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Monday, October 08, 2007


Nu-Grape Rediscovered

When I was a very young kid, Nu-Grape soda was sold at the Rexall drug store a few doors down. One of the kids in the neighborhood, a kid named Danny, had a real fondness for it and often used to buy it. Then both the Rexall and Nu-Grape disappeared. Until last week when I spotted a bottle on a store shelf. I had to buy it to see if it was any good.

It smells a little sweetish.

Certainly it has the look of a classic grape soda.

It's got the old-fashioned industrial dye purple color...

And, boy, is it ever sugary! The best grape sodas should have a slight contrast between sweetness and tartness in their taste. Nu-Grape is as sweet as bubble gum, with not a lot of classic grape soda taste. I can see how this would appeal to a little kid, but it's WAY too sugary sweet for anyone over 10 years of age!

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