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Aug 21, 2014 02:06 PM

Looking to buy Michigan made pop in Detroit

I'm planning a trip to Detroit and would love to find stores with a good selection of craft non-alcoholic beverages. Goal #1 is finding cane sugar versions of Faygo, but I'd also like to find stuff from small producers. Any ideas? Thanks!

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    1. re: rainsux

      Thanks. Will definitely check that out when I go to Eastern Market.

      Any ideas on cane sugar Faygo? I haven't seen it in Chicago or southwestern Michigan. Had a bottle of grape in SF and am eager to check out other flavors.

      1. re: I Eat Chicago

        Lafayette Foods in the Lafayette Park shopping center (not far from Eastern Market) carries the glass (sugar) six packs. Also I've seen the individual bottles in a lot of restaurants-- definitely Mudgies for one.

        1. re: I Eat Chicago

          Actually, cane sugar Faygo is widely available here. Meijer has it, Kroger has it, most large, major supermarkets have it. Even ::shudder:: Walmart. Many smaller groceries and convenience stores also carry them.

          I find them satisfying if only because there's something just plain *real* about drinking out of an actual glass bottle. They come in 6-packs only (unless singles are available), and the flavors available are Root Beer, Orange, Rock & Rye, Creme Soda, Grape, and Red Pop (artificial Strawberry, basically).

          I must say, though, that while I'm certainly a fan of Faygo, it's hardly what I would call "craft" non-alcoholic. The Maryann stuff would more fit that bill, but I haven't tried that yet, and I understand that availability is *extremely* limited.

          Did you bring me anything from Chick-Fil-A in Chicago? If not, does the term "persona non grata" mean anything to you? ;)

          1. re: boagman

            Good to know. I'm not sure where the line for craft is. I'm probably guilty of thinking any pop made with sugar rather than corn syrup is craft. In any event, the grape Faygo I was able to try was really good and I'm looking forward to trying more. And Maryann as well.

            Of all the foods available in Chicago, Chick-Fil-A is what you'd most want?

            1. re: I Eat Chicago

              Well, Chick-Fil-A isn't here, and it *is* in Chicago.

              It's been a while since I was at school in Chitown, and much has changed. I don't even know what to honestly ask for.

              1. re: boagman

                There is a Chick fil A on OU's campus, and as far as I know it is open to anyone. I will confirm that next week though and get back to you.

                1. re: Markcron

                  I know about it, and it's *not the same*. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt, burned it in protest.

      2. Westborn Market in Berkley has a "Michigan dome" that carries glass bottle Faygo along with some other locally made pop (and of course other lovely Michigan-made goodies!)

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        1. re: coney with everything

          Thanks. Not sure I'll make it up there on my visit. Comet Burgers is a tentative stop so if that happens, I'll definitely check out Westborn Market.

        2. I know of one grocer/deli in Walled Lake/West Bloomfield, Marz on Haggery road, that carries Towne Club, another longtime Detroit favorite that featured legendary Detroit weatherman Sonny Elliott in the commercials. I'm sure there are other grocers of this type that carry it, as well.

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          1. re: Fibber McGee

            Thanks! I'll look for Towne Club. I'd never heard of it.