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  1. #1
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    Default Need pepsi in a glass bottle

    Does any one (other than Mexico) make Pepsi in glass bottles? I need it man!


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    oops double posted instead of edited
    Last edited by Android; 04-20-2008 at 03:48 AM. Reason: double post
    Give me some cane sugar real Pepsi in a glass bottle... and not Throwback!

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    Returnables? You're about 6 years too late for any bottled anywhere in the US. Davenport Iowa was the last large scale bottler and they quit at Thanksgiving 2001. Memphis Missouri continued for a year or two after that but stopped selling to the general public as their machinery started to wear out, then eventually quit bottling for their vending routes a couple of years later.

    There's those little 10oz "deli" bottles which are produced by some bottlers scattered across the US. Usually sold individually in C-stores, delis and deli sections of groceries, but I was surprised last fall when the bottler here did a run of them in 6-packs but they are pricey - $4 to 5.50 per six -and are just plain bottles:



    Then you could try Sam's Clubs in the Chicago metro area for these:

    Sam's Club - PepsiĀ® - 24/10oz glass bottles
    Give me some cane sugar real Pepsi in a glass bottle... and not Throwback!

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    We have 10 oz Pepsi glass in NYC too.

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    First, you need to be more specific as to your location. There are people here from all around the country (and other countries as well), so if we knew where you are, maybe we could help point you in the right direction.

    For example, when I was in northwestern TN a few years ago, I went through Dyersburg - the Pepsi bottler there sold a ton of 10oz glass bottles.

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    Sorry. I am in Oregon. I have heard that some of the Pepsi plants in Idaho still produce the 10oz glass bottles like those pictured in the previous post purchased at Sam's club. Any word on this?

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    Just a thought.
    Maybe Sam's Club can ship a few cases to a
    Sam's Club by your parts. I'm not sure as I'm
    too lazy to investigate this but I'm guessing
    that Sam's Club has a special order "inter-store"
    shipping program for little or no cost. I do know for a fact
    that Sam's Club and Walmart have a state of the art
    distribution system.

    Good Luck...I feel your pain as
    I am a big time lover of Pepsi.
    Last edited by Mr Zabe; 04-20-2008 at 12:54 PM.
    Don't worry, be happy. Meher Baba

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    SO I called Sams club with the product code number from the above link and they state that that number does not exist and that Pepsi is not sold in glass bottles by Sam's club.



    Some one help me.

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    Well, I heard that Lewiston Idaho bottler was one of the ones that kept bottling returnables longer than some of the other ones. What they do now I don't know. Admiral Beverages had a few bottlers in the WY/UT/ID/MT area years ago that did 16oz returables into the 90s but one by one they shut down and sent their dwindling stock of bottles to other locations. The last bottler in that group was in Sidney, MT, I was going there to buy it up until the end. I don't think their locations retained any of the bottling equipment for non-returnable bottle-cap bottles though. The only glass I've seen from them here are those "deli" bottles I mentioned above.

    If no one answers about locations in the NW part of the country, you might just search the internet phone book for bottlers in your region and just call them. I've done that before when I heard a rumor of a bottler in Iowa that was still returnable bottling a couple of years ago, one that I think was a hoax because none of the bottlers I talked to knew anything about.

    Instead of calling your local Sam's club, you could have just entered the store numer of your local store to check for availability online. That's how I know it is only available in the Chicago area as I stated above. Well, I tried them from all over the country and only the ones in Mr Zabe's (who first gave the tip about them here) area had them listed as available. Too bad other stores won't recognize that item number though, but I'm not too surprised, Pepsi and Coke often won't allow stores to sell outside their franchise regions. I remember the Sam's in Fort Collins, CO, where I used to live, used to have a sign saying "out of state sales limited to X amount of cases" - I can't remember how many cases it was, like 5 or 10.

    I plan on going into Chicago sometime this spring to get some of those glass bottlecap bottles. But now that I've been drinking Pepsi One and Diet Pepsi for so many years now, regular Pepsi just doesn't taste as good to me as it used to, so it's not a driving urge for me to go. Had I learned of those in Chicago area a few years ago I'd have hit the road ASAP! But I bought some of those "deli" bottles when they appeared here last fall, and while they were OK, they weren't near as good as what I remembered glass Pepsi should taste like. Part of that might be because they use corn syrup, and the Pepsi I had been getting a lot of out of Davenport was made with real cane sugar.

    -Andy
    Give me some cane sugar real Pepsi in a glass bottle... and not Throwback!

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    Oregon is home to a few independent Pepsi bottlers.

    Eugene Pepsi Moore/LeFevre
    Klamath Falls / White City Pepsi Pastega
    Mount Angel Mount Angel Beverage Company (I think also owned by Pastega?)

    Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) also has a bottling plant in Portland. Of course, there are warehouses and distribution centers in other towns and cities in the state.


    I can't find any websites for those smaller bottlers.

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