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Cheer-wined
05-10-2006, 06:54 PM
I went to visit family in Memphis last week and took a route where I could stop at some of the bottlers in Tennessee and the northern parts of Alabama and Mississippi. Here are some pictures of stuff I found, and a few of the places too.

First stop was just over the mountain in Johnson City, TN. It was mentioned on another thread that Tri-City Beverage is bottling NuGrape and Nesbitt’s now, so I stopped and bought a case of each. The office manager told me that the product is new and retail distribution is still very limited. The bottles are ACL and the soda is HFCS.
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Nesbitts_Nugrape.jpg
Tri-City was also bottling an all-natural drink called Sulo that I hadn't seen before.

From Johnson City I headed south, through Knoxville towards McMinnville and Tullahoma. Between Sparta and McMinville this caught my attention enough to snap a picture
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Sundrop_sign.jpg
The sign says it all…
The Dr Pepper/Sundrop distributor in McMinnville sells a *lot* of Sundrop, they have the usual C-S brands, Dr Pepper and Big Red.

In Tullahoma, there’s a cool Coke store beside the bottling plant – if you collect Coke stuff you need to see the inside of this place.

This promo car … truck … thing was parked in front of Prescott Distributing in downtown Tullahoma.
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Sundrop_car.jpg

Geo. Dickel has tours now, they're located just north of Tullahoma. Highly recommend it if you like that kind of stuff.

http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Dickel.jpg
Went south through Lynchburg, into Lincoln county. The distribution arrangement is interesting here. CCBCC has the Coke products (including Pibb) but Coke Tullahoma has Dr Pepper, and NuGrape. Sundrop Pulaski has the C-S brands, this is the first place I saw Sunkist Cherry Limeade (from Evansville). They also had Sundrop in deli bottles.

From there, my route went through Athens AL, to Madison, then west towards Corinth MS. North Alabama is dotted with small franchises and they have a lot of variety.

Sundrop in Madison AL has C-S brands, Big Red and Cheerwine. They get product from Mellow Moon, Temple Bottling (Squirt and Country Time in angle bottles), Choice USA, and Big Springs. They just recently picked up the 7Up franchise in N. Alabama from Buffalo Rock. Buffalo Rock has Sierra Mist now, and they've added Sunkist Peach recently.

The Faygo distributor in Huntsville carries the Double Cola products, including Ski. There is a 50th anniversary Ski can being produced by RC Evansville - here it is with the other cans I picked up on this trip.

http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Cans.jpg
Next stop was Corinth, knocked around town for a while and headed west, through Coke Weaver and Coke Clark territory. About 25 miles from Memphis (this was CCE already) I stopped at a BP station on US 72 that had Slice peach, grape, orange, strawberry and Delaware Punch in 20oz. The Slice was good until June 06 so I bought a couple of bottles. This was the only place where I saw Delaware Punch in 20oz., but I bought a fridgepack later at Schnucks in Collierville. I also saw it in eastern Arkansas, with 'NEW' stickers on the ends. The bottler code was NT, CCE-Nacogdoches TX.

The Schnucks around Memphis carry St. Louis brands like Fitz's and Vess. The Fitz's flavors (see below) are in 4 packs, haven't tried it yet. The Dr. Phizz is one of their store brands. I also found a cooler full of 12oz PET singles DP B&C at one of the Schnucks. Stayed in Memphis for a couple of days, then I wanted to take an extra day to go to Paragould, Dyersburg and Union City.

