National SKI Citrus Soda Day is celebrated on August 10 of each year. It’s a day where SKI fans and new patrons gather to grab their favorite citrus-flavored soda. While this day is dedicated to highlighting the citrus flavor, the real hero of today is you, the patron. It’s about the loyal customers they have attracted over the years and have loved their products all along. SKI founder Double Cola Company encourages everyone to grab a SKI drink and feel the nostalgia as you reminisce on those good memories you have with friends and family.
History of National SKI Citrus Soda Day
The SKI Citrus Soda was introduced by the Double Cola Company on August 10, 1956, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After a series of experiments, the team finally hit the nail on the head with the perfect mix of orange and lemon flavor. Two years later, SKI was finally registered and the product was launched in the market in the summer of 1958. The origin of the name was conceptualized by employee Dot Myers, who suggested the names ‘Ski’ and ‘Skee’ after being inspired by a ski trip she had in Chickamauga lake. It proved to be a mega-hit.
The soda was bottled in multiple bottling facilities in many different states, including Alaska, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, California, Missouri, North Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Utah, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. The flavor was immediately embraced by the public for its authentic citrus flavor and refreshing quench.
By 1962, Fairmont Foods purchased Double Cola Company, which made SKI adapt to different changes in packaging. They now incorporate the blue color with the slogan “The Perfect Beverage” and “Summertime, Springtime, Wintertime, Anytime.”
The National SKI Citrus Day holiday was officially launched by the Double Cola Company in September 2020. Its mission is to celebrate the 62 years of the citrus-cola flavor, as well as highlight the loyal customers who have been there with them every step of the way. While this is a celebration of the soda flavor, they want to use this holiday to specifically thank every American who bought a soda and made their company the successful empire that it is today.
National SKI Citrus Soda Day timeline
The Double Cola Company introduces the Citrus SKI flavor after a series of experiments.
SKI Citrus is officially launched in the summer of 1958 and is met with groundbreaking success.
SKI changes its can and logo with the catchphrase “Taste the Wake.”
The Double Cola Company launches the first National SKI Citrus Soda Day.
National SKI Citrus Soda Day FAQs
Which company manufactures SKI Citrus Soda?
SKI Citrus Soda is manufactured by Excel Bottling.
Where is SKI most popular?
SKI sales are the highest in the Midwestern and Southern regions of the U.S.
Does SKI have caffeine?
Yes, it does. But if you’re allergic to caffeine, you can always try SKI Caffeine-Free Diet.
National SKI Citrus Soda Day Activities
Grab a SKI Citrus
Enjoy the freshness of SKI Citrus and let it quench your thirst. It’s made from real orange and lemon that will surely satisfy your taste buds.
Take it to social media
Take a selfie holding a SKI Citrus Soda drink and post it on social media. Don’t forget the hashtag #NationalSKICitrusSodaDay!
Try their other variations
While it’s the SKI Citrus Soda Day, now’s a good time to try their other variations. Check out Diet Ski, Caffeine-Free Diet, Cherry, and Tropical flavors!
5 Interesting Facts About SKI
A supporter of NASCAR
SKI supports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams M.B. Motorsports.
‘Dumas Walker’ by The Kentucky Headhunters
SKI has been featured in the song ‘Dumas Walker’ by The Kentucky Headhunters.
It’s not too sweet
One of the most distinguishable features of SKI is that it's not too sweet in comparison to other sodas.
SKI Cherry was renamed “SKI InfraRED” in 2009.
Place of origin
SKI originated in Breese, Illinois.
Why We Love National SKI Citrus Soda Day
SKI Citrus is just so good!
The longevity of SKI Soda is attributed to its refreshing taste and mellow sweetness. It’s just too good to resist!
It goes well with any food
A can of SKI Citrus Soda is the perfect wrap-up to every meal. Whether it’s your lunch, snack, or dinner, a taste of refreshing citrus is the best drink to pair with any food serving.
A company that loves its customers
SKI has been very vocal about its gratitude to its loyal customer base. We love a company that recognizes its patrons.
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