Cheerwine is one of those regional products which don't translate well to people and places outside their comfort zones. Yes, there are various types of red soda pop and cherry flavored soft drinks, including Cherry Coke, but Cheerwine is something special. We even ate dinner in Greensboro NC in a lovely restaurant where I was able to get a glass bottle of real Cheerwine with real cane sugar with dinner. (grin) Apparently it's a big seller and our waiter played it up by presenting the label to me before opening the bottle tableside. (big red bubbles grin)
Created by L.D. Peeler in 1917, Cheerwine is the one-of-a-kind, sparkling soft drink that wins loyal fans with just one sip. Originating in Salisbury, North Carolina, we have it on good authority that we’re the last soda company in America still run by the same family who started it way back when. To us, Cheerwine is not just a delicious soft drink, it’s a unique take on life. When you have one of these ice-cold beauties in your hand, things seem to magically become that much more chill. There really is nothing better than kicking back with a Cheerwine and soaking in the moment. It’s time to let the secret out about this thing we call Cheerwine. We’re glad you’re a part of it.
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A while ago on Facebook I joined/friended a Cheerwine sponsored group. Fortunately they don't publish too many postings, but it has been amusing. Today, however, they broke the bank with the announcement of a special one-month product for North and South Carolina:
SNEAK PEEK: You asked for it, we did it! CHEERWINE KREME FILLED KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS hit grocery stores on July 1 in the Carolina's (we're really sorry folks outside of the Carolina's but Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme go way back in these parts). JULY ONLY... LIMITED EDITION Cheerwine Doughnut... Snacktacular! Long Live Leisure!
I loved the comments to Cheerwine's announcement. One of them was typically priceless: "Helloooooo diabetes. Not stopping till full on paralysis sets in." I mean, let's be practical -- I'm not sure I'd be able to handle eating a regular Krispy Kreme washed down by a full bottle of Cheerwine. Yet somehow the perverse streak in me would be willing to try one Cheerwine Kreme Filled Krispy Kreme. Once.
Eek! My teeth hurt just thinking about this!