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Favorite Vintage and Off-Beat Soda Pops

Perilagu Khan Jul 2, 2013 11:44 AM

I'm not a huge sodee pop drinker. Rarely do I have any of the stuff in my fridge. However, I do have a soft spot for certain retro and unusual soda pops and will often buy them when I see them. Personal favorites are...

Coco Fizz (just discovered this one, made in Durango, Colorado, delish)

Black Cherry Soda (Boylan's is good)

Cream Soda (Pakola, a Pakistani brand, is a fav)

Ginger Beer (preferrably the very sharp stuff from the Caribbean)

Ting (a grapefruit soda from, I believe, Jamaica)

Do you have any favs?

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  1. pinehurst Jul 2, 2013 11:50 AM

    I don't drink real soda, and I'm breaking a bad Diet Coke habit. For an occasional treat, I like the Izze esque sodas marketed by Pepsi. Not a lot of sugar, and not a lot of artificial junk in it. I'm partial to the Limon and the Watermelon.

    1. Motosport Jul 2, 2013 01:13 PM

      Stewarts Orange and Cream is fabulous. Even the diet version is terrific.

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        Nayners Jul 4, 2013 04:19 PM

        I agree with you! I can't seem to find it in SoCal anymore.

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        ferventfoodie Jul 2, 2013 01:21 PM

        Used to be a big fan of Vernors gingerale but it was hard
        to find in our area for a while and I haven't looked for it
        recently. Guess I will now.

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          BuckyE Jul 19, 2013 12:56 PM

          Yes, Vernor's! It has some pretty good distribution now, but only in cans. Not as good as the old time Detroit bottles.

        2. carolinadawg Jul 2, 2013 01:36 PM

          Cheerwine, made in Salisbury, NC.

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            pinehurst Jul 2, 2013 01:40 PM

            +1. First tried (Diet) Cheerwine after purchasing at a Food Lion in Southern Pines, NC. Good stuff, and pretty in a glass to boot.
            Better than Diet Dr Pepper, etc, to my mind.

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              Will Owen Jul 2, 2013 02:31 PM

              Yay for Cheerwine! That got to Nashville about the time we were running a weekend crafts-fair market, and we had two ice-filled carts for beverages, one for beer and one for soda. The distributor we were using had Cheerwine instead of Dr. Pepper, and I got really fond of it. That was probably the best thing that happened to us all that summer!

              Here in the L.A. area, in Highland Park, there's a shop called Galco's that carries dozens of beers, sodas and old-fashioned candy. I was glad to finally get to try Moxie, and amazed to find that it tasted exactly as I'd imagined it would, and that I loved it. I have to say, though, that my taste for any soda has diminished greatly over the years, and a few hours at Galco's annual tasting/fundraiser event is about long enough and often enough.

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                CDouglas Jul 3, 2013 05:22 PM

                Third for Cheerwine. First had it near Monticello in Virginia but now they carry it at Wegman's in Maryland. It reminds me of a black cherry Dr. Pepper.

                I will also add Sioux City Sarsaparilla. It's like an old fashioned root/birch beer mix.

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                  PegS Jul 4, 2013 04:12 PM

                  Thanks all. I just found Cheerwine at my local BevMo. Looking forward to trying it.

              2. tim irvine Jul 2, 2013 04:50 PM

                Maine Root ginger.
                Schweppes Bitter Lemon.

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                  fldhkybnva Jul 4, 2013 11:37 AM

                  I love Bitter Lemon. I drank it nonstop Europe but can't find it as often here in the States.

                2. JayL Jul 2, 2013 06:11 PM

                  Blenheim Ginger Ale

                  Found in South Carolina

                  Once you've had it you'll never look at Canada Dry, Seagram's, or Schweppes the same ever again.

                  On that first sip be prepared for a surprise kick of SHARP ginger taste. If you don't like spicy, don't get the "hot" version.

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                    Perilagu Khan Jul 2, 2013 07:22 PM

                    The "hot" sounds like just the beverage for me.

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                      kariin Jul 18, 2013 06:05 PM

                      OK but don't say we didn't warn you. smile

                      White top is diet, but you won't be able to tell.

                      Old # 5, gold cap, 'regular', eyes water, tingle at the back of your throat, not very sweet.

                      #3, pink top. snorting, winching, happy but ... exploding and builds with every swallow. Not as sweet as Vernors, ....if Schweps was really spicy.

                      Best drink in the world B & B, bourbon and Blenheims w/ twist of lime. OK, gonna get one right now....

                      http://www.blenheimgingerale.com/

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                    jeanmarieok Jul 2, 2013 06:11 PM

                    Blenheim's hot ginger ale - it's hot, and delicious!

                    1. mrbigshotno.1 Jul 2, 2013 06:27 PM

                      Anyone know if there is a diet grape soda? Shasta was making it for awhile and I could only find it at some dollar stores, no more. Fanta has a diet orange now that is quite good.

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                        pinehurst Jul 3, 2013 12:58 PM

                        In my neck of New England, Polar makes a Diet Grape that is good and not sickly sweet. That's the only one I know of. Sun Pop used to make a grape and diet grape, but all I see is the orange varieties now.

                        You might find a diet white grape soda more readily than the purple stuff nowadays. Lots of white grape seltzer type bevs
                        'round here.

                        Off topic: Grape Soda was the Holy Grail of my childhood sodas. I was limited to one tiny (<6 oz) cup per week, and it was usually Moxie or Coke or gingerale, but holy cow, when it was grape soda...zing went the strings of my heart.

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                          Perilagu Khan Jul 3, 2013 01:00 PM

                          Down here in west Texas the big grape soda back in the semdies was NuGrape. I can still get it at World Market.