In Paragould I went to Mellow Moon bottling. They sell to the public, which is good because some of their brands/packages aren't available in the immediate area. I bought a case of Nehi Blue 20oz, plus some Strawberry and RC Cherry in cans. They have a cooler in the front office where you can buy single cans, that's where the vanilla Doc came from. This is their new sign...
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Mellow_Moon.jpg

Mellow Moon handles a lot of different products - their price sheet was 9 pages long.
They buy some packages from Temple Bottling, like the 20oz. Sunkist Cherry Limeade in the angle bottle (MM bottles it also in a splash bottle). Also saw 1/2 liter 6-packs from Temple. Their own brand Mellow Moon has been practically discontinued, only the 20oz watermelon is listed on the price sheet.
The warehouse was really amazing ... not so much the building itself but the contents! There were pallets of longnecks with blue plastic caps, 7Up, RC, Nehi orange, grape, peach, Sunkist, A&W, Big Red. The warehouse dude told me that longnecks are mostly sold through their territory around Jackson MS. All of their product is sweetened with HFCS as far as I know.
Mellow Moon also bottles 1 liters of 7up, RC, Nehi Peach, Sunkist, Welch's, A&W and some mixers. I can't recall ever seeing a 1 liter of Nehi Peach...
As for Nehi flavors, they bottle orange, grape, strawberry, peach and blue plus they have root beer in BNB. Mellow Moon rules!

Bottles with the blue caps are from Mellow Moon. The M soda is a private label for Mapco c-stores, the Vess was found in Union City and the pineapple is mentioned below.
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/PET_1.jpg

Next stop was Union City TN. Locally made 8oz Coke poducts, plus lots of deli bottles, including RC (only at one c-store). I had not seen 10oz RC before, produced by RC Evansville. Also found RC and A&W longnecks from Evansville, and Flathead Lake Monster sodas. There were a few 7Up and RC 8-can "chill packs" in one c-store.
Pepsi MidAmerica still has Crush grape, orange, diet orange, strawberry. No sign of Trop Twisters.
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Glass.jpg

Passed by Pepsi/Dr Pepper Dyersburg bottling plant on the way to I-40. More deli bottles. Dyersburg is another Pepsi bottler with NuGrape, but I never see NuGrape in deli bottles.

In Nashville TN I found Big Pineapple but it was different than what I had found in Atlanta and Florida, this time it's bi-lingual - a Piña Grande. All-American carries all of the "Big" products except punch around Nashville - Big Red, Big Red floats, Big Peach, Big Pineapple. Cheerwine is also with All-American. All of the C-S brand longnecks I saw were from DPWJ.

Faygo, Fuze and Jolt are with another distributor that gets decent shelf space in c-stores.

Ski, Double Cola and Jumbo are distributed by Frontier. All the product comes from Evansville now. I saw the diet and caffeine free version but no cherry.

That's pretty much it, a good trip, thank God gas is .25 cheaper in Tennessee.

[ 06-10-2006, 11:53 AM: Message edited by: Cheer-wined ]

Mr Zabe
05-10-2006, 07:06 PM
Holy Road Trip!!!!!
I just looked at your pictures, I will go back read your thoughts. That Sun Drop sign and truck are awesome. Looks like you had a great time. smile.gif

Lepke
05-10-2006, 07:25 PM
What an outstanding post. And some great pictures.
But I didn’t see anything about Memphis BBQ?
Did you at least go to some BBQ places? And if you did what kind of drinks did they serve?

Cheer-wined
05-10-2006, 07:51 PM
Thanks for the comments.

I went to Corky's BBQ in Collierville - I thought the dry rub was wayyyy better than the wet. We were going to eat at the Commissary one day but ended up at a Huey's, it's a local chain that has live music and pretty good burgers.

Soft drinks were the usual Coke/Pepsi brands. The Huey's in Cordova sold beer by the pitcher, it's a good place to go and listen to local bands.

We spent Saturday night on Beale St. during the Music Fest, but I don't remember anything about eating there. Not that I didn't, I just don't remember anything about it. :D

Lepke
05-10-2006, 08:10 PM
I’m told Corky’s is very good.
What about the Memphis in may BBQ cook off?
I think you need to get back in the car and go back to Memphis and take part in all the great Memphis in May events.

