The 'Golden Girl'
In 1952 Charles Lazier, president of Sun Drop, decided to reformulate the brand. What he created was the first “citrus cola type” drink which he named Sun Drop, sometimes called Golden Girl Cola. Golden Girl was a name that the Lazier Company had trademarked on April 21, 1928 for use “particularly for orange beverage”. At first glance one would think that Sun Drop was created as a replacement for the Golden Girl brand; however, the company renewed the Golden Girl trademark in 1948.
The year was 1949. On a sunny day, a soft drink loving man named Charles Lazier was cruising around town in the family car, noodling over his lifelong dream to make the ultimate citrus soda. We're not sure why he was dreaming of citrus soda, but why ask why?
In a sudden burst of genius, the formula for a revolutionary thirst quenching, authentic taste sensation came to him. He scribbled it down and gave it to his son Charles Jr. who would go on to create the one, the only, the Sun Drop.
Sun Drop was launched regionally in 1951, and developed a passionate following, creating generations of deeply loyal Sun Drop drinkers who knew a good thing when they drank it. As time went on, flavors were added, the fan base grew and the secret of this indescribably delicious beverage could no longer be contained.
Where We Are Today
At long last, the days of smuggling Sun Drop across state lines are over. 2011 marked the year that Sun Drop became available nationwide.