A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 20, 2023
“Tango is a poor man’s Fanta”

The soft drinks Fanta (introduced in 1940), Crush (introduced as Orange Crush in 1911), Faygo (introduced in 1907), Sunkist (introduced in 1979), Orangina (introduced in 1936), Mirinda (introduced in Spain in 1959), Tango (introduced in the United Kingdom in 1950), Lilt (sold in the United Kingdom, 1975-2023) and Ting (introduced in Jamaica in 1976) have been compared to each other.
     
“Tango is a poor man’s Fanta” was posted on Twitter by Jon Harrington on April 11, 2009. “Tango is just a poor man’s Fanta, discuss” as posted on Twitter by Sam Farrington on January 6, 2011. “tango is a poor man’s fanta” was posted on Twitter by ken hag on December 23, 2011. “Tango is a poor mans fanta” was posted on Twitter by “G” on October 11, 2012. “Tango is a poor man’s Fanta” was posted on Twitter by Ronnie on June 8, 2013. “Tango really is a poor man’s Fanta” was posted on Twitter by John McGrath on December 22, 2015.
   
“Faygo just always seems like a poor man’s Fanta” was posted on Twitter by BlackEyedGurl on September 16, 2009. “Faygo, the poor mans Fanta” was posted on Twitter by Gucci Ma’am on March 6, 2011. “Faygo is a poor man’s Fanta Orange” was posted on Twitter by Seth on June 13, 2013. “Never thought of Faygo as white people’s Fanta always thought it was the poor man’s Fanta” was posted on Twitter by marco_lagunas on June 26, 2019. “Fanta is the slightly-less-poor man’s faygo” was posted on Twitter by Nuggets stan Jonny on September 5, 2019.
   
“Orange Crush is a poor man’s Sunkist” was posted on Twitter by Kristin Mandaglio on May 31, 2011. “sunkist is a poor mans crush” was posted on Twitter by simon boever on February 13, 2012. “Crush is the poor mans sunkist #stilldelishtho” was posted on Twitter by SBSB on November 7, 2012. “Fanta is a poor man’s sunkist” was posted on Twitter by “ok” on June 14, 2014. “Fanta is a poor man’s Sunkist” was posted on Twitter by Wooly on April 12, 2017. “And Sunkist: poor man’s Orange Crush” was posted on Twitter by Mark Meyers on July 12, 2018. “Fanta is the poor man’s Sunkist, which is the poor man’s Crush…” was posted on Twitter by PatrickT173 on August 10, 2018. “Fanta Orange tastes like poor man’s Sunkist” was posted on Twitter by Lexi on June 3, 2019. “Sunkist is just a poor man’s Fanta” was posted on Twitter by colourblind negress 🚸 on October 17, 2022. “Sunkist is a poor mans Fanta” was posted on Twitter by ian.wragg 🐈‍⬛ 🏆 2️⃣0️⃣ 2️⃣ 2️⃣ on February 12, 2023.
 
“c plus and crush are poor man’s fanta” was posted on Twitter by ipauk on November 27, 2011. “Fanta is a poor man’s Orange Crush” was posted on Twitter by Brandi Ortega on January 5, 2012. “Fanta is the poor man’s Crush” was posted on Twitter by leafbladie@すけb休止 on January 19, 2017.
 
“‘Fanta is like a poor man’s Orangina’—-Mr.Carmen” was posted on Twitter by Kirsten Wicklund on December 30, 2011. “Orangina is a poor man’s Tango” was posted on Twitter by Hannah Mitchell on March 23, 2012. “Fanta is just poor man’s Orangina” was posted on Twitter by Peter Foster on May 25, 2018. “orangina is the rich mans fanta” was posted on Twitter by rachel 🦇 on July 30, 2018. “Fanta is the poor man’s orangina” was posted on Twitter by ✨🐱ᶜᴬᵀ ᶜᵁᴹᴹʸ🥛✨ on December 30, 2022.
 
“Miranda, the poor man’s fanta” was posted on Twitter by Talia Randall on June 5, 2012. “Mirinda - Poor Man’s Fanta” was posted on Twitter by The Crazy Smurf on November 11, 2013. “Mirinda that is poor mans fanta” was posted on Twitter by “not a soul can clock” on May 25, 2014. “Merinda and Crush are the poor man’s Fanta” was posted on Twitter by 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟝𝕥𝕙 ᒪOKO 🍇 on March 14, 2019. “Mirinda is a ‘poor’ man’s Fanta” was posted on Twitter by Busayour on May 22, 2021.
 
