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MOXIE TRIVIA and FACTS

In 2005 Maine designated Moxie® as the Official State Soft Drink.

Moxie is a carbonated soft drink created by Augustin Thompson in Lowell, Massachusetts.  He was a homeopathic physician (not a pharmacist).  Thompson created  'Moxie Nerve Food' in 1884, and registered the trademark in 1885.  It was first sold in 1884.  The year 1876 is frequently cited as the year of Moxie's creation, but there does not seem to be any evidence for that earlier date (even the company's website denies the 1876 date).  By the 1920s Moxie outsold Coca-Cola.

The WW I army slang term 'moxie,' meaning the ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage' comes from this soft drink.

(Moxie Beverage Company website: >www.drinkmoxie.com )
 

 

 

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