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Riku The Surfer
Junior Burger
2006/07/20 03:56:14
Anybody have that one soda that you always loved and then one day while searching for it...it's gone.

Mine...is the great blast of citrusy goodness SURGE. God I loved that stuff. Granted Coke made Vault which is allright I guess...but it's way too Sprite-y for my memory of "FEED THE RUSH".

So anyone else have a favorite soda that's now in the graveyard?
Fieldthistle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 05:44:55
Hello All,
Riku, years ago there was a soda called Kickapoo-Joy Juice. It was like Mt. Dew.
And we also had Double-Cola, a 16 oz. bottle that costs the same as an 8 oz. one.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle
Beer&Snausages
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 08:51:44
Here's a link to Galco's Soda Pop Shop in SoCal, they carry some hard to find Pop's and they ship via UPS.

http://www.sodapopstop.com/home.cfm

Carrying favorite's like Nesbitt's Strawberry, Original Recipe Dr. Pepper, Moxie, Cane Sugar Coca-Cola and more. Also hard to find Birch Beers, Egg Cremes and others like Henry Weinhard, TommyKnocker Creme Sodas.
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 09:01:32
quote:
Originally posted by Beer&Snausages

Here's a link to Galco's Soda Pop Shop in SoCal, they carry some hard to find Pop's and they ship via UPS.

http://www.sodapopstop.com/home.cfm

Carrying favorite's like Nesbitt's Strawberry, Original Recipe Dr. Pepper, Moxie, Cane Sugar Coca-Cola and more. Also hard to find Birch Beers, Egg Cremes and others like Henry Weinhard, TommyKnocker Creme Sodas.


Ahhhhh, the have Nehi peach!
Fieldthistle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 09:16:03
Hello All,
I just remembered one I loved, an orange drink called Tru-Aid. It
was similiar to Orange Crush, but not having as strong of an orange taste.
Riku, thanks for making my memory stir itself down my soda lane history.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle
Capybara91
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 11:53:33
Faygo Brau by Faygo, Blue Sky (the old one), and Get-Up, which was like 7-Up, only fizzier.
signman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 12:15:43
What you will find if you actually visit Galco's store is that they make a very good and very cheap Italian hoagie. I went there for soda, and had a great sandwich to go with my Hires.
Wander
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 12:26:06
Original New York Seltzer black cherry, and their root beer. Came in little 10 oz. glass bottles and was the best thing on a hot summer's day.
Pigiron
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 12:46:06
When I was a kid, all the soda in our house was a brand called "Hammer". We bought it at a beverage warehouse, where you bought it by the case (returnable glass bottles) and could mix and match all the flavors. It was totally generic, with names like "Cola", "Orange", "Lemon/Lime", etc. and was pretty bad, but way cheaper than the national brands.

I do NOT miss it!
octopus
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 16:50:29
Adirondack Black Cherry
xannie_01
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 17:04:52
frank's black cherry wishniack is it franks? thanks:)

and i can't find diet squirt anywhere:(
Funktron
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 17:27:35
Well, Squirt is still around---but the fact is, back in the late 60's and early 70's, the taste was different. Back then, maybe it was cane sugar instead of corn syrup or maybe it was some other ingredient difference---but Squirt from that era was king of the pops for me---perfectly carbonated with a light grapefruit flavor and just the right sweetness/sour calibration. I think 7-Up of that era was better too. Nehi made some great flavors and RC Cola was good stuff.
jvsmom
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/20 17:52:12
I remember Shasta Apple soda came out when I was in about the fourth grade. I loved it, but if memory serves it didn't last long. I came upon it again about 15 years later, but it didn't seem the same, so I only bought it once.

I had forgotten about Adirondack! Thanks for bringing back that memory.

