Vernors is releasing a limited-edition black cherry flavor this summer

Vernors Black Cherry will only be available in Michigan and Ohio

click to enlarge "Ginger Soda?" Don't they know it's called "pop?" - COURTESY PHOTO
Courtesy photo
"Ginger Soda?" Don't they know it's called "pop?"

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, we say. Still, that's not stopping regional ginger ale favorite Vernors from releasing a new black cherry flavor this summer.

Vernors Black Cherry will hit shelves for a limited time only starting in August in Michigan and the Toledo area. Makes sense, seeing as Vernors was created in Detroit, and Michigan is known for its cherries.

"Vernors Black Cherry Ginger soda — the first flavor variation of the iconic ginger soda in more than 50 years — will be launched exclusively in Michigan and surrounding Toledo, Ohio, this summer," said Beth Hensen, market development manager for Massachusetts-based Vernors parent company Keurig Dr. Pepper, in a statement. "The limited-time flavor will be available in 20-oz. and 2-liter bottles and 12-pack cans, beginning this August through October."

"Soda?" Don't they know the correct word is "pop?"

Vernors is medicine — it's one of the unwritten rules of Detroit. We’re not sure how the black cherry flavoring will effect the ginger ale's medicinal properties, but we're pretty sure that won’t stop fans from buying it.

If the OG Vernors recipe has been healing upset stomachs for over 100 years, don’t mess with it. But we might just try the new black cherry flavor if we happen to stumble upon it come August. Ahh, the joys of capitalism.

Stay connected with Detroit Metro Times. Subscribe to our newsletters, and follow us on Google News, Apple News, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, or TikTok.

About The Author

Randiah Camille Green

After living in Japan and traveling across Asia, Randiah Camille Green realized Detroit will always be home. And when she says Detroit, she's talking about the hood, not the suburbs. She has bylines in Planet Detroit News , Bridge Detroit , BLAC magazine, and Model D . Her favorite pastimes are meditating...
Scroll to read more Food News articles
Join the Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Detroit Metro Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.