Nowadays, living in Florida, I cannot put my hands on a cold can of Cheerwine for the life of me. That's because it's simply not sold anywhere in the state. The company that produces Cheerwine, located in sleepy Salisbury, N.C., keeps its distribution lines pretty limited, mostly serving the Carolinas, Georgia and a few select spots outside the region. Alas, Orlando's not among the chosen.
Thankfully, I picked up a 12-pack of this liquid deliciousness last month on my vacation in Charleston, S.C. My wife wondered what all the fuss was about. Then she took a few sips. Now my Iowa girl loves this flavorful southern concoction as much as I do. Of course my kids like it, too. They even enjoyed drinking a fair amount of it until we realized it contains lots of caffeine. Oops.
The problem now is there's only one can of Cheerwine left in my fridge. I want to be gracious and let my wife have it. But on the other hand, I really, really want it for myself. After all, I'm the one who had the foresight to buy the 12-pack in the first place, right?
That can won't be sitting there for long.
More about Cheerwine here.