Crush Orange Soda (12 oz. cans, 18 pk.)
About this item
- 18 cans of orange soda
- Naturally flavored
- Recyclable 12 oz. cans
- Great orange flavor for over 100 years
Crush® Orange Soda (12 oz. cans, 18 pk.) offers an exciting rush of bright flavor in every sip. The original orange soda, Crush has a long history of delighting fans with a wide range of crowd-pleasing flavors. Available in orange, grape, pineapple, peach and strawberry, Crush has enough flavor for the whole family to enjoy.
Where Did Orange Soda Originate?
Orangeade first appeared as a carbonated beverage from soda fountains in American drugstores in the late 19th century. It's been around for so long that there's actually a recipe for homemade Orangeade in some editions of Fannie Farmer's cookbook. On that note, don't forget that while orange soda is delicious and refreshing on its own, it also works wonderfully as a cocktail mixer, a fizzy addition to punch or even put into a cake.
Do Preservatives Pose a Risk?
Crush Orange Soda, while containing the preservative sodium benzoate, doesn't pose any more of a risk than other sodas. The chemical is a preservative that is very commonly found in foods that most people consume on a daily basis, usually in beverages such as sodas and juice drinks that are more acidic. It's also frequently found in food products such as pickles, salsa and dip, and can show up in cosmetics and medicines. Sodium benzoate is made by a reaction of benzoic acid with sodium hydroxide, which allows it to dissolve in water. Under acidic conditions, like in orange sodas, sodium benzoate inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast, helping to extend the product's shelf life.
About Crush Soda
Though the formula for Crush Orange Soda can be traced back to 1906, things really took a turn in 1916 when Clayton J. Howell and Neil C. Ward partnered up to create the Orange Crush Company. Orange Crush soda was, naturally, the first soda produced by the company, followed by Lemon and Lime Crush sodas after a few years. Grape Crush came along in 1960, Cherry Crush soda in 1962 and Pineapple Crush was released in 1966.