge camera!

Look at that super orange juice-like product, and all that “healthy junk”!

Sunny Delight (or SunnyD, as it is called in advertising and in some regions), was developed by Mount Dora, Florida-based Doric Foods in 1963, and by 1978, was being manufactured at additional plants in California and Ohio.  Doric Foods was bought out by Sundor Brands in April 1983, and by 1989, Proctor and Gamble purchased Sundor Brands.  Today, Sunny Delight is independently owned by Sunny Delight Beverages Company, and is distributed by Dr. Pepper/Seven Up (DPSU).

The original SunnyD was orange, but has expanded to Tangy Original, Smooth Orange, Orange Strawberry, Orange Mango, Orange Peach, Watermelon, Fruit Punch, Peach, Mango, Blue Raspberry, Cherry Limeade, Lemonade, and Orange Pineapple.  In recent years, sucralose has been added in conjunction with high fructose corn syrup to cut the calorie count.


Kids continue to go for this “good stuff” to this day.  I myself have never been a fan of SunnyD.  I’m not sure what it was, but the flavor just never tasted right to me. I always like regular orange juice, and not something that tasted like “fake orange,” as I always thought.  I remember my mom buying Sunny Delight because of this commercial.  My brother always really liked it, but the taste did nothing for me.  I actually dated a guy who said the taste of Sunny Delight made him nauseous, so it wasn’t just me!

I wonder how my husband feels about it.  It isn’t like this comes up conversation.  Imagine throwing that one in: “Hun, you like Sunny Delight?  Because if you do, marriage is off!”

That’s not at all how it works, but we joke around about getting a divorce if one of us finds out the other doesn’t like something.

But whether you like it or not, you must remember this commercial, if only for the infamous “purple stuff” line.

And there you have it – the marketing earworms of our generation!  Next week, new old commercials, new theme, same blog!

Have a fantastic Flashback Friday, and a great weekend!

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