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The Faygo Book
The Faygo Book is the social history of a company that has forged a bond with a city and its residents for more than a century. The story of Faygo, Detroit's beloved soda pop, begins over a hundred years ago with two Russian immigrant brothers who were looking to get out of the baking business. Starting with little more than pots, pails, hoses, and a one-horse wagon, Ben ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 1st 2018 by Painted Turtle Book
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This was an interesting and informative read sharing a lot I hadn't known about Faygo. It also provided a nostalgic walk down memory lane! I remember getting cases of Faygo glass bottles, selecting our favorite flavors as a kid for the summertime. This is a quick and easy read about a Michigan icon that is revered to this day!
Fun, informative book on everyone's beloved Faygo pop! I needed a book with a "Michigan sticker" on it for our local library's summer reading Bingo, and I was excited to see this on the new books shelf. It is a fun read for any Michigander, Faygo lover or just pop lover in general. Lots of fun pictures, the history of their advertising, and history of the company and their Detroit ties. I loved the fun "Pop Quiz" at the end of each chapter, and the whole long list of flavors was fun to read, ...more
I really enjoyed this book because it brought back memories of growing up. Faygo was a treat in our house. This book tells the story fo the brothers who were bakers, changing their professions to pop makers. They created new flavors as well as popularizing the word pop when others scorned the word. Faygo stayed in Detroit, employed Detroiters and supported Detroit projects. They also with the Doner Advertising Company created some of the more iconic commercials in Detroit. As I read about the ...more
I feel like I have loved Faygo my whole life. This book evokes so much nostalgia, just love the photographs of Faygo artifacts and reprints of old advertisements... it is a quick read and fun with the quizzes peppered throughout- not at all serious, but it has a bibliography that is sure to turn out some great reading material about Detroit's most recent past. Faygo's Pineapple flavor is best frozen in your own popsicle mold.
Faygo Pop is the flavorful carbonated beverage Michigan natives expect to see at every gas station and party store. Joe Grimm chronicles the history of the pop and how it took over the Mitten State. As a Michigan East-Sider, I've driven by the Faygo Factory in Detroit more times than I can count. So many delicious flavors to choose from, this is a staple drink for us! I really loved all the pictures and the fun "pop-quizzes" thrown in at the end of every chapter.
Grimm, a lifelong Detroit area resident, is a journalism professor at Michigan State University. With his students or by himself, he has published more than 20 books.