back in days of yore I used to like Brookdale Soda in NJ; it came in cases of great big tasy bottles and if I recall righht the places that sold it sold nothing else…long gone of course.
last time I was east Stewarts root beer from the real places was still v good- the bottles you can buy at places even here are not close.
my facvorite these days are Hansens Natural sodas- very flavorful , and the diet stuff does not suffer a bi…we always have some hansens here
I have heard about Moxie but have never encountered it. I always thought it was a NYC favorite. Maine never crossed my mind. I still think it is big in NYC though.
Funny it has not made it to the capital region of NYS though as there are so many NYC folk here in the legislature with their staff and entourage. Then again, maybe they don’t drink soft drinks which would explain a lot about their behavior.
coca cola but boylans makes great sodas
Coke-Zero. Ashamed to admit it but I go through about 4 a day.
Irony of ironies… Moxie is manufactured by Monarch Beverage, which is headquartered in near-to-me Doraville, Georgia. Try as I might, though, I cannot find it anywhere in these Georgian parts. My first taste of it was on my sole trip to Connecticut: I lucked upon it in a large supermarket in Waterbury (they also carried Eclipse Coffee Syrup!), and it was LOVE at first swig.
My supposition is that it’s just expensive enough to make that Monarch purposely keeps its market limited to Maine and wherever it will sell in that proximity. There is, for example, a beer and soda distributor in Pennsylvania that keeps it in stock at all times. If I recollect right, they’re somewhere up by The Poconos.
Hmmm… I just read that Moxie has been sold by Monarch to Cornucopia Beverages, which is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England. Apparently they are interested in expanding the territory of the drink.
Sodamania in Tampa, Florida keeps Moxie in stock, as do several other mega-soda dealers around the country… Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other cities (WHY not Atlanta?).
Sodamania in Lutz, Florida (north of Tampa: 14603 Livingston Avenue 33549) reports that Moxie is their # 1 seller of all the 400-plus brands they stock. This is located inside Subs-N-Such Sandwich Shop. When I can make it to Florida, I’ll have to trundle out there and glom some up.
Some folks would hypothesize that I like Moxie because it’s weird, and that factor does indeed enter my mind… but that’s definitely not a deciding one. Yes, Moxie gets my vote… Diet Moxie, specifically.
DeMoxiefied, Ort. Carlton in Amazing Athens, Georgia.
P. S. I have a few cans left in thr 12-pack sitting on the kitchen table… it was brought down from Maine for me.
I prefer ‘Jones’. They use real cane sugar, guess it is considered the healthy soda pop. They have unique combinations of flavors. At Thanksgiving, Jones came out with a – Turkey, gravy, mashed potato, soda pop! I did not have the courage to taste it. If you send them a picture and they like it, they put your picture on the label.
Gingerale, not diet.
Seltzer, to make an egg cream.
NY egg cream:
Take a tall glass
fill 1/4 with Ubet chocolate syrup
pour milk 1/4 up way more.
Fill rest of glass with seltzer
Stir till frothy white foam on top.
My current favorite is Dr Pepper, both cold and hot. Hot Dr Pepper was promoted heavily in the 60’s and was quite a fad for a while. I wonder if I am the only one that still likes it hot?
I get twelve pack cans of Tahitian Treat at Woodman’s in Wisconsin everytime I make the trip from Chicago.
I had a blueberry/pomegranate Dole Sparkler and was less than impressed with that particular flavor.
orange/tangerine .. blueberry/pomegranate .. pink grapefruit .. cranberry/raspberry .. they were in a few convenience stores but $$ mostly seen now in Wal-Mart .. way yummy
stewerts cream & rootbeer soda birch beer CLASSIC COKE i like pibbXtra love RC but its hard to get round here and i love my SOBE drinks but cut back they are too addictive….but very good story on the SOBE i started drinking these and after awhile if i didn’t have one every few hours i would get a headache….so i gave them up love them yogurt drinks/shakes whatever they are tasty and healthy.but my favorite drink is 2 ice cubes 1/2 bourbon 1/2 coke i prefer evan willams and maybe a backwoods cigar(clint eastwood) great way to end a day and if your lucky enough one of them left handed cigarettes[:p]
Coke, Orange Crush, and the usual suspects.
However, I ran across a "Dole Sparkler" – since then I’ve been looking for them and haven’t seen them again.
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