Day 44

Quite the soda selection

May 9th, 2010

Or "pop" selection, rather.


  1. Jonathan says:

    Curious that there are SO many off-brand sodas, but like 5 brand names.

  2. Jason Eppink says:

    I love the Dr Wells option. The Dr Pepper Museum in Waco, TX has a wall dedicated to imitations. And of course there’s this Dr Pepper imitator website.

  3. Rob says:

    Definitely haven’t even thought about Dad’s Root Beer for at least 15 years, if not closer to 20. Fantastic.

  4. tim says:

    Most people in the Midwest think of soda as omething from a fountain. Everything coming from the bottles that is traditionally called soda in the east is called just”pop” in most of the midwest.

  5. Thomas says:

    Yeah, I remember Dr. Wells … I think in most areas it converted to Mr. Pibb.

    What is most interesting is that there could even exist a single machine that could contain that many options.

  6. Emily Aronson says:

    Yeah, I don’t think I’ve seen one machine that had both Coke and Pepsi options, let alone one that had both of those plus a whole slew of unknowns.

  7. mike connors says:

    in Indiana we are on the cutting edge of “pop” technology, what we are doing here will someday help advance soda machine techonolgy throughout the world.

    • El Grego says:

      well played Mr. Connors – BOOM goes the dynamite! Pop technology has always been centered in Indiana, as it should be! Just as Shaving Cream technology should always stay in the heart of Texas!

  8. Sean Mullen says:

    Bubble Up???? I have not seen that in 30 years!

  9. Tesla Russell says:

    I find it very odd that they offer Diet Coke, but not real Coca Cola.

  10. Craig says:

    Coke and Pepsi in the same Fountain Drink Machine?? Weird also notice “Cola” not a brand (say like a Gro store generic like Bi-Lo Cola) and the very snazzy Flavor Shots Trigger there.. you can add cherry or vanilla or others to your “cola” + 5 cool points!

  11. Jenypher O. says:

    My kids would have a field day making “suicides” out of this machine!

  12. Karen Too says:

    No Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray?

    Love the map. Thanks for the link.

  13. Krystal :0) says:

    wait what’s the light blue one?! wow the motherload of soda! *thinks* too bad CafPow doesnt exist (for any of you NCIS fans out there)

  14. Colin in Sconi says:

    Ooooohhh, Dad’s Root Beer…that is a really good root beer but hard to find!

    • Craig (Yeah...From NC!) says:

      DAD’S is “hard to find in your area?
      Well .. if your ever driving thru Western NC and need one there is a chain of
      $1 stores that always seem to have it in stock.

  15. Laurenis says:

    Am I the only one who noticed (or misread) the machine….1 cent per gallon?! This can’t be right….

    • Craig (Yeah...From NC!) says:

      hehehe the more you buy the cheaper it is, why not buy it by the gallon?
      $0.01 perks!!!

  16. Candice in Alabama says:

    It’s not called “KING QUENCHER” for nothing, it appears.

  17. JRP says:

    It even offers 2 different kinds of ice.

    • Craig (Yeah...From NC!) says:

      Cubed or crushed!!!!!???????
      If I am really thirsty and I’m gonna slam that drink… gimme cubed!
      If I am thirsty but might want to sip on it a spell or add a little Jack or Crown to it..
      crushed is the way to roll.
      Wish we had the choice(s) of that here in the different stations.

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