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Old 03-24-05, 06:26 PM
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Cheerwine soda?

I was at Wal*Mart today, and I saw they were selling "Cheerwine" soda...I have never heard of this stuff before... and it was priced as expensive as Coca-Cola and Pepsi products. So am I to asssume it isnt a cheapass soda like Vess or other crap? Is this something new? and if so, is it any good?
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http://www.cheerwine.com/
Let's go back to 1917 Salisbury, North Carolina when Cheerwine was first formulated in the basement of L. D. Peeler's wholesale grocery store. It all started in 1913 when Peeler and other investors bought stock in a regional branch of a Kentucky company that made a then popular soft drink called MintCola.

In 1917, they would buy out the local company and change the name to Carolina Beverage Corporation. Meanwhile, a "flavor salesman from St. Louis" sold Peeler on a unique cherry flavor to blend with other flavorings that would later become the taste of Cheerwine.

Back then, soft drinks were often named for their appearance, hence the names root beer and ginger ale. Therefore, it made sense to name a burgundy-red, bubbly, cherry concoction -- Cheerwine. The soft drink's popularity grew in parts of North and South Carolina and soon developed a loyal following. When L. D. died in 1931, Cheerwine fell under the watchful eye of his son, Clifford Peeler who served as President until 1992 and Chairman until his death in 2000 at the age of 96. Thanks to him and some of their old-style marketing, which you can see in the Vintage Ad Gallery, the Cheerwine brand grew stronger and stronger in its heartland. Jump to 1981 when a radical marketing plan for expansion was unveiled by L. D. Peeler's great grandsons, Mark Ritchie and Cliff Ritchie.

By 1986, sales had doubled, and ever since, Cheerwine has continued to expand. To find out how far Cheerwine has spilled into America, proceed to: The Territory.
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Cheerwine is the essence from which all goodness in life flows.

Yeah, it's that good.
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Originally Posted by Foole
Cheerwine is the essence from which all goodness in life flows.

Yeah, it's that good.
Werd. My dad got me hook on that stuff. It's almost as good as Jones sodas
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cheerwine is good stuff, i'm from nc, but even if i wasn't I'd still recommend it
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How in bloody torment have you never heard of Cheerwine!?
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Cheerwine rocks dude! I am from North Carolina as well and have been drinking the stuff since I was a young un'!!!!

Take care all!!
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I've never heard of it either.
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mmmm... formulated in some dude's basement... sounds tasty.
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I had never heard of it before yesterday. Our server at lunch was wearing a Cheerwine shirt. I didn't find out what it actually was until I opened this thread.
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Man, we're driving from Pennsylvania to Florida next weekend. Now I'm gonna have to stop in NC and buy a couple of cases of this stuff. I miss it from my days living there.
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Sounds worth try, I will grab some of that next time I go to Wally World! My luck it will be a one time thing them having it here.

I checked out the cheerwine website... and according to that, they don't have it in Illinois... but I saw it here yesterday.

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It's a NC thing. A former co-worker used to bring back cases of it to give away every time she went to NC. I tried it, didn't like it. To each their own.

Now, how many of you know the joy of Ale 8 One?

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I saw it for the first time this weekend in NC. The people I was with seemed to know about it though
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It's gooood stuff. Mmm.

Now I have to find a place that sells it around here. Grr.
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Cheerwine kicks ass! My granddad would always visit old family in NC and bring some back for us. I miss that stuff.
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Originally Posted by CaptainMarvel
It's gooood stuff. Mmm.

Now I have to find a place that sells it around here. Grr.
It's all over around Auburn and Opelika now. Look for it next time you"re in town, if it doesn't show up in B'ham.
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my dad is a big fan of the soda "Moxie" but we don't get it around here. I ordered him a case for his birthday. the stuff tastes like cough medicine. gooo!
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I have actually been to Salisbury, NC, but have never had Cheerwine. Go figure. I did have some outstanding BBQ while I was there, though.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
It's a NC thing.
SC too.

There's a local chain of BBQ restaurants that has a Cheerwine-based sauce, believe it or not.
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Here's where you can find it:
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Can it be mail ordered for us west coasters?
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
SC too.

There's a local chain of BBQ restaurants that has a Cheerwine-based sauce, believe it or not.
Yeah, I probably should have written, "my understanding is that's it's primarily a NC thing."
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Originally Posted by DaveNinja
Can it be mail ordered for us west coasters?
Pfft. You can have the Cheerwine when we get some damned In & Out burgers!

Or you could go here, I suppose: http://store.yahoo.com/cwine/... Shipping is hell though.
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Originally Posted by DaveNinja
Can it be mail ordered for us west coasters?
Bevmo sells it for $1.25 a bottle. While you are there, make sure to pick up some curly wurly bars (like old marathon candy bars.

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