Regional Sodas (or Pops)

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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2004/11/07 06:02:52 (permalink)
hey there! where in ky are you from? I'm in bowling green at western kentucky university. I've been craving some cherry 7-up but can't find it anywhere!
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Originally posted by paul and louise

i've just noticed this stuff called "cheerwine"
it has recently hit shelves here through rc

but, we we have two good native sodas here in ky
ale-8-1 -a strong ginger ale also known as swamp water
has been big in central and eastern ky where available for many decades, and is on the move
coca-cola is distributing it farther out into the state and who knows where it'll end up
the important thing is that it has made it to louisville, and when the cats beat pitino this year i know one louisville fan who will be buying me an ale 8
SKI -immortalized a decade or so ago by the ky headhunters in the smash hit "DOWN AT DUMAS WALKER'S" i like bottle of ski fer sure
itz a western ky thing tho

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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2004/11/08 15:12:28 (permalink)
Just in time for Thanksgiving!!!

http://www.jonessoda.com/files/turkey04.html


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=541&ncid=716&e=8&u=/ap/20041108/ap_on_he_me/fit_weird_soda
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2004/11/08 15:43:41 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Adjudicator

Just in time for Thanksgiving!!!

http://www.jonessoda.com/files/turkey04.html
Is this for real?
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2004/12/15 18:25:22 (permalink)
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Originally posted by nvillekat

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<div style="border: 1px #999999 solid; background-color: #DCDCDC; padding: 4px;">Originally posted by RockyB

I was wondering if anyone remembers a soda called "Pomac"? It was marketed around the late 60's as the "Soft Drink from the Continent".
Does anyone remember this stuff, and does anyone know who made it?

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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2004/12/15 19:05:01 (permalink)
When I was a kid in LA, I drank Nesbitts Orange.
What I think might be a regional one now is Stewarts Grape Soda in bottles only. I have a hard time finding it in SoCal.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2004/12/15 19:24:25 (permalink)
Capt,
Our walmart here in SoIndiana carries Stewarts Orange, grape, and Root Beer in 6 packs of 12 oz bottles Checkout your local Wally World.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2004/12/15 19:58:05 (permalink)
The Jones Soda Thanksgiving dinner is absolutely the real thing. My brother brought the boxed set as a gift for our Thanksgiving hosts. Nobody had the nerve to open up a bottle and taste. From what I hear, every effort was made to mimic the actual flavors listed on the bottle. A spokesperson for Jones hinted that they taste pretty awful.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2004/12/15 23:01:23 (permalink)
I haven't read the previous 15 pages so sorry if I echo anyone... what I remember growing up in the '60s in Kansas is Dad's Root Beer, Nesbitt's Strawberry and Orange sodas, Grapette grape... down in southeast Kansas they had NuGrape... Hire's Root Beer. And Chocolate Soldier, which still horrifies me.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/06/01 16:57:55 (permalink)
Like Cola was an unsuccessful soft drink introduced by the 7 Up company (while owned by Philip Morris) that appeared on the market in 1982. Its slogan was "Made From The Cola Nut." It was packaged in a red-and-blue can. Like Cola was the major sponsor of one of the races in the 1983 Winston Cup that occurred on July 24 of that year.

I miss the product, it was one of my favorite beverages of all time.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/06/01 17:19:02 (permalink)
I know I mentioned this one someplace before. Point Root Beer brewed by Point Brewery of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Point Special, also called the Blue Bullet is one of my favorite regional beers.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/06/30 15:47:29 (permalink)
I haven't read all of this, but Cotton Club in Cleveland was my choice of beverage, especially the fruity flavors when I was a kid, and the 50/50 or ginger ale as an adult.

