Crush (drink)

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A bottle of Pineapple Crush

Crush is a soft drink made by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

History[change | change source]

Crush was founded in 1911 with Clayton Howell and Neil Ward when they began working together on the project. After many attempts, Ward had made the process of mixing the ingredients to make the all-natural taste of Orange Crush. Howell had already made his own drink, Howell’s Orange Julep, as soft drinks usually were named after the maker and the drink name. In this case, Crush was released under the name Ward's Orange Crush.[1] In fact, the company who made Orange Crush drink added orange pulp to the drink to make drinkers think that it was made from fresh squeezed oranges. However, pulp has not been in the drink for the past few decades.

In 1980, Crush was sold to Procter & Gamble. Then in 1989, Cadbury Schweppes bought Crush from Procter & Gamble. Cadbury then made their drink business and called it Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Flavours[change | change source]

Drink Name Date Released Can Bottle
Crush Orange[2] Orange Crush bottle.jpg
Diet Orange Crush[2]
Crush Grape[2]
Diet Crush Grape
Crush Strawberry[2]
Crush Strawberries 'n' Cream
Crush Pineapple[2] Pineapple Crush edit.jpg
Crush Cherry[2] (2009-)
Crush Peach[2]
Crush Peach Sour[3]
Crush Apple
Crush Sour Apple (briefly offered in 2005)
Crush Blue Raspberry
Crush Pear
Crush Chocolate
Crush Grapefruit
Crush Pink Grapefruit[3]
Crush Lemon[4]
Crush Lemon-Lime[2]
Crush Lime[2]
Diet Crush Lime
Crush Tropical Punch[2]
Crush Fruity Red[3]
Crush Frozen Orange Dream
Crush Berry Blast
Crush Berry Pomegranate[5]
Crush Nectar
Crush Root Beer
Crush Ginger Beer
Crush Birch Beer (Newfoundland, and expat Newfoundlander communities in Canada, also sold at some Sobey's grocery chains across Canada)
Crush Cream Soda (Canada only); sold clear in Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador and red in the rest of Canada
Diet Crush Cream Soda
Crush Red Cream
Crush Red Licorice[3]
Crush Cola (Kuwait, 1970s–90s)
Crush Wild Cherry Cola[4]
Crush Soda Water (Kuwait, 1970s–90s)

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