May 18-20, 2006. It's the Super Bowl of Swine. The College of Pig Knowledge. The Granddaddy of Grills. The Largest Pork Barbecue Cooking Contest on the Planet.

I’m Jewish and I would not have missed this if I went to Memphis.
But I love real BBQ I guess forbidden fruit is the sweetest.


http://www.memphisinmay.org/


This is my grill/smoker http://www.chargriller.com/shop/grills/smokin-pro.html

Cheer-wined
05-10-2006, 08:24 PM
I'll just wait for the Lexington (NC) BBQ festival this fall. It brings in more than 100,000 people!

I almost went to the one in Owensboro KY ealier this month but the timing wasn't right.

drpep
05-10-2006, 08:32 PM
Thanks for the post, it makes me more excited about my late summer road trip.

Rob The SURGE Drinker
05-10-2006, 08:39 PM
where the heck did you get that slice at? isnt slice discontinued?

Hacksaw
05-10-2006, 08:42 PM
Gee, Lepke, you think you could find someone there who's cooking some Beef or Chicken as well if you go.

Are those Fitz's made with cane sugar?

I might be in New Orleans in September. What do they have of interest?

Cheer-wined
05-10-2006, 08:45 PM
dp - What's the destination?

PS
I should have mentioned something about the Livingston Chocolate company, they're kinda unusual. It's located north of Cookeville, TN and they produce specialty drinks (teas, coffee-based, etc.) for other companies. The can shown above is their own drink, it's a Yoo-Hoo type. They used to produce the Tasty Chocolate drink that I found in this area a couple of years ago.

[ 05-10-2006, 08:46 PM: Message edited by: Cheer-wined ]

01GTB
05-10-2006, 08:59 PM
Oh, geeez! You guys are barbecue nuts too? :D If there is anything I like to talk about as much as soda...it's Q! :cool: Whenever I go on a trip, good barbecue may not be the central focus, but I am always willing to make a detour for it. My last trip up to Virginia I made sure I was leaving on the right day and time to make Sweatman's in Holly Hill SC. That's damn fine eat'n.

[ 05-10-2006, 09:03 PM: Message edited by: 01GTB ]

Cheer-wined
05-10-2006, 09:09 PM
rob - I saw Slice in several stores, some in MS and some in eastern AR. There was a Price Chopper grocery store in Trumann, AR that had stacks of grape, orange, strawberry and peach FPs. They also had Trop Twisters. The BP where I bought the single cans and 20oz was in Early Grove, MS. They had FP's there too. Every place I found Slice flavors, the dates were the same, June 2006, all made by PepsiAmericas in Collierville TN.

hacksaw - the Fitz's are made with cane sugar. They look promising.
Shatter was the one who knew more about Louisiana. I remember the RC bottler in Harrihan was still making Big Shot sodas before the hurricane - I don't know if they're still in business.

So far I've drank one each of the Nesbitt's, NuGrape and Nehi blue. I had some blue a couple of years ago, still just as good as it was then. Mellow Moon makes a good product. The NuGrape and Nesbitt's were good but don't compare to Nehi with sugar.

drpep
05-10-2006, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by Cheer-wined:
[QB] dp - What's the destination?
The usual New York to Florida via I-81, I-77 backroads in SC and NC and I-95. Just coming off a tough time at work and really need to hit the road. Looking at your finds got me excited about leaving town. Hopefully this will be the year I make it to West Jefferson.

Dr. Galaga
05-10-2006, 09:19 PM
You mention Evansville a few times. Is this Evansville, Indiana?

Cheer-wined
05-10-2006, 09:35 PM
Yes, Evansville Indiana. It seems to me that RC Evansville and All-American are both cutting back on glass bottles. I've heard that breakage is an ongoing problem.

Lepke
05-10-2006, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by Hacksaw:
Gee, Lepke, you think you could find someone there who's cooking some Beef or Chicken as well if you go.

