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Mello Yello Luver
06-19-2005, 01:00 AM
Just came back from my vacation in Myrtle Beach SC, and here is my
report on Vault:

I first spotted it in South Carolina. It was in a very cool 20oz bottle.

To me Vault tasted something like this:
70% Surge
20% Sprite
10% Mello Yello
It had a very unique taste and I think every citrus fan should try it.

At Myrtle beach Vault was in all the convience stores. And there was some pretty cool promotions for it (In the convience stores). All the Coke machines had a citrus soda. And by percentages they went like this: 75% of the Machines had Mello Yello, and 25% had Vault .

The were no 12 can packs of Vault on sale...yet. And all the Coke fountains still had Mello Yello. So your best bet on getting Vault right now is by going to any convience store.

Overall Vault tasted very good. I hope it makes it. It's time for Dew to get some competition.

P.S. For Vault travelers, I found no Vault in Southern or Northern Virgina. I think it's only in the Roanoke area. Also, the North Carolina strip on I95 is not Consolidated Territory and it did not have Vault (The Wilson,NC area) It's all over the rest North and South Carolina.

iluvsurge220
06-19-2005, 02:03 AM
Do you know anything about where it is in Tennessee? My family is going down to Nashville next week, and I'm gonna send some money with them so they can bring me some back. I just hope they will be able to find it. I don't know where to tell them to look.

Chad.
06-19-2005, 04:44 AM
its all east of nashville for the most part no further than 30 miles east though it begins, this was anout 3 weeks ago it may have spread into nashville by now

The Interpreter
06-19-2005, 11:37 AM
And it is definitely in Chattanooga and Knoxville...

wonkapete
06-20-2005, 01:40 PM
I was in the lower half of Mississippi and Alabama this past weekend. No signs of Vault yet :(

DJ HawaiianShirt
06-20-2005, 01:45 PM
My father lives in Union, SC.

I just told him to go look for it for me.

I want some so bad!

Mello Yello Luver
06-20-2005, 07:15 PM
No Vault in the Mobile, AL area. That's wierd, it's Consolidated Coke territory and it should have it. I know it's in the Huntsville area(Northern Alabama).Mississippi wouldn't have it. It isn't a test state. South Carolina/Michigan is the best place to find Vault, I think.

drpep
06-20-2005, 07:35 PM
No Vault in Fort Lauderdale, Miami or Fort Meyers.

bigrich
06-20-2005, 11:14 PM
If Huntsville Alabama has it, Elizabethtown, KY should have it too since they buy cans from Big Springs, in Huntsville. If anyone is from Kentucky they should check E-town to see if it has been spotted. That was the most reliable place for me to pick up all the Mello Yello flavors when they were out.

[ 06-20-2005, 10:14 PM: Message edited by: bigrich ]

The Interpreter
06-20-2005, 11:49 PM
Remember, this is in TEST marketing. Coke will determine where they want to test Vault, and where they do not. Representative sample markets will be selected. Typical bottling contract patterns are not relevant here...

jmur
06-25-2005, 01:46 AM
any vault in the upstate ny region?

jblaviback
06-25-2005, 02:00 AM
While on the Vault topic, how long do they usually test market before they decide if it goes national?

RunWithDaLilGuy
06-25-2005, 08:38 AM
12pk cans in michigan now - out of GR

The Interpreter
06-25-2005, 07:22 PM
jblaviback, test marketing can run weeks or months or in some cases, years. It all depends on when the company decides they have enough data to decide what to do next....There is no rule of thumb.

guaranajunkie
06-26-2005, 10:02 AM
I love this stuff still, have to atleast drink 2 20oz of it a day, I'm a full addict. The cans don't taste nearly as good as the bottles to me.

Cokeologist
06-29-2005, 09:59 AM
Any publicity pics of Vault bottles or cans available anywhere?

bossfan2000
06-29-2005, 01:17 PM
I've been looking for it in Nashville, but still no sign as of yet. Maybe I'll have to force a stop in Huntsville, AL on our way to florida for the holiday

fusion
06-29-2005, 04:30 PM
Check out www.savesurge.org (http://www.savesurge.org) and their Vault Blog for lots of pictures of cans, bottles, and point of sale (banners, signs, static clings, etc).

caboverpete
07-01-2005, 02:51 PM
I live in southwest VA and Vault is everywhere, I was also at the Sounds of the Underground tour in Winston-Salem, NC and they had a huge Vault truck with a couple of Vault girls on top of it passing out cans of Vault as you left the venue.

USF SPAMMER 1
07-04-2005, 11:26 PM
I've tried Vault. It tastes even worse than Surge, which is only a modicum less undrinkable than my own freshly milled urine.

iluvsurge220
07-14-2005, 04:49 PM
I have to have Vault!!!! I can't wait any longer!!! It's driving me crazy!!!

Mello Yello Luver
07-14-2005, 09:27 PM
Plan a road trip to Tennessee my friend. That's what I would do If I was in your situation.

iluvsurge220
07-15-2005, 12:16 PM
Yeah I think I might be going to Gatlinburg this summer. They have it around there don't they?

DJ HawaiianShirt
07-15-2005, 12:26 PM
Gatlinburg is alot of fun.

And with Vault it ought to be an extra-jolly good time!


SEV

iluvsurge220
07-20-2005, 03:49 PM
OH yeah!!! Hopefully I will have time to go down there before i start school back.

SURGE
07-20-2005, 04:39 PM
ilovsurge220- If you go to our boards at SaveSURGE/Vaultkicks.org you can find people who can ship u like 5 bottles or a 12 Pack for under 20$.