Faygo and ICP

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Any true Juggalo knows that the only soda that matters is the ghetto pop known as Faygo. ICP grew up drinking Faygo. It's a pop which is also called the poor mans pop, ghetto pop, etc... because it's cheap as hell. At the concerts ICP has these big guns that spray out Faygo. It is almost impossible at an ICP show not to get sprayed. ICP raps about Faygo on "Southwest Voodoo", "Just Like That", "I Want My Shit", "My Kind of Bitch", and on other various songs. Faygo is available all over the U.S.

There has been quite a bit of debate as to exactly when and why ICP started spraying Faygo at concerts. In Mutilation Mix's "The History of ICP... Or is it?", it says "7/2/93 - At a concert in Detriot, Violent J and Shaggy perform a synchronized dance a la Hammer. Realizing how wack they looked the two begin spraying Faygo soda all over each other instead. The crowd loves it and thus begins the "Faygo Frenzy".

In Jelly Nuts "Alone with Violent J" interview J talked about Faygo, "At the time, Run DMC always talked about Adidas and The Beastie Boys would mention White Castle Hamburgers in their songs. So we started mentioning Faygo cause we always had some and it was our own little trademark for our crew. This was the opening line to the song... "We're the JJ Boys on the microphone stand, and we're kickin' it live with a Faygo in our hand"
"The Faygo was always there. We just drink a lot of it cause its mad cheap and they got hundreds of crazy ass flavors. My tag name was Faygo Joe cause I always drank that shit."



Faygo History


Ben and Perry Feigenson, who were bakers in Russia, began Feigenson Brothers Bottling Works on November 4, 1907 in Detroit. Their Original flavors, Fruit Punch, Strawberry, and Grape were based upon their own cake frosting recipes. That's why these, and the flavors they developed later, were (and still are) so unique. They produced the soda on one day, closed the factory the next day, loaded the product on a horse drawn wagon, and sold it for 3 cents or 2 for a nickel. They and their families lived above the plant. In the winter, when less soda was sold, they supplemented their incomes by selling bread and fish.

The Feigenson families moved to individual homes, and hired their first employees, and bought their second horse for deliveries. They added Lithiated Lemon and Sassafras Soda (Root Beer) to their product line. They also began calling their products "pop," because of the sound made when opening a bottle.

In 1921, the Feigenson brothers changed the brand name to "Faygo," because "Feigenson Brothers Bottling Works" was too long to put on the bottles. The Feigenson brothers bought their first delivery truck, a 1922 Ford. New products were Rock & Rye, (which immediately became a must with a corned beef sandwich) Vanilla and Seltzer from a siphon bottle. Home deliveries were initiated in 1923.

In 1935, Faygo expanded its manufacturing facilities and moved its current Detroit location on Gratiot Avenue. Faygo also added fresh orange juice to its Orange Soda.

Faygo hired Detroit-based advertising agency W.B. Doner to create commercials for the soda pop products. Faygo created a new, richer Root Beer and introducing "UpTown," a lemon lime soda.

The animated "Faygo Kid" commercial appeared on television, with the famous line, "Which way did he go? Which way did he go? He went for Faaaaygoooooo!" Also appearing on television was the animated Faygo "Herkimer and Bottle Blower" commercial. Herkimer was "too pooped to participate" until he drank UpTown pop. Faygo also significantly upgraded its manufacturing facility, including a state-of-the-art water treatment plant.

Faygo changed the name of Strawberry soda officially to "Redpop." Faygo introduced a full line of diet, sugar-free items, which soon accounted for more than 50% of Faygo's overall business. Faygo also introduced Frosh, Faygo Brau and Chateaux Faygeaux. Only Frosh remains. Faygo pioneered one-way bottles, twist-off caps and warehouse distribution.

Faygo marketed its specially treated water, launching a line of flavored sparkling waters. In 1986 National Beverage Corp. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL purchased beverages.

Faygo introduced Cherry Festival, made with real Michigan cherries, and named for the annual Traverse City, Michigan event. In 1996, Faygo's launched its first effort with non-carbonated products. Named "Ohana," (Hawaiian for family), there are Punch, Mango Punch, Lemon Ice Tea, Lemonade and Kiwi-Strawberry. 1997, Faygo celebrated its 90th Anniversary with a contest to create a special edition 90th Anniversary Recipe Book. In 1998, Faygo entered the Internet age with its first website and online Faygo POPshop for customers to purchase Faygo from anywhere in the continental U.S.

Faygo entered the new millennium with a "Fame & Fortune Dreamstakes: to let customers and fans design and name their own label and flavor to win $2,500.00. In 2001, Faygo re-designs its logo and packaging along with a new website using Macromedia Flash streaming technology, dynamic content and animated graphics. Faygo announces a classic 16-oz. glass bottle with an old-fashioned label design. Faygo Candy Apple, Moon Mist Red and Moon Mist Blue flavors goes on sale.

Faygo flavors:
1. Cola
2. Orange
3. Black Cherry
4. Candy Apple
5. Cherry Cola
6. Creme Soda
7. Fruit Punch
8. Ginger Ale
9. Grape
10. Honeydew Mist
11. Jazzin Blues Berry
12. Kiwi Strawberry
13. Moonmist
14. Moon Mist Red
15. Moon Mist Blue
16. Morning Mist
17. Peach
18. Pineapple Orange
19. Redpop
20. Rock N' Rye
21. Root Beer
22. St Nicks Cranberry
23. St Nicks Cola
24. St Nicks Ginger Ale
25. Sensation
26. Strawberry
27. Twist
28. Diet Cherry Berry
29. Diet Chocolate Creme
30. Diet Coconut Creme Pie
31. Diet Cola
32. Diet Frosh
33. Diet Ginger Ale
34. Diet Grape
35. Diet Orange
36. Diet Pineapple Orange
37. Diet Raspberry Creme
38. Diet Redpop
39. Diet Rock and Rye
40. Diet Root Beer
41. Diet Seltzer Water
42. Diet Sensation
43. Diet Twist
44. Mix - Tonic Water
45. Mix - Diet Tonic Water
46. Mix - Seltzer Water
47. Ohana Iced Tea
48. Ohana Lemonade
49. Ohana Mango Tango
50. Ohana Fruit Punch
51. Ohana Orange Punch
52. Sparkling Cherry
53. Sparkling Grapefruit
54. Sparkling Lemon Lime
55. Sparkling Orange
56. Sparkling Raspberry
57. Sparkling Water




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