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Norka Sparkling Beverages | Akron
Jacob Paquin founded Norka in 1924 as a response to Prohibition, and during peak production in the 1930s, the company moved more than 24,000 bottles of the stuff a day. Michael Considine revived the brand in 2015 and still packages the old-school sodas in classic glass bottles. Today, Norka sells four soda varieties: Cherry-Strawberry, Root Beer, Orange and Ginger Ale. Available at Acme Fresh Market locations in northeast Ohio and select stores across Ohio.