Let’s Make Faygo Michigan’s Official Drink! Sign The Petition
We had the debate last week about which pop should be the official drink of our great state of Michigan. Faygo won the overall voting, so now we have a petition to make it happen! Last week we found out that Michigan does not have an official drink, it is time to change that! Below you will find a petition we created to help Faygo gain the honor of being our states drink!
SIGN HERE! https://chng.it/8VrkcXxqzN
Here is what we wrote:
At Big Jim’s House on 94.7 WCSX, Big Jim and Ryan have decided Michigan needs an official drink. After a few debates they and the listeners have decided that Faygo should be considered the states official drink! We need your help to make this right and give faygo the Michigan fame and respect they deserve!
If you agree, share the link and let’s get this to Lansing!
Here is the post and list that started this whole debate last week.
We need to try everything we can to get this done, as you may have heard, everyone agrees that Faygo should be the official drink.
Here is a list of my choice for top Faygo pops
- Red Pop
- Moon Mist
- Rock & Rye
- Blue Raspberry
- Cherry Cola
- Cotton Candy
- Vanilla Creme.
Don’t think they are Detroit enough? Here is a little history:
Faygo was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1907 by two immigrant brothers, Ben and Perry Feigenson. The company started as a bakery that produced cake icing, but later switched to bottling carbonated beverages. Faygo quickly became a staple in Detroit and surrounding areas, known for its unique flavors and affordability.
It’s actually hitting local classrooms!
Just adding to the arugument that Faygo should be the state drink, we got an email from a professor at MSU.
His name is Joe Grimm and his is a Journalist professor at Michigan State. He also wrote a book a few years ago called “The Faygo” Book.
Here is the email he sent us. Good Luck Vernors!
Don’t take anything away from Vernors. The Mitten State can hoist two fine pop companies. But Faygo is the top pop.
As Soupy Sales used to tell us, “George Washington may be the father of our country — but Faygo is the pop!”
Since 1907, Faygo has been pleasing palates from the same small neighborhood on Detroit’s east side. That is loyalty. Faygo has been there for the people, and its people have stuck with Faygo for decades. That is an ongoing love story.
It was the founding Feigenson brothers who stuck by the name “pop” and stood up to industry leaders who said the name sounded “cheap and nasty.” That’s loyalty, too. Were it not for Faygo’s perseverance, Michigan might be just another soda state or, gag, another state in which people call every kind of pop a “coke.” Faygo not only stays loyal to Michiganders, it helped teach us to speak.
It is a scientifical fact that Vernors can make an unwell person feel better. But Faygo can make thousands of healthy people jump up and sing. I have spoken in more than 200 Michigan communities about “The Faygo Book,” and folks always wind up drinking pop, swapping stories and singing:
“Comic books and rubber bands,
Climb into the treetop.
Falling down and holding hands,
Tricycles and Redpop …
“Remember when you were a kid?
Well, part of you still is.”
Years ago, when thousands stood and raised their voices to sway and sing inside Spartan Stadium as the marching band played the Faygo Song, (a big hooah to the baritone section), there was no question. Michigan chose its top pop years ago. It doesn’t matter what Lansing or anyone else says. The people have already spoken. We love Faygo. That is already official.
We can tally positives and we can run polls, but Faygo wins on flavors, love and loyalty. Its plant, the lone survivor of a thriving neighborhood once known as Pop Alley for all the bottling plants, never moved away from us. Faygo is both effervescent and solid. You can count on Faygo and the 150 flavors it has made — so far — and still rely on originals like Redpop.