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Dec 15, 2012 05:55 PM

Please Help Me Find Brisk Lemonade

Can't drink Coke or OJ anymore -- kidney issues -- so replaced with Sprite and lemonade. The best lemonade I've found is from the restaurant/snack bar at the Encino/Balboa golf course. Brisk Lemonade -- comes in 20 oz. plastic bottles. No, not the lemon ice tea. And not diet. Brisk Lemonade.

Anyone know where I can find Brisk lemonade? I've called PepsiCo, who took over Lipton. They say it's discontinued out west. Called two Food4Less (up near Roscoe and another on Parthenia) where I heard about spottings and no go there. I've asked my closest Smart & Final to order it, twice, with no response.

Any help would be appreciated. I'd love to stock up before the inevitable extinction.

By the way, what are your favorite retail lemonades? I haven't liked what I've tried from Trader Joe's.

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  1. Nosh, have you checked with Walmart? I don't know for sure but they would be a likely suspect in my mind.

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    1. re: Servorg

      No, Servorg, I haven't. Pardon my ignorance, but where is the closest Walmart to Westwood?

      1. re: nosh

        Pretty sure I saw it at 7-11.

          1. re: nosh

            The closest Walmart to Westwood is on Crenshaw by Leimert Park.

        1. Target on La Brea carries the Brisk Pink Lemonade in the large bottles.
          My favorite is Simply Lemonade.

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          1. re: latindancer

            I usually hate pink lemonade. Do they carry the regular lemonade?

            1. re: nosh

              I hate it too. I only saw the pink. I'll call around tomorrow. There's got to be a place that carries it.

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            1. So sorry to hear about your condition, Nosh.:( I would suggest contacting Evolution.
              Good luck and please keep us updated.

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              1. re: maudies5

                I'm sorry to hear about your condition. Just wondering how about those sparkling lemon drinks you see around? I know you said you didn't care for Trader Joe's, but don't they sell a sparkling lemonade drink (maybe from France)? I think Target has an Archer Farms equivalent. I also noticed Martinelli's has a lemon drink.
                You might be able to find this at some place like Beverage Warehouse.

              2. Nosh...

                I'm very happy to say that I found your drink of choice...Brisk Lemonade.
                Lots of it, actually.

                Avis Union 76 in Beverly Hills just west of the BH Hilton, I'm sure you know the place.
                9988 Wilshire Blvd.
                310 276 3876

                They carry 1 liter bottles for 99 cents and, as of 30 minutes ago, they had 6 in the cooler. The man at the counter told me it's always in stock. I hope you read this and what's so great is that it's so close to Westwood. If I knew where to have taken it I would have bought it and delivered it :).

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                1. re: latindancer

                  Thank you. I am very familiar with that 76 station -- I marvel at their gas prices when I go by. The buck price for a liter seems low after paying $2.50 for 20oz bottles at the course. I will check it out tomorrow.

                  1. re: nosh

                    Eureka! Went to the 76 on Wilshire on the west side of Beverly Hills today and found the Brisk lemonade. In the soft drink cooler, quart plastic bottles for 99 cents, and they didn't even charge the usual recycling fee.

                    Thanks, Latindancer.

                      1. re: nosh

                        My absolute pleasure, Nosh.

                        A drink to you and your future good health :). All the best.

                        1. re: latindancer

                          Back at you, and thanks to all for your good wishes and support.

                          Kidney failure is a serious disease, but if it doesn't kill you it can be lived with. Fortunately I don't have diabetes, a common co-condition that complicates things. As long as I do my dialysis 3X/wk, watch my fluid intake, and avoid foods high in potassium or phosphorus, I do fine. In fact, almost every day I don't do dialysis I play golf.

                          It is important that people seriously consider becoming an organ donor. If you are hesitant to donate everything, you can certainly limit it to kidneys or whatever you choose. In fact, you can be a living donor of one kidney, and I believe there are programs with government and large employers that protect and compensate you for a kidney donation.

                          Thanks to everyone for the support.