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Click pic to view comments - Semi-international sighting: 7Up Free with Xtra Bite Semi-international sighting: 7Up Free with Xtra Bite
Posted: 17:39 Thu 16-Nov-2006. Price: 90p. Location: Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. Nutritional unusualness: Sugar free, contains Aspartame and Aspartame K.
"EzChile" reports: I spotted this in a petrol station just outside of Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. It's like a more lemon-limey version of the regular diet 7Up, and I have to admit that the extra tang really helps cover up the usually overpowering Aspartame aftertaste. It says serve cold, but was warm when I drank it, but was very palatable. I'd probably buy it again.

...And welcome back to "EzChile", possibly unaware of the makers' claim that the "Xtra Bite" is supposed to be just "added lime" - while, in other re-flavoured lemonades, I've also stumbled across "Distributed by Britvic, Chelmsford" Cherry 7Up (55p/ can, my favourite North London Costcutter store), whose elusiveness is lamented by "John" as follows: It seems like aeons since I last saw Cherry 7Up, but I found it on a burger stand in a shopping precinct in Ilkeston, of all places! I was so shocked that I forgot to ask where she got her stock, but I did note that it was all English text and a well current sell-by date (so not a foreign import or antique!). I was so moved by the experience that I called Britvic, who tell me that it's quite rare and they mainly sell it to Cash and Carry stores (NOT my local Makro, I discovered!). So, not very helpful. None of the many supermarkets in my area carry it and nor have I seen it in any small shops etc. I even suggested to Cybercandy that they ought to carry it - we'll see if that bears fruit (hopefully Cherry!).


Posted: 22:00 Thu 16-Nov-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I have a local newsagent that also sells cherry 7up. I had some recetly, but it wasn't what I remember from years ago.
Posted: 07:49 Fri 17-Nov-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: ooh, i am very excited about this. 7up free knocks the socks off sprite zero, so this sharper version could be even better!
Posted: 07:58 Fri 17-Nov-2006 by "Phillerena " # permalink comment
Comment: Only trouble is, it might just be limited to Ireland.
Posted: 17:18 Fri 17-Nov-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: the other weird thing about the Cherry one - it comes in a steel can, noticeably heavier than the aluminium most manufactures use nowadays
Posted: 22:31 Sat 02-Dec-2006 by "someone" # permalink comment
Comment: I've seen Cherry 7up in a newsagent in Stockport town centre, for what it's worth. Can't remember what it was called, but it's the one opposite the former Our Price/Virgin that's now a christmas shop (presumably temporarily)
Posted: 00:03 Sun 03-Dec-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Cherry 7up used to be my favourite soft drink but i've not seen it for ages, do they still make it?
Posted: 10:29 Sun 03-Dec-2006 by "Phillerena " # permalink comment
Comment: I think we've established that they have, see the above comments :)
Posted: 19:06 Sun 03-Dec-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: What a pity, they were very nice ice cold
Posted: 08:33 Mon 04-Dec-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: pepsi max still comes in a steel can as well doesn't it? being used to diet coke i found that odd.
Posted: 12:52 Fri 08-Dec-2006 by "deisegirl"
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Comment: This has been in the Republic of Ireland for a good while now, but not all shops stock it yet for some reason. It's definitely my "diet" drink of choice.
Posted: 12:15 Wed 17-Jan-2007 by "fenwar" # permalink comment
Comment: Cherry 7UP remains consistently available from the newsagent on Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gwaldon/24753570/) in York... my brother-in-law loves it and always stocks up when he's in York.
Posted: 13:02 Thu 18-Jan-2007 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: 7UP is better then Sprite, FACT!
Posted: 01:03 Fri 06-Apr-2007 by "Rach" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey, 7-up doesn't have sweetners! i only drink stuff without sweetners. Cause sweetners cause brain cancer.
Posted: 11:28 Mon 09-Jul-2007 by "yosemite" # permalink comment
Comment: it's in holland now as well
Posted: 16:45 Mon 30-Jul-2007 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Finally got to try this at last (in Dublin airport) - maybe they should have called it "7Up Sour"?
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