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gunit

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  • Joined: 8/11/2008
  • Location: charllotte, NC
3 centa drink Mon, 08/11/08 10:16 AM (permalink)
hi im kinda new to this ands i was wondering if anybody knows anything about the 3 centya drink who was iot made by and when and whent was discontinued aqny help would be appritiated thanks
 
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    CCinNJ

    • Total Posts: 7750
    • Joined: 7/24/2008
    • Location: Bayonne, NJ
    RE: 3 centa drink Sat, 08/16/08 11:00 PM (permalink)
    Wha?

    I must have at least $1.29 worth of 3 centya in me, to understand what this means.
     
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      mar52

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      • Joined: 4/17/2005
      • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      RE: 3 centa drink Sat, 08/16/08 11:31 PM (permalink)
      I think they just want your 2ยข worth.
       
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        MilwFoodlovers

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        • Joined: 3/31/2001
        • Location: Milwaukee, WI
        RE: 3 centa drink Sun, 08/17/08 12:08 AM (permalink)
        Closest I can come.

         
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          Jennifer_4

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          • Joined: 9/19/2000
          • Location: Fresno, CA
          RE: 3 centa drink Sun, 08/17/08 12:54 AM (permalink)
          Our new friend isn't entirely insane...here is a link or two of pics..and some copy explaining a bit...
          http://www.antiquebottles.com/southeast/pic2/3centa.jpg
          http://www.antiquebottles.com/southeast/pic2/5centa.jpg

          "You've seen the 3 CENTA bottles, but here's the larger 12 oz 5 CENTA bottle that was made to compete with the 5 cent Pepsi and Coke bottles. The 3 CENTA bottle was made 1940-41 and competed successfully against the 5 cent Coke and Pepsi. The 5 CENTA bottle was made for only one year in 1942. People stopped buying it because they would rather have a Coke or Pepsi instead of a flavored soda, so the 5 CENTA bottle put the business under. The 5 CENTA bottles are rare, as attested by the $305 bid price on eBay. Info courtesy of seller, Henry Clay."
           
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            CCinNJ

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            • Joined: 7/24/2008
            • Location: Bayonne, NJ
            RE: 3 centa drink Sun, 08/17/08 1:05 AM (permalink)
            <---- Currently doing the math.

            Our new friend isn't entirely insane

            That made me laugh out loud.
             
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              jfitz

              • Total Posts: 115
              • Joined: 10/7/2007
              • Location: Bettendorf, IA
              RE: 3 centa drink Sun, 08/17/08 5:09 AM (permalink)
              I got it ;it's some kind of code.The missing letters and the extra letters add up to : s y o t q e c. Isn't this a Greek dish made from old feta cheese containers?







               
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                Ort. Carlton.

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                • Joined: 4/9/2003
                • Location: Athens, GA
                RE: 3 centa drink Tue, 09/16/08 12:42 AM (permalink)
                Gunit,
                3 Centa was originated by The Budwine Bottling Co. in Athens, Georgia. It was a depression-era (and before) drink.
                Budwine was Athens' own soft drink. The Budwine company closed finally in the early 1990's because the company that bottled the stuff (Southern Beverage in Augusta, Georgia) went belly-up.
                The manufacture of 3 Centa was discontinued well before World War II.
                In addition to the Athens mother plant, the drink was made in several satellite plants, including the one in Macon. The old Athens bottling works burned recently (it was empty).
                Try Googling Budwine and see what you can gather from there. Gee, I wish I had a Diet Budwine (they made it!) right about now....
                Softly In The Night, Ort. Carlton in Oft-Overcarbonated Athens, Georgia.
                 
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                  Ort. Carlton.

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                  • Joined: 4/9/2003
                  • Location: Athens, GA
                  RE: 3 centa drink Tue, 09/16/08 12:48 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by jfitz
                  I got it ;it's some kind of code.The missing letters and the extra letters add up to : s y o t q e c. Isn't this a Greek dish made from old feta cheese containers?


                  jfitz,
                  I think you left out an Upsilon or two.
                  Lettering In Roadfood Posting, Ort. Carlton in Rah-Rah, Zis-Boom-Bah* Athens, Georgia.
                  P. S. *This has absolutely nothing to do with Baah Ben.
                  P. P. S. Asterisk was a Gaul.
                   
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                    Sonny Funzio

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                    • Joined: 2/13/2006
                    • Location: Detroit, MI
                    RE: 3 centa drink Tue, 09/23/08 4:38 PM (permalink)
                    gunit's accent reminds me of some friends I got in northern Minnesota.
                     
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