Anyone remember Pop Shoppe? My mother used to go there and buy soda by the case. It came in these really small bottles, but there seemed to be an endless supply of different flavors. Every fruit you can imagine and then some, plus the standard cola, root beer, etc. For my mother to buy that much of it, it must have been pretty cheap. But I don't think that lasted long either. And although I remember where the place was, I can't remember if it was a separate store by itself, or connected to the K-Mart next door.
Lucky Bishop
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/21 01:54:46
Most of Safewway's Cragmont breand sodas were pretty dire, as I recall, but I loved the Cragmont Sparkling Punch. It was very lightly carbonated and not *too* sweet. The closest comparison I can think of is Delaware Punch, which might as well be defunct itself, as it's only sold in Latin America now.
wlaurie
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/21 07:23:59
What I miss the most is any soda in a 16 oz. glass bottle. Nothing like a cold Mt. Dew in a bottle on a hot summer day.
roadrash
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/21 15:48:29
Virginia Dare
Tristan Indiana
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/21 16:27:47
I used to get Hansen's Manderian Orange Soda at the food co-op near UCLA or at Tradeer Joes, but I haven't seen it around where I live now.
tarragon
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/21 17:57:17
Several years ago, Canada Dry used to make a Cherry Ginger Ale. Boy, was that stuff good! Talk about thirst quenching - that stuff really hit the spot for me. Then all of a sudden, they stopped making it. They still have the cranberry ginger ale and (I think) raspberry ginger ale, but no more cherry.

Safeway is carrying Hansen's natural soda now, Tristan Indiana - it's part of their natural/organic food and drink offerings, I think. *LOL* And my daughter and I have become addicted to the Hansen's Cherry Vanilla Creme soda - delicious tasting but chock full of sugar!! " />
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/21 19:01:59
Costco usually stocks various HANSEN's flavors (by the case)

One old flavor I haven't seen in a generation is/wasMission Orange. It may be just the memories of 50 years fading or other stuff like that, but Mission Orange was a favorite of mine - way back when!

Someone commented on the 16oz glass bottles. In the late 70's, I hadn't seen a returnable bottle for ages by then, we relocated to Southern Indiana and all of a sudden we were surrounded by both Coke and Pepsi products in the tall 16oz returnables. (Dr Pepper and Big Red and others also) Those tall 'stretch' bottles got so nice and cold so quickly in the refrigerator. They were sold in 8-packs with (around here) a 10 cent deposit on each bottle.

A few years later they disappeared and suddenly we had the squat-fat-disposable 16oz bottle, with the plastic-foam label that was the backbone of vending sales for a long time. I got kind of used to the the way those bottles 'fit' my hand...but they took a lot longer than the tall bottles to get cold. At first they were glass, but shortly after their introduction they changed to the plastic bottle.
The the 20 oz was introduced...and the vending price shot up to a buck. Nowadays the size varies so much you have to look closely and know your metric conversion tables to do any comparison!! We tend to buy the 24oz size when they are on sale--frequently around here-- or just stay with the cans which are always 'cheap'. I pass on the 16.9oz (metric size the half-litre).

Like the attachment to certain flavors that are now long gone... the container and the size of the 'bottle' are links to our 'earlier years', and I enjoy reliving those memories when I can.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/21 20:39:41
Fresno had calandra Bros. bottling and they several of their own fruit flavors. Boy were they good. Years after they went out of business I met one of the daughters, Linda Calandra, and we had a great time reminessing about the sodas her family made.

MikeS.
russ2304
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/21 21:18:43
Anybody remember Frosty Root Beer-----bear on label----------made best root beer float in the universe---------is it still around?

Rustyballs
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/22 23:59:40
quote:
Originally posted by russ2304

Anybody remember Frosty Root Beer-----bear on label----------made best root beer float in the universe---------is it still around?

Rustyballs


Frosty was (is) great! I loved it.
tacchino
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/23 00:49:48
Snapple's Jamaican Ginger Beer...what a great flavor...sharp, and full of ginger.
I think it has been about 10 years since they stopped producing it.

Loved the original Tab and Fresca, but their tastes have drastically changed (and not for the better, IMHO). I wonder if I remember the aftertaste of cyclamates???
John In Seattle
Hamburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/23 03:34:50
quote:
Originally posted by Riku The Surfer

Anybody have that one soda that you always loved and then one day while searching for it...it's gone.

Mine...is the great blast of citrusy goodness SURGE. God I loved that stuff. Granted Coke made Vault which is allright I guess...but it's way too Sprite-y for my memory of "FEED THE RUSH".

So anyone else have a favorite soda that's now in the graveyard?


