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06-06-2006, 02:16 AM
That thread with Sodafinder's Discontinued Soda got me thinking... How many of you have spotted discontinued soda at your local supermarket that nobody is purchasing?

I'll start with my sightings...

Mountain Dew Pitch Black - 12 Pack Cans
Vanilla Coke - 12 Pack Cans / 2Litre
Crush Sour Apple - 2Litre
Sprite Berry Clear Remix - 12 Pack Cans
Sprite Aruba Jam Remix - 12 Pack Cans

06-06-2006, 03:20 AM
Being in the US I never got to try Crush Sour Apple, how was it? You should buy up the stock and resell it on ebay.

Dr. Galaga
06-06-2006, 10:52 AM
I picked up some Sour Apple Crush last summer in the 16-20 ounce bottles (I forget the exact size). I loved it. But, they went flat before the freshness date (Oct.)!

06-06-2006, 12:52 PM
Six Mountain Dew Pitch Black II 20oz bottles with 11/05 expiration date in Pepsi cooler Cuba, NY 6-1-06. I bought one.

06-06-2006, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by BATBL18:
Being in the US I never got to try Crush Sour Apple, how was it? You should buy up the stock and resell it on ebay. It's not bad tasting but I've tasted better Apple Sodas... Life Brand "Lady Apple Soda" (Shoppers Drug Mart) for one, has a clean crisp taste. Crush Sour Apple seems more like a kids drink.

As far as me buying the remaining few I saw at a chinese market, i'll pass, as Galaga said the carbonation doesn't last long for the 2L, If Crush had 12 pack Sour Apple, it would be a different story though.

Mr Zabe
06-06-2006, 03:46 PM
I have rambled about this before.....Where can I find an all apple juice drink that is carbonated. I am craving a seltzerized (made up word LOL) apple juice. I would pay good money for a 750ml bottle.

I recall drinking some at a wine tasting tour when I was a kid. The old farts had their wine and I was buzzing off the carbonated apple juice and grape juice. LOL

[ 06-06-2006, 02:47 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

DJ HawaiianShirt
06-06-2006, 04:29 PM
I just noticed some Pepsi Vanilla at CVS so I picked up a bottle.

06-06-2006, 05:30 PM
Mr Zabe, in England we have a drink made under licence by Coca-Cola called Appletiser. You can check out their website at www.appletiser.net (http://www.appletiser.net)

I think this is what you are looking for, it is 100% pure carbonated apple juice with no added sugar or preservatives.

If you can't get this in the states i could trade you for some US Coke products.

[ 06-06-2006, 04:32 PM: Message edited by: da987 ]

Mr Zabe
06-06-2006, 07:06 PM
Appletiser is just the very beverage I have been craving. Gosh the website looked so good. I had taste flashbacks from when I was a kid. LOL

I will think about your offer. I will also see if there is a distributor in the US.

Thank you so much,your a good Bloke. smile.gif

06-07-2006, 12:20 AM
Wal-Mart is testing a Manzana soda in their stores in the southwest.

06-07-2006, 03:28 AM
The best apple soda I ever tasted was "C'Plus Apple" which was discontinued decades ago, their Pear soda was not bad either. Both tasting like real carbonated fruit juice.

I hope the Dole Sparklers sell really well, so Pepsi can make new Flavors like; Apple, Strawberry/Banana, Pineapple etc

Ram0n C0keah0lic
06-07-2006, 11:40 AM
I imagine the taste of Crush sour apple like the taste of Manzana Lift green apple... it's really sour...

06-07-2006, 11:47 AM
man ive never tried any apple sodas...sounds interesting now...

DJ HawaiianShirt
06-07-2006, 12:19 PM
Zabe, have you tried 7-11's Frawg? It's a pretty honest apple flavor, IMO.

Mr Zabe
06-07-2006, 01:28 PM
You know,come to think of it, I may of not tried it. Brain freeze....I did try it. I did not like it.LOL It's funny, I have a very specific memory of how this apple soda pop tasted.

