Cheerwine, a brand of Carolina Beverage Corp., announced the release of Cheerwine Zero Sugar. For more than 20 years, Cheerwine produced Diet Cheerwine using a Splenda/Sucralose blend sweetener that’s found in other zero-sugar soft drinks. The company has decided to update Diet Cheerwine to Cheerwine Zero Sugar to better reflect the drink’s flavor profile, the company says. Cheerwine Zero Sugar now is available in 12-ounce cans and 2-liter bottles on grocery store shelves across North Carolina and South Carolina, and select Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Delaware and Maryland markets. Over the coming weeks, the soft drink company will roll out Cheerwine Zero Sugar in 20-ounce bottles; six-pack 0.5-liter bottles; and four-pack 12-ounce glass bottles. Additionally, Cheerwine Zero Sugar can be purchased online and is available at restaurants that previously carried Diet Cheerwine.
Carolina Beverage Corp., Salisbury, N.C.
Distribution: Select markets