Sodas with Real Sugar!

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wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/04/15 07:22:43
Foxon Park is superb.

Saw it at a place nearby in Massachusetts last week and was quite pleased.

Rt66Mike
Cheeseburger
RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/04/24 15:39:43
Ski,Double Cola, Frostie Root Beer,and all the flavors of "Clem's" soda bottled by the Excel Bottling Co. in Breese, IL are all made with pure cane sugar.

Surprised to see that the new Pepsi & Mountain Dew "Throwback" products haven't been mentioned- made with real sugar, and have just recently became available within the last week or so, supposedly for a "limited time only"
Beverly K
Hamburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/05/16 22:41:52
In the organic aisle at the Giant (local supermarket) they carry an ongoing variety of 'natural' soda made with sugar. The one that seems to sell out the most is the White Peach by White Rock.
 
Has anyone ever tried it? The other varieties there this week are Blue Sky (made with sugar, but I couldn't find a location on the can) and Reed's sodas.
johnnymolson
Hamburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/05/17 00:51:59
I have tried Blue Sky cola...a health food store in my hometown sells it.  Good stuff!
Salustra
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/05/17 20:39:15
Pepsi is now making versions of at least two of their sodas with real cane sugar.  They carry the designation "Throwback".
We picked up Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback last week.  Yum!
shortchef
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/05/18 14:14:55
Boylan's sodas  use sugar. We can get them in Publix. My favorite is the red birch beer.
Beverly K
Hamburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/05/20 21:30:30
The Giant in the town south of York carries Boylan's Sodas, but not Reed's or White Rock, and a bigger selection of Blue Sky.
 
This about drives me crazy. Guess I'll have to get out this weekend and hit all the Giant's in the York area, and take notes.
 
 
drpep
Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/05/20 21:51:34
 Anyone have a Cost Plus World Market near them? This weeks ad has a 12 pack of soda with the following flavors made with real sugar: 3 Double Colas, 3 Suncrest Orange, 3 Bubble Up and 3 Frostie Root Beer.
 Also a similar item can be found at Cracker Barrel. 12 bottles made up of 3 Nesbitt's Orange, 3 Dads Root Beer, 3 Bubble Up and 3 Nugrape.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/05/21 12:20:10
We have located a local ice cream parlor in Corydon, IN that now carries our favorite "Red Rock Ginger Ale"  in 12 oz glass bottles (4-packs) I love the stuff.
Beverly K
Hamburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/05/25 09:31:41
Had a Thomas Kemper Root Beer yesterday whilst I was hanging out a Borders. Wondered how my stomach would take it as I haven't had any 'real' soda in about ten years! (My normal drink is totally unsweetened iced tea.)
But it went down real smooth and the flavor was wonderful.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/05/27 15:22:33
Beverly,
   I am surprised at how "smooth" the real sugar sweeteners make a soda ! The Red Rock Ginger Ale I mentioned above has NO HFCS just cane sugar and, although it burns from the Ginger and Carbonation, It's sweetness is really mellow.

BTW the stuff I mentioned finding in Corydon, Indiana is selling for $2 a 12 oz bottle. I won't be buying much of it !
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/05/27 18:19:40
I've found both the Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback products (sugar, no HFCS) here in Mass. Supply is spotty, and I have seen it on sale (and sold out) at both Big Y and CVS. 
Beverly K
Hamburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2009/05/31 20:47:42
I'll probably pass on both the Pepsi Throwback as well as the Mountain Dew Throwback.
 
I never was a Pepsi fan, and as for Dew, it always tasted the way dish detergent smells! I was never one for any fruity tasting soda.
 
But Giant has the Dew Throwback in the fridge box, not very many, and no Pepsi. It may have been sold out already.
 
