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I drink Posted Image from 3AM until the 2nd pot's been emptied...then it's Pepsi for the rest of the day...

Currently trying to raise DGS from the Arms Of Morpheus...he stayed up too late playing with the DSl he received for Christmas...I just put a pan of cinnamon rolls in the oven to bake...that should do the trick...Posted Image

Later we'll head to the county seat to do some returns/exchanges/look for deals/have a Hardee's Posted Image lunch...

Bright and -sun- today...I hope Crimson, kat2, & all the other Right-Coasters haved fared OK...younger younger brother reported only 8 inches of Posted Image where he is staying...
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Pepsi? Blech! Coke all the way! We made it out of the storm ok, with a foot or so of snow. Lots of drifiting. 2 of my doors were snowed in, thankfully we have a door that faces west and did not have 4 feet of snow piled against it.
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I live in the SE MA magic snow zone, close enough to get moisture from the ocean, and far enough inland for that moisture to then freeze. Supposedly about 18"+ here but my driveway had more like 24" heavy cement like snow with drifts over 3ft. Took til Tuesday afternoon to finish digging out the driveway, mail box, & the new hydrant [in what was my old snow parking space -bang- ]. Made a major mistake not clearing off the car on Monday, everything froze rock hard overnight. Need to buy a new shovel, cracked my favorite one digging out under the car. Took more than 4 cups of coffee to power the snow removal, which is now keeping me up -eyehide-
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brrrrr! you guys are making me cold!
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We are off to McDonald's and "Tron" Posted Image
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I didn't realize it was ever not in stores...it's been in Iowa, anyway...

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The store locator is kind of cool...

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Product Selected: Pepsi (Mexican)

This product is produced in Mexico and is only authorized for sale in the U.S. Regional: currently West Coast, Southwest and Illinois (Chicago area).


Cedar Rapids is a long way from Chicago...I wonder why it's not sold in Muscatine...
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Pepsi products made with sugar sell for a higher price. It came into this area sometime last year. I don't believe the major grocery chains handle it.
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Pepsi products made with sugar sell for a higher price. It came into this area sometime last year. I don't believe the major grocery chains handle it.


No difference in price here...not even @ the Dollar General...HyVee also has it...They also have the Dew...
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Same price out here on the Right coast as well. Throwback is not the same as Mexican Pepsi even if both are made with sugar. Throwback is available all over the USA.
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Today our local Nash Finch up to the county seat had the Mexican Pepsi...$1.29 + .10 deposit for a 12 oz glass bottle...
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If you are a Coke drinker and want the sugar instead of the high fructose corn syrup you don't have to wait for PassOver anymore, most of the SamsClub locations now carry cases of the Mexican Coke with sugar and in the good old traditional pop-machine 12oz real glass Coke bottles. And they are much cheaper than the single bottle prices they charge in the Foodlion and Kroger stores that carry them @ $1.39-$1.69 apiece. At SamsClub the case of 24 12oz bottles was $9.98.
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Another Mid-West product that I miss from Chicago is Shasta pop, Sams also has a case of 24 12oz cans of Shasta Variety pack for only $4.88!

Speaking of Mid-West Pop, what ever jappened to real, non diet Swiss Creme Soda? Foodlion used to carry it but now they only have the sugar free type if they have any at all. Does anyone know where you can still get (non diet) Swiss Creme Soda? Like the old ads used to say:
Swiss, Swiss, Swiss Creme Soda. Swiss Creme Soda, Das Iss Good!
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Oh, I think that the old Swiss Creme Soda was made by Canfields!?!
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Oh, I think that the old Swiss Creme Soda was made by Canfields!?!



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Canfield's Swiss Creme Soda - 24 Pack

Packaging: 24 - 12oz cans

A sweet creme soda from Canfield's.

This product is currently unavailable


DS fondly remembers the Hubba Bubba Soda...and his son is addicted to 50/50...I used to be able to get the Canfield's @ the Jewel in Silvis IL, but not for the last few years...we are nursing a 12 pack that we bought on our last trip up to the 'burbs...

When I was a child, the only pops we ever had @ home were Dad's Root Beer, Canada Dry Ginger Ale, & various Canfield's flavors...and of course the only chips were Jay's...

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Dang! I actually found it, unfortunately it's in Ohio at a store called Buehlers.
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$1.99 a six-pack. But, alas, no delivery. -no-

It is still being made in Illinois, but now by:
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I'm in the mood for Dr. Brown's or IBC Black Cherry soda -drool-
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No word yet, if real sugar will be used. Do keep away from getting high from the bath salt, given there have been some bad reactions.

