Food of the Eighties, Mello-yello
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Much like surge today, yellow in color, soda.
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Dream - December 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Psst... The coca Cola company still makes Mello Yello.
Hannah - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
The first time I had this was probably at Target and I was probably 10 maybe. I t's just a rip off of Mountain Dew.
courtney - March 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I bought and drank about 20 cans of this while we passed through utah a few years back, we don't have it anymore in california.
ert - July 28, 2008 - Report this comment
yum
jayc32 - August 08, 2008 - Report this comment
By far my favorit soda...but they don't sell it in my area anymore
lou - October 04, 2008 - Report this comment
They still make Mellow Yello?????
Troy - October 04, 2008 - Report this comment
YES, they STILL MAKE MELLO YELLO! It is kind of hard to find, the only chain in my area (Indianapolis) that carries it is Kroger food, but the Kroger grocery company has stores all over, just under different names, so check! I am sure it is still available nationwide.
TarHeelErin - October 08, 2008 - Report this comment
They definitely still make Mello Yello. It used to be HUGE here in the South (I live in NC -- especially when I was in high school. I've seen it at the lower end grocery chains like Food Lion.
Sarah - November 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the commercials with Ernest P. Whirl (spelling?)?
MrTroy - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Yep! Here are the links to Ernest P. Worrell's Mello Yello ad's on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02Yh_15fWec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP0lwxjaOAE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXEJ2mXwHhk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJp8Clw8ebc
Danielle - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Once they removed Crystal Pepsi, I moved to drinking Mello Yello really quick when I was little.
Dave - December 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Diet Mello Yello is the only good tasting diet drink I've ever encountered, but I haven't seen it in stores in about 5 years.
Nate - December 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Mello Yello is my absolute favorite soda!! It's still all over here in Minnesota, practically all stores carry it. I've been drinking it since I was little and have never ceased.
Nikki - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Definitely not a rip off of Mountain Dew. A completely different and better taste than Mountain Dew. Most of the Pepsi Cola products pale in comparison to the Coca Cola Company. And Mello Yello is definitely still around in the Southeast.
rudegar - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
i remember drinking this in australia as a kid it has been gone for 15-20 years, why?
MrTroy - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Dave, I don't think they make diet mello yellow anymore. The only thing left is 12 pack regular, not even 24 pack!
Sheila - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I didn't even know there was a diet Mello Yello. The regular Mello Yello is getting increasingly harder to find here in IL. About 2 weeks ago I caught it on sale at a Hyvee grocery store for 3/ $9.00. They only had 8 cases so I bought them all. I guess I hoard it out of fear of it being discontinued. It's my all time favorite.
Jason - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Mello yello is by far the best soda ever!!!! I moved from minnesota approx. 5 years ago to southern Utah and it isn't available anywhere here in the southwest. I have inquired at the coke store on the Las Vegas strip about getting cans or bottles of mello yello but they are no help. At least they sell mello yello from the soda fountain. Now when I go back to MN to visit my parents it costs me alot of money to import by airplane back to Utah! they need to bring this back around the country.
MrTroy - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Jason, and those where it is not available locally, you can buy it here: http://sodafinder.com/products/mello-yello, but it is very expensive.
Sheila - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Sodafinder.com gets a premium price for hard to find sodas. IIRC.... a 12 pk of Mello Yello is something like $24.00. Total rip off. Hopefully, the Coke company will realize there is high demand for this delicious drink, and start distributing it nationwide again. Email them and tell them you want it back in your area. The squeaky wheel gets the grease!!!
Crash - October 21, 2009 - Report this comment
We still have this in Arkansas...12 packs, 20oz bottles, and some places have it in ntheir fountain machines. Sodafinder has it for $24 a 12 pack...WOW, that's ridiculous.
Alex - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Recently moved back to Indianapolis from Arizona and along the drive I checked every gas station I stopped at for Mello Yello. Finally found it just outside St Louis and can find it at the Village Pantrys here in Indy, 20 oz bottle only for about $1.49. A few restaurants still have it as a fountain drink, but those are slowly disappearing as well. I had NO idea there was DIET Mello Yello back in the day!
