Astonishing Story Behind Yakima’s Long-Lost Soda Brings Back Memories
Yes, Yakima Washington Once Had Its Own Soda Can
How did I miss this? Yakima once had its own soda?
Here's The Story Behind Yakima Sunshine, That Soda That Could've Been
As a kid growing up in the Yakima Valley, I'm sure this would've been awesome to see on the shelves of the grocery stores in the 80s.
My friend Angie posted photos of the long-forgotten Yakima soda and I had to get the story on its creation.
Finding A Can Of Yakima Sunshine Is Rarity But Still Can Be Found In The Wild
I soon discovered that all is not what it seems when it comes to Yakima Sunshine soda
Yakima Sunshine was an actual item that was used to promote Yakima and its abundance of sunshine.
According to Angie, cans of Yakima Sunshine were distributed by the Sundusters group.
Sundusters were a promotional group that was part of the Greater Yakima Chamber Of Commerce.
What is exactly in a can of Yakima Sunshine?
Sunshine of course!
It was actually an empty can so sadly no soda but what a great novelty item to have in your collection.
I believe the cans were manufactured by the local Pepsi bottling company and were passed out as promotional items.
If there really was soda in the can, I wonder what flavor it would've been?