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lennonlover2005

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Best Soda Pop in the USA! Thu, 12/29/05 10:06 AM (permalink)
My vote is for Vernor's...First made here in Michigan back after the civil War...great for marinating ham, sore tummys and for making creamales...(mix vanilla ice cream and Vernor's together!)www.vernors.com
 
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    wheregreggeats.com

    RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Thu, 12/29/05 10:42 AM (permalink)
    Some friends sent me a six pack of root beer (I'll try to dig up the name) from somewhere in WI. It was excellent.

    Kemper products out here in the west is always a good, premium, choice.

     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Thu, 12/29/05 11:04 AM (permalink)
      Foxon Park Birch Beer and Stewart's Root Beer.
       
      #3
        wheregreggeats.com

        RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Thu, 12/29/05 11:14 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

        Foxon Park Birch Beer and Stewart's Root Beer.

        A Faxon Park and a JB Special from the now closed BiMonte's Pizza was a great combo -- delivered to my hotel room down the block at the now closed Howard Johnson's made the trip worthwhile.

        (That HoJo is one of the only decent ones I've encountered in recent years ... it is now being renovated into a Clarion, by the same operators. The new place will be a valid place to stay, but probably a lot more pricey.)
         
        #4
          wheregreggeats.com

          RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Thu, 12/29/05 11:23 AM (permalink)
          Has anyone else noticed that Dr. Pepper is far better in Texas than anyplace else ???

          Is it the water ???

          Is it that it is best at the original bottling plant ???

           
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            rmcielwain

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            RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Thu, 12/29/05 11:43 AM (permalink)

            Is it because they make it with real sugar?
             
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              Saint Matt

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              RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Thu, 12/29/05 11:53 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

              Has anyone else noticed that Dr. Pepper is far better in Texas than anyplace else ???

              Is it the water ???

              Is it that it is best at the original bottling plant ???




              Dr. Pepper that is bottled in Dublin, Texas is made with pure cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. That's why it's so much better. I don't like regular Dr. Pepper, but love "Dublin Dr. Pepper."

              http://www.dublindrpepper.com/
               
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                roossy90

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                RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Thu, 12/29/05 12:32 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by lennonlover2005

                My vote is for Vernor's...First made here in Michigan back after the civil War...great for marinating ham, sore tummys and for making creamales...(mix vanilla ice cream and Vernor's together!)www.vernors.com


                I LOVE Vernor's. I grew up on that in Miami, FL!
                And that is going back to the 60's and I still buy it to this very day!
                Another vote is for Royal Castle Birch Beer....
                Tara
                 
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                  Fat guy 42

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                  RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Fri, 12/30/05 3:38 PM (permalink)
                  Dr Browns cream soda... I like Vernor's too!

                  And I'm definitely a pepper
                   
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                    roossy90

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                    RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Fri, 12/30/05 7:32 PM (permalink)
                    Ever notice how you always sneeze after you pop open a Vernor's?
                    Tara
                    (or is it just me?
                     
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                      lennonlover2005

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                      RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Fri, 12/30/05 8:24 PM (permalink)
                      I sneeze too....but then that is a part of the appeal of Vernor's...if you yahoo the name and look it up under "images" you will find an original Vernors mural in Flint Michigan from the 1920's or 30's...very cool. You can get Vernors cream ales at Bill Thomas Haloburgers...soooo worth it! (or make it yourself...)
                       
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                        roossy90

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                        RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Fri, 12/30/05 8:41 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by lennonlover2005

                        I sneeze too....but then that is a part of the appeal of Vernor's...if you yahoo the name and look it up under "images" you will find an original Vernors mural in Flint Michigan from the 1920's or 30's...very cool. You can get Vernors cream ales at Bill Thomas Haloburgers...soooo worth it! (or make it yourself...)


                        I think I would be disappointed if I DIDNT sneeze.... It seems to be a part of drinking one!
                        Tara
                         
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                          mayor al

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                          RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Fri, 12/30/05 9:00 PM (permalink)
                          Vernor's, 'Real Dr Pepper' (yes you can taste the difference), Mission Orange (SoCal, but no longer available I think), Moxie, Cheerwine, Icy-Mug A & W Root Beer where it is still on 'Draft'. All of the above are on my top-taste list.
                          Add to that Big Red when I want to fit into the social group at a Texas BBQ that doesn't serve Beer.
                           
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                            sizz

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                            RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Fri, 12/30/05 9:18 PM (permalink)
                            I too love Vernor's..................... and it looks like we all love Vernor's so I wonder why it's so damn hard to find............... I remember as a kid in up-state NY there was a shop that all they served was Vernor's it came out of a fountain not a bottle, and you could also get it with a shot of a real cream ................. yes Vernor's is my all time favorite
                            and now for what I think has got to be the worst Soda Pop in the world..... " MOXIE" yuk

                            any one ever heard of a Pop called Johnny Ryan?
                             
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                              chicagostyledog

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                              RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 8:25 AM (permalink)
                              Green River
                              Orange Crush
                              Sprecher's Root Beer
                              Dr. Brown's Black Cherry
                               
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                                QFan

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                                RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 9:20 AM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                                Vernor's, 'Real Dr Pepper' (yes you can taste the difference), Mission Orange (SoCal, but no longer available I think), Moxie, Cheerwine, Icy-Mug A & W Root Beer where it is still on 'Draft'. All of the above are on my top-taste list.
                                Add to that Big Red when I want to fit into the social group at a Texas BBQ that doesn't serve Beer.


