Food of the Eighties, Sundance Sparkling Fruit Juice
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A sparkling (carbonated) fruit juice in (what I remember to be) combined flavors. Similar to Clearly Canadian in taste, but were colored to suit the type of "juice" used in the drink.
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lisa - May 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes, they had kiwi, cranberry, and other flavors. i would by them by the case from the wholesale store, but no one else remembers them
amanda - June 17, 2007 - Report this comment
they were great.why did they take them off the market
kortni - August 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved this drink when i was a little girl. You could only get it at a health food store . It was kind of expensive then and i got it for a treat. I loved it and want to know where i can buy some now!!!!!!!!
jen - August 27, 2007 - Report this comment
These were great! My favorite was the kiwi-lime flavor. Sundance was WAY better than Clearly Canadian, in my opinion. There's not really much comparison between the two! Clearly Canadian was like flavored water, but Sundance actually had "body" to it ... more like a soft drink. I loved this stuff and have many great childhood memories of it. Wish it was still on the market.
Ice - November 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to love this drink,..& also recieved it as a treat. Black Cherry was my flavor of choice. I was so sad whan they no longer sold it,...wish I could buy one today:)
Michael - January 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I love the Cranberry and I have not seen it anywhere since about 1991 in Michigan. I would by it if I could find it again.
MJ - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
they were sugar free too! I loved the cranberry on a hot afternoon.light flavor and way better for you than a coke. I miss them, it was my favorite.
Eric - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
It was in 1986-87 that I remember them...great summers
T.J. - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, they were expensive. I found a Black Currant one in my grandmother's basement refrigerator about a year after they had gone off the market. It was a pleasant last chance.
Gina - August 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to love these! My parents were health nuts so we always had this on hand. I remember being so excited when I would see them in the background on tv shows ( I think Ellen Degenerous had some on her sitcom), I always thought no one else knew about them.
Marc - August 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved Sundance Cranberry. My mom used to buy it for herself and we weren't allowed to have any because it was expensive. I'd take a nip every now and then. Once in a while she'd give a a full cup. I liked mine in a wine glass. Such a funny kid I was!
Holly - September 18, 2008 - Report this comment
My mom was a total health freak...she wouldn't let us have soda because of the yellow #5 or red #whataver! :) So, she found Sundance at the health food store, and she would buy it as a treat. I would drink all of them in a day and she would get really mad. I think cranberry was the best!
Jenny - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I drank this all the time! We used to pretend it had alcohol in it, lol.
charlie - November 24, 2008 - Report this comment
i would love to get my hands on sundance! that was bar-none my favorite drink of all time.
Sarah - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I would love to find the kiwi flavor again. It was my favorite drink when I was a kid.
Jason - February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, I loved these when I was in high school around 1986 or so. They seemed to have been on the market only for a short time though...I only remember drinking them in the summer time. Just like a lot of people mentioned, I loved the Kiwi flavor! I think they added something in these though as they were pretty sweet. "Well, it's a natural time for a Sundance~" was the tune of the commercial.
Holly L - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Sundance was a treat for me and my sisters. Mom would let us get some when we had sleepovers. I really liked the cranberry flavor, but my all-time fav was apple, which wasn't around as long as the other flavors, not that they were around for long anyway. Just a few years.
dani - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
last i heard was in the 90's when someone found a finger in a bottle. after that it disappered
Beth - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been asking everyone if they remember Sundance and everyone looks at me like I'm crazy! They were the best drinks ever! Why did they have to take them off the market?! I wish I could write the company to get them in stores again!
Saundra Goldman - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm working on a book in which someone is drinking Sundance Sparkling Fruit Juice. Aside from the cranberry, were there any other flavors that were red?
Joe from Strohs - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Sundance fruit juice was a product of the stroh brewery company I don't know who bought the formulas/brand name when Strohs liquidated it's beverage business back in 1995. There was cranberry,orange,and kiwi flavors(maybe one more that I can't remember...the products were produced at the van nuys,ca & winston-salem,nc breweries.
Jen - November 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I've found a close substitute: Izze Sparkling juice beverages. You can buy it by the case at costco (by me in NJ anyhow) and it's really very reminiscent. Google Izze and you'll see their site YUM!!
eric - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
what ever happened to the sundance drinks? they were awesome!!! hope they make a come back!!!
kipp - February 15, 2010 - Report this comment
So sad.kiwilime was my favorite drink ever!
sofi - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
omg!!!!i really missed those drinks i have been loohing for them hope they come back!
julio strother - May 07, 2010 - Report this comment
where can i find that drink .
