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Does any FReeper live where he/she can buy SunCrest orange soda?
Self | 3/24/'11 | Zionist Conspirator

Posted on 03/24/2011 4:25:46 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator

Once upon a time, back in the days of my childhood, there was an orange soda (or as we called it, an "orange Co-Cola") called SunCrest. NB: this is SunCrest, not to be confused with Sunkist orange soda, which was only introduced in the late Seventies). I vividly remember drinking buying bottles of this out of the Coke machine at the local laundromat when my family was washing.

SunCrest was created and originally marketed (1938) by the NuGrape people. But in 1982 it was bought by the Monarch company of Atlanta, GA and it became very scarce, as Sunkist pretty much moved in and took its place. In 2007 the Dad's Root Beer company bought it from Monarch and, as I understand it, it is now sold only in Indiana (though a few nostalgia and specialty businesses still sell it in its vintage bottle).

A couple years ago I actually e-mailed the Dad's company and asked local businesses to begin stocking SunCrest again, but apparently the Dad's Root Beer people are simply not interested in marketing this classic vintage drink any more.

Does anyone else on FR remember SunCrest? Are there any FReepers fortunate enough to live where it can still be purchased today?


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KEYWORDS: americana; classicsodas; nostalgia
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I'm happy to post about something like this instead of computers for a change!
1 posted on 03/24/2011 4:25:52 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Now you have me wondering if Niedicks is still out there.


2 posted on 03/24/2011 4:29:01 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (I see a dark cloud coming over the horizon, and its reminiscent of 1939.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Where did Bubble Up go?


3 posted on 03/24/2011 4:31:05 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

A lot of small bottling companies died off, and many great drinks were lost with them.

My favorites that aren’t around anymore are Marvel’s Gingerale and Frostie Root Beer (although it came back for a couple years around 2000).

Plus, don’t get me started about Maryland Rye Whisky going extinct.


4 posted on 03/24/2011 4:31:37 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: All
Official SunCrest Web Page

SunCrest at Wikipedia

5 posted on 03/24/2011 4:32:08 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

http://www.sodapopstop.com/products/detail.cfm?link=929


6 posted on 03/24/2011 4:32:37 PM PDT by klgator
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To: Zionist Conspirator

No, but I remember Nesbit Orange and Strawberry. Unbelievably sweet, but I loved ‘em.


7 posted on 03/24/2011 4:33:18 PM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: klgator
Yes, that's one of those specialty shops. But since FReepers live all over, I'm hoping those who can actually buy the current product at their local convenience stores will identify themselves.

I think it's sold in Indiana, but I'd really like to know whereabouts it is still sold regularly.

8 posted on 03/24/2011 4:35:12 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

There was also a Sunrise orange (as well as Root Beer) in the midwest back in the 60s. Another soda I remember fondly was 76—lime and lemon flavor (predominately lime) in a green bottle with a fife and drum illustration. One can mimmick the flavor by adding the juice of one lime to Sierra Mist or Sprite.


9 posted on 03/24/2011 4:35:30 PM PDT by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: Zionist Conspirator

never heard of it

There are apparently tons of “private” and regional brands out there.


10 posted on 03/24/2011 4:35:50 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I remember Orange Crush though


11 posted on 03/24/2011 4:36:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I hope that you find what you’re looking for at the links provided to you already by helpful people, but let me ask a question: Doesn’t all orange soda pretty much taste the same no matter who makes it?


12 posted on 03/24/2011 4:36:41 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Tijeras_Slim
A lot of small bottling companies died off, and many great drinks were lost with them.

Yes, but SunCrest isn't one of them. It is still bottled and sold by the Dad's Root Beer Company, but not marketed very widely.

I'd like FReepers who actually have access to the current product to identify where it can be purchased regularly rather than as a nostalgia specialty.

13 posted on 03/24/2011 4:37:02 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Have you asked your local Wal-Mart if they can special order it for you?


14 posted on 03/24/2011 4:37:55 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Here’s the link to the Sun Crest current owner’s email:

info@dadsrootbeer.com

They also sell Dad’s Rootbeer products (including Bubble Up):

http://www.dadsrootbeer.com/buyonline.php

Alas, the Sun Crest soda is not listed on this page.


15 posted on 03/24/2011 4:38:32 PM PDT by The King of Elflands Daughter
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Remember orange PAL-ade? It had a heart on the bottle and it was pasteurized not carbonated!
16 posted on 03/24/2011 4:38:42 PM PDT by Tony O (hibobbi!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Delaware Punch.


17 posted on 03/24/2011 4:38:47 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Do you remember Mission Bell orange soda? Mmmmm...the best. In the 1940’s, it was a nickel a bottle and you got twice as much as Coke, which cost a dime.

Mission Bell Cream Soda was my favorite...ice cold, plucked out of the cooler in front of the grocery store. The bottle opener was on the side of the cooler. So refreshing after a hard day of rollerskating; Ring-a-Levio; stickball; and “I Declare War”!!!

(Yes, I am very very old.)


18 posted on 03/24/2011 4:39:37 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, Trumka: birds of a feather.)
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To: GeronL
never heard of it

There are apparently tons of “private” and regional brands out there.

At one time this was no regional brand (though that's what it is now). it was the organge soda of NuGrape, which was marketed nationally. Unfortunately, NuGrape has now disappeared locally, though this happened only a couple years ago.

19 posted on 03/24/2011 4:39:45 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Apparently Sun Crest had many flavors, not just orange

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Crest

Sun Crest Orange Soda
Sun Crest Strawberry Soda
Sun Crest Grape Soda
Sun Crest Pineapple Soda
Sun Crest Peach
Sun Crest Cherry
Sun Crest Grapefruit

“and sister brand to NuGrape, 2-Way, and Kickapoo Joy Juice”

Kickapoo Joy Juice??? lol!!