“Lilt is a poor man’s Orangina!” was posted on Twitter by Tom on November 29, 2012. “Having a can of Lilt and I tell you what gang, it’s basically a poor man’s Ting these days” was posted on Twitter by Jay Freeman on June 5, 2018. “Lilt is a poor man’s Ting 🙌” was posted on Twitter by Daniel Tate on April 22, 2019. “Lilt is a poor man’s Ting” was posted on Twitter by Jim on January 30, 2022.
 
         
Wikipedia: Fanta
Fanta is an American-owned German brand of fruit-flavored carbonated soft drinks created by Coca-Cola Deutschland under the leadership of German businessman Max Keith. There are more than 200 flavors worldwide. Fanta originated in Germany as a Coca-Cola alternative in 1940 due to the American trade embargo of Nazi Germany, which affected the availability of Coca-Cola ingredients. Fanta soon dominated the German market with three million cases sold in 1943. The current formulation of Fanta, with orange flavour, was developed in Italy in 1955.
   
Wikipedia: Crush (soft drink) 
Crush is a brand of carbonated soft drinks owned and marketed internationally by Keurig Dr Pepper, originally created as an orange soda, Orange Crush. Crush competes with Coca-Cola’s Fanta. It was created in 1911 by beverage and extract chemist Neil C. Ward. Most flavors of Crush are caffeine-free.
     
Wikipedia: Faygo
Faygo Beverages, Inc., is a soft drink company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. The beverages produced by the company, branded as Faygo or Faygo Pop, are distributed in the Midwestern, Mid-Atlantic, and Central Southern regions of the United States, as well as southern and western Canada. Faygo Beverages, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Beverage Corporation started in Detroit, Michigan in 1907 as Feigenson Brothers Bottling Works.
 
Wikipedia: Sunkist
Sunkist (also marketed as Sunkist Soda) is a brand of primarily orange flavored soft drinks that launched in 1979. Sunkist primarily competes with The Coca-Cola Company’s Fanta brand. Sunkist was first licensed by Sunkist Growers to the General Cinema Corporation.
 
Wikipedia: Lilt
Lilt was a brand of soft drink manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company and sold only in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Gibraltar. Despite claims made by various news outlets,
     
Wikipedia: Ting (drink)
Ting is a carbonated beverage popular in the Caribbean. It is flavored with Jamaican grapefruit juice (from concentrate) and is both tart and sweet. Ting comes in a green glass bottle, green plastic bottle or a green and yellow can. Like Orangina, the beverage contains a small amount of sediment consisting of grapefruit juice pulp. Ting is produced in the United Kingdom under license by Refresco Beverages. Ting also now makes Pink Ting Soda, Orange Ting, Diet Ting Soda, and ginger beer.
 
Wikipedia: Orangina
Orangina (French pronunciation: ​[ɔʁɑ̃ʒina]) is a lightly carbonated beverage made from carbonated water, 12% citrus juice (10% from concentrated orange, 2% from a combination of concentrated lemon, concentrated mandarin, and concentrated grapefruit juices), as well as 2% orange pulp.
 
Wikipedia: Mirinda
Mirinda is a brand of soft drink originally created in Spain in 1959 and distributed globally by PepsiCo since 1970. Its name comes from the Esperanto translation of “admirable” or “amazing”.

It is available in many fruit varieties, like orange, apple, strawberry, among others. It is part of a beverage area often referred to as the flavour segment, comprising carbonated and non-carbonated fruit-flavoured beverages. The orange flavour of Mirinda now represents the majority of Mirinda sales worldwide following a major repositioning of the brand towards that flavour in the early 1990s.
 
Wikipedia: Tango (drink)
Tango is a soft drink originating in the United Kingdom, primarily sold in the UK and Ireland. It was first launched by Corona in 1950. Corona was purchased by the Beecham Group in 1958, and Corona Soft Drinks by Britvic in 1987.
     
Twitter
Jon Harrington
@Scribbleboy
Tango is a poor man’s Fanta - KFC sort it out
9:17 AM · Apr 11, 2009
 
Twitter     
BlackEyedGurl
@BlackEyedGurl
@buffywoo Faygo just always seems like a poor man’s Fanta. But today I have learned that Red Pop is just code for unicorn sweat.
2:40 PM · Sep 16, 2009
   
Twitter
Sam Farrington
@samfarrington
Tango is just a poor man’s Fanta, discuss.
7:03 AM · Jan 6, 2011
 
Twitter
Gucci Ma’am
@TittyFlex
Faygo, the poor mans Fanta. - you must be from Detroit… lol http://tumblr.com/xrv1ox6otc
1:42 PM · Mar 6, 2011
   
Tiwtter
🦦
@Kbads11
Someone once told me that 7up is a poor mans fanta lool
12:39 PM · Mar 19, 2011
   
Twitter
Kristin Mandaglio
@knmandaglio
@MrAndrewCook Orange Crush is a poor man’s Sunkist. I am disappointed in you.
10:46 PM · May 31, 2011
 
