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 and RC Cola (Royal Crown Cola) first came out, and whether it’s still sold today as soft drinks or classic sodas.
Is Nehi soda still made?
Learning about soda or Nehi Orange 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 (delicious fruit flavors).
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 flavors on Ebay.com.
As well as, unopened cans of Nehi sodas or Royal Crown 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 grape Nehi soda?
Soda companies like
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo beverage companies have hundreds of different brands of sodas, juices, and water with classic flavor.
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 for RC products, however, based on most people’s opinions online and in videos it doesn’t taste as good as Coke or Pepsi.
Royal Crown Cola the company is still around today, however, they only account for a small percentage of the total soda market.
Is Nehi Soda Still Available?
Nehi soda is rare and not one you’d normally see in the fridge at the supermarket or convenience store in glass bottles.
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 them, with a map.
However, Nehi soda doesn’t have one of these Nehi soda Website.
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 with delicious fruit flavors before ever coming across Nehi soda!
What’s unique about Nehi soda Flavors?
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)
|Keurig Dr Pepper
As you can see, Nehi soda has around the same sugar and calories as Pepsi and Keurig Dr. Pepper or 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 southeast 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 its name, and 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 (Knee High soda) 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 go Fanta is the most popular by far among soda lovers.
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 or soda lovers have it, everything you need to know about Nehi soda.