As if representing the Tarheel State at the White House this week wasn’t enough, Salisbury-based Cheerwine announced more stir-worthy news related to an old partnership Tuesday.
Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme are bringing back the Cheerwine Kreme soda that was available for a limited time last year. The product, which tastes like Cheerwine with hints of Krispy Kreme’s original glaze, is now available for purchase through September.
It comes in 2-liter and 20-ounce bottles and can be found in major groceries and some convenience stores only in the Carolinas.
The latest collaboration comes on the 100th anniversary of Cheerwine and 80th of Winston-Salem-based Krispy Kreme.
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“We’re grateful to the generations of Carolinians who’ve made it possible for Cheerwine to spend the last century, and Krispy Kreme to spend the last 80 years, delighting their taste buds and being part of their special moments,” Joy Ritchie Harper, Cheerwine’s head of marketing and a fifth-generation family member of Cheerwine’s founder, said in a statement.
The soda isn’t the first product the companies have produced together. In 2010, they released Krispy Kreme Donuts filled with Cheerwine-flavored cream.
On Monday, Cheerwine representatives were invited to join President Donald Trump and others leaders at the White House as the cherry-flavored soda served as North Carolina’s entry at a “Made in America” event.