Mine would be Wink soda, and delaware punch.
Tastytoo
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/23 15:43:31
quote:
Originally posted by John In Seattle

quote:
Originally posted by Riku The Surfer

Anybody have that one soda that you always loved and then one day while searching for it...it's gone.

Mine...is the great blast of citrusy goodness SURGE. God I loved that stuff. Granted Coke made Vault which is allright I guess...but it's way too Sprite-y for my memory of "FEED THE RUSH".

So anyone else have a favorite soda that's now in the graveyard?


Mine would be Wink soda, and delaware punch.
I searched for Wink and found it at Amazon. It states that it is sold through Hometown Favorites.

http://www.hometownfavorites.com
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/23 15:53:43
Can you still get Canfield's anyplace ???
Danmel
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/23 20:32:41
Dr. Browns Diet Celray. They still make the Diet Black Cherry and Cream flavors, but not diet Celray. Every now and then, I just cut loose and have a regular Cel-Ray. A NYC Jewish thing to be sure, but you haven'tlived till you've had celery soda!
drpep
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/23 20:58:29
Kickapoo is still around as is Double Cola and Frostie Root beer.
www.double-cola.com
www.popsoda.com
Mountain Dew in 12oz glass bottle made with real sugar can still be found in North Carolina.
Delaware Punch is also still around, although I believe it comes from Mexico.
I have seen Canfields in cans somewhere between NY and Florida in the last 2 years, I think at Kroger in VA.
Adirondack Black Cherry? I think I still see that, I could be wrong.
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/23 21:17:43
quote:
Originally posted by wlaurie

What I miss the most is any soda in a 16 oz. glass bottle. Nothing like a cold Mt. Dew in a bottle on a hot summer day.


I miss the Mt. Dew from the 60's and 70's.. As mentioned above about the Squirt and 7-Up, nothing today comes even close anymore... Unless you like a carbonated syrup mix with a funky flavor.. To go back in time and scam a few cases of the good stuff...

sweetgherkin
Hamburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/24 00:52:23
I'll second the New York Seltzer Root Beer and Black Cherry
Sprite Remix - Tropical
Fieldthistle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/24 05:35:01
Hello All,
Thanks drpep. I got a kick out of seeing Kickapoo Joy Juice still around.
Actually, double-cola's only draw was that you got twice the amount for the
same price as a coke or pepsi. The taste was not too good.
Ah, but Kickapoo, thanks again, just to see the bottle with the hillbilly on it
made me happy.
I'm basically a Dr. Pepper man of choice.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle
drpep
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/24 20:50:43
Adirondack Black Cherry is still around, I saw some in Onieda, NY today.
Eric B
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/25 11:00:20
How about Crystal Clear Pepsi!
JohnRF
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/25 11:16:27
This makes me thing of Porto Rico (correct spelling) soda out of Philadelphia. Not exactly a favorite, however. Probably one of the nastier things ever sold as a beverage.
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/25 11:19:59
quote:
Originally posted by Eric B

How about Crystal Clear Pepsi!

I STILL have a bottle of this in my pantry along with a tall can of Busch beer with the pull tab, back when the cans were blue and white.
sinkiller
Hamburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/25 12:02:56
Lotta Cola, first 16oz. I ever saw. I loved it.
Hode
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/25 12:16:51
Anyone remember a grape soda called Purple Passion . I remember the can being very colorful and what kid did not like turning thier tongue purple.
Gizmolito
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/25 19:14:05
Chock-Ola, a bottled, carbonated chocolate "milk" drink. If I remember right, they used whey instead of milk, but it was a good tasting kid drink.
octopus
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/26 16:39:10
We can not get Diet MT Dew Code Red in Upstate NY anymore. If you have to drink diet it is the best available.
fabulousoyster
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/28 23:50:53
I always loved Pineapple Soda as a child, I don't remember the brand, but it really tasted great.
paoconnell
Hamburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/29 00:36:35
quote:
Originally posted by Riku The Surfer

Anybody have that one soda that you always loved and then one day while searching for it...it's gone.

Mine...is the great blast of citrusy goodness SURGE...

So anyone else have a favorite soda that's now in the graveyard?


I know that Nehi sodas are available in some parts of the country, but it's not out West.