I guess someone will be making beef or chicken but I’m a pork freak.

Growing up in a Jewish home I was pork deprived till I became a teenager and got out in the world.

I did have ham and bacon in the house and Chinese spare ribs and roast pork in restaurants. For some reason my parents felt it was ok to eat ham and bacon but pork roast or chops were a no no.

I had heard about pork and seen it on TV. And could not wait to try some of this gentile delicacy.

Well I was hooked. I like to cook and I found pork to be the most versatile of meats. And is now my very favorite meat.

Like I said before forbidden fruit is sweetest.

I do feel a sense of shame when an orthodox Jew sees me buying pork in a store.
Guilt and shame are part of my culture.

But back to this thread… I’m taking a road trip to New England this summer. I don’t expect to find much of interest except that classic shellac flavored MOXIE.

drpep
05-10-2006, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Lepke:
I’m taking a road trip to New England this summer. I don’t expect to find much of interest that . [/QB]You need to check out www.GlassBottleSoda.org (http://www.GlassBottleSoda.org). Lots of stuff in Connecticut.

[ 05-10-2006, 09:43 PM: Message edited by: drpep ]

Cheer-wined
05-10-2006, 09:57 PM
I have never been able to finish a whole can of Moxie. Hires cream soda, on the other hand, is nectar of the gods and was being canned by Cro-Pac in Worcester MA a couple of years ago.

Found a few more pictures
Coke Tullahoma.
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Tullahoma.jpg

Pepsi/DP Dyersburg. How long since you've seen that DP logo?
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Dyersburg_Pepsi.jpg

A Buffalo Rock Dr. Wham sign near Florence, AL
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/DrWham_Sign.jpg

Some of Buffalo Rock's proprietary brands
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Buffalo_Rock_brands.jpg

[ 06-10-2006, 11:48 AM: Message edited by: Cheer-wined ]

Dr Pepper
05-10-2006, 10:22 PM
I notice you saw slice, did you happen to see Dr. Slice?

Cheer-wined
05-10-2006, 10:27 PM
Only grape, orange, strawberry, peach and the slice one flavors. No Dr. Slice.

fusion
05-10-2006, 10:29 PM
Great pictures, great roadtrip report! It was cool to see that someone else had gone to the same areas that I had gone to late last year.

I never usually get the gumption to go into the bottlers offices, though. I've been in CCE Sardis MS, Piedmont Cheerwine in Salisbury NC, Coke Northern Neck in Montross VA and Ale-8-1 in Winchester KY. Otherwise I just do drive-bys of the plants.

Did you go to the Coke plant in Union City? It's an interesting building, you can see the bottling line from the front windows. The day I was there, they had a truck parked in front, or I could have gotten some pictures.

I wish I had gone to the Mellow Moon plant - but they were tearing that whole area up, and the traffic was kind of bad.

Here's what the Mellow Moon sign looked like when I was there in October:

http://static.flickr.com/24/59014610_a81d533877.jpg?v=0

And, the Coke plant in Union City TN:

http://static.flickr.com/54/144339172_11b30fd137.jpg?v=0

[ 05-10-2006, 10:39 PM: Message edited by: fusion ]

bigrich
05-10-2006, 10:41 PM
My Pepsi America's Rep. told me Tropicana Twisters were being disco. and Slice would be back shortly.

[ 05-10-2006, 10:43 PM: Message edited by: bigrich ]

Rob The SURGE Drinker
05-10-2006, 11:10 PM
awesome! they are killing trop. twisters? great! bring back slice!

Cheer-wined
05-10-2006, 11:33 PM
Yes I went to the Union City plant and saw their bottling line from outside. Since it was getting late I didn't go inside.
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Coke_Union_City.jpg
It's an interesting operation, their territory is so small and they can distribute a lot of glass product without so much handling and transportation overhead. The production code on their 8oz is printed across the cap instead of on the bottle - I assumed this is intentional?

