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Where can I find Orange Crush with Sugar Cane (Mexican Orange Crush) in the DC area?

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jojopuppyfish Jul 15, 2010 01:33 PM

Where can I find Orange Crush with Sugar Cane (Mexican Orange Crush) in the DC area?

I was talking to my boss about this and was hoping to pickup a case for him. Anywhere in the dc area that sells it from Mexico?

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    HowChowBlog Jul 15, 2010 07:11 PM

    I assume there are places closer to DC, but I think Panam Supermarket in Laurel sells the Mexican Orange Crush. It certainly sells the Mexican Coke and Pepsi and others. This is U.S. 1 and Rte 198.

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      beauxgoris Jul 18, 2010 11:52 AM

      I've been looking for mexican coke - so I'll have to check that place out.

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        jojopuppyfish Jul 24, 2010 09:47 PM

        I went to Panam Supermarket in Laurel.....they have mexican Sprite, Coke, and Pepsi, but not Mexican Orange Crush. They do have USA oRange crush.
        My quest continues.

        BTW, there is no substitute for Orange Crush. REM didn't write a song about Fanta......

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        allicam Jul 18, 2010 01:02 PM

        I've seen mexican coke in the glass bottles at the Fairfax Wegmans. Possibly have the orange crush too?

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          beauxgoris Jul 18, 2010 03:17 PM

          I wish there was a Wegman's closer to me (NW D.C./bethesda) I loved that store when I lived in NY.

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            jojopuppyfish Jul 23, 2010 12:51 PM

            Mexican Coke is much easier to find.
            But Orange Crush from Mexico is tough to get.

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            onocoffee Jul 24, 2010 06:17 AM

            I don't recall if they even sell Orange Crush in Mexico. But their own brand is called Jarritos and there's a Mandarin flavor that's quite popular and available in the US at the local Latino Market.

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              dining with doc Jul 24, 2010 08:38 AM

              check out shoppers food warehouse as well as H-mart

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                justaddwater Jul 24, 2010 09:44 AM

                I've seen the sugared coke in traditional bottles at many latin american markets, it's quite common. I can't say for sure as I've never looked for it, but if a place sells coke, they may also sell bottled fanta which has an orange drink also. It would be an acceptable substitute.

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                  treetop tom Jul 24, 2010 10:53 AM

                  Atlantic Supermarket or any of the other Latino markets near the intersection of New Hampshire Ave. and University Blvd. in Langley Park will have Mexican Crush, but only single bottles.

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                    jojopuppyfish Jul 25, 2010 12:07 PM

                    treetop_tom you got it right. Looks like Atlantic Supermarket was out of it, though.
                    I found it at Grand Panam International
                    2340 University Blvd
                    Hyattsville, MD 20783

                    They also has Crush Lemon

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                    justaddwater Jul 25, 2010 06:49 AM

                    OC is available in the area, I just saw a few bottles at the Todos Market in Hybla Valley on Richmond Highway. It's in a glass bottle, but does not have an ingredients list or country of origin. Says to call some 1-800 number...

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                      jojopuppyfish Jul 25, 2010 07:16 AM

                      OC is available with Corn Syrup all over the place. They do sell those in bottles cause I saw them in Panam yesterday.
                      I want it with Sugar and thats only made in Mexico.

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                        justaddwater Jul 25, 2010 07:30 AM

                        How do you know that what's in this bottle is not sugared from Mexico? Did you call the 1-800 number?

                        I doubt that there are licensed bottlers in the US putting this in glass bottles, that is usually reserved for more pricey specialty sodas. These are imported.

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                          jojopuppyfish Jul 25, 2010 09:48 AM

                          I know because the mexican bottle looks different than the USA bottle.
                          Plus the one at Panam did say corn syrup on it.
                          I forgot the story, but long story short one of the big three licensed out Orange crush and they have been producing it again.....even in bottles.

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                            justaddwater Jul 25, 2010 10:55 AM

                            Well, this bottle did not have the traditional orange crush shape which has ridges on it, it was a smooth bottle. I still think the contents are inconclusive without calling, no ingredients anywhere, not even on the cap.

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                              jojopuppyfish Jul 25, 2010 12:03 PM

                              I found it at Grand Panam International
                              2340 University Blvd
                              Hyattsville, MD 20783
                              It will have spanish writing on the bottle
                              "envase solo para bebdas contendo neto
                              350ml

                              thanks

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                                justaddwater Jul 25, 2010 12:30 PM

                                The bottle I saw was all in spanish also. Did your find say it was made of sugar or was from Mexico?

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                                  jojopuppyfish Jul 26, 2010 09:24 AM

                                  It didn't say it on the bottle, but I knew from tasting it.
                                  Keep in mind that 1800 numbers are part of the american phone system, so most likely bottles with that phone number were made in USA.
                                  But if the bottle you saw had only spanish writting written on it, then most likely that was a place that had it to.

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