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The Coke Bottle: An Unforgettable Shape

Although we’ve touched briefly on the history of the Coke bottle here, we’d like to examine the iconic object further. Read on for a brief but enlightening explanation of how the Coke bottle came to be. Fountains Only From its invention by John Stith Pemberton in 1886 until 1899, Coca-Cola was available only as a […]

Dr Pepper Carnitas Street Tacos

Dr Pepper Carnitas Street Tacos

With school starting back around the Rock Hill area, whether in person or virtually, easy weeknight dinners have once again become a priority. These Dr Pepper Carnitas Street Tacos definitely fit the bill. They are as easy as can be and make enough for a large, hungry family. You’ll have plenty for leftovers, making another […]

Mississippi pot roast

Mississippi Pot Roast Sandwiches

The Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company may be based in South Carolina, but that doesn’t mean we can’t draw inspiration from other areas of the south. This month’s recipe comes to us from a little farther west. These Mississippi pot roast sandwiches are crowd pleasers and make a great simple weeknight meal. If you’re only […]

Girl in hammock festoon

Coca-Cola Paraphernalia: Festoons

Up to this point, our focus on Coca-Cola paraphernalia has aimed almost exclusively on long-lasting items. Throughout the last century the Coca-Cola Company distributed thermometers, clocks, coolers, and vending machines designed to last.  Festive Festoons Now we shift our attention to some items that are perhaps more interesting for the opposite reason: they were meant […]

Sprite biscuits

Sprite Biscuits: Feel Goodness

In this crazy year when everyone stayed home for weeks and months on end, many folks took up new hobbies. Quite a few turned to baking as a way to productively pass the time. They learned new and exciting ways to turn out bread products. Sometimes, though, the fancy and sophisticated way of serving up […]

Coke vending machine

The Coca-Cola Vending Machine

The last time we looked at Coca-Cola paraphernalia, we examined the history of retail coolers. That discussion led directly to this month’s topic: Coca-Cola vending machines. Although a few of the later cooler models were coin-operated, they didn’t actually vend anything. Customers would plop in a coin, open the cover and grab a bottle. To […]

Coca-Cola BBQ sauce

Ribs with Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce

Memorial Day traditionally marks the beginning of grilling season in earnest. It’s the beginning of summer, so the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company thought we’d provide you with a great recipe: Ribs with Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce. This version of a grilling classic is designed for a gas grill, but will provide plenty of sweet and […]

Coca-Cola cooler

Keep Cool with a Coca-Cola Cooler

We all know that the best way to beat the increasing summer heat in Rock Hill is to enjoy an ice cold Coke. But how to keep those Cokes ice cold? For many years, the best solution for retailers was a Coca-Cola cooler. This month we’ll be looking at the development and history of these […]

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How to Host a Virtual Party

From the begihttps://rhcoke.wpengine.com/history/nning, Coca-Cola has always been associated with friends and fun. What gathering would be complete without an ample supply of Coca-Cola products on hand? But with social distancing and quarantines becoming the new normal for the foreseeable future, what is a body to do to recapture some of those magical moments when we’re […]

Coca-Cola clocks

Memorabilia: Coca-Cola Clocks

Now it’s time to turn our Coca-Cola memorabilia and paraphernalia face to another item: Coca-Cola clocks. Take a minute to read about the history of Coke timepieces. Lasting Timepieces As with the other items we’ve discussed, clocks are practical and useful, a fact which extends the amount of time that businesses would display them. They […]