I can't believe I'm doing another post about a soft drink so soon after the last one.

Well, maybe I can. After all, I did drink a lot of them in the past.

I have a feeling most people haven't heard of Citra, but it existed. Here's a picture of a can of Citra.

I never actually had a can of Citra. I only had it from a 2-liter bottle. Citra was a grapefruit-flavored carbonated drink that was around in the 1990s. The fact that I liked it is strange, because I don't like grapefruit, and I never liked any of the other grapefruit soft drinks I tried before this product came along.

Of course, it's gone now. I've heard that Fanta Citrus is identical to it, but I really don't know. Without having tried it or even seen it anywhere, I suspect that something is different--probably the sweetener.


Langley April 4, 2011 at 6:25 PM  

Funny premise for a blog. My husband's favorite pre-packaged foods always get discontinued.

Marie Anne April 4, 2011 at 7:49 PM  

Nope, not familiar with this one either. Sounds good, though.

TS Hendrik April 5, 2011 at 12:40 AM  

Haven't heard of it but it sounds pretty good. I don't think I've had a grapefruit soda before.

Tara Tyler April 5, 2011 at 1:54 PM  

I like your delve into tragic historic trivia. And I know what you mean, happens to me all the time. I think, "I must be the only person who bought that." I remember Citra, it was an aquired taste...
Happy C & D Day!

Matt Conlon April 5, 2011 at 7:57 PM  

Oh, I remember Citra. That stuff was outstanding, and I was bummed when it went away...

It was like, sprite/mountain dew/grapefruit juice. That, straight out of a bucket of ice on a hot day was like the nectar of gods. I used to have a cooler full of it when I used to install HVAC ductwork as a summer job...

Thanks for the memories!

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