When we'd visit my grandmother in Pittsburgh, she always had a pitcher of Lemon Blennd for us -- it was an orange-lemon syrup sold as a concentrate and you mixed it with water. I dunno if you can still buy it -- or if I'd even want to drink it anymore. We'd wash down our Isaly's Klondike bars with it.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/06/30 16:24:55 (permalink)
Growing up in MC mtns near we had Cheerwine from Salisbury, NC and Dr. Enuf from Johnson City , TN . Dr. Enuf is the strangest tasting stuff ever but it is making a big comeback. The guy who bottled it was a great guy who recently died but he had all types of other reginonal drinks which I never had.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/06/30 16:35:58 (permalink)
Cheerwine is in many of the stores on both sides of the River in the Louisville Area. It is frequently found in the "bargain" endcaps and near the registers for 'impulse' buying. Seems to be selling fairly well.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/06/30 16:40:41 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Tristan Indiana

I know I mentioned this one someplace before. Point Root Beer brewed by Point Brewery of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Point Special, also called the Blue Bullet is one of my favorite regional beers.

I agree!
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/02 23:32:57 (permalink)
Does anyone else remember Ramblin' Root Beer? I believe Coca-Cola made that one.
Also, is Mello Yello still around? I live in Massachusetts and haven't seen that one in a long time.
In Fall River, MA there was a soda company called White Eagle. The soda came in glass bottles and you returned them to the bottling company when emptied. I think they went bye-bye in the early '80s.
Also, does anyone remember a place called The Pop Shoppe? My grandfather used to go there to get small glass bottles of crazy soda flavors. You bought the mixed soda flavors by the case and like White Eagle, you returned the empties. I can remember the sodas being strange colors like gumball blue and neon green.
I read the prior posts and to see names like Cott and Cliquot Club...boy, that brings back memories!
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/03 00:08:29 (permalink)

Mello Yellow is still selling in the Louisville area...mixed in with all the various Coke products! It never has enjoyed the market share that Mountain Dew has developed, even with the old "Chug-a-Lug" bottles.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/03 01:47:00 (permalink)
In Upstate New York, we used to get White Rock soda (think it was from Pennsylvania?). Its bottles and cans had a figure of a wood nymph on the label. The ginger ale was great.

Speaking of ginger ale, the best I have ever tasted was Snapple's Jamaican ginger beer; a powerful, spicy flavor, carbonated. I could only find this in Western Massachusetts ten years ago. Has anyone seen it around? Or has Snapple dropped it from distribution?
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/03 02:41:58 (permalink)
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Originally posted by tacchino


Speaking of ginger ale, the best I have ever tasted was Snapple's Jamaican ginger beer; a powerful, spicy flavor, carbonated. I could only find this in Western Massachusetts ten years ago. Has anyone seen it around? Or has Snapple dropped it from distribution?


