View Full Version : Location of Big Red or Barq's Red Creme
Big Red or Bust
05-09-2005, 09:48 AM
I am originally from the midwest (Tristate area of Ill, Ia, and Mo and grew up with big red.
I have since moved to North Carolina - Raleigh and am not able to find my Big Red or one that tastes very similar (i.e Barq's Red Creme Soda)
Does anyone know where I could get some that would be relatively close?
I tried ordering some Big Red to be sent directly from the mfg...but the shipping costs are way outrageous
05-09-2005, 04:21 PM
I'll trade for red fusion and or Pibbxtra
05-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Try Kroger's red cream soda. Their store brand is Big K. It tastes a lot like Big Red. I used to get Big Red in Danville, VA, but it was discontinued.
05-10-2005, 01:15 PM
If you have a piggly wiggly nearby (I think they are in both of the carolina's) they normally sell them in ceirtain ones. I went to about 6 of them in my area and found Big Red in one, also only 1 out of 6 had bawls.
05-14-2005, 06:59 AM
The Sundrop bottler in Concord, NC produces Big Red. If you're heading towards Charlotte any time soon, look in Salisbury, Concord or Kannapolis. Send me a PM if you want exact locations.
05-23-2005, 01:19 AM
The closest Barq's Red Creme to you is going to be Staunton, VA from Central Coke. However, I think they're discontinuing it.
05-23-2005, 11:51 PM
I saw Big Red in Concord about 3 yrs ago, ut I haven't seen it since. I'm planning a trip to Indian Trail to see a friend next month. Where close to I-85 will I find Big Red...especially in 12pks.?
05-28-2005, 04:50 PM
Definately discontinued here in Staunton, but some of the Krogers still have some left.
05-30-2005, 06:00 PM
Barq's Red Creme Soda is available in both regular and diet in Huntington, WV in 12 packs of 12 oz cans...
06-03-2005, 04:07 PM
I found Diet Big Red at Walgreens A few days ago.
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I've never seen Barq's Red Creme Soda.
Big Red is common here but Diet Big Red is rare.
I 2nd the fact that Big-K Red Cream Soda is A lot like Big Red. They are both Good.
06-03-2005, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by MISTICman:
I saw Big Red in Concord about 3 yrs ago, ut I haven't seen it since. I'm planning a trip to Indian Trail to see a friend next month. Where close to I-85 will I find Big Red...especially in 12pks.? Sundrop of Concord sells Big Red in 20oz and single 12oz, I don't recall seeing 12 packs. Places off I-85 that sell Big Red:
Spee-Dee Mart, 1621 Stokes Ferry Road
Petro Express, Concord Pkwy, Concord
BP/FasMart, 2300 Poplar Tent Rd, Concord
I'm more familiar with the I-77 area, I know places there as well.
06-03-2005, 11:46 PM
I'll have to check these out Friday and get some to feed my addiction.
06-05-2005, 01:11 AM
I see Barq's at:
06-10-2005, 05:13 PM
Found some Big Red last night in Dixon, IL in a fridge pack.
06-10-2005, 09:04 PM
I have a trade for you cents you live in NC a test market state for VAULT i will trade you big red for VAULT let me know!.
06-18-2005, 05:11 PM
Big Red is all over Broward County Florida.
I have also found Big Red at the Go Mart in Wytheville, VA and Spee Dee Mart in Salisbury, NC in cans and 20oz
[ 06-18-2005, 09:55 PM: Message edited by: dr pepperman ]
06-29-2005, 02:04 PM
I should have put this on earlier, but...none of those places in Concord had Big Red. Cheerwine Bottling Company has taken over that area. I guess now NC is a Big Red-free state.
06-30-2005, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by dr pepperman:
I have also found Big Red at the Go Mart in Wytheville, VA and Spee Dee Mart in Salisbury, NC in cans and 20oz Still at Speed Dee Mart in Concord as of 6/15/05
07-01-2005, 12:41 AM
i'll have to take another look...i didn't see any
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
Just found some Big Red near Grand Rapids, MI.
07-10-2005, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by MISTICman:
I should have put this on earlier, but...none of those places in Concord had Big Red. Cheerwine Bottling Company has taken over that area. I guess now NC is a Big Red-free state. Piedmont Cheerwine has the 3rd tier in Salisbury (Cheerwine and the bigger name C-S products) and Sundrop of Concord has the 4th tier (Sundrop and the second string C-S stuff plus Big Red, Red Rock and Cool Mountain). I bought a Big Red at the same Spee Dee Mart 3 or 4 weeks ago ... maybe they were out of stock when you stopped. But they've been carrying it since Sundrop/Concord introduced it.
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08-10-2005, 08:36 PM
Found Barq's Red Creme at Wegman's in Scranton, PA. If you can't find it near you, just find a pediatrician to prescribe amoxycilin. Tastes about the same.