What Happened to Six Packs?

Because we’re runners, Marathon Girl and I don’t drink much soda pop. Since we’ve been married, I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve gone to the grocery store and ended up with something carbonated in our cart. The only time we might have something carbonated is on the occasion when we go out to eat. Even then we’re more likely to order water than anything else. The day we brought Molly home from the hospital, I came down with the stomach flu. (It has now spread to the boys though Marathon Girl and Molly – thankfully – seem unaffected.) Needing something that would help settle my stomach, I went to our local grocery store for a six pack of 7up. I guess it’s been awhile since I seriously pursued the soda pop aisle because, to my surprise, they don’t sell six packs of any type of soda pop anymore. You can either buy two liters or a refrigerator pack that contain 12 or 24 cans. Not a fan of two liters because they quick loose their fizz (it’s the fizz that really settles my stomach) and thinking that even twelve cans was way more than I needed, I drove to another nearby store and discovered they don’t sell six packs either. This second store did sell six 20-ounce plastic bottles of pop, but quantity wise that was still more than I needed.

I don’t know if this is just a local thing or if it’s something that’s gone national, but I really miss having the six pack option. Maybe people drink more soda pop and therefore more convenient to buy the large refrigerator packs. It’s been so long since I’ve purchased soda pop on a regular basis, I have a hard time seeing myself buying that much.

I ended up purchasing a refrigerator pack of 12 (which was a good move with Aidan and Steven getting the stomach flu yesterday) but still think that wee have way more than we need.  This is good news for Aidan and Steven seeing that they might have some pop to drink long after they’re feeling better.