Pot meets pop: Soquel entrepreneur plans medical-marijuana soft drinks

How strange is the emerging world of medical-marijuana entrepreneurship?

Consider Clay Butler, who may soon be marketing a food product that he's never tasted, and that he would never buy. The product is called Canna Cola, and it's a soft drink that contains THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, aimed at medical marijuana dispensaries.

"I don't do drugs," said the Soquel-based commercial artist. "Never have. I never drank, never smoked. I'm a clean-living guy. I've had two beers in my whole life, and I remember them both too. No marijuana, I've never smoked a cigarette. I take an aspirin when I get a headache. That's it."

Yet, Butler is a partner in a company that is poised to move aggressively in a market that could one day be enormously popular by combining pot with soda pop, two products widely seen as scourges by many Americans -- though those upset by one tend to be approving or indifferent to the other.

"Even though, personally, I'm not interested and I don't think it's right for me," said Butler, "I'm a firm believer that adults have an inalienable right to think, eat, smoke, drink, ingest, decorate, dress any way they choose to do so. It's your life; it's your body." What really intoxicates Butler is branding, the art of differentiating a product in the marketplace through words and images. And he's designed a line of soda pop that he says will be branded to take advantage of an entirely new market. The line includes the flagship cola drink Canna Cola, the Dr Pepper-like Doc Weed, the lemon-lime Sour Diesel, the grape-flavored Grape Ape and the orange-flavored Orange Kush.

Marijuana sodas do exist in the marketplace. But, said Butler, none of them have the branding savvy of his product.

"You look at all the marijuana products out there, and they are so mom-and-pop, hippie-dippy and rinky-dink," he said. "If someone can put every color on the rainbow on it, they do. If they can pick the most inappropriate and unreadable fonts, they will. And there's marijuana leaves on everything. It's a horrible cliché in the industry." Butler's epiphany was to market the THC-laced sodas "how Snapple or Coca-Cola or Minute Maid would make a marijuana beverage, if they ever chose to do it." Thus, he used the marijuana leaf -- it's an unavoidable part of the "brand DNA" of marijuana products, he said -- but he designed a leaf made of bubbles, to suggest soda pop.

The beverage line's dosage of THC will be "somewhere between 35 to 65 milligrams," said Scott Riddell, the founder of Diavolo Brands, which is marketing Canna Cola. He said the levels of THC in his line of soft drinks will be substantially below the levels of many drinks now on the market. He likened his product to a "light beer" alongside high-proof liquors.

"It's got a mild marijuana taste," Riddell said. "But the taste factor is really negligible compared to some competitors with three times the THC. When you get to that level, you really have a heavy aftertaste." The new sodas will retail for between $10 and $15 per 12-ounce bottle.

The company plans to launch its product in medical marijuana-friendly Colorado in February. California, however, remains a wild card. Plans are tentatively to have it in California dispensaries in the spring.

But, Riddell said, he is concerned about a bill in Congress, the so-called Brownie Law SB 258, which would double the penalties for anyone who produces a product that combines marijuana with "a candy product" or markets it to minors. The bill, which was sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, passed the Senate last summer and is currently in the House. The bill poses a threat to all so-called "medibles," food products containing THC, Riddell said.

Working in the medical marijuana field presents entrepreneurs with unique challenges. The use of marijuana for any purpose is still illegal in federal law, despite various state laws regarding its medicinal use. As a result, the soda cannot be transported across state lines. Canna Cola sold in California would have to be manufactured in California. The company also has to conform to a wide range of county and municipal laws regarding medical marijuana.

And then there's the supplier factor. Butler said that his company has had to inform all of its suppliers -- bottles, caps, the shrink-wrap labels that go on each bottle -- about the nature of their product. Many have balked.

"We tell everyone flat out what the product is. We can't have a supplier finding out after the fact and saying, We can't be involved in this.' Not everyone will take your job," he said. "Of course, if we're selling cigarettes or alcohol or Vicodin or Viagra, it would be fine." Assuming the Canna Cola line becomes profitable selling to dispensaries, its business profile will change dramatically if marijuana should ever become decriminalized on a federal level. If that were to happen, Butler doubts the food-industry behemoths will dive into the market immediately.

"My suspicion is that, if some day it is decriminalized, and you can get marijuana products in a liquor store or a 7-Eleven, I really don't think it would be the big established food companies that would get involved," Butler said. "I could see them buying out existing brands, which is a lot easier for them anyway. I think the market is going to the early pioneers."


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Sweet! America's Top 10 Brands Of Soda


Whatever happened to 7 UP? And people really actually drink Fanta

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Peter Hartlaub writes about pop culture for the San Francisco Chronicle.


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