Also noticed in the local Cracker Barrel a six pack of Bubble Up (lemon-lime) in glass bottles with 'invert' sugar, and at Target, Archer Farms Root Beer and Old Fashion Ginger Beer with real sugar. Didn't take notice of the prices, though.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/09 15:16:49
OK, Here's an update report on Mt. Dew ThrowbackToday during our monthly Costco food-n-fuel visit, we came across Mt. Dew Throwback Soda for $4.99 a case!  Good deal says me, so we grab one case to do taste tests, comparing it to current Mt Dew, Diet Mt Dew, and the Kroger Generic version "Citrus Drop".

2 points to make- 

Point 1.
A Throwback case contains 18 cans not the usual 24, so the $4.99 price was not much of a bargain. Since Normal Pepsi products were on sale just a week ago at $5.00 a case of 24, this seems to be a pretty good profit maker!

Point 2- We tasted the Throwback Mt Dew, the Regular Dew and the Generic Kroger brand, frankly could not tell much difference at all. The Diet version seemed much more carbonated, and (to me) had the dreaded diet aftertaste that keeps me off of most diet sodas.

Anyone else has recent experiences comparing the new with the old sodas ??
improviser
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/09 17:49:50
I've never been a fan of Mt. Dew, so I'm no help there, but I really enjoy the Pepsi Throwback. I like the taste, and I'm trying to cut down on corn syrup, so I'm always on the lookout for the throwback here in SC. I can't find it in grocery stores, but I noticed that Dollar General had some individual cans the other day, so I'm going to stock up next time I'm in there.

Still on the lookout for the made with sugar Dr. Pepper, Heritage Dr. Pepper.
louisvilleCraig
Junior Burger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/14 21:59:18
Hey Mayor Al...Im taking my Monthly trip down to Jefferson City TN to see my kids, and I thought id let you know, they have Red Rock cola there, and I think Red Rock Ginger Ale as well...at the Food City I go to, its a buck for a 12oz bottle...and 3.99 for a 4 pack...would you like me to get some for you? Im back in Louisville on Friday the 22nd..we could meet up sometime that weekend? Let me know!

Craig
sonjaab
Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/14 23:12:33
I want to say that my local Dollar General stores in the Syracuse NY area also have the "throwback" made with real sugar Mountain Dew aND Pepsi in 12/12 can packs at a reasonable $3.99 each!
louisvilleCraig
Junior Burger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/15 00:55:32
and our local Dixie Hwy/Louisville Wal Mart has the throwback 12 packs for 3.50...go us!
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/15 09:04:54
Craig
  This line will remind us of 'Wimpy' the Burger-lover in the Popeye Cartoons....But if you will purchase two 4 pks of Red Rock Ginger Ale for me, I will gladly pay cash on delivery! We can make arrangements to meet when you return with the goods !
Al
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/15 09:10:02
I just found a real sugar cola and rootbeer at Whole Foods which is excellent and I think it was only $2.38 a six pack...Russ
rjb
Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/15 10:49:25
Costco is selling "Hecho in Mexico" Coca-Cola, made with cane sugar.  10 oz glass bottles only.  Doubt its actually made there, but its the real deal.  Great stuff
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/15 10:57:02
rjb

Costco is selling "Hecho in Mexico" Coca-Cola, made with cane sugar.  10 oz glass bottles only.  Doubt its actually made there, but its the real deal.  Great stuff


Why would you doubt it?
rjb
Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/15 12:01:06
Why does it make sense to tote cases of soda from Mexico all over the country to various Costco warehouses when there is an in-place local bottler network to make the stuff here?
boilermaker
Hamburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/16 15:13:31
rjb

Why does it make sense to tote cases of soda from Mexico all over the country to various Costco warehouses when there is an in-place local bottler network to make the stuff here?


CCE, the primary bottler, won't do it. If the bottle says 'Hecho en Mexico', then it is (Truth in Labeling Act, among others). For some reason, Coke is stuck with HFCS.
 
I don't normally drink Pepsi, but will with the Throwback stuff. I haven't found it here yet, I guess I need to keep on looking.
Lindseyup67
Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/17 07:45:45
I tried the mountan dew throwback, and to be honest, I did not like it as well! Had less taste overall, and seemed less carbonated............
Papa Deuce
Hamburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/18 21:24:41
Salustra

Pepsi is now making versions of at least two of their sodas with real cane sugar.  They carry the designation "Throwback".
We picked up Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback last week.  Yum!