                                ATM, I usually agree w/ you on most things, but have you actually tasted Moxie? Stuff tastes like cough syrup. Living on the eastern seaboard for the past 30+ yrs I had heard distant rumors from New Englanders about the Moxie mystique. So this past summer Mrs QFan and I had an opportunity to take a car trip through parts of Maine and managed to find some Moxie at a small gas station. Well, QFan had to try it and UGHHH! Couldn't even finish the bottle. I guess you either love it or hate it. I don't see how you could be lukewarm about the stuff.

                                QFan
                                Bonita Springs, FL
                                 
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                                  mayor al

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                                  RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 10:09 AM (permalink)

                                  QFan,
                                  I understand your feelings about MOXIE. When I tried it the first couple of times my reaction was just like yours...But Watch Out, The stuff grows on you. It DOES taste like carbonated LAVORIS mouthwash! But after a while you start to crave it !! It's not the top of my list...but when we get within the marketing area I have to have it !! Forget the Diet version...It is yuck!!
                                   
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                                    mr chips

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                                    RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 10:13 AM (permalink)
                                    Henry Weinhard's Root Beer is a personal favorite.
                                     
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                                      MilwFoodlovers

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                                      RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 1:53 PM (permalink)
                                      Sprecher and Blumer's Root Beer are both great. So CSD, how was the Berghoff? Huber Brewing Company in Monroe WI makes both Blumer's soft drinks and Berghoff beer. This fall Monroe has their Cheese Festival and it's well worth attending. Baumgarteners Tavern in downtown Monroe is a working American treasure and serves Roadfood worthy sandwiches such as a Limberger on rye with a thick slice of raw onion;mmmm!
                                      BTW, I love Diet Blenheim's!
                                       
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                                        roossy90

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                                        RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 1:58 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by fpczyz

                                        I too love Vernor's..................... and it looks like we all love Vernor's so I wonder why it's so damn hard to find............... I remember as a kid in up-state NY there was a shop that all they served was Vernor's it came out of a fountain not a bottle, and you could also get it with a shot of a real cream ................. yes Vernor's is my all time favorite
                                        and now for what I think has got to be the worst Soda Pop in the world..... " MOXIE" yuk

                                        any one ever hear of a Pop called Johnny Ryan?


                                        I cant find it up here in Maine, but it was all over the grocery stores in Florida...I MISS IT!
                                        Poor substitute is regular ginger ale, but I only like Schweppes...
                                         
                                        #20
                                          Sundancer7

                                          RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 2:03 PM (permalink)
                                          Sorry for being so ordinary but it is definately Diet Coke for me. I have it for breakfast.

                                          I was in Germany a few years ago and they thought I was crazy for wanting a Diet Coke for breakfast. The waitress got downright agitated when I requested the third one.

                                          Paul E. Smith
                                          Knoxville, TN
                                           
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                                            mayor al

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                                            RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 2:54 PM (permalink)

                                            Paul,
                                            You're not alone. I do enjoy Mountain Dew with my 'Libation' in the evening. We chuckle as we call the mixture a "Redneck Whiskey Sour", but we enjoy them very much.
                                             
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                                              chicagostyledog

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                                              RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 3:00 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

                                              Sprecher and Blumer's Root Beer are both great. So CSD, how was the Berghoff? Huber Brewing Company in Monroe WI makes both Blumer's soft drinks and Berghoff beer. This fall Monroe has their Cheese Festival and it's well worth attending. Baumgarteners Tavern in downtown Monroe is a working American treasure and serves Roadfood worthy sandwiches such as a Limberger on rye with a thick slice of raw onion;mmmm!
                                              BTW, I love Diet Blenheim's!


                                              We had a great time. See my review under the "Berghoff's Closing " post. BTW, I enjoyed a cold mug of Berghoff's root beer last night with my wiener schnitzel. Another good Wisconsin drink is Gray's Gourmet Root Beer. They've been around forever.

                                              Happy New Year

                                              CSD
                                               
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                                                Big Dave

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                                                RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 3:42 PM (permalink)
                                                My top choice is TaB. I get regular Diet Coke if the Kroger doesn't have TaB.
                                                 
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                                                  cementhead

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                                                  RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 4:24 PM (permalink)
                                                  I really like sundrop.It is not available where I live.Maybe if I could get it anytime it would lose its appeal.
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    enginecapt

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                                                    RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sat, 12/31/05 5:35 PM (permalink)
                                                    Vernors
                                                    Dr Pepper
                                                    Fountain Coke
                                                    Stewart's Grape
                                                    Nesbitts Orange (NLA)
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      phatphil

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                                                      RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sun, 01/1/06 1:10 PM (permalink)
                                                      nehi grape,dads root beer and a cold glass bottle only of green river
                                                       
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                                                        jeepguy

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                                                        RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sun, 01/1/06 2:25 PM (permalink)
                                                        Jones Turkey and Gravy, or the Broccoli Casserole flavor. I've had this stuff for a few weeks, along with Corn-on-the-Cob, and two others. I took this stuff to work but everyone was chicken to try it- me too! I just can't imagine! Brand new gift pack will be put away until a brave soul crosses my threshold.
                                                         
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                                                          lennonlover2005

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                                                          RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sun, 01/1/06 3:45 PM (permalink)
                                                          To roossy90 and fpczyz and anyone else here that loves Vernor's and CANNOT find it in their locale...I would be more than willing to send you a bottle or can no charge( I AM SEROUS!)...just so you can have a taste again. I took some to my Michigan friend who lives in New Zealand and she cried tears of joy when I gave her a can of it! So just email me at carachapina@yahoo.com and we can arrange something...My treat!
                                                           
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                                                            enginecapt

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                                                            RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA! Sun, 01/1/06 3:55 PM (permalink)
                                                            What a nice thing to do! It's available in So Cal, otherwise you'd be hearing from me.
                                                             
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