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                          John E. Jul 17, 2013 04:33 PM

                          I remember getting diet grape soda that was a Kroger's brand when I was in Arizona. Then last February when I was again in Arizona they didn't have it. I too am a fan of grape soda but don't want the full sugar version. What I do is buy the sugar free grape powder stuff and then mix it with either diet lemon lime soda or with seltzer water.

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                            aynrandgirl Jul 17, 2013 06:21 PM

                            Other than the usual suspects (cola, lemon-lime), I don't think Kroger has diet sodas anymore. Probably aspartame-based anyway, so not for me.

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                              John E. Jul 17, 2013 06:43 PM

                              I think the only diet soda out the without any aspartame is TaB.

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                                kitchengardengal Jul 17, 2013 07:51 PM

                                Fresca is without aspartame, I think. It looks so cool and frosty and tastes awful! I think it's saccharine in there.

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                                  kattyeyes Jul 17, 2013 09:02 PM

                                  "It looks so cool and frosty and tastes awful!" You got that right...it's right up there with Tab! :)

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                                    John E. Jul 17, 2013 09:30 PM

                                    Nope, Fresca is made with Aspartame.

                                    Years ago, my then 3-year old nephew was with his mom and saw another mom with a Fresca somewhere. (He was apparently a fan of Fresca although I don't remember they gave him any.)

                                    Anyway, this three year old saw the lady with a Fresca and he said, "That's my kind of woman."

                                    1. re: kitchengardengal
                                      Perilagu Khan Jul 18, 2013 08:17 AM

                                      Didn't Jonie Mitchell sing a song about saccharine? I remember my maternal grandparents had a bottle of the stuff always at the ready on their dinner table.

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                                        NanaMoussecurry Jul 18, 2013 04:09 PM

                                        Its a great mixer for summer vodka

                              2. DonShirer Jul 2, 2013 06:39 PM

                                Foxon Park: White Birch or Gassosa Soda

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                                  kattyeyes Jul 4, 2013 07:47 AM

                                  Is it because these are Connecticut things that I like them, too?Two great choices, Don! :) Though I can only hear that little girl in the commercial: Foxon Pahhhk. Not even our accent! Just a little kid thing. ;)

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                                    Veggo Jul 4, 2013 07:52 AM

                                    Remember Diamond ginger ale from Waterbury? Good stuff.

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                                      kattyeyes Jul 4, 2013 09:15 AM

                                      I do not--but I bet it was!

                                      Also on my special sodas list, a strawberry soda from Friendly's. Somewhere in my childhood, they changed the syrup, so it was more brown than berry-colored...but you could still ask and they'd make you one even after it wasn't on the menu anymore. That was my meal forever: Big Beef cheeseburger rare on toast, extra pickles with the sandwich, please, and a large strawberry soda with no ice. And a bendy straw. You didn't hafta ask for the straw--it came that way. :)

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                                  wadejay26 Jul 2, 2013 06:43 PM

                                  Flathead Lake Monster Sour Cherry Soda

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                                    tardigrade Jul 2, 2013 07:52 PM

                                    Birch beer. It's one of the 3 things I have to have when I visit my family in western New York. I can occasionally find it on the West Coast.

                                    1. almond tree Jul 2, 2013 09:41 PM

                                      Just tried Hansen's cherry soda -- very nice. It actually tastes like cherries. (Their diet root beer, OTOH, tastes like ... not sure what ... maybe metal?)
                                      Used to buy pineapple soda in Montreal. I think Cott's was the brand.
                                      I would love to find a source for ginger beer here in Israel. Or start making my own.

                                      1. iluvcookies Jul 3, 2013 08:19 AM

                                        Manhattan Special coffee soda. I don't know how easy it is to find outside of NYC, but it is quite refeshing and not very sweet.

                                        http://www.manhattanspecial.com/produ...

                                        Very good over vanilla ice cream too.

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                                          mwhitmore Jul 3, 2013 10:30 AM

                                          Not my fave, but my brother loves Vernor's Ginger Ale. Not a 'dry' ginger ale. And did you know that, in Canada, they have (or had) America Dry Ginger Ale?!

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                                            Kelli2006 Jul 30, 2013 11:52 AM

                                            I loved Vernors in the 1980s but it has changed significantly since then. There isn't the same biting ginger flavor and they swapped cane sugar for HFCS.

                                            Blenheim's ginger ale is expensive( $10.00 for a 6 pack of glass bottles) in Ohio but it is worth it.

                                          2. 512window Jul 3, 2013 12:47 PM

                                            Dr. Nut - it's a Dr. Pepper-like soda with a squirrel on the can. Only had it in far northern California (Red Bluff).

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                                              Perilagu Khan Jul 3, 2013 01:01 PM

                                              Holy mackerel. I'd completely forgotten about Dr. Nut. Only had it a time or two, probably somewhere back in the late 70s or early 80s, but I remember digging it.

                                            2. NanaMoussecurry Jul 3, 2013 12:48 PM

                                              Good ole Jarritos in tamarind flavor

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                                                flavrmeistr Jul 11, 2013 10:08 AM

                                                Yes. Tamarindo is king of the Jarritos line. Another of my favorites is Materva, a mate' flavored soda from South Florida that tastes somewhat like apples. San Pellegrino limonata (sparkling lemonade) is tart and refreshing. Blenheim's hot ginger ale is delicious, especially with lime and Maker's Mark.

                                                Mostly, I drink water nowadays, but I still enjoy these on occasion.

                                              2. PotatoHouse Jul 3, 2013 12:52 PM

                                                I love Jarritos sodas. especially the Champagne soda.