I like to stop and talk to the people that run the small bottlers or distributors. The guy who owns Sundrop of Madison has been in the business for 40 years; we talked for over an hour about everything from shipping costs to old time brands. I gave him some of the NuGrape and Nesbitts bottles and he got a big kick out of that.

At the Corinth plant I bought a slick little pocket knife that was made for their 75th anniversary in 1982. They sponsor a 10k run every year in May and they gave me one of the advertising posters. Something to put up in the garage.

The folks at Mellow Moon were pretty nice too. Next time I'm in the Deep South I want to see what they have in Mississippi.

The BigTymer
05-11-2006, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by Cheer-wined:
I remember the RC bottler in Harrihan was still making Big Shot sodas before the hurricane - I don't know if they're still in business. 7UP/RC/Big Shot in Harahan is still in business. I recently saw one of their trucks making deliveries at a Walgreens, plus they still have plenty of shelf space.

Now all I got to do is try and get them to distribute Cheerwine down here.

Cheer-wined
05-11-2006, 10:08 PM
fusion did you go to Coke Clark in New Albany? I didn't know that the Corinth plant used to be part of Coke Clark.

01GTB - next time you come to WJ try Smoky Mountain BBQ. It's Lexington style and pretty good.

01GTB
05-12-2006, 12:10 AM
I'll do that smile.gif Hopefully that next trip will be around the end of June.

fusion
05-12-2006, 07:03 PM
I didn't make it to any of the Coke Clark plants, though I did drive through their area at one point.

Ram0n C0keah0lic
05-13-2006, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by Cheer-wined:
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/PET_2.jpg
Great pictures Cheer-wined! Thanx smile.gif

What I liked most is to see the photos of the bottling plants in the United States...

BTW... I'm amazed that Coca-Cola haven't updated the Delaware Punch label in U.S..., although the current label in Mexico is getting a little bit old too actually (since 1999)

http://www.femsa.com/es/assets/001/6111.jpg

Ram0n C0keah0lic
05-13-2006, 04:30 PM
Seeing the photos of the bottling plants in U.S. that Cheer-wined shared to us... I wanted to share a pic too...

A picture of Embotelladora Aguascalientes, S.A. that I found at www.contal.com (http://www.contal.com) , one of the Coca-Cola bottling plants in my city, Aguascalientes, this one is located in Road to San Bartolo #100 Common Land Coyotes... in fact this plant is new, it opened in 2003...

http://static.flickr.com/51/145734827_77cfc73c96_o.jpg

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fusion
10-04-2006, 08:07 PM
I plan on roadtripping through this area in another week or so, and this is a great jumping off-thread. I'll be coming south from Bowling Green, through the Nashville area, and then through Tullahoma to Pulaski, and south to Decatur.

David J.
10-04-2006, 10:47 PM
Man... I'd love some Cherry RC and Big Red right now.

fixman88
10-04-2006, 11:09 PM
Originally posted by Cheer-wined:
I went to visit family in Memphis last week and took a route where I could stop at some of the bottlers in Tennessee and the northern parts of Alabama and Mississippi. Here are some pictures of stuff I found, and a few of the places too.

First stop was just over the mountain in Johnson City, TN. It was mentioned on another thread that Tri-City Beverage is bottling NuGrape and Nesbitt’s now, so I stopped and bought a case of each. The office manager told me that the product is new and retail distribution is still very limited. The bottles are ACL and the soda is HFCS.
http://home.triad.rr.com/coolmoon/Nesbitts_Nugrape.jpg
Nu-Grape LIVES!!!!! Where do I get some? I haven't had any in YEARS! They don't carry it where I live anymore!

iluvsurge220
10-05-2006, 11:56 AM
You all have been talking about barbeque on here and I dont think I saw any posts mentioning Sonny's Real Pit BBQ? IMO this is the greatest BBQ anywhere around the south. If you all have never had it, you have to go and try it. They have 2 or 3 locations in southern KY. (Somerset, Corbin, and London I believe) A few in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and maybe Alabama, and tons of their restaurants are in Florida.

iluvsurge220
10-05-2006, 11:56 AM
Oh one more I didn't mention in KY is one in Richmond.

