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03-02-2004, 03:27 PM
Mexican sodas can be found in almost every Mexican store around, but I haven't seen anything from any other countries, locally. I did get a ton of stuff when I went to Jungle Jim's, but I live too far away to make that trip again.
Has anyone had any luck with finding imported soda anywhere else? Asian grocery stores? Indian stores? Anywhere else?
I do remember going to an international food store in northern New Jersey, and they had a limited selection of stuff. Most of it was produced in the US, though. I did get some Antarctica from Brazil, and some odd looking coffees and an apple soda in cans from China and Japan.
03-02-2004, 07:10 PM
There is a Korean supermarket near Tysons Corner in Virginia that has a few good drinks. My wife and I bought some Mandarin Orange Juice in small cans that was exceptional. They also had a grape juice made the same way. Not carbonated. Real juice. No other sodas though.
03-02-2004, 07:12 PM
Some of the Ukrops stores around Richmond/Petersburg carry Ting (Pepsi-Jamaica.)
The local latino grocers run by non-Mexicans have a few different brands that the Mexigrocers don't usually carry, like Ambassador and Guarana Antarctica (Pepsi-Puerto Rico.)
Most of the drinks I've seen in the Asian grocers are the non-carbonated variety, mainly juices and cold coffee drinks. Grass jelly, now there's one to try.
03-02-2004, 08:37 PM
Giant-Landover carries Ting as well, along with a few other brands that aren't carried other places.
That was also the first place I found The Switch.
03-17-2004, 01:35 AM
Well, I took the plunge and visited an Asian store near one of the stores I work at on an infrequent basis.
Along with the usual 30+ varieties of tea, some odd looking aloe stuff, was a bunch of stuff from the Lotte Chilsung Beverage (http://www.lottechilsung.co.kr) company in Korea (they are also a Pepsi and Del Monte bottler).
The various flavors were packed in 8.4 ounce slim cans. I found a few skim milk based drinks, one was orange, another was strawberry. They also produce a product called Chilsung Cider, which is a lemon-lime soda. I also found some canned coffee, and a mandarain orange drink from Hapi. I found a mention of the Hapi on a site from Saint Louis MO.. they talked about a place called Jay International Foods (3172 S Grand Blvd, if anyone is near there).
I also saw the juices that KanKing mentioned in a Giant-Landover store today.
03-17-2004, 02:07 AM
New Zealand has good Coke too. I had some awhile ago, and they still use sugar there.
I don't think there in glass but they do have 600mL bottles. Which is slightly bigger than a 20oz bottle.
03-18-2004, 12:30 AM
I recently checked out a new grocery store that opened up not too far from me, and once I got inside I realised that it was a Korean supermarket. It's very hard to know what you're buying when you don't read the language the stuff's printed in. But I did pick up a couple different flavors of Ramune from Japan. I'd like to go back when I have more money, they had some interesting stuff there. Like drinks made with lychee.
04-18-2008, 06:02 PM
Here's a new one on me. Found this at a big international grocery store in northern Delaware.
04-19-2008, 02:04 AM
I've picked up quite a few flavors that I offer online..
Possmann apple Sodas
San Pellegrino orange (aranciata) and lemon (limonata)
Bundaberg Ginger beer
Africa: (all w/cane sugar)
Fanta fruit Cocktail
Fanta green jelly
Fanta Black Currant
Royal Tru orange
and of course the hispanic products:
Jarrito's Fruit punch, strawberry, pineapple, guava, watermelon, grapefruit, lemon, lemon-lime, mandarin, jamaica, tamarind
sidral green apple
04-19-2008, 11:47 AM
I live in a Polish/Hispanic neighborhood here in the city, so our local supermarket offers quite a bit of interesting stuff. A couple of the standouts include Fanta Pomaranczowa (http://www.bevreview.com/2006/03/31/review-fanta-pomaranczowa/) (Polish Fanta Orange), Fanta Lemonic (http://www.bevreview.com/2006/04/04/review-fanta-lemonic/) (Polish Fanta Lemon), and Sidral Mundet (http://www.bevreview.com/2008/01/23/review-sidral-mundet/) (sort of a Mexican apple flavored soda[/url]
04-21-2008, 01:49 PM
I soon will post pictures of mexican Coke in glass bottles... but now with the new label... stay tuned!
04-23-2008, 03:50 PM
There is a need for Mexican Coke products in my market. Is there another procedure besides sending a 20 bay truck to Laredo and bootlegging it north? Just wondering...