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genericides.org keeps a list of generic trademarks. We support the list with examples of "generic use" in newspapers worldwide. The entry below is such example.

She powered through on a mixture of nervous adrenaline and hormone-induced nausea, buoyed by customers who brought her ginger ale and saltines

Involved trademark

Involved news organisation

Date
Is the trademark here used in an expression?
No
In what news organisation did it appear?
The Washington Post