Pepsi in a Bottle

11 08 2008
Pepsi in a glass bottle....remember those days?

Pepsi in a glass bottle....remember those days?

It’s just one of those things from childhood I get all nostalgic for.  I know why they stopped putting pop in glass bottles, but I still miss it.  The last couple years, I’ve had some luck finding glass bottle Pepsi’s like this at Mexican grocery stores.  I’ve never figured out why it would be cost effective to still market glass bottles in Mexico but not the U.S., but I’m not complaining.  Today, I needed some more paprika, so I went to American International Bulk Food (review HERE).  I found the bins with Spanish paprika and filled a bag.  I’ve been doing a lot of barbecuing the last few weeks and gone through a ton of paprika, so I stocked up.  As I was making my way to the check-out, I noticed a cooler with bottles of Coke.  Since I’m not a Coke fan, I didnt’ grab one, but I did notice some Pepsi near the back, so I grabbed one.  By comparsion, the Pepsi in glass bottles is much more expensive than in a plastic bottle, but everytime I see them, I buy a couple anyway.  The only other place in Lansing I’ve seen them is at Tony’s Liquor Store on the corner of Cedar and Miller where they sell them 2 for $3.  It’s just one of those stupid things from my childhood that I can’t seem to shake.  It doesn’t taste any better and it’s harder to drink, but I love it.  This bottle of Pepsi lasted all of 2 minutes.

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Aldi – S. Pennsylvania

11 08 2008
  • 655 S. Pennsylvania
  • Lansing, MI 48911
  • No Phone Number
  • Website
The Aldi store on South Pennsylvania in Lansing.

The Aldi store on South Pennsylvania in Lansing.

A few weeks ago, I decided to give Aldi a shot for the first time in many years.  I went to the store on Saginaw Highway (review HERE).  The only thing I picked up was a bag of frozen chicken.  We finally ran out of that chicken and I needed something for dinner, so I headed to the Aldi on S. Pennsylvania to pick up the same thing.  I said in my last review that chicken was a test.  It totally passed the test.  It was just as good as chicken we’ve gotten from somewhere else and it was much cheaper.

The Aldi on S. Pennsylvania is set up like all Aldi stores.  Since I was just going for chicken again, I didn’t grab a cart.  It took me a little while to find what I was looking for this time.  I went to the fresh meat case first hoping to find some ribs.  There wasn’t a whole lot left there.  Just a few pieces of chicken and some ground beef.  I didn’t find the ribs, so I went looking for the frozen chicken breasts.  I finally found the bag I was looking for after doing some digging in the freezer.  Someone had put some flavored frozen chicken breasts in the box for the regular ones. Read the rest of this entry »