Nehi Orange was my favorite orange soda when I was a kid. Other flavors I remember include lime, cherry, grape (Radar O'Reilly's favorite in MASH) and strawberry (I think).

Fess up people--if Nehi is still available in your area, clue me in...
paoconnell
Hamburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/29 00:46:57
quote:
Originally posted by Gizmolito

Chock-Ola, a bottled, carbonated chocolate "milk" drink. If I remember right, they used whey instead of milk, but it was a good tasting kid drink.


Chocola (probably the same stuff you used to drink) used to be made at a bottling plant on the southside of Indianapolis, and tasted pretty good. No idea if was ever bottled elsewhere, but I think that plant's gone now. YooHoo looks (looked?) the same but isn't (I tried it once).
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/29 12:51:08
Oyster-- Shasta, a brand found in many Western grocery chains, makes a Pineapple Soda in 2 liter and 12oz cans.
I saw FAYGOREDPOP at Meijers yesterday. Haven't had a REDPOP in a long time.
We see NEHI Orange and Grape at our local Wal-Mart now and then mixed in with the IBC, Stewarts, and Dr Browns sodas. usually in a 4 pack of glass bottles and quite pricie compared to the big two products.
drpep
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/31 21:55:27
Nehi Orange and Grape in 12oz glass bottles are all over central North Carolina and the Lumberton area. I've also seen Peach Nehi in plastic bottles somewhere on I-95 in GA or SC.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/31 22:03:34
Dearfolk,
My most-lamented favorite would have to be Budwine, the elixir of the gods, made by Classic City Bottling Co. in Athens, Georgia. They also produced -- before my time -- a beverage for 3 cents named, appropriately enough, "3 Centa"!!
My cousin Dave E. Hendricks, from Ohio, would open a bottle of Budwine and shout "Smell the Budwine fumes!" when he was visiting.
Another soda I recollect liking but that disappeared was Canada Dry's short-lived Cactus Cooler. I first found that in suburban Atlanta -- Chamblee, as I recollect -- in 1967. It was history by the early 1970's.
Y'know, I really ought to wander by the Atlanta Canada Dry Bottling Plant on Murphy Avenue, S/W and see if anyone remembers Cactus Cooler.
Gotta go -- the library's closing.
Carbonatedly, Ort. Carlton in Effervescent Athens, Georgia.
roossy90
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/07/31 22:56:10
quote:
Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.

Dearfolk,
My most-lamented favorite would have to be Budwine, the elixir of the gods, made by Classic City Bottling Co. in Athens, Georgia. They also produced -- before my time -- a beverage for 3 cents named, appropriately enough, "3 Centa"!!
My cousin Dave E. Hendricks, from Ohio, would open a bottle of Budwine and shout "Smell the Budwine fumes!" when he was visiting.
Another soda I recollect liking but that disappeared was Canada Dry's short-lived Cactus Cooler. I first found that in suburban Atlanta -- Chamblee, as I recollect -- in 1967. It was history by the early 1970's.
Y'know, I really ought to wander by the Atlanta Canada Dry Bottling Plant on Murphy Avenue, S/W and see if anyone remembers Cactus Cooler.
Gotta go -- the library's closing.
Carbonatedly, Ort. Carlton in Effervescent Athens, Georgia.

He lives!
Bless you......I have missed your post's.
stonedcherry
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/11 04:52:44
quote:
Originally posted by Lucky Bishop

Most of Safewway's Cragmont breand sodas were pretty dire, as I recall, but I loved the Cragmont Sparkling Punch. It was very lightly carbonated and not *too* sweet. The closest comparison I can think of is Delaware Punch, which might as well be defunct itself, as it's only sold in Latin America now.

I had Delaware Punch from a vending machine in Louisiana last year.
stonedcherry
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/11 04:55:32
quote:
Originally posted by russ2304

Anybody remember Frosty Root Beer-----bear on label----------made best root beer float in the universe---------is it still around?

Rustyballs

I have seen this and Dog-n-suds at Big Lots and Super 1 grocery store (same as east TX Brookshire's).
stonedcherry
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/11 04:56:47
quote:
Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

Can you still get Canfield's anyplace ???

