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redcremesoda
03-09-2009, 02:32 PM
I'll be driving from Chicago to FL soon and was wondering if anyone out there can direct me to any places I should hit for glass bottled soda on the way. I will be traveling with others who may not want to stop for very long so it really has to be #1 - close to the highway route we will take and #2 - definitely be worth stopping for. West Jefferson and Sun Drop are (unfortunately) too far off the route, I-65 to I-24 to I-75.

fusion
03-09-2009, 03:05 PM
75, you say? I'd highly recommend Jungle Jim's in Fairfield (Cincinnati) Ohio. If any of your friends are foodies, they'd love this place - they carry stuff from all over the world. They have a full wall of glass bottled soda, and some of the "country" sections have their own sodas as well. Not to mention the huge regular soda aisle.

Jungle Jim's International Market - Six Acres of Food Under One Roof - 5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014 (http://www.junglejims.com/)

Directions:
Jungle Jim's International Market - Six Acres of Food Under One Roof - 5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014 (http://www.junglejims.com/about/about_jungle_jims_directions_maps.asp)

I also noticed your username. You can buy Barq's Red Creme at JJ's, along with the ultra-rare diet Red Creme.

fusion
03-09-2009, 03:08 PM
Here are the photos I took on my last trip there, in 2006.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/56/277728706_b3eecd1fc5.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/112/277733986_3f5707c12c.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/104/277733988_52a7465be8.jpg

drpep
03-09-2009, 07:36 PM
Don't think JJ will work for him. He's leaving Chicago on 65 and picking up 24 at Nashville, although he could pick up 75 at Cincy instead.

fusion
03-09-2009, 08:01 PM
I didn't look at his route fully before I posted. But I crunched some numbers and going through Cincy would add about an hour's drive time to the trip.

redcremesoda
03-18-2009, 02:40 PM
I may go to Cincy this summer, but not on this trip. I'm hoping to find someplace that sells Barq's Red Creme Soda for sure, but any location that sells soda in glass would be great.

I'm looking for different stuff than I get in IL. I can ususally find Sprecher's, Boylan's, Jones, Sioux City, Virgil's, Green River, etc. by me and I'm hoping to sample some stuff unique to the south. Any ideas?

CitrusCola
03-18-2009, 06:01 PM
When you go through the Chattanooga area, you could probably find some Double Cola products (Double Cola, Ski, Jumbo flavors), and when you go through the Atlanta area, you might be able to find Red Rock Cola and Red Rock Ginger Ale.

I know that Pibb Zero is also sold in Georgia -- is it available in Chicago?

Wally1912
03-28-2009, 05:30 PM
I just got back from Florida and here is what I picked up along the way:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3461/3393593820_a562ed24fa_o.jpg
The only thing I couldn't find along the I95 corridor that I really wanted was West Jefferson Dr Pepper. Most of their other products were available at the places I stopped in Virgina and South Carolina, so I grabbed a bunch of those varieties.

drpep
03-28-2009, 07:00 PM
The only place I've ever found West Jefferson Dr Pepper outside of Ashe County North Carolina is Myrtle Beach in 2000. I'm not saying you won't find it other places but I've looked in many places in NC, SC and Virginia with no luck.

Mr Zabe
03-28-2009, 10:07 PM
Very thankful to see the NEHI's
I would love to have a cold bottle of Grape NEHI to savor.

Wally1912
03-28-2009, 10:53 PM
Here is one other photo I'd like to share. It is from Five Guys Burgers, where I found the best fountain during my trip.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3578/3394282002_af984d3b4e_o.jpg

Mr Zabe
03-29-2009, 03:32 AM
Nice fountain. Is that Fanta Red Cream Soda next to Mellow Yellow?

Ram0n C0keah0lic
03-29-2009, 04:25 AM
Nope... it's Fanta Birch Beer

CitrusCola
03-29-2009, 08:02 AM
I think the reason it's so hard to find West Jefferson Dr Pepper outside of Ashe County, NC is due to the distribution rights. In central NC, for example, Dr Pepper is distributed by Pepsi, and Pepsi doesn't seem to be interested in distributing the glass-bottled version.

The situation is similar with Sundrop. The folks at the bottling plant at West Jefferson can't sell the glass-bottled Sundrop that they produce because Coca Cola has the distribution rights to Sundrop in most of western NC. I can only find glass-bottled Sundrop in places where it's distributed by Carolina Beverages (the Cheerwine folks).

amyers
03-31-2009, 10:22 PM
You can find the Dr. Pepper Longnecks in McMinnville, TN and in that area. I've only seen them 1 time, they're VERY hard to find.

amyers
03-31-2009, 10:23 PM
This is random, I found these at a Fresh Market in Atlanta, GA:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/AaronMyers/utf-8BSU1HMDAwMTMtMjAwOTAzMjgtMTE0M.jpg

drpep
04-01-2009, 07:11 PM
Must be Dad's and Diet Dad's are from different bottlers, the Diet bottle is taller.

amyers
04-01-2009, 11:15 PM
Must be Dad's and Diet Dad's are from different bottlers, the Diet bottle is taller.

Yeah, there was also some Root Beer from Boston, Moxie, Sunkist, and Crush from West Jefferson.

Wally1912
06-22-2010, 03:20 PM
This is random, I found these at a Fresh Market in Atlanta, GA:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/AaronMyers/utf-8BSU1HMDAwMTMtMjAwOTAzMjgtMTE0M.jpg

I went to the Boston-area Fresh Market (http://www.thefreshmarket.com/stores/store_locations.aspx?q=a#Results) for the first time this weekend and they had a similar display (see below). The selection included West Jefferson Vernors & Crush, Coke, Diet Coke (Light), Sprite and Pepsi from Mexico, and other bottled and canned beverages we don't see here too often.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1071/4724697281_d657b9623b_b.jpg