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    Help me save Mello Yello

    Today I got word that Mello Yello has been discontinued for sale in the state of Michigan so basically whatever is left on the shelves right now is all that there will be.

    I was calling around today, beginning with Coca Cola's consumer info line (which is 1-800-438-2653) and they told me that, to their knowledge, Mello Yello itself has not been discontinued as a product (only Diet Mello Yello will cease to be permanently) but they gave me some local numbers to distributors in the area which basically confirmed no more Mello Yello in Michigan for the time being apparently because Coke is pushing the ****ty "energy drink" Vault. I even called distributors in Northern Indiana about this and the nearest ones apparently don't even have any in their warehouses.

    What to do? What to do? Is this the beginning of the end for Mello Yello, my one and ONLY favorite soda or will Vault fizzle out and Mello Yello will make a comeback (at least in my area anyway)? This happened a few years ago when Coke tried out another ****ty drink, Surge. That one failed so Mello Yello was sold once again but again they're trying to eradicate my favorite pop.

    Even if Mello Yello was not discontinued nationwide but remained so in my area, it would essentially mean it was gone forever to me since how the hell could I find any? How far would I have to drive to buy some and more importantly, how would I know which stores even carry it????

    So I'm asking all of you, as a MAJOR favor to me, even if you don't live in Michigan (or Indiana) or don't even drink Mello Yello, *please* write a letter to Coca Cola with words of support for it, encourage them to keep making it and for god's sake, actually advertise it. In my 31 years, I have never once seen a TV ad for Mello Yello.

    Anyway, here is their address:

    Industry and Consumer Affairs
    Coca Cola Company
    Dun 500
    PO Box 1734
    Atlanta, Georgia 30301

    It would be a big help if you could encourage them to begin to distribute Mello Yello in Michigan again. Even if you don't live here you could say you have friends and relatives there who like the drink and want it back in stores.

    Letters, if there are enough of them, can truly make a difference. Please help me on this one. Thank you.

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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    Well, they recently brought back Vanilla Coke, so don't give up hope Michael!
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    Now this, ladies and gentlemen, is a man who loves himself some high-fructose fizzies.

    Best of luck, Michael.
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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    As an aside, what was the name of the fictional character who kept tilting at windmills? His name is right on the tip of my tongue, but I keep thinking "Don Juan" for some inexplicable reason.

    I'll straight-up give, like, ten-hundred rep points to whoever can answer this for me before I leave the office in, like, sixteen minutes.

    Go!
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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    In a can or on the fountain? I can't get with Mello Yello in a can. Sorry man.
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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie-a-go-go View Post
    As an aside, what was the name of the fictional character who kept tilting at windmills? His name is right on the tip of my tongue, but I keep thinking "Don Juan" for some inexplicable reason.

    I'll straight-up give, like, ten-hundred rep points to whoever can answer this for me before I leave the office in, like, sixteen minutes.

    Go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rotnoid View Post
    Don Quixote. And I love meaningless rewards!
    I gave you the rep, but it's not displaying for some strange reason.


    So instead of that, you are now officially "The Man." You can even put that in your .sig file, if you like.
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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie-a-go-go View Post
    I gave you the rep, but it's not displaying for some strange reason.


    So instead of that, you are now officially "The Man." You can even put that in your .sig file, if you like.

    Even better than the rep.
    I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and 4,000 hits."

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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    Electrical banana
    Is gonna be a sudden craze
    Electrical banana
    Is bound to be the very next phase
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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    I didn't even know they still made this

    Good Luck
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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    I have never heard anyone so passionate about a carbonated beverage.

    Best of luck to you.
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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I have never heard anyone so passionate about a carbonated beverage.

    Best of luck to you.
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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    I miss Surge.
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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    Don't go messing with Vault! Best new product to come out in years.

    I hate Mello Yello, I always thought it tasted like a suicide of 7up and Mountain Dew. Let it go, let it go.

    Now if you want to make a real difference join the campaign to bring back Crystal Pepsi!

    http://www.petitiononline.com/clear/petition.html
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    Re: Help me save Mello Yello

    I saw "Save Mello Yello", and I came as quickly as I could...
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