Super 1 groceries in Louisiana
stonedcherry
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/11 04:59:24
quote:
Originally posted by paoconnell

quote:
Originally posted by Riku The Surfer

Anybody have that one soda that you always loved and then one day while searching for it...it's gone.

Mine...is the great blast of citrusy goodness SURGE...

So anyone else have a favorite soda that's now in the graveyard?


I know that Nehi sodas are available in some parts of the country, but it's not out West.

Nehi Orange was my favorite orange soda when I was a kid. Other flavors I remember include lime, cherry, grape (Radar O'Reilly's favorite in MASH) and strawberry (I think).

Fess up people--if Nehi is still available in your area, clue me in...

I see Nehi in convenience stores in AR, LA, MS.
CCJPO
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/11 06:01:15
Smitty's Root Beer, the best root beer I can recall. I think it was midwest thing,I remember it from Port Huron, Michigan back in the mid to late 50's.A nickel a bottle from the old chest style slide along sodapop machines.
Ashphalt
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/11 11:44:24
In the 80s, Canada Dry made a grapefruit seltzer that was terrific (on its own or with just a splash of vodka). No sweetener, just crisp and refreshing. Then it just disappeared. I've tried other brands and they are absolutely nothing like it.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/12 15:39:10
Dearfolk,
During canvasses through several regional supermarkets out here on the road, I've spotted several sodas that I thought were defunct. As soon as I return to Athens, I'll detail some of those, but since I only have a moment here, I'll make it wait until later.
Undercarbonatedly, Ort. Carlton in Amazingly Compact (And Wishing I Were!) Sylva, North Carolina.
P. S. Jenkins Foods of Shelby, North Carolina produces Scrapple, Liver Pudding, Liver Mush, and Hot Liver Mush. I've seen all four products on shelves in this area. Their major local competitor, Mack's Country Livermush, doesn't deliver this far west. (Oh, smell the livermush fumes!)
Rick F.
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/12 16:23:04
Delaware Punch is currently sold at least in Brookshire's grocery stores in Louisiana. Brookshire's is a chain based in Texas, so it's probably sold there also. The can says it's a Coca Cola product.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/12 17:04:01
quote:
Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.

Dearfolk,
During canvasses through several regional supermarkets out here on the road, I've spotted several sodas that I thought were defunct. As soon as I return to Athens, I'll detail some of those, but since I only have a moment here, I'll make it wait until later.
Undercarbonatedly, Ort. Carlton in Amazingly Compact (And Wishing I Were!) Sylva, North Carolina.
P. S. Jenkins Foods of Shelby, North Carolina produces Scrapple, Liver Pudding, Liver Mush, and Hot Liver Mush. I've seen all four products on shelves in this area. Their major local competitor, Mack's Country Livermush, doesn't deliver this far west. (Oh, smell the livermush fumes!)


Ort: Only you can write like this. A little bit hard to decipher but poetically wonderful and beautiful.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Trishkaidekaphobia
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/13 19:17:12
I remember Canada Dry Cactus Cooler but what I REALLY miss is Canada Dry Bitter Lemon. It was an excellent mixer with rum - my first "grown up" drink. Now I try and make do with Tonic Water and lemon. Sigh.

Canada Dry used to make all kinds of "mixers": Bitter Lemon, Lime Rickey, etc. that are long gone (and I'm not that old!). Now Scweppes makes Bitter Lemon but it's not available where I live.
RookieCAF
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/13 20:17:50
quote:
Originally posted by octopus

We can not get Diet MT Dew Code Red in Upstate NY anymore. If you have to drink diet it is the best available.


This man speaks the truth. Can't get it in Western MA either
911mom
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/13 20:50:01
Royal Palm Grapr soda and Hula Punch.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/13 21:14:07
Our Louisville Liquor Barn (chain-Package Store) stocks Dr Brown soda in many flavors. Celrey is one. I don't care much for it but love the Black Cherry and Root Beer.
Louis
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Discontinued Sodas 2006/08/13 21:37:03
The soft-drink flavor I miss the most, since it was discontinued a few years ago, was Stewart's Lemon Meringue. It had a nice, mild flavor that tasted just like the meringue on lemon meringue pie.
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