You will find it is a "retired flavor" if you go to http://www.snapple.com/index.asp?Pageid=1&subid=1h&contentid=1h
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/03 04:34:53 (permalink)
I followed your link and found a fun game on questions underneath bottle caps.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/03 09:29:07 (permalink)
In southern Ohio, we have Gem soda, which is made and bottled in little Wellston in Jackson County, lots of flavors.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/03 09:36:38 (permalink)
Saints be praised CHEERWINE "the nectar of the Carolinas" has finally reached central Illinois. No longer will I have to wait for the annual trip to Bristol,Tn. to stock up.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/03 22:10:32 (permalink)
There used to be a White Rock Soda bottling company in New Bedford, MA. I don't know if it's still there. As far as I know, it was there at least through the early 1990's. Back in the '80's, I knew of an individual who used to "entertain" members of the opposite sex behind the building....but that's another story.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/05 15:21:33 (permalink)
In Upstate NY, we have had a number of Locals, Adirondack, their Black Cherry rocked, British-American, C & C, RC, we used to have Wink Squirt here. My sister used to live in Michigan and I loved Faygo Redpop when I would go and visit her.
We can't get diet Mt Dew code red or Diet cherry 7up (we can get 2 liters of diet Cherry 7up) up here. probably the 2 best diet sodas made.
My wife is from Russia and she says that Fanta was huge there when she left back in 1996.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/08 22:41:22 (permalink)
Growing up in Queens, NY in the early 60's, I remember being a big fan of Mission Cream soda. Mission was a local brand, I believe, that offered all kinds of flavors, including Pineapple, Orange, Grape, Black Cherry--good stuff! We also had Nedick's Orange, marketed for the Nedick's chain of corner "hot dog" restaurants and then there was Cott, which carried various flavors, also including Orange. The reason I mention that: After graduating high school, a friend went to the bottling plant in College Point to interview for a job. A tour of the facility was included--and he swore he saw all of those aforementioned labels being filled from the same dispenser. Right after that I switched to Coke.
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/08 23:56:47 (permalink)
Octopus:
Where in Upstate were you? I can remember drinking Faygo soda in Central New York in the '70's...it was too "strawberryish" for me, but I recall it being much cheaper than the alternatives....
I remember C&C and Adirondack, too!
I still am in official mourning for the retirement of Snapple's Jamaican Ginger Beer.. I wonder what it would take to bring it back?
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/09 00:43:49 (permalink)
I am 54 years old and haved always live in the greater Niles, Michigan Area, Niles is near the Indiana-Michigan Stateline, Niles is about 10 miles from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana.


I can remember the following brands in this area from the late 1950's to the early 1970's and some of these brands are still around.

50/50 which is made by Canfield's of Chicago, Ill. Also Shasta and Faygo. All 3 of these were competitors of each other. There was also Vernor's, Rambling Root Beer, Neilh, Orange Crush, RC Cola, Fanta(which I thought was made by Coke), and Canada Dry!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/09 00:45:38 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Jennifer_4

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<div style="border: 1px #999999 solid; background-color: #DCDCDC; padding: 4px;">Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

Turn on the 1970's or 80's memory files and see who recall's the AD campaign for Dr. Pepper that pushed using it as a HOT beverage...Steaming Mug with a Lemon Slice floating on top, Winter scene, kids playing in the snow, Mom(?) watching out the frosted window as she sipped the hot beverage???? It had to be that era, as we moved to Louisville (the first time) in 1978, and I recall the AD's being run on TV here. Never tried it Hot.


Mr Mayor, my sainted grandmother used to fix me this treat at my request back in the mid 60's.. it really was tasty... you should try it!



I remember the Hot Dr. Pepper Ads, but my menory tells me, these ads are from the late 1950's or early 1960's.........
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/10 00:13:12 (permalink)
Tacchino, I live in Near Saratoga. you in upstate or from upstate?
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/17 19:34:59 (permalink)
Squirt has been around for years! I grew up in Central Illinois, and my dad used to sell it in his grocery store. I had a sign on my bedroom door...you know the one, that would say open on one side and closed on the other...along with the little Squirt kid. When they came out with Diet Squirt a few years ago, I loved it. i also liked Fresca, and Wink, and Pal Cola (kind a precursor to Mountain Dew, but not as sweet. Probably less caffeine, too>) I also remember O-So-Good soda, particularly strawberry Anyone else seen this?
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RE: Regional Sodas (or Pops) 2005/07/17 22:22:56 (permalink)
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Squirt has been around for years! I grew up in Central Illinois, and my dad used to sell it in his grocery store. I had a sign on my bedroom door...you know the one, that would say open on one side and closed on the other...along with the little Squirt kid. When they came out with Diet Squirt a few years ago, I loved it. i also liked Fresca, and Wink, and Pal Cola (kind a precursor to Mountain Dew, but not as sweet. Probably less caffeine, too>) I also remember O-So-Good soda, particularly strawberry Anyone else seen this?


I also remember squirt from the 1950's! For many years, Squirt was made, bottled and distributed by Brook's Beverage Company of Holland Michigan.

http://www.dpsu.com/squirt.html
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