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Apr 28, 2009 05:02 PM

Pepsi Natural, Throwback or MexiCoke in the Hudson Valley?

Are there any stores in the NY Hudson Valley or Albany Capital area selling Pepsi Throwback, Pepsi Natural or Mexican Coca Cola? I occasionally find Mexican Cokes at small restaurants, but no one selling six packs or more....

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  1. i *believe* that a couple of the mexican places on main street in poughkeepsie sell the mexican coca cola (i know, the different kind) but i can't remember which ones.

    called a couple places yesterday to check on the pepsi throwback (stop and shop, kmart) in poughkeepsie and they knew about it, didn't have it...

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    1. re: bob gaj

      and to follow up...

      they're not in the poughkeepsie area. called a bunch of stores, none of them had it. one of them had the pepsi delivery man *in the store*, and he didn't even know what it was!

      also, the mexican cokes i mentioned above were only individuals, so that doesn't count. sorry....

      1. re: bob gaj

        Thank you for calling around.... Looks like we are out of luck in this area. On another board, someone posted a link to a page run by Pepsi which allows a search for any Pepsi product within 50 miles of a specified location:

        Unfortunately, it appears that Pepsi Throwback and Pepsi Natural are
        not currently distributed in MHV or the Capital region.
        Oh well, I needed a excuse for a road trip soon anyway... ;-)

        1. re: itsmagic

          no prob; however, as of a few days ago, that link wasn't representative of where the pepsi was. i checked on a couple sites, found some places where people had purchased it (ie. target at west hartford, and i think someone saw them in danbury, as well as nyc) and put those zip codes into the pepsi search engine. they also returned a "not available within 50 miles" message.

    2. got this back from pepsi.
      "Thank you for contacting us at Pepsi-Cola regarding the availability
      of Pepsi Throwback. I am sincerely sorry that I am not able to assist
      you with your request. Unfortunately, the bottler in your area has
      decided not to carry / distribute this product.

      We do operate under a franchise bottler system and as such, bottlers
      have the freedom to decide which product flavors and package sizes
      they will offer. For this reason, local availability can vary across
      the country."

      1. I saw Pepsi Throwback in the A&P on Central Ave. in Scarsdale last night while shopping...and they're having a 4/$11 sale on 12-packs.

        1. I found Pepsi Throwback in a Hess Gas Station mart in Ballston Spa last evening, of all places. They had single bottles as well as cases.

          I have not had a chance to see if other Hess stations further south (Capitol Dist) also now have them, or if other kinds of stores have now gotten them in also, but I will take a look around.

          Never occurred to me to check gas stations and convenience stores rather than supermarkets and big box stores but that is where it was.

          1. ps - so much for pepsi's accuracy in telling us where to find it. Just have to look.

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            1. re: LJNew

              The scarsdale Gristedes (the One in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Plaza, you know with the Supersol and seven woks etc.) has pepsi natural