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Egg creams at Wegman's? (Moved from DC)

xnyorkr Feb 26, 2007 11:34 AM

Twice, when I was at Wegman's, I bought bottled egg creams (soda). They had chocolate and vanilla, regular and sugar free. I could live without the vanilla sugar free, but the chocolate was terrific. I think I found it in the Kosher food section, but I am not sure. Now I cannot find it, and no one in the stores (I looked in Ashburn and Fairfax) seems to know what I am talking about. Anyone seen this soda? Where can I buy it? Thanks.

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    meimei Feb 26, 2007 11:58 AM

    I think you are talking about Jeff's cream soda. I found it on Amazon. Hope this is the right one:

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      treetop tom Feb 26, 2007 12:10 PM

      Like meimei, I'm guessing it was Jeff's. I've never seen it at Wegman's, but it is available at the Martin's Food Store near me in the Kosher food section and I have seen it in the markets in Pikesville, a suburb of Baltimore with a large Jewish population (Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray and Cream Soda in deli bottles, too). Martin's has markets in the MD/VA/PA/WVA area. They are pretty good, but why not get a bottle of Fox's U-Bet, a bottle of seltzer and a little milk and mix it old school in a chilled glass. 100X better than drinking it out of a bottle.

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      1. re: treetop tom
        rcooperman Feb 26, 2007 12:46 PM

        As an native New Yorker and loooong term consumer of egg creams I heartily concur with treetop tom's suggestion. Just make sure that you use Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup as it is an essential ingredient.

      2. xnyorkr Feb 26, 2007 01:33 PM

        Thanks. Those bottles don't look familiar. Amazon doesn't show Vanilla (that doesn't mean it doesn't exist, just that they don't sell it at Amazon). I think the bottles of the stuff I had said "10 oz," not "9.5 oz." Wegman's sells U-Bet, chocolate and (I think) vanilla. It's that, milk and selzer, right? Or is there really eggs in egg creams?

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        1. re: xnyorkr
          CindyJ Feb 26, 2007 02:05 PM

          There are no eggs in an egg cream! But just understand that even with Fox's U-Bet, it won't be the real deal unless the seltzer is squirted from an old-fashioned, pressurized seltzer bottle.

          1. re: CindyJ
            rcooperman Feb 26, 2007 05:10 PM

            And preferably the glass of the Seltzer bottle should be blue ...

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          meimei Feb 26, 2007 02:43 PM

          Found the co web site. You have to buy it by the case (24 bottles) tho.


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            anthonysarmyiii Feb 26, 2007 07:37 PM

            Wegmans in FFax still carries it. Aisle #17.....Kosher Foods. They run out of stock occassionally from Spec. Foods supplier..........

            1. xnyorkr Feb 27, 2007 03:22 AM

              Ooooo that's wonderful to know! And imagine, web sites devoted to egg creams! I'll have to get a seltzer squirter.

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                JRSD Mar 2, 2007 05:23 PM

                I just checked their website and didn't see it anymore, but Junior's Restaurant (known for their cheesecake) had been selling an egg cream kit with a pint glass lined to show proportions of syrup and selzer, a long spoon and fox's u-bet. It was pretty kitchy, but nice for nostalgia or helpful for someone completely unfamiliar w/ egg creams.

                1. CindyJ Mar 3, 2007 06:21 AM

                  I found Jeff's Chocolate Soda at Wegman's in Downingtown, PA yesterday. They also had vanilla and orange, all in the Kosher section. I bought a bottle of the chocolate soda, just to try it. I'll stick with my homemade egg creams, thanks. One weird thing I noted in several of the bottles on the shelf was that the contents appeared to have separated, and there's an instruction on the bottle that says "Do not shake." Fox's U-Bet is sold in Wegmans right in the same department. I think there's something to be said for a freshly-made egg cream.

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