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                                                  1. Perilagu Khan Jul 3, 2013 01:02 PM

                                                    Another one I used to love but haven't seen in a coon's age is Peach Nehi. Used to drink it occasionally back in the early 80s.

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                                                      Kontxesi Aug 5, 2013 10:42 AM

                                                      I LOVE some peach Nehi. I don't find them around here, but I found them at a store on the border between NC/VA on the way back from Nag's Head last year, and then in a little run-down shop on the way from Rockahock in April. When we found them at Rockahock, my SO found the case and we took home all that they had in the store, about 14 bottles. :)

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                                                        Perilagu Khan Aug 5, 2013 11:32 AM

                                                        About a month ago I found Peach Nehi in a truck stop on the outskirts of Weatherford, Texas. That was the first I'd seen of it in a long, looooong time.

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                                                      aynrandgirl Jul 3, 2013 02:08 PM

                                                      St. Arnold Root Beer
                                                      Fitz's Root Beer
                                                      Cider Mill Rootin' Tootin' Root Beer
                                                      Nesbitt's Orange
                                                      Jarritos Mandarin Orange
                                                      NuGrape
                                                      AJ Stephans Wild Strawberry

                                                      1. boogiebaby Jul 3, 2013 03:51 PM

                                                        A&W Cream Soda and Sarsi (a sasparilla soda). I must drink both of these when I'm back in Singapore/Malaysia. Another one I love there is 100 Plus, which is a lightly carbonated isotonic drink, so I'm not sure if you can count it as a soda, but I love the stuff.

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                                                          kitchengardengal Jul 3, 2013 05:23 PM

                                                          Canfield's 50/50. It's a grapefruit soda I used to get when I lived near Chicago. Now my Midwestern pals bring me cases when they come visit me in Georgia.

                                                          Frostie Root Beer, a creamy root beer, is the one I grew up with in Columbus Ohio, and after 30 years of not seeing it in stores, found that our local Ingles grocery carries it. It's just as delicious as ever, but now that I'm older, I can't drink a whole bottle of it in one sitting. Same with the 50/50, there's just too much sugar in them for me now. I use a splash of the 50/50 in my seltzer water nowadays.

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                                                            Perilagu Khan Jul 4, 2013 07:24 AM

                                                            I fondly remember Frosty, too, but haven't seen one in many a year.

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                                                              John E. Jul 17, 2013 04:37 PM

                                                              Only in the last few years has Frostie Root Beer shown up in Minnesota. I really like their version of cream soda only the label says creme brulee. I don't buy it often, but it is really good.

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                                                                kitchengardengal Jul 17, 2013 07:54 PM

                                                                Frostie Root Beer makes the best vanilla ice cream floats! So creamy and rich.

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                                                                wandajune6 Jul 29, 2013 08:41 AM

                                                                I loved 50/50! I moved back to Chicago a few months ago but don't actually know where to find it here anymore. I just assumed it was no longer being made. I'll need to search it out!

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                                                                  kitchengardengal Jul 29, 2013 05:05 PM

                                                                  It's not made by Canfield's anymore, wandajune. It's one of the big brands now - I forget who!

                                                                  Try Jewel. They always carried it.

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                                                                    kattyeyes Jul 29, 2013 05:08 PM

                                                                    It's not Polar's Half & Half, is it?
                                                                    http://www.polarbev.com/PRODUCTS/Mixe...

                                                                    I've never tried this particular Polar soda, but I like their seltzer. One of my friends mentioned it and stocks up when she comes back home.

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                                                                  jill kibler Aug 5, 2013 07:03 AM

                                                                  I was just talking to my mom about 50/50 and Green River! I can remember the taste of 50/50, but not Green River.....ha!

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                                                                  charlesbois Jul 4, 2013 07:29 AM

                                                                  Yes, love Ting! Just had a pink grapefruit Ting for the first time, but I like the regular grapefruit Ting the best.

                                                                  I miss Hires root beer.

                                                                  Is Faygo offbeat enough? Love that stuff. Also Towne Club. Two very Michigan-centric brands.

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                                                                    kattyeyes Jul 4, 2013 07:46 AM

                                                                    Another Ting lover. And the original is the best in my book, too.

                                                                    Since discovering Ting way back when, I found a local version I might like even better. It doesn't have a catchy name, but it's descriptive and delicious: Avery's half grapefruit half lemon soda. It's crisp and refreshing--especially on hot summer days LIKE THIS ONE.

                                                                    For those of you who don't like in Connecticut, I see they ship. If you love grapefruit soda, I'm pretty sure you'll love this one.

                                                                    http://www.averysoda.com/soda.html

                                                                    They have some pretty interesting flavors in general, but the half/half is my personal fave.

                                                                    As to other old-timey sodas, there's somethin' about a birch beer. White, please, not red.

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                                                                      Perilagu Khan Jul 4, 2013 09:20 AM

                                                                      Faygo? Nevvah hoid uv it.

                                                                      I'd say that's offbeat enough.

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                                                                        Jenny Ondioline Jul 4, 2013 01:28 PM

                                                                        Faygo was briefly available in Lubbock in the late '80s, but only at oddball locations. I remember buying it at a Preston's Milk Store, for example.

                                                                        I randomly found four-packs of Shasta Cola at a Star Market in Waltham recently: the first time I've seen it since I moved to Boston.

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                                                                          Perilagu Khan Jul 4, 2013 02:58 PM

                                                                          Ha! You remember the Preston's Milk Stores, eh? Well, they're gone. The two I recall were on 34th and W and 34th and Orlando. The former is now a cigarette shop, the latter a very good Mexican restaurant called Nora's.

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                                                                            Jenny Ondioline Jul 4, 2013 08:25 PM

                                                                            There was one on or around 66th as well: I want to say 66th and U. I used to stop there on my way to work at the Kmart next to the dollar movie theater.

