Food of the Eighties, Tarheel Blue Soda
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Came out in 1983 when the tarheels won the championship, the soda was blue, I lived in NC at the time and I am not sure if it found its way all the way around america. The deal was, it was blue, it tasted like regular cola but was blue, heh heh, I'll be darned.
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Beth Hopper - February 21, 2008 - Report this comment
LOL!! I was thinking about this exact thing last night during the UNC > NC State game. I lived in Greensboro at the time, so I remember them well. I also wondered how far the distribution went and who the manufacturer was. Funny to find this out here.
C NC - July 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I STILL HAVE THIS!!! I remember so well when they won in 83 and my mom bought me the 6-pack of it. I gave away 3 of them, and kept three. Never did drink it though.
Judd Nelson's Nostrils - September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
This stuff tasted great dad still has a few 6ers of this and the NC State red soda.....we bought cases of it and seemed to last forever.
Bryon - April 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I currently have in my possession 1 Carolina Tar Heels Blue Soda Can from 1982. The contents have dried up over time but the can has never been open. It really isn't in great shape but you can make out all of it except the entire team roster. I also have two NC State Cans. One is empty, the other is full. Time has taken its toll on them but I figured they were worth saving. Its cool somebody out there remembers them.
Shawn - April 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Im a big tarheel fan & as we all kno the new champs so i was browsn around trying to find out if anyone knows about any CHAMPIONSHIP CANS.I hav the 1983 can (had 2 punch a hole in tha bottom,can was about 2 explode :).) & also hav the 2005 Tarheel champs can.
VT HOKIE - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
either some of you can't type (or) are just plain lost b/c the heels won it in 82, not 83...which is when the pack won it. so the blue soda came out in 82...hopefully, you can guess when the red soda came out...winner winner chicken dinner
David P. Walker - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
As an 11 year old in '82, my parents bought several 6-packs of Carolina Blue Soda. I didn't think it tasted very good; nothing like a cola. I still have several of those cans. We also had 6-packs of Wolfpack cans, but I didn't hang to those. Still have a couple '93 blue soda cans full. If I remember right, Duke had their blue soda in '91, but I didn't buy any since any self-respecting Heels fan wouldn't. It would be nice if '09 blue soda came back around.
melissa - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
i live in n.c. i have a 6 pk of these that have never been opened, does anyone know if they are worth anything?
Ken B. - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Anyone know who the distributor of these sodas was and whether a new soda for the '09 Champs will be distributed? I'm an NC native, but I live in CA now, and I've checked with several "sodafinder" type entities, but no one out here seems to have even heard of the stuff. Sounds like it was only distributed in the Carolinas.
Scott - May 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I am from NC and had a can to save but lost it. I Am an alumnus of UNC and now I live in Conway Arkansas. Would love to buy a couple cans from someone. My e-mail is Let me know if you would like to sell.
Ray - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Another site said these 1982 cans were worth between $100 and $175 depending on condition, full/empty, etc.
George - June 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember my cousin having a couple of cans in his room less than ten years ago, im sure he still has them
Aneissa - February 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been looking for a picture of a can of the Tarheel Blue Soda. Can someone post pics of the can?
Mark - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Melissa, if you are interested in selling your 6 pack or a couple of cans my email is I live in NC as well.
Calup Baucom - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a Six pack of the 1982 blue soda cans in great condition and still have the plastic can holder attach and every one filled to the rim but i cant find out how much there worth bought them for 10 dollars at a donation thing.
Danny - April 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a Duke blue soda can from 91-91, but would love to get ahold of a full NC State can from 83. Anyone looking to sell theirs? Mine leaked out of the can after a few years so I started refridgerating these. The bottles of coke were also pretty cool too. Anyone know if their doing anything for Duke this year? Please email and title the email ACC cans
Dennis - July 27, 2010 - Report this comment
i have over 200 commemorative NCAA championship cans from teams around the country including NCSU, UNC, and Duke. one word: eBay
brian - August 01, 2010 - Report this comment
i wasnt even bored yet when this cans came out. i found them in one of grandmas house while we. i have five cans three which have never been open. two which is from the year 1982 the other two from 1993 and i also have N.C State red soda
jimmy taylor - August 06, 2010 - Report this comment
i have a 6 pack still in plastic can holder. never opened, still full. going price is $175 a can. i will sale the 6 pack like it sits for $750 or by the can for $150 per can
Devin - September 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I have 1 excellent condition 1982 tarheel blue soda completely full still shiny will sell email me at
Frank! - November 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a six-pack of Carolina Blue Soda that I will sell for $5,000,000, and I believe this figure beats all others in stupidity.
Davie - January 27, 2011 - Report this comment
My father brought home three cases of these when they were released. I had long forgotten about them in my parents basement on the shelf. I recently re-discovered them in fair condition. Some of them full and some of them not, but none ever opened by hand. I don't think I would ever get rid of these in any circumstance.
Matt - June 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a six-pack unopened still with plastic can holder 1993 National Champions Carolina Tarheel. Three are full, three evediently evaporated, but, never opened. Will sell contact me at
Betty - September 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a six pack in plastic rings as well and willing to sell to the highest bidder. Email with Duke Blue Devils blue soda in subject line please. Thanks!
Garrick - December 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a six pack of blue soda along with the coke bottles of the tarheels and the wolfpack, how much do you think that is worth..
JulesV4v - June 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a full 1991-1992 back to back National Champs Duke soda can for sale. Contact me at Jules bill shot if interested.
Jules - June 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a full 1991-1992 back to back National Champs Duke soda can for sale. Contact me at if interested. (Auto correct messed up my last post, sorry.)
Terri - October 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I have a 1982 blue soda can. It is full and in pristine condition. If you are interested in purchasing it from me just call for Blue Heaven's sake. Thanks! 919 928 2515
BubfromMarried with children - October 13, 2015 - Report this comment
I have $ money for some of these cans. But not Duke. My boy from back then had a tee shirt that read, "Puke on Duke."
Joe - November 27, 2016 - Report this comment
I have a 1993 blue soda can.It is full and is in good condition. If anyone is interesting in buying from me'You can email me at
Bill C - April 14, 2017 - Report this comment
Looking to buy a 82 "Carolina Blue" can in mint condition, unopened with the soda still in it. Anyone have one for sale please let me know

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