Oh well this soda pop freak will keep searching for his dream drink. smile.gif

Ram0n C0keah0lic
06-07-2006, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by DJ HawaiianShirt:
have you tried 7-11's Frawg? It's a pretty honest apple flavor, IMO. I had the chance of trying Frawg... but I missed it :D

I stopped at a 7-11 in Vegas and they had Frawg... but I didn't bought a cup...

06-07-2006, 02:11 PM
I've only tried Jolly Rancher's green apple soda.

DJ HawaiianShirt
06-07-2006, 02:23 PM
The thing is that Frawg isn't green apple, it's normal apple. The logo is green, however, which is misleading.

I can't remember who said it, but someone said that Frawg could be described as the apple version of Mt Dew. Blech, I don't know how they got to that conclusion. I couldn't stand the stuff.

Ram0n C0keah0lic
06-11-2006, 01:15 AM
About discontinued sodas... in my case, I found at my near store and bought today two 600 ml bottles of a soda that I thought it was "dead": Fresca Red Grapefruit...


[ 06-12-2006, 01:06 AM: Message edited by: Ramón Cokeaholic ]

Tons O' Fun
06-11-2006, 01:27 AM
I see theese all the time.
vanillla coke
pepsi vanilla
both sprite remix
even pitch black 1 (dont konw how they can sell a couple years exp.)

[ 06-11-2006, 12:29 AM: Message edited by: Tons O' Fun ]

Rob The SURGE Drinker
06-11-2006, 01:51 AM
i want to see a picture of the sprite remixes and pb1 in your hood...

Tons O' Fun
06-11-2006, 12:51 PM
K. I try to post them by the end of the week

Rob The SURGE Drinker
06-11-2006, 01:42 PM
cool cool cool... if they are there, im gonna schedule a trip to your neighborhood, lol...

06-12-2006, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by Ramón Cokeaholic:
About discontinued sodas... in my case, I found at my near store and bought today two 600 ml bottles of a soda that I thought it was "dead": Fresca Red Grapefruit...

http://www.marketing-up.com.mx/imgarticulos/nota2243.jpg I've heard of Pink Grapefruit, but red? It still sounds good though...

Ram0n C0keah0lic
06-12-2006, 02:08 AM
Tastes like pink grapefruit but a little spicy... and it has a lot of artificial colorant... :D

[ 06-12-2006, 06:30 PM: Message edited by: Ramón Cokeaholic ]

07-05-2006, 10:56 PM
If you wanna try a apple soda, try Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider. 100% Apple Juice that has been carbonated. Delish! Very similar to Appletizer.

Mr Zabe
07-06-2006, 01:28 AM
Cool. I will look it up and see if I can easily get some. From your description, it sounds just what I have been craving. Thanks

Martinellis's Web Site (http://www.martinellis.com/?UserID=49992&SessionID=dr7V6WH1tPDaEYS3ZU{e&SID=1&)

[ 07-06-2006, 12:47 AM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

07-06-2006, 05:59 AM
Batch no. 6 is solid.

07-07-2006, 03:15 PM
well pepsi vanilla was JUST discontiued in my area... so i still see it

The Doomite
07-10-2006, 02:17 AM
We've still got Pepsi Vanilla here, thank goodness. Although I must say that I do like the Berries N Cream Dr Pepper, it'll be a sad day when I can't get any more Pepsi Vanilla. I still wish that they hadn't axed Pepsi Blue too... *shrugs* Oh well. The Doomite Is Out! :eek:

CCE Girlie
07-12-2006, 10:42 PM
Pepsi Vanilla is Discontinued. I see it at the store all the time!

Luckily, I have 3 fridgepacks of Vanilla Coke. I plan on selling them on Ebay in the future.

