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Is "Shasta" Drink Still Available?  
User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1640 posts, RR: 28
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

Does anyone remember Shasta, a lemon-lime soda (equivalent to 7-UP), that used to be around years ago? Is it still around?

I spent most of my childhood in the hospital (in St. Louis and Indianapolis), and spent plenty of time in post-anaesthesia recovery rooms and ICUs after my frequent surgeries.

The nurses used to give me cups of Shasta to drink so I would have some moisture; I always saw the can on the over-the-bed tray table. It tasted as good, if not better, than 7-UP, and provided refreshing coolness and moisture to my parched, sore mouth (which was as often wired shut as not). I can just barely remember the colour or design on the can.

Please let me know whether Shasta soda still exists today. The last time I remember seeing it was at St. Louis Children's Hospital back in the early or mid-1980s. If so, I would love to taste it again, and would like to know where in the USA it is still made.

Thanks!
SmithAir747


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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4351 times:

Shasta is still around. I think I saw some in St. Louis when I was there over the Holidays...and its still horrible.

User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

They made a pretty credible "Creme Soda", at one time. And that was the early 1970's....


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4331 times:

Wasn't Shasta Safeways very old house brand, the one that was replaced by Craigmont and then later replaced by Safeway Select?


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User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4327 times:

I remember seeing Shasta in the late 1990s in West Virginia.  boggled 

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

I am taking back my earlier comments in reply three.

Shasta was what Carrs used to carry up here before they where bought out by Safeway. Now they carry Safeway brands.



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

I don't think they sell Shasta up where I live these days. But I do remember it being sold in most grocery store chains in Arizona throughout the 90s. It was a step up from the house brands but still a step down from the Coca-Cola/Pepsico stuff.


http://www.shastapop.com/index.html
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[Edited 2005-03-08 19:29:48]


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13198 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4311 times:

I think when I was in a hospital in Passaic, NJ last month, as I was comming out of post-op, I was given a can of Shasta ginger ale. You may find it in 'dollar stores', some groceries, some institutional users, also under other names as a house brand.

User currently offlineUPS707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4279 times:

Shasta is still available out here in CA at Winco stores. We get it all the time since I drink a lot of Cola and am not fussy about which brand I drink. It's actually pretty good, but we haven't ventured outside of the cola varieties.

User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4275 times:

Last time I had Shasta I was in a Hosptial room. I always think of it as the "Hospital Drink" since whenever I'm at the hospital visiting someone (not really that often) I see them carting those around.


FSP


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4271 times:

My mother bought that crap for me when I was younger. She bought the variety pack, the orange, lemon lime, cola, root beer and a red one too. She tried to pass it off as normal soda to me and my sister. Then she bough diet Shasta for us. We never touched it..But that was at least 12-15 years ago.


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User currently offlineAirplanePeanut From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

Dollar Tree!!!!!!



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User currently offlineGoCOgo From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4254 times:

Saw some (and bought it) at Big Lots about 2 years ago. Haven't seen it since. I personally liked the stuff.


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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4222 times:

You can still find TAB at Food Lion in the south!

User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 830 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

Still available in Reno at Winco and Grocery Outlet. $2 for a 12-can box. My favorites are Diet Creme Soda and Diet Chocolate, but the chocolate is hard to find.


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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4217 times:

Shasta is alive and kicking here in SoCal.


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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

I thought "Shasta" is the soda brand associated with KROGER (largest grocer chain in the country).... or are they an independent brand? CHEX is Winn Dixie, I think... I forgot Publix/Albertsons/Vons in-house brands...

-n


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4203 times:



Quoting SegmentKing (Reply 16):
I thought "Shasta" is the soda brand associated with KROGER (largest grocer chain in the country).... or are they an independent brand? CHEX is Winn Dixie, I think... I forgot Publix/Albertsons/Vons in-house brands...

Kroger's is Big K, Publix just calls theirs Publix Cola, Diet Cola, etc. Shasta is like Faygo, one of the number of independent bottlers. A lot of the store brands are produced by Cott Corp. which is the #4 bottler in the US behind Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper/7Up.
http://www.cott.com/


User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

In a party at school that I had yesterday we were drinking shasta so it is still available.

User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4127 times:

I grew up in the SF Bay Area in the 50's/60's and left in mid 70's. Shasta was
a brand of soda products sold in just about every grocery chain, as I recall, as well as other retail outlets. Lemon lime was a flavor, strawberry, grape (my favorite), creme soda (2nd favorite) and maybe a few other flavors. It was quite popular as I recall. I don't know if there is any connection to what is available today.

The ad slogan for Shasta was "It hasta be shasta"

Jim



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4525 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

You can buy lots of Shasta at Winco still. Lemon Lime, Graprefruit, Root Beer, Creme Soda...they have lots of it. If there's a winco in your area I'd check there first.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

That's all you DO see at Dollar Tree.



That said, anyone know if RC Cola is still available?


User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4093 times:

RC Cola still rules in the South. It sure is good :-

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