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Cel-Ray in Central NJ

Does anyone know where I can get Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray (Celery Tonic) in cans (or if only available in bottles) near South Brunswick, NJ (in particular, by Kendall Park?)

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  1. I have no evidence or real knowledge of this, so pay attention at your own risk, but I would try checking out Wegman's down by Quakerbridge, or maybe Macaffery's in Princeton Shopping Center as the 2 "high-end" supermarkets in the area.

    If no luck at either of them, a ride up 27 to the Highland Park area, with its Jewish population might turn up a supermarket or deli that carries it.

    1. I'm sure you've already checked here, but I know I've seen a variety of Dr. Brown's products at the Wegman's in Princeton. They're in the International section in the back of the store, in the first aisle.

      1. Shoprite in Marlboro used to stock this flavor. I am not quite sure if they still do. I buy the black cherry :)

        1. There was a thread about Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray a few months back on the soft drink board of eGullet where some claimed it had been discontinued. I called around (it's owned by Canada Dry) and while it is still made, most stores in Central Jersey that carry Doctor Brown's other flavors DON'T stock Cel-Ray.

          I've had the most luck at the Wegman's in Manalapan (tho' that store is often frustratingly out of their own store brand of Cranberry soda and even when they do have it, it's only in 2 liter bottles rather than 12 oz cans). Cranberry soda is even more rare in NJ than Cel-Ray, at least for me.

          So, where does "Moxie Boy" get his Moxie in NJ?

          1. Central NJ but not exactly near South Brunswick... Pastrami Shoppe in Garwood.

            1. Hi (To JessKidden): Thanks for your tip on Wegs. As for Moxie, I believe it is still available at Triangle Liquors on Vaux Hall Road in Union, NJ (Call ahead to confirm). It's also available in Allentown, Pa at most supermarkets (bottled in the Catawissa, Pa Plant) and at soda outlets in Allentown and Bethlehem (I've gotten it in the supermarket next to the Wal-Mart on MacArthur Avenue in Whitehead). It also pays to have a neighbor who lives part of the year in Vermont and brings down my stock order each spring.

              Hi (To The Engineer): I can try Garwood on my way to Trader Joe's. Thanks for the tip (P.S...I'm an engineer, too...civil)

              And thanks to all who respond. Anyone who loves Cel-Ray and Moxie are true connisseurs of exquisite taste. And as I tell my wine-snobbish relatives, if you can see through it and it doesn't have the viscosity to require cutting, it ain't wine! Long Live Manischevitz Concord Grape!

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                  1. cel-ray is sold online at galco's soda pop stop, they have almost every soda available...it appears the diet cel-ray has gone the way of bonomo's turkish taffy. ...here's the link

                    1. I know for sure you can get it at Harold's Deli in Woodbridge.