                                                                            Although my favorite Texas soft drink, of course, is Big Red, which is impossible to find up here.

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                                                                              aynrandgirl Jul 4, 2013 09:46 PM

                                                                              What flavor is Big Red? The container, naturally, doesn't say.

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                                                                                Jenny Ondioline Jul 4, 2013 09:54 PM

                                                                                Think carbonated bubblegum.

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                                                                                  kattyeyes Jul 5, 2013 05:22 AM

                                                                                  I'm glad you answered. I always thought it was supposed to be like Dr. Pepper! Never had it, but friends from TX have mentioned.

                                                                                  And speaking of Dr. Pepper, saw a store-brand Dr. Pepper last night: Dr. Bob. Made me think of the Muppet Show: "Paging Dr. Bob!" HA HA HA!

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                                                                                    girloftheworld Jul 5, 2013 11:40 AM

                                                                                    H.E.B 's Dr. Rocket !
                                                                                    eeeeeewwwwww

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                                                                                    aynrandgirl Jul 5, 2013 11:28 AM

                                                                                    Interesting. Many strawberry sodas have a bubblegum aftertaste to my palate.

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                                                                                    John E. Jul 17, 2013 04:38 PM

                                                                                    It is similar to red Mt. Dew, cherry-like.

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                                                                                    Perilagu Khan Jul 5, 2013 08:00 AM

                                                                                    I don't recall that Preston's, but I do remember a Reddy Mart (not, presumably, owned by Helen) on 66th just west of Lowery Field. That neighborhood, incidentally, is now a rather bad slum.

                                                                                    PS--I actually did not realize Big Red was a Texas product. I've had it many times, though. It, along with Fanta Strawberry, goes great with barbecue.

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                                                                                      Jenny Ondioline Jul 5, 2013 01:00 PM

                                                                                      The one place I know of where you can get Big Red in the northeast is a barbecue restaurant in midtown Manhattan that also gets Blue Bell ice cream shipped up.

                                                                          2. Paprikaboy Jul 4, 2013 07:29 AM

                                                                            Dandelion and Burdock (Fentimans)
                                                                            Chino (San Pellegrino)

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                                                                              stilldontknow Jul 4, 2013 01:30 PM

                                                                              Fentimans is terrific. I love their "Old Curiosity Cola" especially.

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                                                                                girloftheworld Jul 5, 2013 11:44 AM

                                                                                yessss!!! discoverd this when I did my Alice in Wonderland party and got hooked.

                                                                                 
                                                                            2. macca Jul 4, 2013 07:51 AM

                                                                              sarsaparilla

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                                                                                Pwmfan Jul 4, 2013 07:56 AM

                                                                                I took advantage of World Market's recent sale (12 for $10) to load up on Lemmy, a very refreshing lemon soda. I too have a Ting thing, but it's hard to come by around here (MSP).

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                                                                                  Perilagu Khan Jul 4, 2013 09:21 AM

                                                                                  I had my first Lemmy about a week ago and loved it. And mine also came from World Market.

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                                                                                  amazinc Jul 4, 2013 01:34 PM

                                                                                  Growing up in East Texas, we had "Grapette", delicious, in tiny little 8-oz. bottles. Gone forever since Wal-Nutz boughtthe factory in Arkansas where it was made. I'm with you on the Peach Crush. My auntie had a tiny store in E.T. and sold it. I used to bring home cases of the stuff. Alas, no more Grapette nor Peach Crush, at least none I can find. Perhaps RC Cola is still made. I've had my share of those, and they usually included a 5-cent bag of salted peanuts dumped into the bottle. My grandfather thought that hilarious, but salty+sweet = tasty in my 6-year-old book.

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                                                                                    Perilagu Khan Jul 4, 2013 03:02 PM

                                                                                    Nothing the least bit strange about that, and I'm surprised your granddad thought otherwise. Back in the 70s my dad taught me to put peanuts in my bottles of Coke, and I think that was an old Texas (maybe a southern) tradition.

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                                                                                      PotatoHouse Jul 4, 2013 04:37 PM

                                                                                      Try here;

                                                                                      http://www.crushsoda.com/

                                                                                    2. girloftheworld Jul 4, 2013 04:26 PM

                                                                                      I am not a soda drinker as a reagular thing but I do like
                                                                                      Fever Tree Ginger ale
                                                                                      Organgina
                                                                                      curiosity cola
                                                                                      Barton Springs cola

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                                                                                        Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jul 4, 2013 08:47 PM

                                                                                        My wife and I can't drink alcoholic drinks, so we love treating ourselves to "good" sodas once in a while, especially root beers and cream sodas. I've mail-ordered a variety from http://soda-emporium.com/ before, but the shipping makes it too expensive to do with any regularity.

                                                                                        However, a vintage soda and candy shop, Rocket Fizz, just opened near where we live, which was a real thrill. They had almost everything Soda Emporium had and more, usually around $2 per bottle with discounts for buying assortments of 6, 12, or 18. I was relieved to note it had a much wider selection than the weird (and mostly unappetizing-sounding) house brand sodas they have listed on their website: http://www.rocketfizz.com/

                                                                                        However, the best root beer I've ever had in my life is Big Shot, from New Orleans. I got to visit a few times in college and fell in love with the stuff, but haven't had it in almost 14 years. It's a relatively cheap, possibly low-end local brand, but to me it tasted like a cross between root beer and cream soda.

                                                                                        I've e-mailed the company a few times over the years, but they don't distribute or ship outside of the area, and I've had friends visit New Orleans since, but they've never been able to bring any back for me. If anyone would ever ship me some, I'd pay them back for their cost and shipping plus a finder's fee for their trouble.

