View Full Version : Some interesting stuff at Big Lots

08-22-2003, 05:19 PM
Was near one today, so I stopped in for some reason, and found some interesting soda offerings.

Cotton Club Cola and Diet Ginger Ale, 2 liter, .69. Didn't know it came in either of these varieties.

Dad's Root Beer, Dad's Orange Creme, and Dad's red Creme. Never knew of the 2 latter ones. 20 oz. for .39.

Faygo Rock N Rye, Vanilla Creme, and Redpop. 16 oz. glass bottles, for .59

Sun Drop, for some reason offered in cans for .49 each. No bargain there.

Other stuff was a great deal, and obscure stuff you don't find here (Of course, you don't find Sun Drop here either....RC Winchester doesn't want to risk losing Mountain Dew on bottling the resident citrus).

08-22-2003, 09:16 PM
I didn't know they had Faygo longnecks back in stock. I'll have to check the next time I go.

I saw Planet Java at Big Lots a few weeks ago. 49ยข each.

08-22-2003, 11:33 PM
The Cotton Club Cola was just ordinary. And the Dad's Red Cream Soda was horrific. After the first sip, I spit it out and rinsed my mouth out. Maybe I had a bad bottle, but it tasted like garbage.

Now i'm going to have to visit another Big Lots to try out Rock N' Rye. I've never found that one before, but i've heard a lot of good things about it.

08-23-2003, 12:15 AM
I brought a 20oz back with me from my last road trip. Tasted very medicine-y to me.

08-23-2003, 12:16 AM
I've seen serveral flavors of FUSE.

08-23-2003, 02:49 AM
rock and rye kicks ass.

08-24-2003, 04:35 AM
Rock N' Rye is, according to some people on the net, supposed to be sorta-maybe-kinda along the lines of a Dr Pepper-type drink. But not quite. I'd like to try it out for myself.

08-24-2003, 02:27 PM
rock and rye = a vanilla, creme, cola. great with vanilla ice cream.

08-30-2003, 02:16 AM
I checked out a Big Lots this afternoon, and didn't find Rock N' Rye. They had loads of Orange and Cream Soda, though. And some Root Beer 6-pack cans. I didn't buy anything there.

08-30-2003, 07:34 AM
Just about every Big Lots has slightly different selection. There's 3 of them I go to every month or so and there's some items that are at every store, and some that you'll only find in one store. I almost never see any interesting sodas at any of the stores around here.


08-30-2003, 11:46 PM
Somebody told me that some Big Lots from time to time are getting expired SURGE. If you see it anywhere, please let me know!!! Of course I called my local stores and they didn't have any around.

08-31-2003, 07:52 PM
Cool. I found Sun Drop there expired, so it's possible. Also, I'd say Citra and maybe something like Northern Neck could turn up.

09-01-2003, 01:41 PM
Yeah... FUSE... whoever came up with that name probably drinks DUFF. I'm surprised FUSE lasted this long; give them credit for that...

Plastic Dad's Red CReme with HFCS is probably quite awful, especially expired. But just try it in a longneck glass bottle, sweetened with cane sugar. It wipes out Big Red!

10-25-2003, 02:48 PM
big Lots here has RedPop and Orange in bottles. Never had Faygo orange before, and I must say it was excellent.

10-25-2003, 09:42 PM
The Dad's Red Cream is crummy warm, so maybe that's what happened there. Faygo varies with your individual taste. Their Redpop was more like red licorice.

I guess I'll check out out local Big Lots to see. Some brands show up at Cost Plus.

[ 10-28-2003, 11:14 PM: Message edited by: Hacksaw ]

Terry K
10-25-2003, 11:56 PM
I scored Moxie (Creme, Regular and Orange) for 59 cents a bottle at Cost Plus the other day...they have a killer deal on that high quality wisconsin root beer too...2.24/4 bottles!