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‘Sinalco’ is said to be an abbreviation of the Latin sine alcohole, which means “without alcohol”. Sinalco is the oldest soft drink brand in Europe (it was first marketed in 1902!), and is produced by Sinalco International, Germany.

Perhaps the advertisement might give you a clue as to how these bottles of non-alcoholic drinks looked like back then.

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  1. Shen Ooi says:

    Yes, I do remember Sinalco but my memory is from when I was young lad in ’60s and I’m afraid rather hazy. The bottle had a red spot and the contents were very sweet and an reddish orange colour. I did not like it much and preferred Kickapoo or Magnolias which were also quite popular soft drinks at that time.

  2. David Cheng says:

    Reminisce my days in late ’70s while waiting for exam results and doing a short stint as a temporary daily wage store helper @ the R + F store of the National Aerated Water Co. in PJ which apparently produces Kickapoo, RC Cola, Green Spot and Sinalco. Those days, NAWC do also have a godown at Jalan Datoh, Ipoh…my hometown.

  3. sk says:

    Yes, used to like the drink during our School days. There was a Sinalco factory in Jalan Semangat, Petaling Jaya next to Sin Chew Daily. Is the company in Germany still around ?

  4. Mano says:

    My earliest memory of Sinalco was in the early 60’s at either Cathay or Lido cinema where it was sold along with Green Spot.
    Incidentally, in the provided by SK, the writer mentioned that Green Spot was carbonated. If my memory serves me right, it was not carbonated and had orange pulp floating in it.
    Kickapoo came much later, perhaps, in the early 70’s. The name, of course, was taken from ‘Kickapoo Joy Juice’, a highly volatile concoction brewed by a couple of characters in the comic strip ‘Li’l Abner’ which was a regular feature in the Straits Times newspaper.
    I have written about it in another thread.

  5. Ipoh Remembered says:

    Dear Mano

    Incidentally, in the provided by SK, the writer mentioned that Green Spot was carbonated. If my memory serves me right, it was not carbonated and had orange pulp floating in it.

    You’re right: it was an American invention, originally not carbonated.

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