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                                                                                          Steve Jul 4, 2013 10:55 PM

                                                                                          Agree on Coco Fizz, a delicious chocolate soda available at World Market. If kids new about this, sales would be through the roof.

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                                                                                            Perilagu Khan Jul 5, 2013 08:03 AM

                                                                                            Perhaps the price, too. What say we keep it our little secret?

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                                                                                            Puffin3 Jul 5, 2013 05:05 AM

                                                                                            Orange Crush in the rippled glass bottle. Seven cents.

                                                                                            1. JMF Jul 5, 2013 06:56 AM

                                                                                              I rarely drink soda and a six pack can last several years. But occasionally I like one. Never the traditional ones. I hate Coke and Pepsi.

                                                                                              Moxie, especially if you get the glass bottles during the summer at the Moxie Museum at the Union Fairgrounds in Union, Maine. The glass bottle is their prior, early 60's recipe and is about twice as strong, and made using cane sugar. but I'll take it in the can if I had too. But never the plastic bottles which go flat for some reason.

                                                                                              Jarritos Tamarind
                                                                                              Blenheim ginger ale, spicy
                                                                                              Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray
                                                                                              Sioux City Sarsparilla
                                                                                              Stewart's Orange Cream
                                                                                              those bitter Italian ones
                                                                                              assorted birch and root beers
                                                                                              Ting, but haven't had one in years
                                                                                              The Fentiman's sodas

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                                                                                                JMF Jul 5, 2013 06:35 PM

                                                                                                Also the San Pelligrino citrus sodas.

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                                                                                                  coney with everything Aug 5, 2013 04:54 AM

                                                                                                  Totally Team San Pellligrino. It used to be an offbeat choice but it's getting to be fairly ubiquitous in this neck of the woods (metro Detroit).

                                                                                                  Still ain't cheap, though. But it's usually in my fridge.

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                                                                                                    JMF Aug 6, 2013 09:04 AM

                                                                                                    Yeah, it's $4.59 a six pack here. For me that's ok since I only drink one or less a week.

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                                                                                                      flavrmeistr Aug 6, 2013 12:21 PM

                                                                                                      I rarely buy or drink soft drinks anymore, but when I do, it's SP Limonata. With Maker's Mark, of course.

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                                                                                                        JMF Aug 6, 2013 03:07 PM

                                                                                                        The other day I had the Pompelmo with gin. Then one with tequila for a Paloma.

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                                                                                                        ferret Aug 6, 2013 03:14 PM

                                                                                                        San Pellegrino orange and lemon runs bout $12 for a 24-pack at Costco.

                                                                                                2. linguafood Jul 5, 2013 09:08 AM

                                                                                                  Ananaskracherl (pineapple lemonade) and Almdudler (herb lemonade). The most "exotic" sodas I've had.

                                                                                                  I don't drink soda anymore save for very few occasions, and these two are pretty much only available in Austria.

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                                                                                                    kattyeyes Jul 5, 2013 09:49 AM

                                                                                                    The descriptions sound great. Now I need to work on pronunciation. :)

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                                                                                                      linguafood Jul 5, 2013 09:50 AM

                                                                                                      Yah, the first one might be even harder than Gewürztraminer.

                                                                                                      '-)

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                                                                                                        INDIANRIVERFL Jul 16, 2013 06:11 AM

                                                                                                        My favorites were generic spargel and Afri Cola.

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                                                                                                          linguafood Jul 16, 2013 02:00 PM

                                                                                                          Spargel soda? Do tell where you got that. I've nevereverever heard of it.

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                                                                                                            INDIANRIVERFL Jul 18, 2013 05:37 AM

                                                                                                            I am sure it comes by various names. A mixture of cola and citrus drink. Sometimes orange, sometimes lemon. I cannot recall what it was called in Munchen. Limocola? This is what we called it in Franken.

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                                                                                                              linguafood Jul 18, 2013 08:37 AM

                                                                                                              Well, spargel means asparagus in German, so I have my doubts that's what it was called.

                                                                                                              Now that you actually say what it is -- there are a bunch of different brands for the fanta/cola mix: schwippschwapp, mezzo mix, spezi, and likely a few others.

                                                                                                              I drank those as a kid, too.

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                                                                                                                INDIANRIVERFL Jul 19, 2013 12:02 PM

                                                                                                                I screwed up. Memory not what it used to be. Spezi is what what the drink is.

                                                                                                                I have got to get back. Not to relive memories, but to create new ones. Former East German is now available.

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                                                                                                                  linguafood Jul 19, 2013 02:56 PM

                                                                                                                  Berlin is an amazing city to visit, with great food to boot.

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                                                                                                                    Veggo Jul 28, 2013 02:48 PM

                                                                                                                    Das Boot?

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                                                                                                                      linguafood Jul 28, 2013 04:54 PM

                                                                                                                      http://www.greatcanadianjokebook.com/...

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                                                                                                                        Veggo Jul 28, 2013 04:56 PM

                                                                                                                        !!!

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                                                                                                                        Perilagu Khan Jul 29, 2013 07:57 AM

                                                                                                                        Ever try Das Root Bier? Wunderschon!

                                                                                                    2. suzigirl Jul 5, 2013 10:25 AM

                                                                                                      Peach Nehi is an old favorite of mine along with Frostie root beer. I know they are still made but not available around me. Ale-8 was a wacky one made in the early eighties that was a gingerale hybrid that I loved. Oh gosh, I can't forget Surge and Sprite Remix Tropical or Aruba Jam

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                                                                                                        JayL Jul 5, 2013 12:47 PM

                                                                                                        +1 for Peach Nehi

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                                                                                                          flavrmeistr Jul 11, 2013 10:11 AM

                                                                                                          +2. Nothing better with barbecue.

