Fizzies candy drinks have a long, winding history throughout American culture. Developed in the 50s by Emerson Drug company, the company soon came under the Warner Lambert umbrella and gained national distribution. It became famous for many TV and movie appearances, including National Lampoon's Animal House. Unfortunately for Fizzies, in 1968 the FDA banned cyclamates, which it used to sweeten the drink mix. Unable to find an alternative, Fizzies disappeared from the market for 30 years. With the introduction of aspartame in the frm of NutraSweet, Fizzies made a comeback in the 90s. That form of Fizzies failed as well. Only in the 2000s, with the introduction of sucralose, has the brand made a sustained comeback. It is currently available in a number of flavors, and is packaged just like the original.