Today’s post was inspired by Leelouz’s World, who wrote about drinking Orange Crush as a child.
When I was growing up I had orange juice with breakfast, chocolate milk with lunch and dinner. Sometimes my mom would get Kool-Aid or Hawaiian Punch, but
soda pop was for special occasions like holidays and birthdays. And the only type that stands out in my mind is Faygo Red Pop. In high school I started drinking Diet Coke but I still wasn’t what you’d call a soda pop addict.
Fast forward a bunch of years and found myself living in Maryland. At the time my kids were still living with their father and on one visit they brought a two-liter bottle of Red Pop. Oh wow, hadn’t drank that in ages so after the visit I began a search. Grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores (what I knew as ‘party stores’ back in Michigan), Target, Walmart…no Faygo of any flavor. Faygo headquarters are in Michigan, ok that makes sense I suppose. But according to Wikipedia, Faygo is distributed in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Central Southern regions of the United States. And Wikipedia also told me that Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state. Well, whatever…life goes on and it’s only
pop soda (yes, I finally got used to that change as well).
Last summer D and I went on a ride to Pen Mar Park and ended up in southern Pennsylvania. And there, on an end cap of a snack aisle at a Sheetz gas station I found cases of Faygo! We also discovered that a case fits quite nicely in each of the saddlebags 😉
In a way I kind of like the fact that it’s not so readily available here. That makes it a bit more special, plus it’s a good excuse for a ride…