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2007/06/23 20:04:19 (permalink)

What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop?

Whoever made that list up needs to admit that there's a western part of the continent too. I've heard of only one of those (Moxie) and tasted none. Never even encountered them. Jeeze louise.

Some suggestions:
Jones Soda
Stewart's Beverages
Dublin Dr. Pepper
Jarritos
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    Greymo
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/23 20:54:12 (permalink)
    I have lived in the East all of my life and have never had one of these drinks and have heard of only two of them.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/23 20:54:35 (permalink)
    I'm in Michigan, travelled extensively over the East, and I've heard of not one thing on that list.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/23 21:03:46 (permalink)
    I have heard of Dr Brown's Cel-Ray--but it ain't no favorite of mine.
    Does it mix well with bourbon ????
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/23 21:06:55 (permalink)
    You don't know Moxie? It's great stuff. Picture a soda concocted from 85% root beer and 15% turpentine. Yummm..
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/23 21:11:07 (permalink)
    Well they don't have any of those in my neck of the woods
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/23 21:18:20 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Well they don't have any of those in my neck of the woods
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    I think it is because the population is so low there and they don't want to kill any of you guys off.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/23 21:36:49 (permalink)
    FYI - when I put the poll together, the idea was to identify unique, specific flavors with a regional identity, not regional brands of soda that come in many flavors. No doubt there are other unique regional flavors out there. If you know of any, please post them!
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/23 21:46:12 (permalink)
    Only one I've tried has been Big Red.. Not even sure if it's available around here anymore.. (Thats even if it's the same Big Red in the survey)..
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/23 21:48:38 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Bruce Bilmes & Sue Boyle

    FYI - when I put the poll together, the idea was to identify unique, specific flavors with a regional identity, not regional brands of soda that come in many flavors. No doubt there are other unique regional flavors out there. If you know of any, please post them!

    Vernor's!
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/23 22:24:00 (permalink)
    I finally found the new Polar Classics line last week and was unimpressed. When I treat myself to a rare soft drink I'll stick to Boylan's.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 14:53:07 (permalink)
    Franks Black Cherry Wischniak in the Philly area. A classic.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 15:08:11 (permalink)
    Vernors
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 15:26:58 (permalink)
    Way back when- growing up in Upstate NY- there was a local soda brewer- Zeeh's- they had the best grape and orange and saspirella (?) sodas anywhere. When we were home for a visit 8 summers ago we were saddened to learn that they were no longer in business. Too bad, they were really good, relatively inexpensive, and delivered right to your door!
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 15:38:19 (permalink)

    I posted this on the other thread about this survey... but will add it here.
    I like MOXIE. Cheerwine is ok, but not something I would drink on a regular basis. I used to be addicted to Big Red, but not so much anymore. I like Dr'Browns Black Cherry and Root Beer, but the Cel-Ray is disgusting. All of these are available in the Louisville area.

    Where's the Mission Orange, VERNOR's GingerAle, Or Faygo RedPop?

    I would put Vernor's at the top of my list, followed by RedPop, then Big Red and MOXIE.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 15:46:57 (permalink)
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    You don't know Moxie? It's great stuff. Picture a soda concocted from 85% root beer and 15% turpentine. Yummm..


    I thought it was, 85% turpentine and 15% root beer.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 16:08:43 (permalink)
    I would add Sun-Drop
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 16:31:30 (permalink)
    What about Ale-8-One?
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 16:35:00 (permalink)
    STEWARTS AND JONES IS SOME GOOD STUFF, YOU CAN ORDER THEM AT ANY CRACKER BARREL RESTAURANT,MUST BE A SOUTHERN SODA
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 16:36:09 (permalink)
    I could have sworn I saw a post in this thread earlier touting Foxon Park birch beer. I was planning on agreeing with that post. Foxon Park birch beer is fantastic. Although, I always drank the Foxon Park orange soda with my apizza when I was a kid. As I recall, that was one of just two soda brands available at Pepe's. The other was Paramount, which was bottled in West haven by the Spiegel family.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 16:40:37 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by phatphil

    STEWARTS AND JONES IS SOME GOOD STUFF, YOU CAN ORDER THEM AT ANY CRACKER BARREL RESTAURANT,MUST BE A SOUTHERN SODA

    I don't know about Jones, but Stewart's originated in Mansfield, Ohio.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 17:02:51 (permalink)
    I believe Jones is Western Canada in origin.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 17:37:17 (permalink)
    On behalf of my son, Ian:

    Cheerwine, which we get in NC every year and have had shipped to the house.

    I love Blenheim ginger ale.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 18:08:44 (permalink)
    I don't know if they're still in business but there use to be a company out of the Binghamton N.Y. area called fawn beverages that were delicious. the orange soda even had orange pulp in it.
    fawn
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 19:06:53 (permalink)
    Stewart's and Jones are both national brands now. Any soda you can get in places like Cracker Barrel, Panera Bread, and Target are bound to compromise their quality at some point. In my earlier post I expressed my fondness for Boylan's but I completely forgot about Cooper's Cave Brewery in Glens Falls, NY. I don't know where to get it other than at the brewery. They make several varieties, all excellent, as are their beers. The only other soda I drink on occasion is the carbonated version of PJ's BBQ lingonberry soda. I think it's called Crystal Beach. You can get it at PJ's or at upstate NY Price Choppers and Hannafords. It's quite sweet. I recommend watering it down about 25%.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/24 20:00:09 (permalink)
    I've heard of all those sodas except "Manhattan Special" but never tried any of them, so I couldn't vote.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/25 08:53:46 (permalink)
    Stewart's and, I beleive, Jones, are available as specialty items in Massachusetts, usually at delis, dog shops and the like and sometimes in specialty markets. I thought they had limited national distribution. Jarritos is also available in Latin markets and some supermarkets with Latin foods sections.

    Manhattan Special is my pick. On it's own it's tasty, quite sweet, and not something I'd drink a lot of, but it makes the best ice cream sodas ever. Sweet expresso soda over good vanilla. Wish I could get some for our 3rd of July cookout! When I lived in NYC it was even difficult to find in Queens.
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/25 09:30:14 (permalink)
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/25 09:56:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    I could have sworn I saw a post in this thread earlier touting Foxon Park birch beer. I was planning on agreeing with that post. Foxon Park birch beer is fantastic. Although, I always drank the Foxon Park orange soda with my apizza when I was a kid. As I recall, that was one of just two soda brands available at Pepe's. The other was Paramount, which was bottled in West haven by the Spiegel family.


    Michael,

    That was me, and there is a competing thread somewhere with a great reason to try Moxie.
    Pepe's, Sally's and Modern all feature Foxon Park sodas. Modern uses fountain syrup. Pepe's brings out a large bottle of the soda, enough to last for the whole pizza. No need for refills.
    I took my brother from Californiia there and he ordered a diet Coke which came out in a piddling 8 oz. glass. Looking at my bottle, he realized that I had the better deal. Sure it is made with pure sugar, but when you are having two pizzas, a diet soda means very little.
    There are at least 12 flavors along with sparkling and tonic waters. I cannot find any bottles in any stores, but have seen delivery trucks taking bottles somewhere.

    http://www.foxonpark.com/

    mark
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    RE: What's Your Favorite Regional Soda/Pop? 2007/06/25 11:11:13 (permalink)
    Barqs Root beer
    http://www.barqs.com/home.jsp
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