Pic by Screamin

A Michigan original! Vernors, a product out now from the Dr. Pepper/7Up company, after a long tradition has decided to introduce a new flavor of Vernors. Black Cherry Vernors has hit store shelves as of this week, and finding it, I haven’t seen a craze since Faygo released their Firecracker version.

I went to several stores to find out it was sold out. In a last ditch effort, I went to a overcrowded Walmart near my residence, and low and behold, I found a few 12-packs of the product. Employees there said they had a few pallets that went quickly last night, as consumers snatched it up left and right.

For my taste test experiment, I used a huge glass mug packed with ice and poured the liquid to see if it had the same effect as original Vernors, which it did. The color is a beautiful black cherry hue that fills the glass and lots of carbonated bubbles surround the ice.

As for taste, I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor that was bursting a really fine black cherry flavor, which made it very enjoyable. Don’t get me wrong- I’m already starting to think of what alcohol I can fix with it to make a cocktail to enjoy the rest of the summer. That will be for another post in the future! I must experiment first.

The only downfall is I don’t think when I’m running a 101 temperature and feeling a Michigan cold coming on that this version of Vernors will snap me out of my illness like original Vernors. My next experiment will be a Black Cherry Vernors float. Overall, I give it an 8.7 on the new Vernors Michigan Original Black Cherry Ginger Soda.


Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle

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