1987-153 | Evangeline Dry Ginger Ale

Evangeline Dry Ginger Ale
Annapolis Valley Cider Co. Limited
8.3 x 27.1 cm
This artefact belongs to : © Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton
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Keys to History

It was mostly food companies that tried to capitalize on Evangeline's popularity. They were largely in the Acadian areas of North America, especially Nova Scotia and Louisiana.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, labels with Evangeline on them were found on a wide variety of products, including Annapolis Valley apples, apple cider and several brands of soft drinks in the Atlantic Provinces. In Louisiana, you could buy Evangeline hot pepper sauce and Evangeline Maid bread, among other things.

The Evangeline brand was also used for other types of products. In Quebec, Evangeline cigarette tobacco and Baby Evangeline soap were sold. In Louisiana, there was Evangeline motor oil. The heroine also appeared in the world of toys: many Evangeline dolls were produced and American toymaker Milton Bradley issued a jigsaw puzzle.

  • What

    This ginger ale bottle with a picture of Evangeline on it borrowed its logo from Ganong Brothers chocolate makers of New Brunswick.

  • Where

    The Annapolis Valley Cider Co., which made the ginger ale sold in this bottle, was in Bridgetown, NS.

  • When

    The bottle dates from around 1920.

  • Who

    The ginger ale sold in this bottle was produced by the Annapolis Valley Cider Co. Ltd.