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Makers of cherry-flavored Cheerwine invited to White House

Posted July 16
Updated July 17

— A North Carolina soft drink is being featured at a White House effort to focus on products made in the U.S.A.

Multiple media organizations report representatives of Salisbury-based Cheerwine will join President Donald Trump and manufacturers from each state on Monday. The White House effort seeks to encourage other companies to manufacture their products in the United States.

Cherry-flavored Cheerwine marks its 100th anniversary this year and the company is owned by the founder's great-grandsons.

The soda often is used in southern recipes such as barbecued chicken.

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  • Jewel Lee Jul 17, 12:20 p.m.
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    My main drinking preference is always sweet tea. But when I do drink a soda, It always has been and always will be Cheerwine! I keep a 12 pack at work and another at home and another in my car. Best soda ever. Ive been hooked for 40 years. I remember getting them for a quarter out of the soda machine in front of Upchurch drugs when I could barely reach the quarter insert slot. Trump had better love em. I hope he'll place a big order and keep the White House pantry stocked with them.