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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:29 AM
I've been on a week long roadtrip to Atlanta for the Springtime Coca-Cola Convention.
I picked up some goodies along the way and of course took a ton of pictures.

Sit back and enjoy.

These are the test market glass, paper label, with screw caps:

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Another test market package - the 3 1 liter Family Share Packs.
Thanks to Aaron for alerting me to these!

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Some Chug milks, Cactus Cooler, and the new Tava drinks..

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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:30 AM
Red Rock in glass..

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I had to stock up on Fanta Apple and Pibb! Rockstar Coffee??

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Our 12 oz bottles are now in plastic rings.. so I picked up these cardboards..

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Check out the Mexican Pepsi in an OLD bottle..

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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:31 AM
At the convention, I picked up these bottles (all bottled by Coca-Cola)

La Doux's - Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Spirit Lake, Iowa
Milde's Big Bottle - Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Flat River, MO
Goody Root Beer - Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Beatrice, Nebraska
Nebraska City Beverages - Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Nebraska City, Nebraska
Southway - Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Sanford, N.C.
Southway Beverages - Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Opelika, ALA
Klein Beverages - Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Chillicothe, MO
Big Soda - Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Richardson's Beverages - Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Lead, South Dakota

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Good ol' 1970s packaging...

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Front of these 1970s bottles..

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The back.. offer expired Dec. 31, 1973!

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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:31 AM
The bottle on the far right is RARE - notice the Christmas neck label..

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Notice the mistruck Canada Dry - Paper label Pepsi from Huntsville, AL..
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a few misc bottles..

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more..

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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:32 AM
misc. signs..

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Coke\Disney Video collection from 1988 - for my daughter..

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First two are test market - last three are from Belgium..

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misc items.. yes, that's a Coca-Cola razor..

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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:33 AM
C2 press kit..

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Case of 1970s bottles..

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All different Kist bottles..

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1970s\1980s throwaways..

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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:33 AM
1970s\1980s throwaways..

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1970s shipping boxes..

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A few 64 oz bottles..

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The rest are just random pics of grocery store shelves, signs, etc. Most of this
is geared towards our out of country friends that are interested in what is
available here..

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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:34 AM
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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:35 AM
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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:36 AM
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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:36 AM
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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:37 AM
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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:38 AM
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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:38 AM
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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:39 AM
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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:39 AM
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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:40 AM
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Who is that cute lil girl???

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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:41 AM
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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:41 AM
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wonkapete
03-26-2008, 01:42 AM
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Mr Zabe
03-26-2008, 01:43 AM
Thanks Wonkapete,super cool Pepsi pix.
What a delight to see the newer Pepsi machines.

fusion
03-26-2008, 08:49 AM
Great pictures - thanks for sharing!

Yugh
03-26-2008, 04:32 PM
You know whats funny i live in atlanta so I get to see this kind of stuff every day! Cool pics.

amyers
03-26-2008, 04:36 PM
Is it bad that I can tell you the name and location of half those stores? LOL. I like how you took pictures of the vending machines in the Crown Plaza, I did the same. Some of them had some old-school graphics

Great pictures, it was good seeing all this great stuff in Atlanta.

lordmadone
03-26-2008, 07:38 PM
Excellent collection of photos..very much enjoyed them. Thanks :).

drpep
03-26-2008, 08:27 PM
I like the hazard cones around the Coke Daytona 500 bottle display. That top shelf sure is a hazard.

Bigjon9981
03-26-2008, 10:44 PM
Thank you for posting the pictures, I am sure everyone really appreciated it. I havent seen Mello Yello in a 2 liter in a long time. I didnt realize the 12 oz glass bottles with the screw on cap were experiemental...is there any word on how they are doing as in if they are going to stick around?

amyers
03-26-2008, 10:51 PM
Thank you for posting the pictures, I am sure everyone really appreciated it. I havent seen Mello Yello in a 2 liter in a long time. I didnt realize the 12 oz glass bottles with the screw on cap were experiemental...is there any word on how they are doing as in if they are going to stick around?

Yeah, they seem to only be available to Krogers in CCE areas. I've been over to West Point, GA and you'll be driving through the city and in the middle of the street the cities will be different (one being CCE, one being CCBCC) and the Kroger in CCBCC areas will not have those 12oz glass but the CCE Krogers will like the one in Auburn, AL.

They're a great pick-me-up and very portable for those who like glass bottles and are always on the go. I think they're a great idea. I also think the 1L family share packs are a great idea as well - I hate opening a 2L, drinking alittle and then having the other go flat. Well, now you can buy these for around $3 so dollars ($1 each) and enjoy them alittle at a time. :)

FountainCokeAddict
03-31-2008, 06:30 PM
wow i saw some mexican coke in one of those pics at a regular grocery store..wow im so jealous

skylark68
04-03-2008, 02:06 PM
Great pictures. The mis struck Canada Dry bottle is really cool.

I sure do miss those '70s and '80s bottles and throwaways.

That late '80s Mr. Pibb logo brought back some memories...

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-07-2008, 12:55 AM
Nice pictures wonkapete! thanks for sharing! wow! everytime I see your pics of your road trips I feel like I'm in U.S.... and there's no doubt that Atlanta is proud of being hometown of Coca-Cola...

BTW... I saw the pic of the mexican groceries... I recommend you to buy a bottle of Salsa Valentina (the one with yellow label, because the one with black label is extra spicy) and pour it to some Lay's potato chips in a dish... it's the favorite snack of all mexican...