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Cheerwine is a one-of-a-kind soft drink with a unique cherry taste that has been delighting southerners for more than a century. Cheerwine was first created in 1917 in Salisbury, NC by a general store owner named L.D. Peeler. Today, Cheerwine remains a family-owned business still operated by descendants of the company’s founder.

Cheerwine’s refreshing cherry flavor is the perfect complement to all types of food. Cheerwine can also be used as an ingredient in a variety of ways including ice cream floats, BBQ sauces, mixers and more!

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