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Huard28
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05-31-07 08:19 AM - Post#762804    



In terrible news, it has been confirmed that the Cadbury company (who bought out Canada Dry) which owns Coke/C'Plus in Canada has decided to NOT MAKE the infamous soda/pop WINK anymore, as of 6 weeks ago.

Rumors started flying of this when I went to visit my local grocery store to pick up my usual 12 pack of WINK and it was gone, and replaced on the shelf. I asked the manager and he said their distributor no longer stocks it.

Some phone calls to the head companies confirmed this story this week.



While WINK is still available in some outlets, and special orders, it will be phased out as this year comes to an end.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wink_(soft_drink)

It started back in 1969, as Canada Dry introduced WINK in this funky commercial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTACIxRH76E&mode=related&search=

Some 38 years later, "THE SASSY ONE" is laid to rest...
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05-31-07 03:25 PM - Post#763105    


    In response to Huard28

dang, Wink, Tab, & Fresca - 70's icons. Like losing an old friend. As long as they don't fuck with Squirt, Tahitian Treat, or Cactus Cooler !


 
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05-31-07 04:28 PM - Post#763130    


    In response to NYRfan

Tahitian Treat rocks!!
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05-31-07 05:08 PM - Post#763142    


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Fresca's still around, aren't they. Thats a pretty good drink.
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05-31-07 06:45 PM - Post#763181    


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  • ENZO Said:
Fresca's still around, aren't they. Thats a pretty good drink.



Yeah. I dig Fresca... what happened to Mellow Yellow?
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05-31-07 06:58 PM - Post#763188    


    In response to bishdom

Craziest subject title so far this year
Just looking at that label design you can tell it's a Canadian soda




Edited by 242 on 05-31-07 06:58 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
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05-31-07 07:21 PM - Post#763197    


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  • bishdom Said:
  • ENZO Said:
Fresca's still around, aren't they. Thats a pretty good drink.



Yeah. I dig Fresca... what happened to Mellow Yellow?


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05-31-07 07:22 PM - Post#763198    


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  • Council of 1 Said:
Tahitian Treat rocks!!


Holy fuck - I used to love that!
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05-31-07 09:49 PM - Post#763253    


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  • Gill Said:
  • Council of 1 Said:
Tahitian Treat rocks!!


Holy fuck - I used to love that!



Used to drink that stuff all the time too...have the crappy teeth to prove it too. A few years back, tried one again and couldn't believe how sweet it was, instant toothache.
 
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06-01-07 02:59 PM - Post#763607    


    In response to Canuck22

Mello Yello is still around. Had plenty of it recently while down in Missouri. I dont think its carried up north much. I`m in NY and havent seen it up here since I was a kid.
 
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06-01-07 11:22 PM - Post#763744    


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How about:


 
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06-02-07 12:11 AM - Post#763751    


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SUNDROP


 
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06-02-07 10:56 AM - Post#763810    


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No more WINK????!!


What am I supposed to mix my gin with now??!

Honestly, you can mix gin with Wink 50/50 for your first drink and taste pretty much no booze at all...it will be missed.
 
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06-02-07 01:56 PM - Post#763847    


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What was the apple flavored soda called...Aspen?

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06-03-07 07:45 PM - Post#764123    


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What was the apple flavored soda called...Aspen?

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Bingo!I remember when that shit came out we were hired to go out and deliver free samples door to door.My friend had about two hundred cases of that sitting in his carport.


 
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06-03-07 07:47 PM - Post#764124    


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06-04-07 08:01 AM - Post#764186    


    In response to GINO29

You can talk all about those other fag soda/pop's all you want, nothing will compare to WINK.

As INSTIGATOR said, it will be missed...

For the record, its Tahiti Treat in Canada, a spin off of Tahitian Treat in the US. In the US, the mixture was declared as carbonated Fruit Punch. In Canada, Tahiti version was a very sophisticated blend of obscure fruits never matched up in pop before with the blend of CHERRY, and TANGERINE. Sold by the C'Plus company that ironically adopted Wink in the later years.

You can order a 6 pack of cans of the American Tahitian treat here:
http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Pepper-7-Up-Tahitian/dp/B0002IMRTC

The C'Plus Canadian version is extinct.
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