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    Boylan's diet drinks are outstanding, too. Their...

    Boylan's diet drinks are outstanding, too. Their Diet Root Beer and Diet Black Cherry are my favorites.
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    Interesting how certain colas dominate some...

    Interesting how certain colas dominate some areas. RC was about as popular as Coke and Pepsi in the Triad area of NC for many years. When RC was acquired by Cadbury-Schwepps, however, they stopped...
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    Or, more likely, DPSG has to pay a fee when using...

    Or, more likely, DPSG has to pay a fee when using the Welch's name.
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    The 2-L bottles of Hires are still being made,...

    The 2-L bottles of Hires are still being made, but they are hard to find. It seems to be popular along the beach areas in NC and SC. I've seen it at Lowes Foods stores near the NC coast and at a...
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    Once this road trip is over, please let us know...

    Once this road trip is over, please let us know what you found.
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    Dr. Wham is sold in the eastern part of NC. It's...

    Dr. Wham is sold in the eastern part of NC. It's the best Dr Pepper clone I've ever tasted. I've heard that Doc 360 is more like the taste of the old Mr. Pibb, but I've never had a chance to try...
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    One other note: most Food City and Ingles...

    One other note: most Food City and Ingles grocery stores have "nostalga brand" sections where you can often find some interesting drinks. I've seen Red Rock Cola, Red Rock Ginger Ale, Nesbitt's,...
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    If you go to Danville, VA, you can find Double...

    If you go to Danville, VA, you can find Double Cola products (DC, Ski, Double Dry, Chaser, Jumbo). If it's on a weekday, your best bet is to stop by the beer distributor (Lawrence) at 545 Old...
  9. I've driven to WJ on a few occasions to buy...

    I've driven to WJ on a few occasions to buy glass-bottled drinks directly from their warehouse. Some drinks are harder to get than others. Their best-sellers (Mountain Dew, Cheerwine, Dr Pepper, RC...
  10. You might try checking with this place, too: ...

    You might try checking with this place, too:

    http://soda4u.com/shopsite_sc/index.html
  11. After looking at the RC Cola International...

    After looking at the RC Cola International website, it looks like they've revamped their entire lineup. They've added flavor extensions of Upper 10 and renamed Diet RC Cola "RC Cola Zero." Too bad...
  12. Thread: Diet Grape

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    The folks at Sundrop Bottling of Concord were the...

    The folks at Sundrop Bottling of Concord were the ones who told me that they had wanted to distribute Diet NuGrape, but that it was not available.

    I've been to that Checker's Mart. It's gone...
  13. I saw these glass-bottled Pepsis and Mountain...

    I saw these glass-bottled Pepsis and Mountain Dews in the Wal-Mart in High Point, NC last week. Those bottles also had the code "PK" on them.
  14. Thread: Diet Grape

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    Have you ever found Diet NuGrape anywhere? I've...

    Have you ever found Diet NuGrape anywhere? I've looked for it for years, but never found it. One small distributor in NC that I spoke with a year or so ago said that they had wanted to distribute...
  15. Thread: Diet Grape

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    You can buy it directly from Buffalo Rock, but...

    You can buy it directly from Buffalo Rock, but the shipping charges are steep. It still might be better than driving there, though.

    http://www.buffalorock.com/grapico/
  16. Thread: Diet Grape

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    Diet Grape Faygo is still available in the Ingles...

    Diet Grape Faygo is still available in the Ingles stores here in NC as well as in Sheetz convenience stores. The best diet grape drink that I've ever tasted is Diet Grapico. Unfortunately, it's...
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    Change in Diet Pepsi

    I guess they want to make it more stable and (hopefully) reduce the aftertaste:

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-diet-pepsi-sweetener-20121217,0,5377539.story

    I've never liked Diet Pepsi...
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    Some stores here in NC have the Vernor's 6-packs...

    Some stores here in NC have the Vernor's 6-packs in with their mixers. I saw fridgepacks of it in eastern TN back in September. In a Fresh Market in Greensboro earlier in the year, I saw Vernor's...
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    Other than Dr Pepper Ten, I've only seen 2L...

    Other than Dr Pepper Ten, I've only seen 2L Canada Dry Ten and Sunkist Orange Ten. Both of those were in a closeout store. I don't care for ginger ale, so I passed on the Canada Dry. Did try the...
  20. I finally got to try the Freestyle recently when...

    I finally got to try the Freestyle recently when one was installed at a Burger King up the road from my house. I wasn't overly impressed. The options were limited and they had no Pibb or Pibb Zero...
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    While at Myrtle Beach recently, I spotted 2L...

    While at Myrtle Beach recently, I spotted 2L bottles of Hires at a Kroger store. I bought a bottle to let my kids try it. All three of them didn't care for it. They said that it wasn't as good as...
  22. It's part of the effort to make Cheerwine...

    It's part of the effort to make Cheerwine available nationwide by 2017.

    Cheerwine hopes to be nationwide in six years | Salisbury, NC - Salisbury Post
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    The folks at Cott were nice enough to provide the...

    The folks at Cott were nice enough to provide the codes for their plants:

    CV - Concordville, PA
    WL - Wilson, NC
    BG - Blairsville, GA
    FW - Fort Worth, TX
    TP - San Antonio, TX
    LK - San...
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    That's about what the folks at Independent...

    That's about what the folks at Independent Beverages in Charlotte, NC told my brother (he's a huge Hires fan). They said that they only make 2L bottles of Hires because there's not much demand for...
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    Skeet, Did you check the bottom of the cans to...

    Skeet,

    Did you check the bottom of the cans to see what the canning plant code was?
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