Buffalo in the 80’s: the generic pop of our summers…

By Steve Cichon

1980s Buffalo Taste of Summer

A guy was selling hundreds of root beer cans on eBay, and I picked out Buffalo’s generic pop cans of the 80s.

Red and White was sold locally at Super Duper, and HyTop at Tops before they switched to their own generic brand. Obviously Bells was sold at Bells Markets.

How many of these did you sneak into the Seneca 1-2 Cinema or take to the Crystal Beach picnic area?

Published by


Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.