Thursday, March 31, 2011

refreshment break

Time to take a short break while life whirls on around me. My head and a heart are in NZ with my family at the moment, though the rest of me remains on the other side of the Tasman.

While I'm contemplating the universe and the complexities of aged care, help yourself to a drink. This one's for the kiwis. Not the ever popular L&P but a family favourite from my childhood.



Camroc was a dry ginger ale, popular in New Zealand in the twentieth century.

In our house, where soft drinks were a rare treat, camroc was reserved for when we were ill. Being bought a small glass of camroc, by mum, while languishing in bed with a malady made being sick worth it. If camroc didn't bouy our spirits, she knew something was desperately wrong.


Click to enlarge. An ad for Camroc, (Wellington's) Evening Post, 1913

Does anyone know when and why Camroc went out of production? Sorely missed by at least one Wellington family.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Ann O'Dyne said...

I just put it into search and got

http://www.wellingtonantiquebottles.org.nz/companies/thomsonlewiscoltd.shtml

It came from Palmerston North and I wish I could recall which one of my linked bloggers was posting on PN last week. peace and love from me

12:08 am  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Thanks Anne. 1981 the company closed. It's a bit of a shock to realise that's 30 years ago!

8:53 am  

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