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Cheerwine Krispy Kreme soda is back

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From Cheerwine: Two iconic North Carolina-born brands are celebrating milestone birthdays this year: Cheerwine is turning 100, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is turning 80. To mark the sweet occasion, the two brands are bringing back the soft drink that caused a frenzy with its debut last year: Cheerwine Kreme.

From now through September 2017, Cheerwine Kreme is available in 2-Liter and 20 ounce bottles in major grocery chains and select convenience stores in North Carolina and South Carolina, and online at

Cheerwine Kreme tastes like Cheerwine with a hint of Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed flavor.

“We’re grateful to the generations of Carolinians who’ve made it possible for Cheerwine to spend the last century, and Krispy Kreme to spend the last 80 years, delighting their taste buds and being part of their special moments,” said Joy Ritchie Harper, Cheerwine’s head of marketing and a fifth-generation family member of Cheerwine’s founder. “Cheerwine Kreme is a celebration of uniquely Carolina tastes and our deep roots in the region. We had such an amazing response last year in the Carolinas that we had to bring it back for a limited time, especially during such a milestone year for both of us.”

Cheerwine Kreme isn’t the first time Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts have collaborated to make a one-of-a-kind treat.  Back in 2010, the two joined forces to bring fans the Cheerwine-filled Krispy Kreme doughnut, which sold out in many shops during its limited availability.

Not only is Cheerwine Kreme hitting shelves this month, but so are hundreds of new $100 instant win cans of Cheerwine (sprinkled throughout 12 packs of Cheerwine and Diet Cheerwine). The instant win cans can be found among Cheerwine’s 100th anniversary collectible series of throwback cans from the past decades. New editions of the commemorative cans will continue to roll out during 2017.

Cheerwine has remained independent, family owned and based in Salisbury, N.C., for the last 100 years.

While experimenting with soft-drink recipes in 1917 during WWI sugar rationings, Cheerwine’s founder L.D. Peeler added a unique wild cherry flavoring to the mix.  And, just like magic, the legendary taste of Cheerwine was born (delivered back then by horse, train and wagon).

During the twentieth century, Cheerwine became an important part of Carolina culture. The family business continued to succeed throughout difficult eras in American history, including The Great Depression and World War II. From the first Cheerwine vending machine in the 1950s, to the first aluminum can of Cheerwine in the 1960s, to the launch of Diet Cheerwine in the 1970s, the brand has grown with the times while still retaining its authenticity and independence.

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