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                                                                                                            JayL Jul 11, 2013 11:23 AM

                                                                                                            HA!

                                                                                                            I used to sell them at my barbecue joint.

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                                                                                                          wandajune6 Jul 29, 2013 08:39 AM

                                                                                                          Ale 8 is still around. It's made in KY, I think but you can find it in the region. I was introduced to it when living in Cincinnati and found it at the grocery when I was there as recently as December.

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                                                                                                            suzigirl Jul 29, 2013 10:30 AM

                                                                                                            Wow. I haven't seen it since I was a child. Thanks. I have to get looking on the internet

                                                                                                        3. Perilagu Khan Jul 5, 2013 12:33 PM

                                                                                                          Anybody miss the "new" Coke that briefly replaced Coke "Classic" back in the 80s? ;)

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                                                                                                            pinehurst Jul 12, 2013 12:47 PM

                                                                                                            Not so much, but I DO miss Pepsi Light, a diet soda from the 70's or 80's (?) that was a lemony cola.

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                                                                                                              suzigirl Jul 12, 2013 12:54 PM

                                                                                                              I remember that. I also remember that i liked the taste but thought it smelled like papermate eraseable ink. Couldn't get past that

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                                                                                                                Perilagu Khan Jul 12, 2013 02:14 PM

                                                                                                                I wonder if "new" Coke is even made anymore? Seems I heard it was popular in Puerto Rico. Go figure.

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                                                                                                                  Veggo Jul 12, 2013 02:17 PM

                                                                                                                  New coke in PR is just passing through from Bolivia.

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                                                                                                                    Perilagu Khan Jul 12, 2013 02:20 PM

                                                                                                                    Took me a few seconds, but I finally got it. :)

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                                                                                                                      Veggo Jul 12, 2013 02:25 PM

                                                                                                                      Not being a wise ass, it is what it is. PR is a major transit point, because air transport to the US does not require a passport or cargo documentation.

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                                                                                                                        Perilagu Khan Jul 12, 2013 03:07 PM

                                                                                                                        Quite the convenient loophole.

                                                                                                            2. meatnveg Jul 5, 2013 06:46 PM

                                                                                                              Thums Up.
                                                                                                              Of all the things i've left behind, I miss this the most. It's an Indian product and sometimes, very rarely, i'll find it in Toronto. Those days are like Xmas & Thanksgiving together

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                                                                                                                DatatheAndroid Jul 10, 2013 09:53 PM

                                                                                                                Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray soda. I swear I could swim in the stuff.

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                                                                                                                  Sharuf Jul 12, 2013 12:45 PM

                                                                                                                  Like, about 30 years ago, Safeway had a soda pop under their own label, "Select" I think it was. It was peach/apricot flavored and was very good and refreshing. Haven't seen it in a long time. Wish they'd bring it back.

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                                                                                                                    suzigirl Jul 12, 2013 12:50 PM

                                                                                                                    Peach apricot. Yum

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                                                                                                                    aynrandgirl Jul 12, 2013 12:49 PM

                                                                                                                    Anybody miss Rondo? A citrusy Aussie soda, "lightly carbonated so you can slam it down".

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                                                                                                                      tranewreck Jul 12, 2013 12:50 PM

                                                                                                                      Polar Orange Dry (Worcester MA) with the orange sediment on the bottom

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                                                                                                                        Jenny Ondioline Jul 12, 2013 01:54 PM

                                                                                                                        It no longer has the sediment, but it's still delicious. Our bar fridge is always stocked with that and Cape Cod Dry. Dr. Polar is pretty tasty too. Don't care for their root beer or cola, though: too sweet.

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                                                                                                                        mastercooker Jul 15, 2013 09:50 PM

                                                                                                                        MUG'S root beer

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                                                                                                                          aynrandgirl Jul 16, 2013 11:34 AM

                                                                                                                          When did Mug become vintage or off-beat?

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                                                                                                                            mastercooker Jul 16, 2013 01:11 PM

                                                                                                                            I don' t know it just sounds like it's from the 70's

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                                                                                                                              aynrandgirl Jul 16, 2013 05:45 PM

                                                                                                                              Mug is owned by Pepsi and is available in pretty much any grocery store.

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                                                                                                                          INDIANRIVERFL Jul 16, 2013 06:19 AM

                                                                                                                          Florida has people from all over the western hemisphere and the remainder store chain Big Lots. You would be amazed at what you can find.

                                                                                                                          Can usually find a wide selection of Boylans. Currently a wide selection of French and Italian fizzy fruit drinks.

                                                                                                                          In the regular stores, Inca Cola and Jarrito Champagne are mainstays.

                                                                                                                          In a personal taste test, Publix beat Walmart in both straight cola and rum and coke applications.

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                                                                                                                            flavrmeistr Jul 16, 2013 04:30 PM

                                                                                                                            Check out Materva, a mate' soda from Miami. A squeeze of lime sets it off nicely. Very refreshing.

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                                                                                                                            senorahb Jul 16, 2013 12:17 PM

                                                                                                                            I love Fanta Limon and Cuatro (Chilean grapefruit soda). I also had a grapefruit soda in Argentina that was made with fresh juice, including pulp. I wish I could remember what it was called, because it was delicious.

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                                                                                                                              flavrmeistr Jul 16, 2013 04:35 PM

                                                                                                                              SPA Lemon, a Belgian soda with real lemon juice, is a big seller in the Carribean. San Pelegrino Limonata, 10% lemon juice, is very tart and delicious, less sweet than regular sodas.

