Homer Soda Company
Nesbitt’s Orange in the glass-bottle
Available for wholesale distribution and private events (weddings, office parties, BBQ, the list is endless!)
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The Nesbitt’s Fruit Products Company was founded in 1924, named after its founder Hugh S. Nesbitt. The Nesbitt’s brand debuted in 1927, initially as part of the company’s line of soda fountain-products. Nesbitt’s began bottling Nesbitt’s orange in either 1938 or the following year, putting it in direct competition with established market-leader Orange Crush. Nesbitt’s became the U.S. market leader of orange soda pop during the late 1940s and 1950s, with advertisements featuring a then-unknown model named Marilyn Monroe (1946) and proclaiming itself to be the “Largest selling bottled orange drink in the world”. Nesbitt’s own brand of orange beverage was surpassed in popularity by Fanta in the 1960s and faded in popularity. In 1972, the company was sold to The Clorox Company, and in April 1975, the bottling operation was sold to Moxie Industries, Inc. (now Monarch Beverage) of Atlanta.