The San Diego distributors of Faygo have gone out of business. Yes, you read that right… all you Faygo afficinados who’ve been doing searches for “where to find Faygo in San Diego” and have landed on this site.
My first inkling was the decreasing stock and variety of Faygo in 24 oz. and 2-liter plastic bottles in all the usual places (see map above). One of the few flavors left at Fat Boy’s Corner Store & Deli in North Park is Faygo Cola. The owner — a Michigan transplant — confirmed that his supply is drying up. Right about this time time, emails from readers started coming in and when Outwest Beverage Company failed to return several of my calls, I knew Faygo’s future in San Diego was in trouble.
Fortunately (or unfortunately depending how you look at it), Faygo is still available at various BevMo retailers as well as other specialty retailers like Iowa Meat Farms. But it comes at a price — the astronomical price of about $10 for a six-pack of 12 oz. glass bottles you can’t mix-and-match (CRV is not included). Faygo has always tasted best in glass bottles, but the flavor variety is very limited. You can still find cans of Old Fashioned root beer here and there, but prices hover around the $1 range for a sole can. There are a multitude of solutions to the supply problem that can be resolved with a trip to L.A. (Galco’s Soda Pop Stop and Rock Fizz come to mind) but to my knowledge, their supply is limited to glass bottles.
If and when sightings of the coveted and affordable plastic bottles show up in mass quantities again, I’ll update.