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    I live in Delaware and cannot find this anywhere
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    I saw some at Retro Soda dot Com. What does it taste like?

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    You can actually mail order off of their website:
    http://www.double-cola.com/buyform.asp

    I don't know where you can get it in retail though.

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    Road trip! I saw it in Chattanooga and Murfreesboro TN.

    Ski is a tangy lemon-lime soda. They also produce Double Cola and the Jumbo line of fruity sodas.

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    We are planning as a family vacation to visit Chattanooga this upcoming summer after a week in Washington, DC, specifically staying in a motel around Laurel, MD area. Then will plan to take a route to Chattanooga via I-95 or US 1, then DC beltway to I-66, then I-81 then I-75 then I-24/40. Any ideas of any special sodas out there? Thanks! Brian

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    - Headhunters Kentucky Lyrics - Dumas Walker Lyrics

    Dumas Walker

    (Chorus)
    Well
    Let's all go, down to Dumas Walker
    Let's all go, down to Dumas Walker
    We'll get a slaw, burger, fries and a bottle of ski
    Bring it on out to my baby and me

    Yeah we're headed to the drive-in on a Saturday night
    Just me and my baby and a six-pack of Lite
    Got a pocketful of money and I'm rarin' to go
    Down to Dumas Walker right after the show
    They'll be shootin marbles in the back of the store
    And laying money down on the floor

    (Repeat chorus)

    He takes all his orders down one at a time
    Don't need a pad he's got a photogenic mind
    He don't like the young folks hanging around
    He's here to let ya know we got a law in this town
    You oughta see him reelin' when he walks through the door
    The marble king is ready for more
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    GEM beverages in Wellston, OH bottles Ski and Double Cola in short 12oz PET. I have found it from Chillicothe to Gallipolis OH.

    http://www.gembeverages.com

    Western KY Coca-cola (Coke-Tullahoma/Ennis) picked up Ski from the now-defunct Greensburg (KY) bottling; they distribute it in west/central KY. Greensburg Bottling closed in 2004, they had been producing 10oz NR, 20oz PET, and returnables of Ski.

    You can still buy Ski at Brenda's (aka Dumas Walker's) in Greensburg, but only in cans...


    Cardinal Beverages in Elizabethtown, KY used to can & bottle Ski before they were bought by Cott, but I think they've dropped it since then.

    Tri-State Canning aka RC Evansville produces Jumbo, Ski, Double Cola in 2 liters, 20oz, cans/fridgepacks and 10oz glass (Ski & DC). Most of the Ski distributors in the south buy from them. Double Cola of Evansville distributes it in So. Indiana.

    Royal Crown-Bentley Distributing in Whitesburg, KY distributes Ski in Letcher and surrounding counties. Product coming from Tri-State.


    Big Springs Coke in Huntsville, AL used to produce Double Cola, Ski and Jumbo for 4th tier distributors in North AL and TN. As of 5/2006, it looks like this production has been taken over by Tri-State.

    The Faygo distributor in Huntsville has Jumbo, Double Cola and Ski. Product coming from Tri-State.

    Alabama Merchandising distributes Ski, Double Cola, Jumbo in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding area. Have seen it in Anniston and Talladega (Piggly Wiggly). Product coming from Tri-State.

    Frontier Distributing in Nashville distributes Ski reg/diet/caffeine-free, Double Cola and Jumbo products in central TN. They buy product (all sizes) from Tri-State. Sumner and Macon counties are strong sales areas.

    One of Frontier's trucks making a delivery in Westmoreland, TN


    "We'll get a slawburger, fries, and a bottle of Ski"
    Ski machine in Lafayette, TN

    Around Chattanooga I have seen it in some Food Lions and Bi-Lo's, distributed by Double Cola of TN. It wasn't an easy find. They also distribute into Dalton, GA.

    Ski regular, diet, cherry, caffeine-free


    There's a lot of Sundrop, MY and MD in south/central TN and that doesn't give Ski much room to grow down there.

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    The Jumbo sodas I found in a Chattanooga Bi-Lo were bottled by RC Evansville. The Cherry Ski I found in Murfreesboro TN was bottled by Big Springs. In the same store where I found the Cherry Ski, there was also deli Ski, and Double Cola.

    The western KY Coke you're referring to is the old Schmidt franchise (they run the Coke museum in E-town now), which was sold to Coke Ennis of Tullahoma TN. They indeed have Ski, I found it in and around E-town, in the coolers and in the beverage aisle.

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    I'd love to stock the coke machine at my shop with double-cola and ski. It's not available near maryland though and long road trips are out of the question for me. (My business requires my presence!) You guys who can take time off are really lucky.

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    HI all, This is my first post here. I have found Ski at Nashville Illinois, abotu 40 miles east of St. Louis, just off Interstate 64. Very interesting find, since I go to school in Carbondale, and none is to be found near here, and south of here in KY seems like most people see it there.

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