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Aug 8, 2007 09:46 AM

Pop the Soda Shop (PHX)

If I'm trying a new store/market/restaurant, I've generally either found it on this board or I've randomly drove by and it's too new to have been mentioned yet. However, with Pop the Soda Shop, this falls into neither category as I've never seen it nor have I visited.

That said, has anyone been there? A co-worker informed me of this gem this morning and I'm curious if anyone else knows about it. I can't wait to try it out.

Pop the Soda Shop
1649 N 74th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(480) 994-4505

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  1. Huh. Finally, a local source of Baron's ginger ale--another item that TJ's stopped carrying after they got me hooked on it.

    Thanks for the heads-up.

    1. Firenza and I have been there a couple of times - in their old location. It's a pretty cute little place with a lot of stuff. I'm sure he remembers more about it than I do (I tend to have a challenged memory), but everytime we drive by, he gazes longingly out the window. We have tried several things from there and enjoyed them all. You should definitely give it a try - you'll see something interesting, at the very least!

      1. I've been going there for years, less regularly since the move. Nice stop after rollerblading the Indian Bend Wash. It's kind of awesome -- you think they won't have your regional specialty, but they will. Moxie? Sure. Kosher Coke? No problem. That celery stuff? Of course. For a while there, I was trying to find out which is the the scorchingest, most spicy ginger ale on the market. Tried everything at Pop's.

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        1. re: themis

          Just for the record, their website states that they no longer carry Coke or Pepsi products due to potential litigation.

          1. re: azhotdish

            I saw the note about Pepsi, but the site implies that they still carry Mexican Coke:

            1. re: azhotdish

              ...but not Dutch or American Coke? Weird. Maybe they just forgot to edit the Mexican Coke page?

          2. They have a massive variety of sodas. Moxie (the nasty Maine-based soda I despise, even though I'm a Maine native), tons of stuff with real cane sugar (which we all know kicks fructose's behind), the turkey/gravy soda around Thanksgiving, and just about anything in between. Like Tara17 said, I'm not sure we've been to the new location yet. If you are a soda junkie, it's definitely a place you need to go.

            1. Thanks for reminding me of this place. My wife loves Dublin Dr. Pepper (the only Dr. Pepper made with real cane sugar). I usually get some at Frances, the funky boutique next to Stinkweeds at Central and Camelback, but it's nice to have another source locally.

              Pop the Soda Shop
              1649 N 74th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

              10 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

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              1. re: silverbear

                Some of the Wal-Marts around here have the Dr Pepper with cane sugar. I saw it this past weekend at the new on at Bell and 19th Ave. They have a case of 16oz cans. I actually did a road trip to the Dublin plant when I lived in Dallas and while I dislike normal DP, the cane sugar brew I actually like.

                1. re: Firenza00

                  Wow. That's the last place I would expect to see it. When possible, I'd rather shop at Frances or Pop the Soda Shop, but I'll keep Wal-Mart in mind as a backup. Thanks for the tip.

                  1. re: silverbear

                    The cane sugar Dr. Pepper might be a limited thing. I've stocked up on a few cases from both Safeway and Alberson's. As posted, it's a 12 pack of 16oz cans & is on a cardboard flat wrapped in plastic. "Pure cane sugar" is prominently advertised on the packaging.

                    Also, the Costco at Cave Creek & the 101 had a bunch of cases (24 12oz bottles) of mexican Coke. $18 each.

                    1. re: JPinAZ

                      It shouldn't be a limited thing. The bottler in dublin has been really boosting production the last few years, since there's become a major niche market.