Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Question About Soda
09-06-2005, 11:13 PM
I recently moved to North Carolina from Maine and I've been searching for a certain brand of soda called, "Waist Watchers". It's made with splenda and is really, really good. Only... I can't find it anywhere! No one down here has ever head of it. Do you suppose it could be a northern drink only?
09-08-2005, 04:28 PM
I've lived in east Tenn all of my life, and I've never heard of Waist Watchers. It probably is a northern thing :)
Though we Southerners do have our fair share of yummy specialties, none of which are made with Splenda :lol:
09-08-2005, 06:06 PM
My dad was in the soda pop biz for 40 years or so, so I think I'm qualified to respond. :D
This sounds like a regional brand - there are a lot of regional soda pops (and other beverages) out there. Once in awhile you MIGHT find them elsewhere (like in a gourmet/unusual foods store or website) but mostly they are just distributed in that particular region.
Examples of regional beverages include Moxie, Birch Beer, Henry Weinhard, Dr. Brown's, Nehi, etc.
(BTW I can say through personal experience that Moxie is definitely an ACQUIRED taste - I sampled it once when Dad brought home a few bottles from a business convention and ewwwwwwwwwwww...)
As it turns out, I did a bit of research and found the website (http://www.waist-watcher.com/) for Adirondack Beverages, the manufacturer/distributor of Waist Watchers. It's primarily distributed in the northeast US - Adirondack is located in NY.
HOWEVER - you're in LUCK, because the ONE place that sells Waist Watchers outside of their regular area is - surprise! - located in North Carolina, according to their website:
2550 Hwy. 221 N. Business Marion, NC 28752
Waist Watcher Beverages
12 Ounce Cans
Raspberry Ginger Ale
Caffeine Free Cola
Hopefully Marion isn't all that far from you!
09-08-2005, 07:26 PM
Hurrah!! Actually, I have a step-sister who lives IN Marion!<br>
Thank you so much for your help!
09-08-2005, 08:20 PM
When I was a kid growing up in the BOston area, my folks would get Moxie. Ewwww indeed! Tasted like medicine to me. :lol:
09-11-2005, 02:16 AM
Have you ever heard of Jones Soda? They are the ones that make the weird flavors like green bean casserole soda, mashed potato, or turkey and gravy, lol.
09-11-2005, 08:27 PM
I havent and sounds like a good thing...mashed potato soda..YECK!
09-12-2005, 02:43 PM
Ooh! I've had Jones Soda before. It is really, really good. Though, I'm talking about the non-gross flavours here. They've have Blue Bubble Gum, Berrie Lemonaid, Green Apple, Fufu Berry (<-- my personal favorite), Strawberry Lime... They also carry some no/low calorie options
Sugar-Free Cream Soda, Watermelon Soda, Sugar-Free Black Cherry (the only sugar-free Jones Soday that I've personally tried. Really tasty.) Sugar-Free Pink Grape Fruit, and loads of others.
Jones Soda comes in some of the most intersting bottles I've ever saw. You can actually submit a photo that you've taken and have a chance for it to appear on the bottles. Wicked, cool. :D
09-15-2005, 11:38 PM
Royal Crown, baby! :D