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wonkapete
02-13-2007, 03:02 PM
I just got back from a roadtrip to Memphis and back.. to see Graceland. If you haven't been, I recommend it. It was very interesting. Found a few sodas along the way, nothing special.

Pepsi is the official soft drink of Graceland, so you see Pepsi everywhere. Here's cool truck they had on display:

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An old billboard in the Elvis car museum..

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Sign at a diner..

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I hit all the local stores and got these Cool Ace cans.. and Roo juice..

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A variety of glass throwaways...

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wonkapete
02-13-2007, 03:03 PM
A couple 1 liters I didn't have.. pibb zero.. and big red float that I've read about but never seen..

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I picked up Enviga in cardboard packs.. I haven't seen these before.. only singles..

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Then, I discovered these cool little mini-suitcases of 8 oz cans.. is this test market?.. or normal packaging in some

parts?

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Anybody ever had any Fitz's? They are glass...

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Slice is alive and well in Memphis..

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A cool display in a grocery..

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Next to it was an Enviga cooler.. they are really pushing this drink up there..

wonkapete
02-13-2007, 03:04 PM
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A parking sign in the parking lot! Sadly, on a huge concrete base :(

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I did get one of these..

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I was in a gift shop and got these items..

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A Pepsi warehouse along the way..

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A sign that the store owner wouldn't give up...

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Just a coke truck ..

wonkapete
02-13-2007, 03:04 PM
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Brown Bottling.. if you look at the far right, you'll see the pepsi disc.. it was rotating..

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Hope you guys enjoyed my road trip smile.gif

jblaviback
02-13-2007, 03:37 PM
As allways nice pictures Wonkapete!

Dr. Galaga
02-13-2007, 04:53 PM
How is the Fitz's? If you look at their web site (http://www.fitzsrootbeer.com), it is a pretty interesting read. Their bottling line is visible from every seat in the restaurant and it was found in a barn in Shawano, WI.

Mr Zabe
02-13-2007, 05:54 PM
wonkapete,
Outstanding pix. Did you get a new camera? The pix are very sharp. The Pepsi truck rocks!!!!

LOL Hugh Hefner of Playboy fame, always has a throwaway bottle of Diet Pepsi at his side. The man is for sure a soda pop lover.

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Ram0n C0keah0lic
02-13-2007, 07:32 PM
Thanks for the pics wonkapete!, ohh all those pics brought me back to that beautiful places, streets, freeways and roads of United States!...

I enjoyed the pics of the Coke basketball display, really awesome...

Thumbs up! thanks for posting!

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drpep
02-13-2007, 09:00 PM
Uhhhh what would have happened if the pharmacy sign was not "on a huge concrete base"?

fusion
02-13-2007, 11:17 PM
The 8 packs of 8 ounce cans are currently Wal-Mart exclusive for the next few months.

Ours come taped in threes.

I noticed that the Delaware Punch is in the new (thinner) 20oz bottle Coke is using for non-carbonated stuff.

The only "odd" things I saw in the Memphis area were that CCE was really pushing CF Dr Pepper, and LaCroix glass bottled flavored water at a Kroger. But that was what I saw on my late 2005 trip.

If you had went up to Dyersburg, you would have also found a bunch of deli bottles - Pepsi up there makes a wide variety of them.

jmyjunk
02-14-2007, 11:46 AM
Fitz's is a FANTASTIC root beer. They are a micro soda brewer in Metro St. Louis. Their restaurant is in the University City loop area, and it's good eats but even better soda.

You can find their range of products at all the local super markets, but the root beer is by far the best.

I did not know they made it all the way down to Memphis!

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iluvsurge220
02-14-2007, 03:07 PM
Those are all great pics. I hope that one day I can go on trips and take pictures and buy all kinds of pop like that. It would be so much fun!!

Ram0n C0keah0lic
02-14-2007, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by fusion:
I noticed that the Delaware Punch is in the new (thinner) 20oz bottle Coke is using for non-carbonated stuff.and still has the old logo... although the Delaware Punch logo from here is getting a little bit old too... it hasn't been updated since 1999...

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ChrisPC
02-20-2007, 04:55 PM
I grew up in Mississippi, and had to go back last week for a funeral. I also got some Delaware Punch while I was going through Memphis. Hadn't had it in years.

Memphis seems to be a test market sometimes. They always get things early. I remember seeing Pibb Xtra there long before it went national.

SplitLevelP
02-20-2007, 05:37 PM
does anyone on here know where I can buy some 10 oz nr glass Mountain Dew & Sierra Mist online or from a store offline I know people looking for it to be shipped in.