Corona Dandelion and Burdock

My 1970's vision of Dandelion and Burdock heaven

Corona pop was delivered to our door once a week, on a Friday. It came in large glass bottles for 60p and you got 10p return on the bottle. We had one bottle each and could choose our flavour. The basic flavours were lemonade, orangeade, raspberry, cola, dandelion & burdock and mixed fruit (which was Vimto but we weren’t allowed to call it that). You could also get bitter lemon and other mixers which Mum got at Christmas.

My favourite was dandelion & burdock which I used to get every week. My sisters would change what they got. We also got a bottle of lemonade to share, which we weren’t allowed to open until Sunday dinner. Even now, if I’ve had a roast dinner and drunk something fizzy afterwards, the gravy burps that follow take me right back to my childhood.

I remember my little sis getting lemonade one time and we thought she was cheating and drinking from the communal bottle. Also if two of us got the same flavour then we would make marks on the label so we knew if someone else had drunk some.

One April Fools’ Day we took a mug of dandelion & burdock to Mum in bed instead of her usual mug of black coffee. She twigged because it was cold, not because of the taste or fizz. I got to drink it at breakfast then, which was unheard of.

What killed Corona deliveries was a combination of Soda Stream and supermarkets. It’s a shame.


Josie Henley-Einion, author, blogger, Legend in my own Living Room

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One Response

  1. Hello there, Happy April Fool’s Day!!!

    The lifeguard told the mother to make her young son stop urinating in the pool.
    “Everyone knows,” the mother lectured him, “that from time to time, young children will urinate in a pool.”
    “Oh really?” said the lifeguard, “from the diving board!?!?”

    Happy April Fool’s Day!

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