television commercial

television commercial

EXCHANGE ORANGEADE FROM HAWAII

3d ago
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For you Baby Boomers and early Gen X'rs who grew up in Hawaii, you may remember that "back in the day" there was this concentrated fruit "juice" drink in a tiny tin can called Exchange. (Came in two flavors: Orangeade and Grapeade. The orange tasted more like tangerine to me, but it was delicious. Mixing ratio: one can of Exchange concentrate to 3 cans of water). Most memorable about Exchange fruit juice drinks was the television commercial jingle that ran quite frequently during the 60's and 70′s when I was a little girl. If you look-up 'Exchange Juice' on the web, there are many memories, but no pictures or videos. The Exchange fruit drink television commercial jingle made the brand a household name in Hawaii at the time. (Performed by the 'Termites', a then-protege of Herb Ohta-San). With all of the things that are available on the web, it seems like this product just went "poof" into obscurity, but I was both very pleased and surprised to discover that I am not the only one remembering or searching for it. When my kids were little, I always sang it to them and now I sing it to my grandchildren. I'm sure that the company had no idea just what an impact this product had on the children growing up in Hawaii back then. I did find the tune "Round and Round" by Perry Como. (The Exchange Juice jingle was sung to this). So I did the best that I could to put the words and music together. At least now there is something to somewhat validate that it did once exist. I hope you all enjoy it. Aloha from Naomi in Honolulu.