I haven’t lived in San Francisco since I was a teenager in the 1980s. I recently found a picture that included a can of drink that I used to have all the time back then, but I can’t remember what it was called. I know the picture is fuzzy, I zoomed in and this is the best I could get:
I’m fairly certain it was a kind of juice (don’t recall carbonated or not). I don’t think it was a store brand, like from Safeway.
The only other recollection I have, is that at the time I worked for a couple who would sell vegetarian hot dogs at street fairs (called “Not Dogs”). There’s a very good chance that this can was one of the ones sold by them, so it might have been something more “natural” or “healthy” than the regular stuff you’d find in a store.
I’ve now looked at hundreds of orange soda and orange drink cans, and I don’t see anything that matches. The key is going to be finding that background of grass-and-tree-covered hills on a product, but so far I haven’t been able to find anything like that.
The only product line I can think of that goes back that far is Knudsen, but their logo and graphic design stuff has been set for decades and never featured anything remotely like the OP’s picture.
curwin, have you asked your family and/or friends from back then if they recall this drink?
I wonder: does zooming in so much compromise our perception of anything on the can? I can barely read the word “orange” and can’t make out much else in that pic except what seems to be a treed hill background, and I might wrong about that too.
Ok, there is an orange band at the top of the can with the word “Orange” and followed by something that I’m pretty sure is a trademark symbol. There is a word before “Orange” of which only the last letter or two is visible but I can’t read it at all. So the name of the beverage is probably “(Something) Orange”. Too bad we can’t see the first word.
Under the top band there is a narrow strip with the word “Juice” at the end and probably “Orange” before it. Whatever is before “Orange” is not visible, but I guess it says something like “Made with Real Orange Juice”.
I see _____ ORANGE[sub]TM[/sub] at the top; “Orange Juice” below. Then “100%” in an infobox type of thing below that. On the righthand side, I have no idea. It looks like there is a script-ish kind of font there that might read “D_____ & J_____” or something like that, but, for all I know, it may be “orange juice” again, although before what I think is the J, there is something that looks like an ampersand to me, or maybe it’s a small word like “by” in a much smaller font, or who knows.
But the only ones I’m reasonably sure of is the “ORANGE” on top (are TMs ever subscripted?) and the “Orange Juice” below that.
Huh–I do remember those. I don’t recall my parents ever buying them, but I must have had them at a friend’s house. The striped background in particular sticks in my memory. I grew up in the Sacramento area, so they must have distributed to Northern California at least.