OK, maybe I am not the right person for this since I drink 99% diet Pepsi, but I tried the throwback Pepsi and thought it was wretched.
Papa Deuce
Hamburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/18 21:25:15
Lindseyup67

I tried the mountan dew throwback, and to be honest, I did not like it as well! Had less taste overall, and seemed less carbonated............


Same ithe the Pepsi, IMO.
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/18 23:57:02
If only they made the Pepsi Lite from the 80's again, I could be happy. Or even bring back Pepsi Twist. Or Pepsi Throwback Twist?
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/19 03:02:18
Stricken,

If it isn't Brown (no Krystal Pepsi) and full of Calories and Caffine, Why Bother with it???   

stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/19 03:20:00
Just for the nostalgia factor on the Pepsi Lite.  But Pepsi with real sugar & lemon. Wow. Dare to dream?

The best part is that when I see the Pepsi deliverymen in their cute little blue shirts at the grocery store, I ALWAYS ask where did the lemon Pepsi go? I always hear the same thing, "Don't even go there." The same thing happened when I asked about the Sierra Mist Cranberry when it first came out. They had it for one month  & BOOM! GONE!!! I asked the distro guys about it again & was told not to even bother calling Corporate HQ & ask about it, that's how badly they misjudged how much people would want it & were suffering a backlash.

Al, did you ever try Sprecher's Ginger Ale? (I forget  )



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post edited by stricken_detective - 2010/01/19 03:21:36
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/19 05:52:59
Yes I did. I was not overimpressed. It (Sprecher's) was much like the Canada Dry and other 'lighter' Ginger Ales. I am not much of an Ale 81 fan either, for the same reason.  I really am a Vernors fan for the 'density' and of the Red Rock Brand for the wonderful throat burn you getting downing one!
improviser
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/20 10:36:59
One thing I've noticed about the Pepsi Throwback is that, while I really enjoy the taste, I drink much less of it than a HFCS Pepsi. One 20 oz. bottle of Throwback will last me several days, that never happened with regular Pepsi. Don't know why that it, but it'll ultimately be good for my waistline (which could use all the help it can get).
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/21 13:50:49
improviser

One thing I've noticed about the Pepsi Throwback is that, while I really enjoy the taste, I drink much less of it than a HFCS Pepsi. One 20 oz. bottle of Throwback will last me several days, that never happened with regular Pepsi. Don't know why that it, but it'll ultimately be good for my waistline (which could use all the help it can get).


I've noticed the same thing.
ConeyIslandLou
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/21 15:45:31
improviser

One thing I've noticed about the Pepsi Throwback is that, while I really enjoy the taste, I drink much less of it than a HFCS Pepsi. One 20 oz. bottle of Throwback will last me several days, that never happened with regular Pepsi. Don't know why that it, but it'll ultimately be good for my waistline (which could use all the help it can get).


I think that is the whole key WHY the big beverage companies don't want anything to do with real sugar soda/pop - I have always noticed that about Coke/Pepsi/whatever with real cane sugar.  Somehow HFCS simply does not satisfy something -whether it be thirst, the sweetness craving, SOMEthing - as well as cane sugar. Thats why that little 7 oz bottle of Coke was enough back in the day, when nowadays, a friggin 2 liter bottle isn't enough!


stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/21 15:54:05
I agree and have noticed the same thing.
louisvilleCraig
Junior Burger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/21 16:36:20
Simple...HFCS is way cheaper than regular sugar...Its the reason they went to it in the first place...
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/27 08:59:50
UPDATE-
   A couple of days ago Louisville Craig and I met and did a "swap the goodies" session over lunch at the Bootleg BBQ that happens to be a favorite of Wandering Jew, when he comes to town. Craig brought in a 4 pk of Cheerwine and a 4 pk of Red Rock Cola (Sugar-base) and traded for some Costco Grocery and Bakery items. We had a good morning, swapping RF stories and enjoying some of the Bootleg Brisket and Pork Ribs. I have met some nice folks on this site, and am happy to Add Louisville Craig to that list !
louisvilleCraig
Junior Burger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/27 21:03:47
Thanks for the kind words Al...had a great time at Bootlegs and enjoyed the Costco trip...hope that RR and Cheerwine is treating you well...I went to Wal Mart today and got 2 20oz of Pepsi and Mt Dew throwbacks...the Pepsi still has an "odd" taste to it...I cant put my finger on what it is...havent tried the Mt Dew yet, but here's an interesting article from Beverage Review about the differences between the first Mt Dew throwback from last year and this latest....differences in formula...good read...

http://www.bevreview.com/2010/01/07/mountain-dew-throwback-december-2009-rerelease/

Thanks again for everything Al!
sonjaab
Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/01 00:58:12
Here in the Syracuse NY area our Dollar General stores have Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback soda made with sugar!  12 pack cans $2.99!
boyardee65
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/01 04:23:04
  When I lived in the Phoenix area, I ALWAYS bought my Coca Cola from the little Mom and Pop Mexican comicerias because the have the real thing all the time. I remember when sodas were made with real sugar, man they were great. Very satisfying!
  Now days, I don't drink much soda. Mostly coffee and water. Sun tea in the summer. I fell out of love with the cloying taste of... H.F.C.S.  I can't describe it but I know I don't like it.

 p.s. I love Vernor's Ginger Ale, one of my all time favorites! Can't find it in AK.

JMHO

David O.
post edited by boyardee65 - 2010/02/01 04:24:15
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/01 10:31:20
I priced the throwback Pepsi & Mtn Dew at Walmart yesterday. $4.68 per 12 pk. When I can get Vernors for $3.33 a 12 pk, I'll skip the Pepsi. Price does matter to me.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/01 11:51:31
Winco(Cub Foods) has 12 pk. Throwback for $2.98.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/01 12:20:38
Russ Jackson

Mexican coke is made with real sugar and I think coke in a real bottle is made with sugar....Russ
I love Mexican pop.


SeamusD
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/04 15:16:00
mayor al

I priced the throwback Pepsi & Mtn Dew at Walmart yesterday. $4.68 per 12 pk. When I can get Vernors for $3.33 a 12 pk, I'll skip the Pepsi. Price does matter to me.


Jeepers... I can only find Vernors for almost 5 bucks for a six pack in these parts. Wegmans used to carry it for a lot less, but they no longer carry it at all (at any Wegmans stores I've looked at... 4 or 5 in my area). It's about the only soda I really drink.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/04 17:33:00
SeamusD
 Vernors is stocked on the shelves by the A&W/Big Red/Canada Dry bottler in this area. Our local "Jay C" Markets, a Kroger off-shoot, has it at 4- 12pks for $11 this week. I got 3 Vernors and a Squirt to keep me going thru the Superbowl !!! The normal price there is $4.98 a 12 pk.  Many Liquor Stores carry Vernors 6 packs at the price you mentioned.
Tastytoo
Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/04 17:39:32
I see mention of the Vernors packs. Do the 2 liters also have real sugar? Thanks.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/04 18:17:28
The Vernor's i am buying these days is the HFCS version. I haven't seen 'Sugar' Vernors for quite some time. BOTH CANS AND 2 LITERS
cementhead
Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/23 06:38:25
 I bought a 12 pack of Heritage Dr Pepper at alocal store a few days ago. I think it has a smoother taste than regular Dr Pepper.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/23 10:28:34
Our Sav-A-Lot in Georgetown just started selling Mexican pop - Sangria and Apple - in 1.5 liter bottles - for $1.39.

They started with the Sangria and added the Apple just this week.
post edited by NYPIzzaNut - 2010/02/23 10:30:16
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/23 10:37:50
I know we all have our opinions. But to me all Sodas taste the same. Overly sugary and  too sweet. I don't drink soda at all. There are other things I'd rather eat or drink that would raise my blood sugar levels.

