Sprecher knows how to draw people to their products with their colorful bottles featuring colorful characters. Their Ravin’ Red Cranberry-Cherry flavor has a red bird carrying some cranberries and cherries in it’s claws on the bottle. This is the first time I have encountered a soda pop that is suppose to be cranberry-cherry flavor, so I was wanting to try it. But I did not want to fork out the money to buy a 4-pack, just in case I didn’t like it. So I waited until I could buy a single bottle and I found one at Ski’s Meat Market in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Besides giving you a great visual, Sprecher knows how to put words on the bottle to get your mouth watering. This bottle says this around the neck: “We have searched Wisconsin far and wide for the finest all-natural ingredients brewed them in our gas-fired kettle and bottled this gourmet soda just for you! Pure cherry juice is skillfully combined with cranberry juice concentrate and blended with honey and ginseng for a high-energy soft drink that is the perfect balance of sweet and tart”. The ingredient list even tells you the location in which the cherries came from – Door County Wisconsin.
I have never had a drink taste like this. It reminded me of eating cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving Day. The cherry flavor was there too, but I think it took a back seat to the cranberry. I am not the biggest fan of cranberries, but I know if you are cranberry aficionado then you will love this drink.
Where to Buy
Ski’s Meat Market (Stevens Point, WI)
Produce Station (Ann Arbor, MI)
Wilson’s Cheese Shoppe (Pinconning, MI)
Hiller’s (Ann Arbor/Detroit area)