View Full Version : Cheerwine w/sugar cane in original tradmark bottles

11-17-2003, 10:27 PM
It is nice to see Cheerwine being produced in the original 12oz trademark bottles with real cane sugar. The product I purchased was produced by Dr Pepper West Jefferson. It is much better with cane sugar.

11-18-2003, 12:14 AM
Do the bottles actually say 'Cane Sugar' or do they say "High-Fructose Corn Syrup and/or Sugar"?

11-18-2003, 01:55 AM
On the ACL(Painted Label) "Real Cane Sugar", on the cap "Sugar"

11-18-2003, 12:31 PM
I had 12 bottles arrive Monday from Beverages Direct($16.99 + $4.00 shipping) and they are as bigrich describes. Mine were bottled by Cheerwine not West Jefferson.

11-18-2003, 02:33 PM
They are beautiful and all of the production is from West Jefferson. great people that make even better products. smile.gif :D

11-18-2003, 10:30 PM
I believe WJ Dr P is producing the bottles for all of Cheerwine. It does not state it on the cap but does have the WJ coding printed on the glass. WJ also produces Red Rock in glass, with only the code to identify where it came from.

11-28-2003, 01:13 PM
My Cheerwine distributor in Salisbury NC tells me that their 12oz Cheerwine glass bottles (cane sugar) come from Independent Beverage in Charlotte NC. [update: not produced by Ind. Bev., but they distribute WJ produced Cheerwine.]

bigrich, those red rock bottles are tricky, aren't they? even though they say produced by Clayton Dist. in GA, you're exactly right the bottler code is WJ. Do you know which other bottlers besides Clayton and WJ are making red rock?

On the way back from Tennessee I stopped in West Jefferson to visit our beloved factory. I picked up 3 mixed cases of longnecks, mostly for Christmas stocking stuffers (oh who am I kidding I will keep this stuff hidden until I drink every last bit of it…)

Here’s what they’re making:
From left to right
Dr Pepper, diet Dr Pepper
Mountain Dew, diet Mountain Dew
RC cola
A&W root beer
Nehi grape
Nehi orange
Nehi peach
Cool Mountain (strawberry, black cherry & blue razzberry-shown, green apple, root beer, orange, grape, cream soda, pineapple, lemonade, lime, peach and mango.)
Red Rock Cola
Red Rock Golden Ginger Ale
Crush Orange
Welch's Grape
Sunkist Orange
Pangleheimers (blush & ginger ale-shown, muscatel)

Would love to see them add A&W cream soda or Canada Dry to the lineup.

[ 04-19-2004, 11:31 AM: Message edited by: Cheer-wined ]

11-28-2003, 08:14 PM
Red Rock is another of those bottled products I found in glass in 2001 but after that could only find in plastic and only the non cola flavors.
Cheer-wined, West Jefferson does not seem to be more than an hour from Mt.Airy. Do they give tours or just sell product?
Every time you post I have to think about making changes to my 2004 Florida trip :mad: smile.gif
By the way, I have mentioned this before but when I did buy some WJ Dr Pepper it had a taste different from Dr Pepper I usually buy and different from the Dr Pep I found in 8oz glass near Rockingham, NC in 01

[ 11-28-2003, 07:17 PM: Message edited by: dr pepperman ]

11-28-2003, 08:37 PM
It's good to see they have improved the logo on the A&W Root Beer bottles. Now if we can just get better availability here in Maryland!

11-28-2003, 08:43 PM
the plant isn't set up for tours, but they do sell product by the case at the distribution center. The distribution center is on highway 163 just outside of town, the bottling plant is downtown on 3rd or 4th street.

From Mt. Airy it would take around 1:45 to get there.

BTW, if you decide to go, WJ also has the only cheese factory in NC, it ain't Wisconsin but still excellent quality.
Yet another shameless plug for NC products.