Sasha - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
My favorite was apple. I was very young then but I do remember them, and no one know's what I'm talking about either!
Paisley - June 02, 2010 - Report this comment
This is so awesome...I look back fondly on Sundance all the time. My all-time favorite was Sour Cherry. I would get it for myself for a treat. Oh, man, the memories...I still have some bottle caps that I saved. Is there anything like this out there now?
joe - August 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I think there was a grapefruit flavor too. Man I loved that soda. Izze is a close substitute, but I remember Sundance being even better.
Aaron - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Black Currant Sundance was my favorite-by far. These drinks were so crisp, delectable and natural unlike the high fructose corn syrup ingested substitutes of present day. I will always miss you my sublime black currant beverage!!
ken - September 18, 2010 - Report this comment
WELL I FOUND THIS SITE AFTER GOOGLEING SUNDACE. I WAS HOPEING TO FIND WERE I COULD BUY IT. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT NO LONGER IS BEING SOLD. I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS LIKE MELLO YELLO. YOU CANT BUY MELLO HERE IN NJ BUT IT IS STILL MADE AND SOLD ELSE WHERE. I WILL NEVER HAVE SUNDANCE AGAIN THATS SAD. I GUEES ILL BORE EVERYONE WITH MY SANDANCE STORY. MY YOUNGER BROTHER AND I GROW UP IN NEWARK NJ. WE WERE VERY POOR. FATHER WAS GONE MOM DID EVERYTHING SHE COULD. WE LIVED IN A POOR AREA AND WENT TO A POOR SCHOOL AND HAD POOR FRIENDS. TO TELL THE TRUTH I DONT THINK I KNEW I WAS POOR. THEN ONE DAY MY MOTTHER MET THIS GUY NAMED GEORGE AND OWER LIVES CHANGED FOR EVER. HE WAS NOT RICH BUT HE WAS DOING OK. HE GOT MY MOTHER A REALY GOOD JOB AND SHE LOVED IT. AFTER SCHOOL ONE MY BRO AND I WENT TO THE SITTERS HOUSE TILL 5PM WHEN MY MOTHER WOULD GET OFF WORK. TILL ONE DAY MY MOTHER TOLD ME GEORGE WILL BE WATCHING US ON FRIDAYS. THE FIRST FRI CAME AND YOUCOULD TELL HE DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH US. HE ASKED IF WE WANTED A SNACK AND OF COURCE WE SAID YES. WE SAT AT THE TABLE AND HE GAVE US EACH A BOTTLE OF SUNDANCE AND A BAG OF WISE WAFFERS WITH SHARP CHEDDER CHEESE IN THE MIDDLE. THEY STILL SELL THEM. SO FOR ABOUT A YEAR WE WOULD GO TO GEORGES EVERY WEEK AND GET THE SAME TREAT. THEN MY MOTHER AND GEORGE GOT MARRIED AND WE MOVED TO SOUTH NJ BY L.B.I. NICE HOUSE GREAT SCHOOLS AND JUST A WOUNDERFULL AREA. WE WERE NO LONGER POOR AND WE WANTED FOR NOTHING. WE HAD OWER OWN BEDROOMS A BOAT, COMPUTERS, AND ALL THE TOYS WE WANTED. EVERY SAT. MY MOM WOULD GO FOOD SHOPPING ONCE A WEEK AND GET US OWER SUNDANCE A CHIPS. I DONT THINK THERE WAS A HAPPIER PART OF THE WEEK THEN WHEN SHE GOT HOME AND MY BROTHER AND I WOULD RIP THROUGH THE BAGS SO WE COULD BUT THE SUNDANCE IN THE FREEZER SO IT WOULD GET COLDER FASTER. I GUEES THE POINT OF THIS STORY IS THAT WHEN WE WERE POOR AND WHEN WE WERE WELL OFF THERE WAS ONE THING THAT WE LOOKED FOWARD TO AND MADE US HAPPY. SUNDANCE! MY BROTHER IS NOW IN HIS MID 30S AND HAS TWO BOYS AROUND THE AGE OF THE TIME WE FIRST HAD SUNDANCE. BECUSE OF DISTANCE AND LIFE BEING SO BUSY I HAVE NOT SEEN THEM IN YEARS. BUT I WILL IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS. I WANT TO BRING THEM SOMETHING BUT I DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE INTO. THATS WHEN A THOUGHT ABOUT GEORGE AND THIS IS PROB. HOW HE FELT THE FIRST TIME WE CAME OVER. SO I THOUGHT LETS FIND SOME SUNDANCE AND A BAG OF CHIPS! EVERY KID WOULD LOVE THAT! WELL ON TO PLAN B....MONEY!
