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May 2, 2009 10:21 AM

Name of syrup from the 1950's

I'm trying to find out the name of a syrup that was marketed on the East Coast in the 1950s. It was a concentrate that came in orange, lemon, cherry etc. that was mixed with tap water. I seem to remember that it came in what looked like a small version of the traditional pancake syrup bottle.

Any ideas what the brand was?

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  1. Zarex. Nice trivia and I'm dating myself, it was all we could afford.

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    1. re: treb

      Zarex is zippy
      Zarex is zappy
      Zarex will make your whole mouth happy

      1. re: Sean

        Thanks for solving the mystery!
        It was all we could afford, too:)

        1. re: Sean


          Ice cold Zarex
          Just mix with water and add the ice

      2. This recently came up in another conversation I had. I did a little research and apparently it is still available in Hannaford's supermarkets in New England.

        1. I remember Zarex, and my childhood was quite a bit after the 50s. It was good!