Big Red and Barbacoa

Never realized, not on a cognitive level, not everyone knows what Big Red is, apparently a localized construct.

Being a regional person, I never thought that this was an item, a commodity, a regular grocery thing, I never thought this wasn’t available, like, worldwide. Like, Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper.

To me, its presence is, like, a given.

While there is one or two pictures of me with a Big Red, I preferred their Big Blue, same thing, only different color, milder flavor. Weird, I know. I never really thought about it, just assumed, like, doesn’t everybody know what Big Red is?

Apparently not.

Frosty Cream Soda

About the author: Born and raised in East Texas, Kramer Wetzel, settled in a South Austin trailer park before trailer parks were cool. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Kramer Wetzel May 4, 2013 @ 10:36

    Makes me sound a bit provincial?

  • Sarah Smith May 4, 2013 @ 11:03

    Caffeinated? Otherwise, I’m not interested.

    No, until you referenced it, I had never even heard of Big Red, nor consumed it. Wouldn’t have known if it were a gas, a liquid, or a solid.

    Maybe *I* am the provincial one. (Now you know, don’t you, that I’m going to have to try it? Rhubarb soda was a big success. Let’s see about Big Red.)

  • Sarah Smith May 4, 2013 @ 16:34

    “Big Red” and paleo diet…ummm…isn’t that rather a contradiction or something??

  • Kramer Wetzel May 4, 2013 @ 19:25

    I’m sure it has caffeine. And the original with pure sugar is paleo-ish.

    Sort of.

  • Kramer Wetzel May 4, 2013 @ 19:27

    Rudy’s BBQ “sause” is no longer pure as it has the high-fructose corn syrup in it now. The original didn’t. And it’s still very, very good.

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