Your story is wrong - Vess did not "concoct the formula" - Charles Leiper Grigg was working for a manufacturing company owned by Vess Jones. It was there that Grigg invented and marketed his first soft drink called "Whistle" for the Vess Soda Company
Best Orange Soda - 2002
Vess Whistle Orange
But hey, why ruin a good thing by thinking about it? Whistle just tastes great. It's a local addiction that dates back to 1916, when Vess Jones concocted the formula. For folks born and raised here, it's the kind of thing that, when you were a kid, your Grandma Fannie bought for you because it was your favorite. Vess Soda was locally owned until 1994, when Don Schneeberger sold it for $24.7 million to Cott Beverages Inc., based in Toronto. Vess is packaged in Maryland Heights and peddled throughout Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and northern Arkansas. Cott's main business is making soda for store labels -- including the Sam's Choice brand for Wal-Mart, Sweet Valley for Aldi, Super S for Schnucks and on and on. Vess sells 27 flavors of soda, including the newest, kiwi-strawberry. Whoa -- suddenly a dash of brominated vegetable oil in orange soda sounds okeedokee.
How can I go about ordering your soda. Dose all you soda come no sodium. Why I ask dose all of your soda come sodium free is because I am on a low/ to no sodium Diet. It is nice to know that I can find no sodium soda that I can drink. I really enjoy your product. Please let me know how I can order it and if all you soda is sodium free.
My father was a traveling salesman for Whistle Orange drinks in New England in the 1920's before the crash!
My husband and I were raised in St. Louis. We are now residents of Washington State and have not been able to find local vendors who sale Vess soda. Are there any local sellers of this AWESOME product!? My husband really enjoys Vess Orange because it makes the best floats with Vanilla Ice Cream.
Thank you!The Hollinsheds of the "Show Me State"
i love vess soda. until lately we could buy cans and 2 or 3 liters.now the major grocers like schnucks,shop and save and probably dierbergs are taking it off their shelves making way for their store brands whats up with that.. 7 up is right up the street from me can i buy it there hopefully by the cases?
Would like to know where to buy Whistle Orange -hadn't had it for 50 years.
Please get back to me if you have the answer,Thanks,Pat