Jackson Brewing went out of business, but I think they sold the formula for Jax beer to Pearl (Texas).
I don't remember anything special about it; it was probably on a par with other regional "American Pilseners", such as Falstaff, Pearl, etc. which means, at least to me, made with corn adjuncts, light-colored, tart. The building is a shopping mall, but there is (or was, I don't know) a decent brewpub close by.
Someone had a red creme soda called "Pop Rouge" at one time, maybe that was Barqs.
The thing I miss is Creole Cream Cheese. There were only two, and now one is gone, due to an explosion at the dairy last year.
Mello Joy commercials give the impression they were here all along, but I don't remember seeing it until recently - if it was gone and brought back, I guess that would explain that.
For a feel good return story, it's hard to top Herbsaint. I've tried to talk Jay into working on the return of Picayune cigarettes, the very definition of a coffin nail.
Another NOLA drink that's gone is Dr. Nut, an almond-flavored soda pop. Most people never heard of it unless they've read Confederacy of Dunces, but I remember the bottle with the squirrel on it - very quirky product, just the thing for Ignatius J. Reilly.
I've got a couple of vintage packs of Picayune "nails"
, unfortunately I can't smoke with my lousy lungs.
Someone is supposedly making Picayune blend pipe tobbacco :http://www.pipesandc...prpito40gt.html
I always stocked up on Dr. Nut soda when we drove through Louisiana on our road trips back in the 70s, I always like that one.....My folks should have settled in NOLA.