I’ve been learning about the history of many sodas across the globe and came across the Nehi brand of sodas.
I wanted to know when it first came out so I did some research and here’s what I found.
In this article I will be looking at everything there is to know about when Nehi soda first came out, and whether it’s still sold today.
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Is Nehi soda still made?
Learning about a soda is a little bit boring if you never get to taste it so I was wondering where I can get my hands on a bottle but can you still get Nehi soda?
There are 3 flavors of Nehi soda – grape, peach, and orange.
Nehi cola also used to be available, however, there isn’t anywhere you can buy it based on my research.
You can find vintage bottles of Nehi on Ebay.com.
As well as, unopened cans of Nehi sodas.
Interestingly, the cans don’t have the standard pull tab that you find on a regular can of soda today.
And instead, you needed to open it with a can opener.
Who makes Nehi grape soda?
Soda companies like
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have hundreds of different brands of sodas, juices, and water.
But, which company makes Nehi grape soda specifically?
Previous to being sold to Keurig Dr Pepper, Nehi soda was made by the company that makes Royal Crown (RC) Cola.
RC Cola is a well known brand, however, based on most people’s opinion online and in videos it doesn’t taste as good as Coke or Pepsi.
Royal Crown the company is still around today, however, they only account for a small percentage of the total soda market.
Can you still buy Nehi soda?
Nehi soda is a rare soda and not one you’d normally see in the fridge at the supermarket, or convenience store.
But, can you still buy Nehi soda?
Most popular sodas today will have a dedicated website where they will list all of the locations you can buy it, with a map.
However, Nehi soda doesn’t have one of these.
It is listed as one of the brands of Keurig Dr Pepper.
And is still currently sold, however, it doesn’t look like it’s the most popular soda.
Due to the abundance of similar sodas on the market today, you could try a tonne of different sodas before ever coming across Nehi soda!
What’s unique about Nehi soda?
You may be wondering whether Nehi soda is different from other fruit-flavored sodas like Fanta, and Crush.
So, what are the main differences between Nehi soda and other sodas?
Nowadays, there are many different fruit sodas that are virtually identical to Nehi.
Here’s a quick table that shows a comparison of the nutrients in Nehi soda compared to the most popular sodas today:
|Per 3.4 oz (100 mL)||Coca Cola||Pepsi||Dr Pepper||Nehi soda|
As you can see, Nehi soda has around the same sugar and calories as Pepsi and Dr Pepper, however, Coca-Cola is unique in that it contains a lot of sugar.
Based on my extensive research of different kinds of sodas the amount of sugar and calories in Nehi soda is about average.
Where was Nehi first made?
Nehi has an unusual name and it doesn’t give any hint about where it’s made. So, where exactly was Nehi first invented?
Columbus, a city in the State of Georgia has around 200,000 residents and is located inland in the south east of the USA.
How did Nehi get its name?
The name Nehi is quite unusual and doesn’t really say what this soda is all about.
I wondered how Nehi got it’s name, here’s what I found.
The drink is also still pronounced knee high.
It appears a lot of popular sodas today were named with unusual names such as Sprite, Fanta, and Pepsi.
So, Nehi fits right in.
When was Nehi discontinued?
Although you can still buy Nehi, some people were of the opinion that it has been discontinued.
Nehi used to make a Nehi cola, though, and it is no longer made and has been discontinued.
There isn’t any information about when it was discontinued.
Nehi as a brand still makes orange, grape, and peach flavored soda today.
Common sodas that come and go are those that are specific flavors of popular sodas.
For example, Coca Cola lemon.
Various soda flavors are also only available in certain countries.
As far as fruit flavored sodas goes Fanta is the most popular by far.
And the most popular flavor is Fanta Orange.
I did a full breakdown of the Fanta flavors that are available in each country and what the top flavors are.
You can read it here, what is green Fanta?
There you have it, everything you need to know about Nehi soda.