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                                                                                                                                John E. Jul 17, 2013 04:42 PM

                                                                                                                                I drank Fanta Lemon while in Europe several years ago. I wish they would distribute it in the U.S.

                                                                                                                              2. jgg13 Jul 16, 2013 06:11 PM

                                                                                                                                Moxie

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                                                                                                                                  charlesbois Jul 17, 2013 07:05 PM

                                                                                                                                  Anyone have Boylan's seasonal lemonade offering? It's fabulous.

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                                                                                                                                    aynrandgirl Jul 17, 2013 09:51 PM

                                                                                                                                    I've never seen it

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                                                                                                                                      charlesbois Jul 28, 2013 02:42 PM

                                                                                                                                      Just saw another Boylan's seasonal offering...Shirley Temple! I'm about to crack a cold one right now.

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                                                                                                                                        kattyeyes Jul 28, 2013 06:35 PM

                                                                                                                                        Shouldn't that be a Roy Rogers for you, charles? ;)

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                                                                                                                                          charlesbois Jul 29, 2013 05:20 AM

                                                                                                                                          Haha, no. Despite my handle, I'm a lady! Actually, a pregnant lady who isn't having alcohol right now, so the idea of drinking a Shirley Temple is making me laugh, as it was what I would order from the bar when I was a kid.

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                                                                                                                                            kattyeyes Jul 29, 2013 05:28 AM

                                                                                                                                            :) That was my drink of kiddo-hood, too--extra cherries! I'll hafta look for it, though never did notice seasonal Boylan offerings. I always loved their black cherry and the thought of a Shirley Temple soda is quite fun. Cheers!

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                                                                                                                                              INDIANRIVERFL Jul 30, 2013 08:55 AM

                                                                                                                                              Which means I will probably be seeing the leftovers in Big Lots by Christmas.

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                                                                                                                                                kattyeyes Jul 30, 2013 09:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                HA HA HA, is that how it goes? Gotta remember this in December! ;)

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                                                                                                                                      BostonLover Jul 17, 2013 08:13 PM

                                                                                                                                      Anything IZZE brand, particularly their Grapefruit soda. Ski soda, which is a refreshing citrus blend unique to Ohio.

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                                                                                                                                        Just Visiting Jul 18, 2013 07:14 AM

                                                                                                                                        Second that. Izze is the flavor without the sweet. I think it is actually juice and soda water, not really soda per se, though they are calling it sparkling soda. The grapefruit is sparkling juice. I love the sparkling birch, which is one of the two sparkling soda flavors.

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                                                                                                                                          flavrmeistr Jul 18, 2013 05:47 PM

                                                                                                                                          Kentucky also.

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                                                                                                                                          Just Visiting Jul 18, 2013 06:01 AM

                                                                                                                                          We drink soda maybe twice a year but there is nothing like a cold TING on a hot day. Most sodas are so sweet that they make you more thirsty. Not so with TING. I see from the other commenters that there is now a pink grapefruit TING. Need to track that down as I prefer pink grapefruit to white. Plus, as you might guess, I love the name TING!

                                                                                                                                          Black Cherry. I grew up in the Philly area so the brand I loved was Frank's Black Cherry Wishniak. Thanks to google and the webs, I now know that Wishniak was a vodka-based black cherry liqueur made in Eastern Europe. I'd always wondered about that weird name.

                                                                                                                                          Boylan's Black Cherry is quite a good substitute. Maybe better.

                                                                                                                                          Birch beer - but only the brown, not the white. Boylan's is quite good.

                                                                                                                                          And finally - an orange soda made in Zimbabwe called Mazoe Orange Crush. It is basically carbonated orange juice.

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                                                                                                                                            Fydeaux Jul 18, 2013 06:15 AM

                                                                                                                                            I fell in love with Frank's Black Cherry Wishniak on a visit to Philadelphia in the mid-80s. Once in a blue moon it will turn up in my area at a place like Big Lots [an excellent place to look for off-the-beaten-path sodas]. I think Stewart's also makes one, but I really think it's not at Frank's level.

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                                                                                                                                              Perilagu Khan Jul 18, 2013 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                              Big Lots is great for all sorts of foodstuffs, snack chips in particular, although I no longer eat them.

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                                                                                                                                                Pwmfan Jul 18, 2013 02:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                I have recently rediscovered Big Lots with the opening of a new store in an area where I often shop. So far my favorite find was San Pellegrino grapefruit soda 4-packs for $2.50. Alas they are now gone, but something else tasty will come along.

                                                                                                                                              2. Firegoat Jul 19, 2013 12:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                We have a small town place that has an old-fashioned soda fountain. As soon as I found out they made the "Green River" of my youth I was sold. After I tried the Green River I about died of sugar poisoning... but it's still good stuff. Maybe in a smaller glass. Love Green River.

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                                                                                                                                                  shaja Jul 29, 2013 06:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                  +1 on Green RIver!

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                                                                                                                                                    Pwmfan Aug 3, 2013 08:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Just returned from Big Lots wirh a 4pack of Green River. It's chilling down in the frig right now. I laughed when I saw it; I had never heard of it before this thread and there it was!

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                                                                                                                                                      kattyeyes Aug 3, 2013 08:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Never heard of it either before here. Finally googled and found this as I was curious what flavor it is. So it's like green Sprite (lemon-lime)? But maybe supersweet? I haven't had a Sprite in so long, maybe I'd find that too sweet, too.
                                                                                                                                                      http://www.greenriversoda.com/chicago...

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                                                                                                                                                        Pwmfan Aug 4, 2013 09:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                        It's pretty sweet and really doesn't taste like Sprite; I liked it. The gorgeous emerald green color in the glass is worth it on its own.