[ 11-28-2003, 08:01 PM: Message edited by: Cheer-wined ]

11-28-2003, 08:49 PM
1 3/4 hrs. Too long for a detour. Will have to get my fill at Mayberry General Store.

11-29-2003, 08:13 PM
I remember buying an A&W longneck from an Exxon station in Aberdeen, Maryland a few years ago. I'm not sure if it was imported by Canada Dry Potomac, or found its' way into the store another way. I haven't seen one since then.

I'd like to see WJ make Vernor's longnecks, personally.

And, some shocking news about NC.. Can you believe that Carolina Beverage makes private label for Food Lion, Lowes (the grocery chain) and (maybe not anymore, but I'm not sure) Bi-Lo? Oh, the horror...

11-29-2003, 09:12 PM
The Cheerwine around here is handled through Real Soda. The bottles are different, but they are glass bottles. For some strange reason they carry all of those sodas on the right side of that picture; Cheerwine, Nehi, Cool Mountain, & some of the Red Rock line. I think they also carry the glass Dr. Pepper. The 7up in glass can be found at some Mexican stores around here.

I can't find Nehi Strawberry anywhere, something I miss from the 70's, along with the now MIA Fanta Red Cream.

11-30-2003, 12:59 PM
Yes, Independant Bev. in Charlotte has been producing quite a few private labels, some others I know are Family Dollar (another Charlotte company), Crystalline (southern Bev. Packers) and Celeste (Pantry stores.) As long as they keep the Cheerwine concentrate far away from the other stuff, no one will get hurt. :D

11-30-2003, 01:02 PM
two thumbs up for the Nehi Strawberry and Vernors. more classic sodas that would look great in their glass.

11-30-2003, 09:34 PM
remember that guy that had that vegan cafe with all the sodas...? he said he found vernors from west jefferson, i'd look in the product location section but i mean, i swear he said he found it being produced by them.

11-30-2003, 09:34 PM
p.s. - cheerwined, any more pictures and i'm gonna spit up my aluminum can coke and drive down to NC. so stop it!

the previous statement was purely in jest.

11-30-2003, 10:39 PM
Yea the guy and his pictures annoy me also :D :D :D
And my statement is in jest also. But I will be in the area early next year.
I have found and purchased everything shown except I have yet to find Nehi Peach.

[ 11-30-2003, 09:44 PM: Message edited by: dr pepperman ]

11-30-2003, 11:35 PM
geez, but they won't let me post porno on here, so gotta put somethin' up...

maybe WJ did vernor's in the past, all i know is that it's not on their current product sheet. :(

12-01-2003, 12:27 AM
Lil guy, you're referring to shawn. I visited his place, didn't see any Vernor's there.. So I left him a bottle. The stuff I got was from the West End Market in Akron, Ohio.. produced by A&W of Everett, Washington. I also saw it at jungle jim's. same production code.

12-01-2003, 02:22 AM
thanks alot fusion, i couldn't remember him. wonder how he's doin. i know his site's down (althugh i since lost the link in a reformat).

anyway, i live in michigan and i can't get vernor's in glass. drives me crazy.

12-01-2003, 09:33 AM
About 3 years ago I saw Vernors in glass in Boise, Idaho. They also had Big Red.

12-01-2003, 11:31 AM
Alot of the glass bottle items that are being discussed and pictured lately can be found if you click the "order beverages" link at the bottom of the page. They don't have Vernors in glass nor Red Rock. I found the price of 12 bottles of Cheewine to be reasonable, about 20 bucks with shipping. This came to less than $2 a bottle. Considering a bottle in a store is about $1-$1.25 and add the gas most of would have to use to drive to a retailer who has these items and back I find this a good deal. The only problem is you are locked into 12 or 24 cans/bottles per flavor. No mixing.
No, I do not work for them.

[ 12-01-2003, 10:57 AM: Message edited by: dr pepperman ]

12-01-2003, 07:09 PM
Jungle Jims in Fairfield, OH stocks Vernors in glass, Regular and Diet I believe.