In other words....Soda is soda!
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/23 10:40:43
wanderingjew

I know we all have our opinions. But to me all Sodas taste the same. Overly sugary and  too sweet. I don't drink soda at all. There are other things I'd rather eat or drink that would raise my blood sugar levels.

In other words....Soda is soda!





You mean like coffee is coffee or pizza is pizza? 


http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/fb.ashx?m=571434





wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/23 10:51:52
Tony Bad

wanderingjew

I know we all have our opinions. But to me all Sodas taste the same. Overly sugary and  too sweet. I don't drink soda at all. There are other things I'd rather eat or drink that would raise my blood sugar levels.

In other words....Soda is soda!





You mean like coffee is coffee or pizza is pizza? 


http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/fb.ashx?m=571434





exactly!
georgiadogs
Cheeseburger
RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/06 07:29:16
The major players around here have been releasing "throwback"s of coke and pepsi products with the old graphics on the bottle and sugar instead of hfcs. The sugar actually tastes less sweet than hfcs soda. But what I want to know is, if I can remember when these bottle designs came out what dose that say about me? Does that make me a throwback also.
doggydaddy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/06 09:43:29


I have noticed something unusual about Texas. There are no handcrafted sodas of the calibre of Foxon Park.  Searching around, I cannot understand why this has not happened.
This seems odd, but I wonder if this is due to the influx of sugar based sodas from Mexico. There are inflated prices just because of shipping but that does not discourage sales.
I would rather drink a local crafted soda made by Texans, for Texans for BBQ.  Yosemite Sam would drink a sarsaparilla, but he can't find it here.
Here in Austin is a small company making ice teas with sugar, but using Google, I cannot find a single soda brewery in this state.
ATTN: Mission Control Houston. There is room for possibilities here...

mark
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/06 15:43:37
The one soda I identify with Texas is BIG RED. It was, but no longer is limited in sales to Texas and other southern states. I am not sure if it originated there...but I saw my first can-vending machine dedicated to BIG RED 30 or so years ago in Texas.
ConeyIslandLou
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/11 18:10:14
RED ALERT!!!!!  

I was in Las Vegas last week, and I stopped (as always) at the Coca Cola store**...and lo and behold, what do they have stocked to the gills in their coolers?? Why 16 oz GLASS bottles of....Mexican Coca Cola!!!!!!!   I find it kind of ironic that they try like heck to keep it out of the little bodegas, but here they are PUSHING it at what I assume is one of their Corporate Showcases....



** I actually had my picture taken with the freaking Coke Polar Bear one time.....
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/12 13:40:02
Today, while purchasing some Pork Butts..another story on RF... I saw "Mexican Cokes" in the cooler by the registers. The U.S. Cokes were $1.49 for a 20 oz, The illegal Alien Cokes ( ) were Sugar-based and in a 'pop-top' 12 oz bottle for 99 cents each.

After considering the choices I bought 3 12 packs of Vernor's Ginger Ale for $9.00 and left with my Pork.
wmceaton
Cheeseburger
Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/12 15:42:09
I picked up some of the "Throwback Pepsi" and although it didnt knock me off my seat with a kick of nostalgia...it was still very good.

I didnt realize that Dr. P is still made with "real" sugar (why I have to put this in quotes still pisses me off)...and I would love to try some of that since Dr. P is still my 2nd favorite soda...only surpassed by PA Dutch Birch Beer...12 ozs of "crack in a can".
benlt
Junior Burger
RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/07/01 02:00:04
SHARING drink is the sparkling fruit flavor drink with CANE SUAGR in transparent tin. I like it........      
boyardee65
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/07/01 04:42:02
 I found a store near me that sells most of the Hanson's Natural Soda line. They have always been made with real cane sugar as far as I know. The flavors are a little more grown up. Like grapefruit and Key lime. The lemon-lime is also very good.  Still looking for Vernor's in cans here though.

  David O.

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