Monday, August 11, 2008

Gold Spot coasters

I'm gonna say it - my grandma is a hoarder. She keeps everything. When we went on our India trip earlier this year I found these coasters in the kitchen. Funny, I never remember seeing these before. I thought it was pretty hilarious she kept these. At the same time, I was glad she did because they bring back so many memories of some of the earliest Gold Spot marketing campaigns.

For those of you who haven't been to India, Gold Spot is an orange flavored soft drink similar to Crush or Fanta. It's really fizzy and extremely carbonated compared to the soft drinks you find here. They stopped manufacturing it and selling it awhile back so it's now become a novelty of sorts.

What are some of your hidden kitchen treasures?


Cynthia said...

I have an old saucepot that I will take with me wherever I go. It was given to me by my best friend and it has been in your family for at least 40 years.

Hey, thanks for the tips on the potato balls. Much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

wow! haven't seen those in years!!

The only memory I have of the drink, is that of visiting South Indian eat-outs in Calcutta and Dad ordering a bottle of Gold Spot for all of us. We even used to play a game of the same name as kids!