This Portlander wants his Sobe more than coffee
January 31, 2012 6:13 PM   Subscribe

I have been craving Sobe Adrenaline Rush. This energy drink may or may not exist anymore, however, my coworker found me a can in southern Oregon a few months ago. Where can I find my favorite nectar of an energy drink.

Okay, a little background: I have been on this quest for months now. I used to drink the stuff every damn day as long as I could find it. For the last 5 years it has eluded me. I was led to believe that it was possibly out of production, but my co-worker spotted it at a convenience store in southern Oregon, and it came in a bigger and colorful package instead of its previous black. I have little to go on as to where to find it, so it was time to burn an AskMe.

What I know:
- It shows up in Google product search, but none of the stores (Wal-Mart, K-Mart) actually stock it to be shipped direct, they all say to check the store.
- I have gone to both of those, as well as every major convenience store in Portland and have come up empty.
- I have gone to several bodegas and come up empty.

If anyone knows where I can find it, I'd appreciate it. I am open to both mail order and stores within 3 hours of Portland.

And as always, thank you.
posted by Mister Fabulous to Food & Drink (4 answers total)
I'd get friendly with an independently owned neighborhood store that sells other Sobe products and ask them to order it for me. If they're guaranteed a customer to buy them, they might do it. I can't imagine a larger supermarket-type store would be so responsive.
posted by quince at 6:39 PM on January 31, 2012

Best answer: This little widget is pulling up a lot of searches in Vancouver, WA and an Albertsons in Battle Ground.

Knowing how reliable those widgets can be, it's definitely worth a call ahead. Still, over twenty locations within an hour's drive suggests there's a distributor up in Washington, but they won't/can't cross over to Oregon.
posted by Saydur at 7:11 PM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: The widget worked. I have what I was looking for.

Yes, I drove to the couv for energy drinks. Don't judge me.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 9:01 PM on January 31, 2012 [2 favorites]

If I might piggyback on this: is there any similar resource for locating this fine beverage in Canada?
posted by Zozo at 11:35 AM on February 1, 2012

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