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Old 03-14-2011, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Salem County, NJ
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Default Do You Remember 'Wink' ? Is there a similar soda...

Do you remember the lemon-lime soda called "Wink?" It was lemon-lime, but more flavorful and bitey-tasting lol. It was GREAT with gin in it.

Do you know of any similar soda still sold nowadays?

thanx
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Is Squirt like Wink?

I'd try that or Sun Drop first.

I have no taste buds, so many of those sodas taste the same to me. I taste no distinction between Mountain Dew, Mello Yello, Vault, or any of their generic knockoffs.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:37 AM
 
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Do you remember the lemon-lime soda called "Wink?" It was lemon-lime, but more flavorful and bitey-tasting lol. It was GREAT with gin in it.

Do you know of any similar soda still sold nowadays?

thanx
Personally, I remember it as a grapefruit soda, a bit tarter than lemon-lime sodas. It was (and is) made by Canada Dry.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:48 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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http://ajaxallpurpose.blogspot.com/2...-carriers.html
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Salem County, NJ
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WOW - i never, ever remember any Wink soda i drank saying grapefruit on it!! I wish they still made it. I will try the alternatives.

(edited to add: I see a poster says it's still made - i dont think we get it here.. i will check more. I had Googled it and it said "sodas that are no longer made.")
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:16 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Well, someone is making it, because Amazon is selling it:
Wink 12ct: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food (http://www.amazon.com/Wink-12ct/dp/B00168A9M4 - broken link) but they are totally crazy with the shipping cost!

You might want to try this:
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bel...s_grapefru.php

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Old 03-14-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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Well, someone is making it, because Amazon is selling it:
Wink 12ct: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food (http://www.amazon.com/Wink-12ct/dp/B00168A9M4 - broken link) but they are totally crazy with the shipping cost!

You might want to try this:
Pop Culture: Wal-Mart's Grapefruit Soda - Phoenix Restaurants and Dining - Chow Bella
Yes Wink is still around.

The shipping cost is on target for the weight. I have soft drinks shipped to me sometimes and it's what the cost is. It's a lot of weight for a case of drinks. I guess people expect stuff for free.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:48 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Well, you are right, a case of Wink soda is surely heavy. But the S&H cost more than the soda, and $5.40 per 32 oz soda is just a bit pricey.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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I would try diet Sundrop. Regular Sundrop is too sweet to be like Wink.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Have you tried Fresca? It's my favorite and it mixes well with alcohol
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