20 posted on 03/24/2011 4:40:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Well pardon me for being old and wistful. ;)
21 posted on 03/24/2011 4:40:39 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Contact this website and see if they can get it:

http://www.hometownfavorites.com/searchprods.asp?searchstring=soda&pagenumber=2&val=0


22 posted on 03/24/2011 4:41:27 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Zionist Conspirator


23 posted on 03/24/2011 4:41:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: GeronL
I remember Orange Crush though

Orange Crush (and the other Crush brands) are still going strong. They disappeared locally for about twenty years but two years ago were reintroduced here. I was glad to see them again, but unfortunately that is what drove NuGrape out of the area.

24 posted on 03/24/2011 4:41:38 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: chesty_puller

World Market sells Bubble Up,Nesbitt’s Orange and NuGrape soda. http://www.worldmarket.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4109616


25 posted on 03/24/2011 4:41:52 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I found it online at the Old 52 General Store. The orange one you liked so much. Enjoy one for me!!


26 posted on 03/24/2011 4:42:25 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Zionist Conspirator
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZeXSx7L9O-Zq_3PvUUqpUuJfgePPSQaT09_pygHCBYmTDOyR5&t=1

and Pig Iron Cola!!!

27 posted on 03/24/2011 4:43:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: The KG9 Kid
I hope that you find what you’re looking for at the links provided to you already by helpful people, but let me ask a question: Doesn’t all orange soda pretty much taste the same no matter who makes it?

Yes, but that's not the point! I want my childhood back, therefore I want SunCrest and nothing else will do!

28 posted on 03/24/2011 4:43:12 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Now you've done it! Gonna have all us oldtimers remembering all those wonderful old soft drinks. Sundrop, Grapico, NuGrape, Fanta, Upper 10, YooHoo, Double Cola, Tab, Green Spot.. and on and on..

Wish I could help you on the SunCrest, but thanks for taking me down memory lane.

29 posted on 03/24/2011 4:43:25 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: The King of Elflands Daughter

I know. I e-mailed them at two or three times a couple years ago, and they simply are not interested in marketing SunCrest any more widely. I’m trying to find out where it is actually sold.


30 posted on 03/24/2011 4:44:43 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Go to this site for a list where it is sold.

http://www.dadsrootbeer.com/distributors.php


31 posted on 03/24/2011 4:46:43 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: deoetdoctrinae

You remember Double Cola? That’s another once common soft drink that is no longer marketed very widely, though they’re still making and selling it.


32 posted on 03/24/2011 4:47:07 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
It has to be more humane than orange juice:

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33 posted on 03/24/2011 4:47:12 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: deoetdoctrinae
Now you've done it! Gonna have all us oldtimers remembering all those wonderful old soft drinks. Sundrop, Grapico, NuGrape, Fanta, Upper 10, YooHoo, Double Cola, Tab, Green Spot.. and on and on..

Here's one.Does anyone that lived in California during the 50's and 60's remember a soda called Mother's Pride? I remember it came in a big glass jug, and it was the best!

34 posted on 03/24/2011 4:47:30 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Here’s a 12-pk sittin’ over at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Retro-Crest-Orange-Made-Sugar/dp/B002D06M4S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=grocery&qid=1301009986&sr=8-2


35 posted on 03/24/2011 4:48:38 PM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Grapette was one of my childhood favorites. Your post prompted me to look it up. It's still 'here.'
36 posted on 03/24/2011 4:49:07 PM PDT by blam
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To: GeronL
I remember Orange Crush though

I thought Orange Crush was the best orange drink, and the unique dark bottles with the orange cap. Looks like it's still around as part of the Dr. Pepper company:

http://www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/brands/

37 posted on 03/24/2011 4:49:52 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Zionist Conspirator

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002D06M4S/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1301009954&sr=8-2&condition=new

(Retro) Sun Crest Orange Made with Real Cane Sugar 12 Pack
by Orca Beverage
$27.00


38 posted on 03/24/2011 4:49:59 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Nope, they don't have it there.

But I don't think people are understanding my request. I'm not asking for obscure specialty businesses. I'm asking if there are any FReepers who can buy it regularly so I can determine where it is actually marketed currently.

39 posted on 03/24/2011 4:50:13 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator; momtothree

Link to buy Suncrest soda:

http://www.shopold52.com/store/product.asp?productID=233&submit=Go


40 posted on 03/24/2011 4:50:42 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: JoeProBono
Re your post #23:

Yep, that was the beautiful bottle!

41 posted on 03/24/2011 4:51:25 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
"I want my childhood back, therefore I want SunCrest and nothing else will do!"

How about a Fanta instead?

42 posted on 03/24/2011 4:52:26 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: momtothree

Well, thanks for finding a place where it can be bought online, but I’m trying to find out where it is actually marketed and sold regularly.


43 posted on 03/24/2011 4:52:55 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I see! I do not know of any here in central Florida.


44 posted on 03/24/2011 4:52:55 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: tapatio

The cola was the best!

45 posted on 03/24/2011 4:53:57 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: MamaB
Go to this site for a list where it is sold.

Sorry, but that applies only to Dad's Root Beer itself. They market Dad's nationally, but they refuse to expand SunCrest.

46 posted on 03/24/2011 4:54:47 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Call 866-244-5451


47 posted on 03/24/2011 4:56:02 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: tapatio

And Faygo! Don’t forget Faygo! And the Faygo Kid!


48 posted on 03/24/2011 4:57:35 PM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Thanks for the link, but I’m trying to determine where SunCrest is still sold and marketed regularly.


49 posted on 03/24/2011 4:58:02 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

When I lived in Charlotte, I drank Cheerwine like it was water...


50 posted on 03/24/2011 4:58:04 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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