Dr Brown’s Cel-Ray Soda
Dr. Brown’s Sodas dates back all the way to 1869 when their famous Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray Tonic was sold in every Jewish New York deli. This soda was originally developed by a doctor who treated immigrant children in NY. The seltzer that helped these children contained celery seeds and sugar. In the early thirties, before Coca Cola became kosher, many Jewish people drank Cel-Ray soda as well as the other flavored soda that had been created by Dr. Brown. In the last 25 years the cans were redesigned by Herb Lubalin. Each of the six Dr. Brown’s flavors is packaged with a New York vignette taken from old prints, to emphasize the brand’s origins in old-time New York.