What's the reason behind the fall of 7 Up?

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  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a

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    I remember, in late '80s and early '90s, 7 Up was a very popular soft drink in US... perhaps around the world as well. But, no one seems to drink 7 Up nowadays. What has happened to the brand?
     

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  2. Rowf macrumors regular

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    It's the name, nobody wants to ask for it..................
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's not made by The Coca-Cola Company like Sprite is. At least in here, all popular soft drinks except Pepsi is made by Coca-Cola.
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Isn't it obvious? People remembered how awesome Dr. Pepper is! I love when I'm ahead of the pack.
     
  5. G-Mo macrumors 6502

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    I'm a Pepper. you're a Pepper. Everyone's a Dr. Pepper.

    But seriously.....

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  6. Mord macrumors G4

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    Because they won't sell me Cherry 7-up.

    Seriously, I love that drink but I can't find it for sale anywhere :(
     
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    I used to love Fido Dido when I was 9 years old! He was up there with Super Mario, Mega Man, TMNT, and Yo! Noid (from Dominos Pizza).
     
  8. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Just give me a Dr. Pepper. I want it!
     
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    Used to love the stuff as a kid. I still go for it when I run out of Coke, but it's not that pleasant anymore.
     
  10. Mord macrumors G4

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    Also, I never actually twigged that cool spot had anything to do with 7-up. I thought he was some kind of virgin related mascot.

    I loved those games as a kid.
     
  11. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    7up still seems pretty popular in the UK. Every shop seems to sell it, most of them even sell the cherry version (good stuff).
     
  12. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I'm probably just not very observant, but do they still sell Lilt? I used to love that as a kid. It was "totally tropical" :D
     
  13. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I've never seen the cherry version, or even heard about it until this thread, but yeah you can still get 7UP from most places in the UK. I often choose between it and Sprite. Sprite IS good though.

    They sure do! I can get it from my college!
     
  14. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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  15. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    I haven't seen it in supermarkets, but most newsagents should sell it. Spar definitely sell it.
     
  16. Mord macrumors G4

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    Where!? I can never find it!

    Mostly I've been drinking Barr Raspberry-ade. It's 37p a can and utterly delicious.
     
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  18. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I loved 7-Up as a kid in the 70s. No longer drink soda, flavored seltzers with no calories or chemicals for me.
     
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  20. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like soda drinking in general has gone down hill, but it could just be among people I surround myself with.
     
  21. MacVixen macrumors 6502

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    As a kid, whenever I had a stomach ache my mom would give me a little 7-Up to drink (clear liquids, ya know). So now I tend to associate 7-Up with having an upset stomach so that's why I don't drink it :p
     
  22. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    7 Up is down?

    But if more people were downing 7 Ups, it would be back up, wouldn't it?
     
  23. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    They had pomegranate 7up around thanksgiving/Christmas time, and it was delicious. Pity it's only a seasonal thing.
     
  24. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    7Up is alive and well. I see people drink it wherever Dr. Pepper/7Up products are sold.

    Besides, 7Up still makes a much better cocktail than Sprite or Sierra Mist, IMO.
     
  25. Mitthrawnuruodo, Apr 25, 2011
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    Come here to Norway, Surge, or rather Urge as it's called here, is available in most stores... ;)

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