Food of the Eighties, Vernors ginger-ale
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The best and strongest ginger-ale i ever tasted !!
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JustMarie - August 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Its the oak taste that makes it so great! Its the only ginger ale I like to drink!
Heather - August 29, 2007 - Report this comment
You can still get Vernor's in Michigan. The best are Boston coolers or a Vernors float. Its vanilla ice cream and Vernor's. So good.
N - February 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I found Vernor's in San Diego at Albertson's. It's in the soda aisle--not with the other ginger ale.
c - March 27, 2008 - Report this comment
vernors in southern california at all grocery stores almost.
BonkyBoy - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, available all over socal (Ralph's, Staters, etc.)...but is the sickest g-ale that's akin to swigging vinegar.
Duke - January 05, 2009 - Report this comment
The Vernor's that is available now isn't the original. What I drank was made in Columbus OH, I believe. (a history I found says it was founded in Detroit) Bottled in glass with a gnome logo. (mid to late 80's) The old Vernor's was great! The new stuff is alright ... I guess.
Ryan. - January 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been drinking Vernors since the 80's. I don't remember a change in taste but I'm not a Vernors connoisseur. Though I do question whether it should be listed under 80's food as it was first made in 1862 and is still being made today. Next people will add bread (sliced and otherwise).
Dana - March 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Duke- Vernors is Vernors, it is the same, the only difference is its being made by dr. pepper and associates, so unless you were born before 1966, I doubt you were actually drinking the original. Ryan- If you read the beginning of the site you would see this is not just for food that came out in the 80's but also food that was POPULAR in the 80's and as I recall it was very popular then.
John T - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Uhmm I remember Vernors Gingerale so strong it made me cough a little...It did wonders for my stomach aches...It isn't as strong as it used to be so I disagree with Dana, and agree with Duke...
Mark J. - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to drink Vernors in the 60's, I agree with Duke & John. This is not Vernors. For one thing, it was made with real ginger, and sugar. It was the strongest flavored Ginger Ale around.
w - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I tried some for the first time a little while ago...was the worst soda I ever had....spit it right out....I'll stick to cat pee....lol
Den - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Tried Vernors tonight. I'm not sure if it is the corn syrup or that it is milder. Its not what I remembered from back then.
John Trent john.jbfin@gmail.com - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Vernors had a retail store on E. Broad St in columbus in the mid 40's.(The factory may have been at the same location). They served ginger ale floats and I think some were mixed with just milk and flavoring. Today's beverage is similar in taste. I don't know how long the store remained.
Lunameower - July 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Vernor's is originally from Michigan, it's pretty big around here. My dad has a great letter-man type Vernor's jacket that he wears a lot, people are stopping him all the time to ask where he got it, one guy even offered him $300, but my dad kept it.
Angela - January 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I love Vernor's! I first learned about it from working in a supermarket when people would buy it constantly, and someone told me it was a Michigan thing so I was curious enough to try it. LOVED it. Only prob is, I'm ruined on other ginger ales (like Canada Dry) now because I like Vernor's so much better. The only other ginger ale that comes close for me (although it's not very similar and not as strong) is White Rock.
Scott - January 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I like to make the Vernor's I drink a bit stronger by nearly freezing half a bottle (be sure to loosen the cap or you'll have a big mess) and allowing the water to start to freeze which allows the syrup to be poured off and added to the regular strength Vernor's...it is both stronger and sweeter this way. I also make ginger ice cream floats with this syrup...very addictive.
im - July 21, 2011 - Report this comment
My Detroit-born husband asks for hot Vernors when he has a cold or upset stomach. His mother used to make it. He's making me a Vernor's float right now!
hypersomniac - July 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up and lived in Erie, Pa until 1994. I don't remember when it left the grocery stores in Erie, I believe it was around that time. I have lived in Florida, New York and Delaware and have not been able to find it anywhere! You can order it online from individual people selling/shipping it. About a month ago I WANTED A VERNOR'S SODA looked it up online like I have before and the LOWEST price I found was $20.00+ shipping for a 12pack! I love this soda but that is insane and if the seller was a fan of Vernor's they should be banned from buying/drinking it forever- charging a Fellow Vernor's Addict insane prices! I called Dr. Pepper Co. next and the fellow I spoke with explained that your grocery store is where to start. Keep bugging/irritating/annoying/ of course be respectful at the same time, try and get them to order it if not go to the next grocery store and start all over. Unfortunately here in DE the grocery stores are deplorable at best, so until we get a Wegmanns or Tops grocery store I will just keep dreaming about the gnome on the bottle of Vernor's.
Shawn - November 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Vernors can be bought here in the Twin Cities in Minnesota at all Cub Foods. I love ginger ale, and Vernors is one of the best out there.
Jan Griffiths - May 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I still drink Vernor's Ginger ale to this day. I am from Detroit originally, and live in Arizona now. It is made by Kalil in Arizona, and still tastes the same as it always did. I drink the diet Vernor's since I don't do sugar.
Dee - June 15, 2012 - Report this comment
They sell it in NJ at Wegman's in Mount Laurel, NJ @ Centerton Rd. Enjoy!
Matt - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
It is sold in Virginia. As for where its made, the location stamped on the bottle/can is where it was bottled, not necessarily where it was made. Its cheaper to ship out the product in large containers or in syrup form and bottle it fairly locally.
Jim - January 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Walmart in Connecticut sells Vernor's. I bought a bottle. I have to say I didn't care for it. I have nothing bad to say about it, if you like it you can have my share.
Duke - January 31, 2013 - Report this comment
Dana No, it is not. Just like the original Orange Crush & old Coke, the process and formulation was changed when the company changed hands. I started drinking it in 1966. Changed in the mid-80's.
Audrey - May 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Dad used to take our family to the Detroit Vernor's bottling plant for a tour and a taste.(more than once, it was awesome) That was in the 60's. I don't drink sodapop very often anymore ,but I do remember it being a go-to for a stomach ache.
mrs. hale - May 08, 2013 - Report this comment
finally got to try it and I have got to say its alright to me it tastes like cream soda mixed with gingerale lol

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