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Sep 29, 2012 06:28 PM

Vernor's Ginger Ale

Is there any place in the GTA I where I can buy Vernor's Ginger Ale. I believe No Frills used to sell it but not in my neighbourhood today.

If not is there any place under 100 miles from Toronto that sells it?

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  1. try the big boy stores like loblaws, fortinos, sobey's and the like, i have seen it there many a time before
    if you are really in need i know the tops market (us side) in niagara falls sells it and it falls in at about 85 miles distance from toronto :)

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    1. re: youdonut

      Saw it last week at highland farm kennedy and ellesmere. Sometimes at metro kennedy amc commons.

    2. Soda Pop Central in Whitby.

      1. I know you're looking for bulk, but as an aside, I noticed the other day that the Caplansky food truck offered Vernor's.

        1. Mr. Case sells it for $6.49/12 cans. There is a delivery fee, so it's only worthwhile if you're buying a bunch of stuff.

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          1. re: TorontoJo

            Thanks for the direction. I really want about 2 - 2 litre bottles to satisfy my memories of the pop from 50 years ago. I am a bit down heartened to read an old threat on Chowhound where it is suggested that it no long tastes the same. But I'll buy it if I can find it.

            As an aside I visited Holland Marsh wineries yesterday. Never heard of them but they have a nice semi sweet white wine suitable for Thanksgiving especially for non connoisseurs .

            1. re: Herne

              The powerful gingery zing that Vernor's had decades ago - a taste I distinctly remember - has been muted quite a bit in recent years, but it's still the most gingery of the commercial ginger ales widely available. I have little trouble picking it up in 12-can packs (I don't know about the two-litre bottles that you're seeking because I never look for them in that format). Usually, though not always, easy to find at Loblaws, Metro, Longo's, Pusateri's and other largish outlets. I recall seeing the cans at the Loblaws in Bayview Village (Bayview and Sheppard) a few days ago. Also usually available by the single can in deli restaurants like Steeles Deli (Yonge and Steeles) and Moe Pancer's (Bathurst north of Wilson).

              1. re: juno

                Well if I come across it in cans I'll buy a few--the 2 litre bottles are one hope beyond actually finding some. I plan to go to Highland Farms south of the 401 on Highway 10 this afternoon and will check them out.

                1. re: juno

                  I remember Vernor's as a sweeter, more fragrant version of ginger ale. These days, I like Jamaican style ginger beer (eg Grace's) for that ginger zing in a beverage!

                  1. re: juno

                    I had the Diet Vernor's recently, and it's still pretty zingy!

                    I first had Vernor's as a kid, my Great Aunt drank it and I was appalled. I did not like the taste at all!

                    Now that I am all grown up? Vernor's rocks : )

                    1. re: happybaker

                      Where were you able to get Vernor's Diet ginger ale in Toronto area? I was able to buy it in the States(Niagara Falls USA) .

              2. I've seen Vernor's Ginger Ale for sale at Johnvince on Steeprock in North York.

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                1. re: Doctormhl1

                  Got the Vernor's at the Highland Farms at Ellesmere and Kennedy. The 401 was a real mess west to the 409.

                  I still say that HF is the worst supermarket I have gone to period and today reinforced my opinion. But I got the Ginger Ale.