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Robot
09-24-2003, 02:28 AM
LiveWire bottles still say "summer 2003", its no longer summer.. When is this going to be stopped? or will they just keep on producing it?

anyone have any idea?

Shatter
09-24-2003, 04:33 AM
At the beginning of summer, it was all over my area. Now it's virtually impossible to find here. It's definitely out of production in north Texas.

karks88
09-24-2003, 12:42 PM
My local Shur Fine just ran out of LiveWire last week :(

But, there are also a lot of rumors going around that Pepsi is going to bring it back at some point.

[ 09-24-2003, 11:43 AM: Message edited by: karks88 ]

RunWithDaLilGuy
09-24-2003, 01:02 PM
i heard those rumors. they can't keep it out because the f.d.a. won't let them because they put summer 2003 on the label. so they have to wait until all of that product is gone, then reintroduce it as a permanent product with no "summer 2003" on the label. i guess it would be considered false advertisement to say something was limited edition and then not, i guess nobody went after sobe when they put limited edition on their lizard blizzards and then proceded to produce ten billion of those crappy things.

Robot
09-24-2003, 04:49 PM
Found a couple 12 packs of MtDew Livewire and picked them up.. Looks like its starting to be hard to find, outside of 20 oz bottles which I've seen a bit of.

If anyone needs some 2 litres or 20 oz's, lemme know!

-Jim

XLS_03
09-24-2003, 06:22 PM
It was a promotion / test to tell the consumers it was a summer product. Although anyone I talked to said it tasted like regular orange soda, or orange slice.

Maybe they will reintroduce it, maybe not but I know it did not get the fan fare Code Red did.

fusion
09-24-2003, 06:50 PM
2 liters and cans are gone around here, only 20oz are still being delivered.

mjb1124
09-24-2003, 07:09 PM
Around here, it's getting increasingly harder to find but is not completely gone. I'm pretty sure the bottlers stopped producing the stuff on Labor Day but there are still unbought bottles floating around.

teamtitan512
09-24-2003, 09:24 PM
Maybe we're in the minority but it's still all over Western MD. 20 oz., 2L, 12 pack, basically all sizes.

XLS_03
09-24-2003, 11:58 PM
Must be over stock there, or maybe nobody is buying it so there keeping it there till it expires. Mountain Dew Blue Shock is a seasonal thing at 7-11. Wait till you go to the dollar stores or the stores in the bad areas you'll see lots of expired stuff repackaged, or the date is removed.

mjb1124
09-25-2003, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by XLS_03:
Mountain Dew Blue Shock is a seasonal thing at 7-11. You're talking about the Slurpee, right?

XLS_03
09-25-2003, 03:22 PM
yes

Shatter
09-26-2003, 01:32 AM
I stopped at a 7-11 yesterday, and in a storage area I noticed that it had cases of 20 oz. Livewire stacked about 6 feet high! Maybe they've gone back into production and the store's getting ready for a sale.

The store also had Hank's Citrus and Highland Berry sodas! The Highland Berry was really good, and the Citrus tasted like a Mountain Dew mixed with dnL. Not bad, but not all that interesting. It seemed a little better than all the store brand MD rip-offs around. I'd buy it again, but i'd really be more interested in going back for the Highland Berry. It's one that I'd like to try a few more of.

Robot
09-26-2003, 01:51 AM
it seems to me they are clearing out the remainder of live wire via 20 oz bottles..

2 litre are hard to find, and cans are near impossible.

Tim Kelly
09-26-2003, 06:32 PM
There are tons of it on Long Island and in Brooklyn. Probably Manhattan, too.

drpep
09-26-2003, 09:29 PM
A couple of the high volume retailers here had stacks of 20oz Livewire brought in to blow out at 2/$1.00.

Glampire
09-27-2003, 12:52 AM
Went out to get some soda tonight, and I happened to see Livewire in stock at the convenience store. This was in the midwest, WI to be specific, so it's still around here.

teamtitan512
09-28-2003, 10:39 PM
It seems to me we're getting more and more of it around here, seeing it in all sizes.

fusion
10-24-2003, 09:39 PM
PepsiAmericas will continue producing LiveWire in three of their markets, although they didn't say which ones.

teamtitan512
10-24-2003, 10:43 PM
Still plenty of it around here. I really don't think it's leaving here any time soon. Not even Pepsi Blue and Mr. Green are leaving certain areas yet.

SURGE
10-28-2003, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by fusion:
PepsiAmericas will continue producing LiveWire in three of their markets, although they didn't say which ones.My market, Twin Cities. And I thought the nightmare was over!

Terry K
10-28-2003, 03:26 PM
Pepsi codes are increadibly easy to determine production date.

Here's how:

DEC2203
1438AW091531

The top date is the expiration date.

THe next line starts with the time bottled (2:38pm), the plant code AW in this case, and the date 09153 (Sept 15, 03) the one i *think* is the line number, haven't confirmed that yet.

This is pretty standard with most of the pepsi bottlers we've seen, including PBG, Pepsi Americas, Fremont/Admiral, and a few other smaller ones.

chrisok
10-28-2003, 08:26 PM
I've seen it 3 for a dollar at a few convenience stores in Oklahoma City. It's probably worth noting that there wasn't any left.

DJ Brian
11-12-2003, 12:34 AM
noteably, RC Winchester (the one of only 2 non-pepsi bottlers to have Mt Dew in the U.S.) still has tons of new fresh product on the shelf. Take that, pepsi :-P

teamtitan512
11-12-2003, 10:25 PM
Still plenty of LiveWire in the PBG-controlled Western MD, just to the north of RC Winchester. I'm 25 miles from non-Pepsi Mountain Dew. How sweet it is! :D

the saint
12-12-2003, 06:35 PM
Livewire will be reintroduced sometime around march 1st as a national brand much like Code Red. Also Tropicana flavors, lemonade light lemonade, I want to say there is an orange and a diet orange as well but not certain. I believe that if in fact there are orange and diet orange that slice will be gone and any cadbury flavors carried by Pepsi will be as well like 7up was done.

Robot
12-12-2003, 08:22 PM
Just saw new LiveWires on the store shelves.. the packing seemed to have a slightly darker orange to it, and it didnt have the "Summer 2003" crap on it..

anyways, am glad they kept it around.. my fave orange soda by far... and now i can have a pretty trio of mtdew, code red and livewire in my fridge at all times...

fusion
12-12-2003, 08:46 PM
I had heard about the Tropicana lemonades replacing the current Lipton ones, but I hadn't heard of any plans for a Trop orange soda. It would make sense, if they are trying to imitate MM orange soda, and add the orange juice as well.

Around here, we have Slice Orange, Diet Orange, and Grape. I haven't seen any other flavors in my recent travels, though I have read posts that say other flavors still do exist. It would be smart on Pepsi's part to leverage the Tropicana (#1 orange juice) name and image to push a portfolio of juice added lemonades and sodas. I could see that making them a lot of money.

Terry K
12-13-2003, 05:11 AM
Originally posted by Jimmy O'Sullivan:
Just saw new LiveWires on the store shelves.. the packing seemed to have a slightly darker orange to it, and it didnt have the "Summer 2003" crap on it..

anyways, am glad they kept it around.. my fave orange soda by far... and now i can have a pretty trio of mtdew, code red and livewire in my fridge at all times... We're aware that Pepsi Americas' markets of Chicago, Ohio, and (I think) Minnesota get to keep Livewire for a while.

Chicago, I know definately gets to keep it since Pepsi has nothing better to market there.