Twitter
Kristin Mandaglio
@knmandaglio
@MrAndrewCook Orange Crush is a poor man’s Sunkist. I am disappointed in you.
10:46 PM · May 31, 2011
   
Twitter
Steven
@Steven__1991
@MLNewmanx Tango booooooo poor mans fanta
5:44 PM · Aug 7, 2011
   
Twitter
ROMERO
@RomeroCCXVI
@DeMarioRayvon @Crossiom Fanta is a poor man’s Faygo.. I don’t fool wit it
1:41 AM · Oct 17, 2011
 
Twitter
ipauk
@ipauk
c plus and crush are poor man’s fanta!
8:00 AM · Nov 27, 2011
       
Twitter   
Saint of the Deep
@AtomicRunning
“Fanta is the poor man’s Tango” truer words never spoken
9:09 AM · Dec 17, 2011
   
Twitter
ken hag
@kennykeen95
tango is a poor man’s fanta
8:41 AM · Dec 23, 2011
 
Twitter
Kirsten Wicklund
@kirstenwicklund
“Fanta is like a poor man’s Orangina”—-Mr.Carmen.
2:57 PM · Dec 30, 2011
   
Twitter
Brandi Ortega
@brandiortega
Fanta? Really? Vending machine guy, this has to change. I need proper breakfast beverages. Fanta is a poor man’s Orange Crush.
10:39 AM · Jan 5, 2012
   
Tiwtter
Matt Banton
@badger14banton
“\@John_Dobson: Fanta is a poor man’s Tango.” Lies! Tango is only 1 step up from panda pops! Fanta is king of the fizzy orange variety!
8:07 AM · Jan 10, 2012
 
Twitter
simon boever
@boever4
@3fritzy2 @DreyMaRae @tiwipftroy sunkist is a poor mans crush #nectarofthegods
11:35 PM · Feb 13, 2012
     
Twitter
Hannah Mitchell
@HanMitchell
@robjv @JamesGaydon @GazGShore @RoisinCaldwell @BibbyRy that’s because Orangina is a poor man’s Tango.
8:40 AM · May 23, 2012
     
Twitter
Talia Randall
@TaliaRandall
@homeofpolar ‘Miranda, the poor man’s fanta’ @seanysense Roundhouse, circa 2009
5:48 PM · Jun 5, 2012
 
Twitter
Simonhughes®
@MrSimonHughes
Orange fanta is a poor man’s orange tango :-( #Fact
7:43 AM · Aug 21, 2012
 
Twitter   
G
@GDKR_
Tango is a poor mans fanta
4:20 AM · Oct 11, 2012
   
Twitter
follo @joshhmcdonagh
@joshmcdonagh
Tango is just a poor mans fanta
3:53 PM · Oct 13, 2012
 
Twitter
SBS
@_SarahSchuelke
Crush is the poor mans sunkist #stilldelishtho
2:28 PM · Nov 7, 2012
     
Twitter
Tom
@Mr_Fielder
@williamfielder Lilt is a poor man’s Orangina!
6:34 PM · Nov 29, 2012
     
Twitter
Josh Coulson
@BristolBeadz
Tango is the poor man’s Fanta
6:05 PM · Apr 4, 2013
   
Twitter
Ronnie
@Ronniereal73
Tango is a poor man’s Fanta
3:50 PM · Jun 8, 2013
 
Twitter
Seth @seff.bsky.social
@SethWatham
@kiddykong Faygo is a poor man’s Fanta Orange.
5:44 PM · Jun 13, 2013 from Montevallo, AL
     
Twitter
Hung Solo
@iAmKudz
The poor man’s Fanta? Naah RT @DrakesPinkVag: Guys. The orange Mirinda is dericious.
1:28 PM · Oct 29, 2013
     
Twitter
The Crazy Smurf
@TheToluAdeyi
Mirinda - Poor Man’s Fanta
2:35 PM · Nov 11, 2013
 
Twitter
daria morgendorffer
@mdariajulian
tango is the poor man’s fanta
3:36 PM · Dec 19, 2013
 
Twitter
not a soul can clock
@heisdope_
Mirinda that is poor mans fanta.
12:39 PM · May 25, 2014
     
Twitter
ok
@ohhhhmonaaaay
“Fanta is a poor man’s sunkist”
1:36 PM · Jun 14, 2014
       
Twitter 
Craig Sedgwick
@Csedg
Orange Fantas is a poor man’s Tango. Innit.
11:22 AM · Oct 14, 2014
 
Twitter
The Crazy Smurf
@TheToluAdeyi
Mirinda is poor man’s Fanta
4:06 PM · Feb 28, 2015
 