01GTB
10-09-2006, 04:00 AM
Sonny's...Barbecue for people who don't eat barbecue :D It is far too commercial. There specialty is giving you a lot of food hoping you will confuse quantity with quality. I used to eat at the one in Leesburg and then they built one just a few miles from my house. It wasn't bad, but far from my idea of real Q. My last time eating there was in the spring of 99. Me, and two others got a nasty case of food poisoning. Needless to say, I had good reason not to go back. And I ain't driving to eat at a different Sonny's. Back then we had nothing in the line of barbecue in the area. One had to drive quite a few miles find good stuff.

I always wondered why there were not more good Q joints, it seemed a no-brainer. It seems everyone around here liked barbecue and talked about driving for miles to get it, yet no one took advantage of that market. Now we have plenty. The amount of barbecue restaurants just exploded. But still not many joints. The rule of thumb with barbecue, the worse the place looks on the outside, the better the food is smile.gif I have actually eaten at one of these places that caught on fire while I was there...twice :D

I know a lot of people like Sonny's and that hideous sweet sauce. I'm not bashing your taste in Q...I'm just questioning it ;)

[ 10-09-2006, 04:05 AM: Message edited by: 01GTB ]

dahojo
10-09-2006, 12:48 PM
Confirmed with Dr enuf, they only use cane no corn.

drpep
10-09-2006, 09:30 PM
Any place that serves crinkle cut fries is okay in my book. I always try and stop at Sonnys for a burger and fries when in the south.

Cheer-wined
10-10-2006, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by dahojo:
Confirmed with Dr enuf, they only use cane no corn. That is good news.

Big Red's been busy with Nugrape lately. I know of three bottlers - Ale 8, Orca and Tri-City that have recently started bottling it in glass.

I'd be willing to bet that NC is the "center" of the NuGrape universe ... it is strong enough here that the 3rd tier in Raliegh carries NuGrape instead of Welch's as their grape soda. NuGrape has been in the indy Pepsi system here for a while, as well.

Cheer-wined
10-10-2006, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by 01GTB:
Sonny's...Barbecue for people who don't eat barbecue There's a Sonny's in Mooresville NC, at the office we joke about it being BBQ for yank transplants that don't know the difference. :D

Mr Zabe
10-10-2006, 11:58 PM
LOL
I have a relative that thought Ponderous Steak House,the McDonalds of steaks LOL, was a "great" restaurant for steaks. LOL

My Dad and I use to crack up because Chicago has some of the finest steak resturants in the Midwest.LOL

fusion
10-23-2006, 11:28 PM
I made my trip, I picked up quite a bit of stuff!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/2006-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/2006-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/2006-3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/2006-4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/2006-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/2006-6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/2006-7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/2006-8.jpg

fusion
10-23-2006, 11:37 PM
As you can tell, I hit Jungle Jim's and the Jack Daniel's distillery as well. Visited indie Coke plants in Decatur AL, Huntsville AL, Pulaski TN and Tullhoma TN. Just took outside shots of all of them, except Tullahoma where I also visited the Company Store (thanks, Cheerwined!). Also took some shots of Prescott in Tullhoma - they're a big CSAB distributor.

Ate very well at Moonlight BBQ in Owensboro KY, a must stop for anyone going through that general area (thanks again, Cheerwined). Saw one of those Sundrop billboards in Pulaski (home to another indie Sundrop distributor, but I didn't find their offices). Also saw quite a few old Sundrop machines. These pictures were taken at night, hence the poor lighting.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/sundrop-pulaski.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/sundrop-billboard.jpg

Also ate at a good barbecue place in Pulaski calld Reed's. Saw a good bit of turkey barbecue in southern Tennesee.