Alex - November 13, 2009 - Report this comment
How ironic...the day after my post above I go to a Jimmy Johns I haven't been to in over 3 years and they have Mello Yello at the fountain and then in the same day I am out shopping at a Super Wal-Mart I don't usually go to and they have 12 packs of Mello Yello cans for $3.58 Heaven!
mike - March 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember seeing it in Wisconsin while camping in the 70's, before it was in the Twin Cities area...Now it's common around here, and I assumed countrywide, but I guess not...But it IS simply the Pepsi version of mt dew, in my mind...
Becky - March 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I am absoluetly addicted to Mello Yello, I love it, cant go a day without a few of them, I like in Tn. and we have it every where here..
Ken - April 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I just moved to upstate NY and found it yesterday at a small grocery chain called Grand Union. They sell the 12 pack cans. I cannot find bottles but would love to, Any suggestions?
lcoolj - May 28, 2010 - Report this comment
just found it at a WalMart in Jersey for my 80s party!
Shelley - June 07, 2010 - Report this comment
It is hard to find in Mi. but it is still around. It is the same price as regular pop.
larry21 - June 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Mello Yello is availble in New Jersey again
Karen47 - June 27, 2010 - Report this comment
DIET MELLO YELLO--Yes, they do indeed make diet Mello Yello. Go to Coke's website and you will see the nutrition info for it. However, everyone has to realize that EACH state is different. North gets different sodas in stock than the south. (like the south's extreme sweet tea they like) MOST stores, if the product is made, will get the product in, especially PUBLIX, if you request it. But they won't purchase big quantities of it. Just a few, to fill your request and keep it going. Northern areas can get FAYGO by the truck loads, particularly Diet Grape or Diet Van. Creme....but down here, we can't even get regular Faygo without an all day trip and 60 bucks in gas! Someone said that PA has extremely limited choices in sodas, more or less, and yet I lived there all my life, now for the past 13 yrs, live in GA and this place stinks as far as choices go. But, just a couple hours drive to N. or S. Carolina and you can get reg/diet cheerwine, Nestea icedtea(the real one, not that "cool" crap), Birch Beer (which GA peeps look @ you like WHAT???????..LOL) & plenty various drinks. GA has the Coke company/World of Coke, etc...and yet their choice of Coke products are limited in the stores. I guess, like I did, everyone needs to call their Vendors, suppliers, manufacturers and find what they can find. Otherwise, you could spend hours in cyberspace looking for the hidden gems you search.
Sarah - September 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I drink Mellow Yellow everyday...its virtually available everywhere around here. I live in Southern Indiana and if you can't find it around here, its considered odd. I'm addicted to the drink though, and I LOVE it. :)
Z - October 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I live in Chicago. There is actually a restaurant called mello yello in the hyde park neighborhood that serves this drink. We went here often when I was younger. :)
April - January 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I just bought 4 bottles of it today in a Walmart Supercenter in Las Vegas, NV. I've lived here for 5 years and I've never seen any before in the state of Nevada. Hopefully I will continue to find it here! = )
mmm - October 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVE MELLO YELLOW
david - June 01, 2012 - Report this comment
i have drank mello yellow when i have been on holiday to florida.love it
Ashley - January 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi, i live in Tn and we have Mello Yellow everywhere here. Pretty much any store you go to we have it so i guess that's why i drink it everyday, all day :) I know its not good for me but im jus addicted to the drink but i did notice on my way to the Miami to aboard my cruise to Bahama's that they were disappearing slowly but thank god i brought a cooler with my OWN haha...I mean certain restaurants in Kingsport, tn doesnt sell it even tho they say we only sell coke products then ask for mello yellow an they say No sorry jus coke, sprite, ice tead, dr. pepper but the coke name for it lol i forgot mr. something lol (i think)
the80's were sweet - November 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Yummerz when I was a kid. I wasnt allowed soda often so this and Orange Crush were my fav back then.
Charlie - February 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Came out in 1979 and still available today. I love the 80's commercials with Ernest, knowwhatimean?

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