                                                                                                                                                        This is from the Big Lots in Woodbury, MN.

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                                                                                                                                                        Firegoat Aug 4, 2013 04:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                        I'm clearly going to have to go check out Big Lots today.

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                                                                                                                                                          suzigirl Aug 4, 2013 09:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Go! Go! Go! I found Frostie rootbeer there the other day for 75¢. And Frostie grape that i didn't even know they made. I drank til my tummy hurt.

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                                                                                                                                                            Firegoat Aug 4, 2013 09:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                            ooooo forgot about Frostie! I havent' seen that stuff since I was a little goatlet!

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                                                                                                                                                              suzigirl Aug 4, 2013 09:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                              That is the one I listed up thread. Imagine my glee.

                                                                                                                                                    2. jes7o Jul 29, 2013 05:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Big Shot cream soda and pineapple soda from the New Orleans area...goes great with a bag of Zapp's....

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                                                                                                                                                        Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jul 30, 2013 10:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Big Shot Root Beer! It's the best root beer I've ever had, and I haven't had it since my last trip to New Orleans, over a decade ago. I'd totally make it worth someone's while if they could ship it to FL, but it isn't sold anywhere online. Anywhere.

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                                                                                                                                                        BuildingMyBento Jul 29, 2013 10:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Pepsi in Japan goes off the deep end every now and then. I was looking for seasonal flavors last week in Tokyo, but to no avail.

                                                                                                                                                        In March 2011 though, I thought the marron (chestnut) version was nice.

                                                                                                                                                        I rarely drink soda, but my number one choice is Seagram's tonic water.

                                                                                                                                                        Jonathan
                                                                                                                                                        http://buildingmybento.com/
                                                                                                                                                        http://collaterallettuce.com/

                                                                                                                                                        1. Ruthie789 Jul 29, 2013 10:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                          A really good root beer is hard to find. My father likes Saspirella. I quite like bitter lemon as a drink but it is hard to find in Montreal. An excellent ginger in Quebec is Bullseye but can only be found in regional areas.

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                                                                                                                                                            aynrandgirl Jul 29, 2013 12:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                            I imagine root beer is hard to find in general in Montreal, as it is in most of the world outside the US. If you can try some Fitz's or St. Arnold root beer. Delicious if you're a root beer nut like me.

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                                                                                                                                                              NanaMoussecurry Jul 29, 2013 02:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Root beer isn't hard to find in MTL. GOOD root beer now...

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                                                                                                                                                              Veggo Jul 29, 2013 02:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Think sar-sap-a-rilla. It's a tough one. Way back I worked for a company that made it in New Haven!

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                                                                                                                                                                Ruthie789 Jul 29, 2013 03:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                I knew I did not spell it correctly! My Dad loves it and we used to buy it when we would go to the States.

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                                                                                                                                                                  mastercooker Jul 29, 2013 03:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  actually, it's spelled sasparilla

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                                                                                                                                                                    Perilagu Khan Jul 29, 2013 03:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Don't sarse Veggo. He riles mighty easy.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Goatjunky Jul 29, 2013 03:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      I recently saw spruce beer at the wine and more store. Kicking myself for not buying it

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                                                                                                                                                                      Veggo Jul 29, 2013 03:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      You are so blanking wrong, all I can say is go blank yourself!...:)Google it.
                                                                                                                                                                      P.S. Thanks, PK

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                                                                                                                                                                        suzigirl Jul 29, 2013 03:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Look it up. The pronunciation is sasparilla, but veggo is correct. You have the internet, check it out please.

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                                                                                                                                                                        flavrmeistr Jul 29, 2013 03:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Nope. Sarsaparilla is correct.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. JayL Jul 29, 2013 08:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Off beat...

                                                                                                                                                                    Jarritos tamarind.

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                                                                                                                                                                      flavrmeistr Jul 30, 2013 03:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      One of my faves. Surprisingly complex.

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                                                                                                                                                                        INDIANRIVERFL Jul 30, 2013 08:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Can always be found in our Bravo market, as well as a number of independents.

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                                                                                                                                                                          JayL Jul 30, 2013 08:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Only lightly sweet.

                                                                                                                                                                          Not overly sour...again, just a light sourness from the tambran.

                                                                                                                                                                          I could drink it every day.

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                                                                                                                                                                        cheesehead in recovery Aug 4, 2013 06:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Jolly Good soda, which has a whole bunch of generic flavors like Orange, Root Beer and Grape. I believe it it still sold in the Green Bay, WI area... I think i saw it when I there last.

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                                                                                                                                                                          hawkeyeui93 Aug 4, 2013 07:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          I got IDed last week for trying to buy a six-pack of Goslings Ginger Beer. The young girl was confused when I told her it was about as alcoholic as Root Beer.

                                                                                                                                                                          My regional favorite is Millstream Cream Soda: http://millstreambrewing.com/Our_Soda...

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                                                                                                                                                                            Veggo Aug 6, 2013 03:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            The Goslings ginger beer is almost as good as Fever Tree, and far less pricey.

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                                                                                                                                                                            Kontxesi Aug 5, 2013 10:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Sprecher's Root Beer
                                                                                                                                                                            Peach Nehi (as mentioned above)

                                                                                                                                                                            1. ItalGreyHound Aug 6, 2013 12:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Iffy as to whether it is soda, and definitely not "vintage," but does anyone else remember (and miss) Clearly Canadians? They were sparkly, clear, in a glass bottle - a couple different flavors. I think they went through a packaging update but the last time I saw them was back in 2000 or so...

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                                                                                                                                                                                Kalivs Aug 6, 2013 11:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Irn Bru - the Scottish soda that tastes like bubble gum

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