Mr Zabe
10-23-2006, 11:50 PM
Outstanding "haul". smile.gif
Your pictures are super cool.
The Snapple 12 pack, are they now going to plastic screw top instead of the lids? I sort of like hearing the lid burp.

PS I just noticed the plastic bottles. smile.gif
I will miss the glass. smile.gif

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jblaviback
10-24-2006, 04:05 PM
It is werid to see 24oz Coke Zero's, it must be selling well in that area. Also loved all the pics of everything else.

Ram0n C0keah0lic
10-25-2006, 10:18 PM
Every time I see a bottle of Vault makes me want to drink it even more and more... and with that 24 oz. bottles even more and more... tongue.gif and that bottles of SunDrop too... tongue.gif

I see that american Fanta Zero now has the current logo too...

Cheer-wined
10-26-2006, 09:30 PM
Glad to see you had a good trip. I love those Ski cans. All the Ski was from Evansville? did the RC Cherry come from there too? I noticed that Pulaski buys some PET brands/packages from them, but Prescott gets their product from NC or AL.

fusion
10-26-2006, 11:24 PM
Yes, the Cherry RC is from Evansville. I picked that up at a Pamida in Morgantown KY (right off the Natcher Parkway).

The Cherry Ski I picked up in Chattanooga, and it is also from Evansville. Well, technically I got it in Red Bank - they opened a new Bi-Lo there about a week before I went through the area.

Prescott seems to favor Big Springs as their supplier - I saw half-stackbases of reg/diet Sundrop 8pk 12oz PET in a few different super Wal-Marts in their area.

Big Springs also makes Nehi Peach cool packs, which I found interesting.

This is from Athens, AL.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/1018061144.jpg

I also remember finding WJ longnecks at a Marathon in Fayetteville TN.

jerr2429
10-30-2006, 08:03 AM
do thay have those little bottles of mello yello in murphy nc. i am going there soon. your road trip must have been great. hope i have a good one to.

fusion
10-30-2006, 03:14 PM
The smallest size bottle I have seen for Mello Yello is 16.9oz, and that was mainly in eastern Tennessee.

fusion
11-01-2006, 10:44 AM
And.. from Gurley, Alabama.. Buffalo Rock slabs.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/dew-slab.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/pepsi-slab.jpg

[ 11-01-2006, 10:45 AM: Message edited by: fusion ]

Rob The SURGE Drinker
11-01-2006, 02:18 PM
now those slabs are just odd... never seen pepsi stuff in slabs in my life!

Mr Zabe
11-01-2006, 02:46 PM
Ok call me challenged. LOL

Are "slabs" the same as "cases"? I'm not sure I know what I'm looking at. smile.gif
To me those pictures look like cases?

[ 11-01-2006, 02:47 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

fusion
11-01-2006, 03:09 PM
Yes. 24 cans.

Slab is a term used to describe the look of the box.

greg
11-01-2006, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by Mr Zabe:
Ok call me challenged. LOL

Are "slabs" the same as "cases"? I'm not sure I know what I'm looking at. smile.gif
To me those pictures look like cases? Yankee! LOL

Cheer-wined
11-01-2006, 11:14 PM
Originally posted by jerr2429:
do thay have those little bottles of mello yello in murphy nc. i am going there soon. your road trip must have been great. hope i have a good one to. Do you mean the deli size glass bottles? Haven't seen those around Murphy.

jerr2429
11-02-2006, 04:57 AM
yeah deli 10 glass bottles. would settle for 8 oz 6 pack cans. i wish they carried mello-yello by me. Do they carry dr. wham by murphy?

fusion
11-02-2006, 09:25 AM
Dr Wham is only sold by Buffalo Rock Pepsi, who only have territory in AL, GA, and FL.

Mello Yello is still big in the south, despite the introduction of Vault.