I had read somewhere a long time ago that RC sold their syrup to private label soda bottlers. I was never able to find anything that confirmed or denied this. I have noticed some private label colas taste like RC rather than Pepsi or Coke. I highly doubt RC would sell their syrup to private label bottlers. That is my opinion, maybe they do. Cott is a big producer of private label sodas.
As for the peanut butter, check the bottom of the jar or wherever it is the production code is printed. Try and remember what you saw or write it down if you have one in the house. Next time you see Jif look for the production code. If it is similiar then it probably came from the same factory. I did this today with a can of Wegman's Chunky Chicken Noodle soup and the same with Sav-a-Lot Chicken soup. The production codes were similar so the same company makes Wegman's and Sav-a-Lot soups. The ingrediants were slightyly different though.
I may have posted this on Roadfood one time but I will again. Horseheads, NY was home to the largest food manufacturing plant under one roof. The A&P plant operated for many years until closing in the early 80's. I know several folks who worked there. They said they packaged more than just A&P brand labeled food. When the A&P spaghetti order was filled they switched boxes to whatever brand was to be run next and kept the line going. I was told that Hellmann's mayonaisse was made there. I did express my doubts that Hellmanns and A&P brand were the exact same but the guy who told me swore all they did was switch labels.
post edited by drpep - 2009/06/14 21:27:10