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Lemon Lime 2-Way Soda

2-Way Soda

2-Way Soda was a lemon-lime flavored soda bottled by the National NuGrape Company. NuGrape was started in 1921 as a manufacturer and bottler of a variety of soft drinks. The 2-Way brand was introduced in the 1950s and was part of the NuGrape soda brand lineup that also included NuGrape, Sun Crest, and Kickapoo Joy Juice.

2-Way seems to have been discontinued some time in the early 1960s. It most likely disappeared due to fierce competition from other lemon-lime soft drinks, like 7 Up and Sprite. If you can add anything to the background story of 2-Way Soda, please add your comments.

National NuGrape Company
168-170 Peters Street
Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Brian Starkman

    The Coca-Cola bottler in Rochester, N.Y. (A.L. Anderson and Sons) bottled 2-Way in the 50′s and 60′s. I remember raiding the refrigerator at Dad’s store for either 2-Way or other flavors bottled by Anderson’s. 2-Way and ginger ale came in green 6 and a half green Anderson acl bottles while the other flavors came in clear Anderson acl bottles. Sadly, Anderson’s was sold in the 80′s and current owner produces Coke products only.

  • Charles Cope

    I found a 2 way bottle today in a old shed.I cleaned it up and saw where it said to be bottled by Dr.Pepper bottling company..Boaz Al.7 oz.Thanks

  • peggy

    I HAVE A 2 WAY BOTTLE BUT NOBODY SEEMS TO HAVE EVER SEEN ONE IS THERE ANy monatary value to them
     

  • Tetreaultj

    No no, this was not discontinued in the 60s, we had weekly home delivery of 2-way right until the early 1990s. The delivery man then went out of business, I don’t know what happened to the brand after that, but definitely was available throughout the 1980s.

  • Christdaughter

    Our house burn down Nov. 10, 2011, we had a solid concrete porch, when we had the porch broke up,my grandson found a 2 Way soda bottle but the date was 1947 on the bottle.

  • http://www.retroplanet.com/ Retro Planet

    So sorry about your house. Thanks for the input on the year 1947. There’s little information on this soda and it’s true history, so this helps us dig a little further.

  • Jim

    My sister showed me a 2 way bottle that my brother in law and nephew had found in a barn they were renovateing near Lucknow, Ontario,Canada. It was bottled by NuGrape Toronto Limited

  • Dr Pepper Museum

    According the trademark information available from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the 2 Way trademark information was filed on October 22, 1935 by The National Nugrape Company.  The trademark continued to be renewed through 1976 and lapsed in 1996.  We’ve seen bottles for 2 Way out of Nacogdoches, Texas (Dr Pepper Bottling Company) and Paragould, Arkansas (Dr Pepper Bottling Company).  A bottle in our collection from Nacogdoches is dated 1955.  We have evidence in our collection that it was bottled in Temple, Texas at the Dr Pepper Bottling Company there in the 1930s and 1940s.

  • http://www.retroplanet.com/ Retro Planet

    Thanks for the insight! We’re going to research again and update as necessary.

  • Philip H.

    As far as I’m concerned, the flavor of 2-Way was far better than Sprite and 7-Up was a close second.  As a young boy in the 50′s, that was the only pop I asked for when I went to work with my dad.  Always had a bag of Chrispy Potato Chips as well.  It was the best soda that you could get and I miss it.  If only they would bring it back!

  • tabbykat87

    We had a leak in our basement and dug up the window well and found a 2way bottle.  its not dated but the label says Toronto Limited… so i have no idea when that would have been printed.

    Is there a certain spot the date is? because i have searched the entire thing a few times and there is not even a rubbed off spot

  • tabbykat87

    I was just reading more about the size of bottles and none say 10oz… The Toronto Limited bottle i have is 10 fl. oz

  • Ben Johnson

    i found a 2way bottle buried in my barn last night that was bottled in Gadsden, AL

  • Jo

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