Twitter
Ero Senin
@BeyoTola
Same way Mirinda is poor man’s Fanta. But 7up beats Sprite tho. Argue with ur plate of jollof rice.
10:05 AM · Apr 8, 2015
   
Twitter
John McGrath
@JohnMcGrath95
Tango really is a poor man’s Fanta.
5:37 PM · Dec 22, 2015
 
Twitter
Manuel
@Thinman__
Mirinda: Poor man’s Fanta
11:28 AM · Aug 2, 2016
     
Twitter
leafbladie@すけb休止
@leafbladie
Fanta is the poor man’s Crush.
7:39 PM · Jan 19, 2017
 
Twitter
George Williamson
@Willlliamson
Tango is just a poor man’s Fanta
8:08 AM · Apr 1, 2017
 
Twitter
Wooly
@SayingThen
Fanta is a poor man’s Sunkist
10:14 AM · Apr 12, 2017
         
Twitter
Pete Foster
@pnjfoster
Student wisdom:
Fanta is just poor man’s Orangina.
8:26 AM · May 25, 2018
   
Twitter
Jay Freeman
@OnAwayGoals
Having a can of Lilt and I tell you what gang, it’s basically a poor man’s Ting these days.
4:15 PM · Jun 5, 2018
 
Tiwtter
Mark Meyers
@revmarkmeyers
Fanta: The Devil’s Drink. Also Sunkist: the poor man’s Crush
10:05 AM · Jul 12, 2018 from Illinois, USA
 
Twitter
Mark Meyers
@revmarkmeyers
There is Fanta: the Devil’s nectar. And Sunkist: poor man’s Orange Crush.
10:38 AM · Jul 12, 2018 from Illinois, USA
     
Twitter
rachel 🦇
@figpeel
orangina is the rich mans fanta
12:46 PM · Jul 30, 2018
 
Twitter
PatrickT173
@PatrickT173
Fanta is the poor man’s Sunkist, which is the poor man’s Crush…
5:31 PM · Aug 10, 2018
 
Twitter
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟝𝕥𝕙 ᒪOKO 🍇
@godlikestevie
Merinda and Crush are the poor man’s Fanta https://t.co/0wimwoa32o
1:59 AM · Mar 14, 2019
     
Twitter
Daniel Tate
@danielrobintate
Lilt is a poor man’s Ting 🙌
2:29 AM · Apr 22, 2019
     
Twitter
Jo²
@jozavelly
Orange Mirinda is a poor man’s Fanta lmaoo, what’s the difference?
8:24 AM · May 27, 2019
   
Twitter
Lexi
@Itz_Lexie_Loves
Fanta Orange tastes like poor man’s Sunkist.. Don’t @ me
3:26 AM · Jun 3, 2019
 
Twitter
marco_lagunas
@paco29
Never thought of Faygo as white people’s Fanta always thought it was the poor man’s Fanta #MrIglesiasNetflix
8:42 PM · Jun 26, 2019
   
Twitter
Nuggets stan Jonny
@jonnyschaab
Fanta is the slightly-less-poor man’s faygo
10:20 PM · Sep 5, 2019
 
Tiwtter
@theytoldmeturn
miranda is a poverty drink 🤮 its a poor mans fanta 👎🏾
5:46 PM · May 19, 2020
       
Twitter
Busayour
@Busayo_Juyigbe
Mirinda is a “poor” man’s Fanta.
Na @kitan58 talk am o 😀
12:48 PM · May 22, 2021
 
Twitter   
Jim
@CellarDoor32
Lilt is a poor man’s Ting
2:20 PM · Jan 30, 2022
         
Twitter
Lewis
@lewis_guy10
lilt very average tango is a poor man’s fanta grow up
3:31 PM · Jul 25, 2022
 
Twitter
Steve Gillies 🏳️‍🌈
@SteveIsAwake
Tango really is the poor man’s Fanta
10:37 AM · Sep 1, 2022
 
Twitter
colourblind negress 🚸
@badgalbilli
Fanta. Sunkist is just a poor man’s Fanta
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@4LJonJon
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Oct 16, 2022
Ight I got a question, you at a cook out and you open the ice chest which one you grabbin ?
11:42 PM · Oct 17, 2022
 
Twitter
✨🐱ᶜᴬᵀ ᶜᵁᴹᴹʸ🥛✨
@penisjorts
Fanta is the poor man’s orangina
1:44 AM · Dec 30, 2022
 
Twitter
ian.wragg 🐈‍⬛ 🏆 2️⃣0️⃣ 2️⃣ 2️⃣
@ian_wragg58
Sunkist is a poor mans Fanta.
2:12 AM · Feb 12, 2023
   
Twitter
Kristopher JR Cameron 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
@itscammy89
Tango orange will always be a poor man’s Fanta 🤮
1:03 AM · Mar 27, 2023

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