Believe it or not, Sun Drop was invented right here in New Haven, Missouri!
The year was 1949. On a sunny day, a soft drink loving man named Charles Lazier was riding around town in the family car, noodling over his lifelong dream to make the ultimate citrus soda. We're not sure why he was dreaming of citrus soda, but why even question it?
Visitors of New Haven tend to fall in love with the citrus drink.
“None of the foreign exchange students have Sundrop in their country, and they always have to bring back cases and cases of Sundrop home to their families,” says Emily Lewis, junior at New Haven High.
Sundrop has obtained popularity in more southern states than northern states. The question of why SunDrop is not nationally popular is still a mystery.
However, LeeAnna Linton, junior at New Haven High, has a positive attitude towards the anomaly of Sundrop. She said, “I think that not having SunDrop everywhere makes it more appreciated and enjoyable in the places that have SunDrop.”
Most Sun Drop fans just don’t care to solve the mystery.
Jaime Hoener, Sun Drop fan, reported that she has “no clue why it's so popular only in certain areas, but I know that I love it. I especially love it with hot and spicy cheez-its. When I hear a can of Sundrop being opened, my mouth instantly waters. It's an addiction.”
Sun Drop is a symbol of New Haven that most are proud of.
Barry Thomas, resident of New Haven, stated, “It is a tradition in New Haven to have a Sun Drop at least once, whether you live here or you are just driving through.”
New Haven High School students Rachel Connell and Patricia Weatherly quote, *monotone*, “Drop it like it’s hot.”