There was something about drinking a soda from a bottle. I had a particular fondness for Grapico. I drink the diet Grapico from a can these days, but drinking from a can limits the experience that I remember. I liked the bumpiness of the bottle, and the feel of the chill on the bottle. As with most colas, sipping a cold beverage from a bottle makes the treat somehow complete.
If I could go back in time. I'd go to Claytons and draw me an ice cold Grapico from their soda chest. I'd pop that cap and drink it slow. I'd take a little time to browse through the comic book rack. It would be great to go back, just long enough for a taste of it.