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Peter Martin
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Posted: 16 October 2020 at 1:24pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I find Diet Big 8 Cola is often completely out in Sobeys (for those outside Canada, Sobeys is a supermarket chain, and Big 8 is their generic pop/fizzy drink/soda brand), while the 'full fat' version is on the shelves in large numbers. Drives me crazy.
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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 16 October 2020 at 1:56pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I've noticed Dr. Pepper is often out of stock in Seattle.

This makes sense during a pandemic as Dr. Pepper is a superfood, the
ultimate cure, the sweet elixir that heals all.
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No pop for me for about a decade now, but if there had been a shortage of Mt. Dew back in the day I would've had a serious bout of jonesing!
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I drink almost all sparkling waters now of various brands (Talking Rain, a Pacific Northwest based brand is my favorite), but the one soda I still drink is occasionally (since it doesn't taste diet-y) which is Diet A&W Root Beer, also distributed by the 7up People, and the 24 packs are *hard to find* lately. I've been having to buy 2 liters.
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Bill Collins
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We had a soda or 'pop' shortage in the U.K. a couple of
years ago, it was due to a shortage of Carbon Dioxide.
So it was used where it was most important to industry.
I drink vodka with ice cream soda as a mixer, i couldn't
get any for a couple of months. You could still get the
big brands like Coca Cola, but a lot of supermarket own
brands were limited to just lemonade.

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As geezerhood has forced itself upon me, I have been slowly losing various favorite foods due to their tendency to cause instant and massive acid reflux. Gone is red meat. Gone is chocolate. And now, it appears, carbonation is next on the list.

Just as I discovered a real fondness for Diet Pepsi!

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 17 October 2020 at 8:57am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

What? No more Dr Pepper?

(Note to self: cancel JBs Christmas present)
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John Popa
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Posted: 17 October 2020 at 11:16am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

My local grocery store has a sign saying the soda creators are focusing on their main sellers at that the lesser selling flavors are going to be less available.

I lay off the stuff these days but did notice the sign the other day.
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John Harrison
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Posted: 17 October 2020 at 4:12pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I enjoy Sprite Zero which is very hit and miss to find. Seems to be stocked
more now but back in March very hard to find

Occasionally a Mountain Dew but it doesn't sit well w me.

Goose Island Root Beer used to be my go to choice but its like searching for a
wonka bar w golden ticket and that was pre pandemic

I drink more tea these days than anything.   
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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 17 October 2020 at 5:49pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Goose Island Root Beer used to be my go to choice but its like searching for a
wonka bar w golden ticket and that was pre pandemic
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Goose Island RB is my favorite Root beer, good choice.

I've only ever liked 2 types of soda pops, Root beer and Dr. Pepper
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Mark McKay
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Posted: 17 October 2020 at 9:52pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

JB, try Dr. Zevia. An all-natural, sugar-free alternative to Dr Pepper. It may be the phosphoric acid that they put into most commercial sodas that is giving you the reflux problem. And can have a host of other potential health issues as well.

Zevia is only carbonated water, which is a very different thing.
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Matt Reed
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Posted: 18 October 2020 at 1:26am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

It's not so much a soda shortage as it is an aluminum can shortage.  Link  It's hitting every beverage producer, but some more than others.   
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