SOMERSET, Pa. — Traveling to Pittsburgh this past weekend, we stopped at a Sheetz. It was there that I learned Pepsi was available in 24 oz. cans. I figured for the sake of journalism I would try one out.
- That’s a lot of Pepsi
- It stayed sufficiently cold for the duration of the experience – aluminum > plastic
- The can fit in my cupholder
- There might be more than two 12 oz. cans worth of aluminum in the 24 oz. can.
- They didn’t have Pepsi Throwback in 24 oz. cans, but they did have Wild Cherry Pepsi
It is probably for the best these are not readily available in Northern Virginia.
Verizon Center to switch from Coke to Pepsi products – DC Sports Bog, The Post
The best news out of Ted Leonsis’ Monumental Sports & Entertainment since Game 7 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs is that Pepsi products will soon be the official soft drinks of Verizon Center. Coke drinkers are not taking the news well which isn’t surprising.
Of course, it is going to be a while before I get my first Verizon Center Pepsi. I’m boycotting the teams there because Leonsis is presiding over his third lockout – second in hockey and second in consecutive years (Capitals now, Wizards last year). Hard to cheer for a team and sport when ownership doesn’t want to play.
Pepsi was sold at Washington Nationals games when they were at RFK Stadium. I think that is still true for DC United. Nationals Park and FedEx Field both sell Coca-Cola products.
ASHBURN, Va. — Coming back from an overnight stay in Leesburg after a wedding in Bluemont last month, I decided to see if the Partlow Bros. General Store in Ashburn was still in operation. I had a soft spot for it since the first time I bicycled or hiked past it on the W&OD Trail. It was a throwback to a simpler time and as the development overtook that part of Loudon County, I was happy to see it continue. However, the general store has been replaced by Carolina Brothers Barbecue. The building is still the same and it is certainly still an excellent stop for W&OD cyclists, runners, hikers, etc. It seems like a logical evolution for the spot given.
I noticed inside that a refrigerator had a nice tall glass bottle of Pepsi. I picked it up and read the label and saw that it had sugar, not corn syrup in it — just like Pepsi Throwback. I picked up several bottles. I also noticed they had Cheerwine in old-style glass bottles which pleased my wife. She had developed a taste for it during our trip to South Carolina in the spring. We also got a few bottles of it for my sister-in-law who is from Texas. Then, my wife spotted an ever rarer soda — Big Red. My sister-in-law loves Big Red, so we were really pleased to give her some. We also picked up some Mexi-Cokes since other family members prefer the real sugar version of Coca-Cola.
Sometime later in the summer or fall, we’ll go out there and try the barbecue. We have bough a couple of sauces for ourselves which we will try on our crock pot pork shoulder but we want the real thing too. They also sold apple butter which is delicious.
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PepsiCo awarded exclusive Penn State contract – CDT
The official soft drink of Penn State will remain Pepsi for another 10 years if a contract between the university and Pepsi is completed in July as expected. The details are still being worked out, but Pepsi would have continue to have exclusive pouring and vending rights on all Penn State campuses.
When I was a student, there was a lot of grumbling about “Pepsi State” from Coke drinkers. I wonder if that is still the case. As of last year, there was a rouge Coke machine on campus (Onward State). From that link, I was directed to an 1992 article from the Times detailing the original Penn State-Pepsi agreement which is quite interesting. Apparently, Penn State was just trying to secure advertising for what was to be the Bryce Jordan Center, but it grew into more. There were concerns that the university was selling out with the deal. I always wondered if people would have felt the same way if it was Coca-Cola instead of PepsiCo and I suspect they would not.
Unless there the contract goes completely off the rails, seven or eight generations of Penn State students will have only been able to buy Pepsi products.
H/T Black Shoe Diaries