My wife has allowed me to use the computer lab at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL.
While making a 3 day drive from NY to FL I made a lot of stops looking for beverages. Some surprises and some disappointments so far.
The first find was in Lewisburg, PA where I found a six pack of Cokes 8 oz Nascar bottles. Later at a Wally Mart in Martinsburg, VA I found another 6pk of another driver and somewhere else I found a third driver. Hopefully I'll find the rest as I make my return trip up a different route. Weird think about these Nascar bottles is the further south and closer to actual Nascar tracks I got the bottles disappeared and only the standard plain 8ozers were found. I did find one store that had some left over Coke 16oz cans with Dale Jarett but sadly no 16oz Dr Peppers that were mentioned here earlier this summer. Same store also had 20oz plastic Peach Nehi.
The biggest disappointment will be for a co worker who is waiting for me to bring back Mello Yello Melon. Its gone.
Plenty of Cheerwine and Sundrop in Southern VA and the Carolinas. Cans and plastic only spotted.
Frustrated that I did not find any Dr Pepper, Mtn Dew,and A&W in glass. I know its out there because I bought some 2 years ago in the same area. Maybe on the way back I will find some.
Biggest surprise so far was finding Frostie products and Grapette in glass in a gas station in Darien, GA off I-95, better location when I find my notes.
Noticed a lot of grocers and other retailers in the south carry Ritz and Crystalyne ( wrong spelling)instead of a store brand. Must be a cheap ass regional product.
Red Fusion was abundant when bottled by Pepsi or an independant. Not a lot of facings when bottled by Coke. Mr Green is hard to find in FL.
Found Boylans in Marathon and Key Largo FL. The supermarket in Key Largo had a full selection of flavors sold in singles and four packs. I held off buying any until I got to Fort Lauderdale. Big mistake, have not found it yet. Did buy and drink some while in Marathon. Root Beer was good, Orange also good.
Also passed up buying a bottle of Fanta Blue as I thought I would find more. Wrong. Just one facing in a grocer in Key Largo is all I saw.
Coke, Sprite, and Diet Coke 8oz six packs are common in Broward County. Found Barqs 8's in Daytona Beach at the 7-11 off 1-95 LPGA Drive exit.
Pibb Extra is all over VA but as I got farther south it became harder to find altough it is out there. In fountians also.
Well thats it for now. Will ramble more after my return trip