Soda & Soft Drink Saturday – Wink Grapefruit Soda

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Wink is a primarily grapefruit-based soft drink, although it also contains other citrus flavours. It is currently owned and manufactured by Canada Dry in North America, a subsidiary of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. It was introduced by Canada Dry in 1965.

000_wink_02During the 1960s and 1970s, Wink‘s advertising billed it as “The Sassy One”. The jingle went “Wink, it’s the sassy one, from Canada Dry.” For a brief period, Wink introduced a Dr. Seuss-like character called the Wink Gink. There was a Diet Wink Low Calorie version in the mid to late 60’s.

Availability

In the United States, Wink is available from some bottlers in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

Additionally, Wink is also available in some areas of Canada, and is sold as part of the CPlus brand (the Canadian version of Sunkist).

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In 2004 Wink was temporarily discontinued in Canada, as part of a re-launch of the product. Wink was re-introduced several months later as with new packaging as CPlus Wink Twist, a re-formulation that is slightly sweeter than the original.

Text from Wikipedia,

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