Soft Drinks: I Gave My Love a Cherry Coke

I Gave My Love a Cherry Coke

Coca-Colas mixed with cherry syrup for years were as much a part of the courtship ritual as convertibles, sock hops and holding hands. Yet the bottling company has never marketed its own version of the fountain concoction. Now it has made a better-late-than-never decision to put cherry Coke in bottles and cans, in its first flavored variation of the soft drink. When the company measured the popularity of several cola mixtures at the 1982 Knoxville World's Fair, cherry was more popular than lemon-, lime- and vanilla-flavored Cokes. Nonetheless, Coca-Cola will continue test-marketing the new soft drink in three other communities for...

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