07-13-2006, 02:37 AM
Pepsi Vanilla is not easy to find around these parts, but we still have tons of Vanilla Coke left at smaller supermarkets.

It seems like Wal-Mart is the quickest to ditch Soda Pop as soon as it's discontinued...

08-06-2006, 10:02 PM
Above I posted about Mt Dew Pitch Black II with 11/05 date. Today I stopped back at that store. The Pitch Black was gone but behind me in the Coke cooler (actually it was a Full Throttle cooler) was a treasure trove of discontinued Coke products in 20oz. What caught my eye was C2. Checked the date and it was 1/06. Next to it was several bottles of Sprite Berryclear with a 2004 code date. Vanilla Coke with an early 2005 date. Diet Sprite (not Zero) with a late 2004 in front of the Sprite Zero.

08-06-2006, 10:13 PM
Well, with Wal-Mart, you're going to turn all your inventory over pretty regularly, but with some of those small mom and pop stores, you'll sell a lot of the bigger brands, but other stuff can linger on and on...

And those small stores that have 12 packs, but they don't go on sale, well, that's a good place to usually find weird stuff, if the store somehow got it (product launch, salesperson order, mispick, whatever).

08-06-2006, 10:39 PM
Shouldn't the route man be rotating? The cooler did have a Coca Cola Enterprise sticker so it was not the stores cooler. Heck where I work Pepsi does not bother to rotate. Superman 2 liters are pushed to the back with fresh dates blocking them. When Dr Pepper's new 12 pack design came in they were placed on top of the old package. New Sierra Mist labels in front of old. We are fairly high volume and have Pepsi in 5-6 days week so the product turns. If they rotated Superman would have flown out last month.

Mr Zabe
08-06-2006, 11:01 PM
This is sort of related.

The grocery store I shop had a real good sale for their store brand of sugar kool aid mix(20oz container). The sale price was 2 for $3. IMO the store brand is just about the same as the brand name mix.

I decided at that price I would buy a few bottles.
The shelf had been rotated with bottles with use dates in the middle of 2005.LOL I'm extremely careful about getting the freshest stuff. LOL I found the freshest bottles buried at the back of the shelf, which is to be expected. I was not expecting to find end codes of over a year on the shelf.

It appears that stock rotation is a dying art. I guess that is why I'm supper careful when I go grocery shopping.

[ 08-06-2006, 10:06 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

12-07-2006, 11:32 PM
One of our Wal-Marts just installed new shelving that has rollers. The entire soda aisle looks a little funny but its great for rotation and customers trying to get to product. Everytime someone buys one they all move foward. The old shelving held 6 cases deep (with 3x4s) 3 cases with Fridge mates so you had to dive for product.

Mr Zabe
12-07-2006, 11:36 PM
I can foresee a law suit when some jerk pushes the shelving unit and it gets slammed into some customer's face. LOL

[ 12-07-2006, 10:37 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

David J.
12-08-2006, 12:13 AM
I can tell you where I work... stock rotation is a big, big deal. Well in my department anyway. But then again I work at a grocery store! And it is not really beverage related.

Too bad, because the soda is not rotated very well, if at all. :(

Mr Zabe
12-08-2006, 01:31 AM
Actually the soda pop front line people are so busy humping product that they don't always have the time to rotate. I do not fault those guys,they work their b#tts off as it is.

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12-08-2006, 02:16 AM
I've tried Manzana Lift Apple when I was in Mexico. It was some of the best stuff I have ever had!!

Blue Efficacy
12-08-2006, 06:26 AM
Originally posted by Mr Zabe:

It appears that stock rotation is a dying art. I guess that is why I'm supper careful when I go grocery shopping. I work part time at Target stocking shelves, our store manager cares about stock rotation.

But when we do it in the grocery section, the supervisor becomes annoyed because we are working too slowly. So we don't rotate..

Retail stores want their product stocked quickly and cheaply as possible. If that means there is poor rotation, so be it. Sigh..