KEN - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
DUDE HOW LONG PER DAY DO YOU THINK ABOUT PEENIS. I MEAN IT SEEMS LIKE A HIGH% OF YOUR DAY. THIS IS A BLOG ABOUT JUICE AND ALL IT TAKES IS CAPS FOR YOU TO THINK OF PEENIS. THERE IS ALSO A SAYING ABOUT PEOPLE HOW TALK $H!T ONLINE. THEY ARE BIG PU$$YS! SO GO BACK ONTO YOUR MEN ON MEN SITES WHERE YOUR PEENIS TALK IS WANTED!
Pete - October 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Sorry to burst everyones Sundance dream, but the stuff sold very well. I know I own a convience store in California, the company tried to expand too fast and they went bankrupt. They were to busy take buisness trips first class from San Diego to San Fransico, then to Vegas.They burned the whole company. A very good product no fructose, just cane juice sweetner. The kiwi lime was my favorite.
StephanieQ - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember these drinks very well. My sister and I loved them and would beg my mother to buy them for us. The Kiwi was the best followed closely by the orange flavor. There is a juice drink called IZZE that is remarkably like Sundance. You can but them in the grocery store or Walgreens or CVS Pharmacies.
McGuire - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I saw these on a rerun of The Nanny, and remembered how much I liked them. I'm sorry to hear that they are no longer available. I loved the Berry and Cranberry flavors.
Denise - February 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah....Reading these stories reminded me of when my dad bought Sundance. I was allowed to have them in the summer. I also loved the Black Currant flavor and Cranberry. I've never had a sparkling juice drink like that again...I'm in my late '30's. What got me to search Sundance was a friend's lonk on FB about Ocean Spray's sparkling juices...I'll try them, but I'm sure they can't compare to Sundance,lol
Chelsey MacNeill - February 28, 2011 - Report this comment
OH my this is soo exciting. My family still looks for sundance!!! We used to buy it in bulk and hide it from people who were visiting.
Amy - March 14, 2011 - Report this comment
StephanieQ is right...try IZZE! I think all of my best childhood memories include a Kiwi Lime Sundance in hand! The IZZE Sparkling Limon tastes A LOT like it! They even have a low calorie version of it called IZZE-esque.
Jaymz - April 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember as a kid me and some friends used to run off from day camp to this small general store. I used to get chewing tabacco, Sundance and Sugar Daddies. I remember thinking at the time they tasted like some alcoholic beverage, it was great. I really wish this stuff was around today. I wouldn't mind a taste of nostalgia. Brings back memories. I believe this is the only site that talks about it so far. When I try to tell people about it they dont have a clue of what I was talking about. Ahhh...
Tim - April 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I think there was a raspberry too...or at least some kind of berry...which was my favorite. I just tried a Juicy Juice Sparkling Berry which tasted like it....still wish Sundance would make a comeback though!!!
John - June 05, 2011 - Report this comment
God, I miss that stuff. Nothing like the mixture of Bubble Tape and Cranberry Sundance. Reminds me of being a kid. I saw an old episode of Doogie Howser, M.D. a few years back where Doogie and Vinnie were knocking back a few Sundances--I nearly cried, knowing that I couldn't bring back that part of my life. From the research I've done online, Sundance was owned by Stroh's Beverage Company, the beer maker. Stroh's went under right around the time that Sundance went off the market. If that recipe's still around, or if somebody still has some bottles somewhere, I'd love to find it and reverse engineer it. The chemistry probably isn't too tough. In the meantime, though, there's IZZE, which comes pretty close to what I remember.
Mc - July 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Check out the film 'Mom and Dad Save the Universe' about 10 minutes into the film for a 'Sundance' product placement!
As - July 31, 2011 - Report this comment
I, too, loved Sundance as a kid. FWIT, Trader Joe's cranberry soda is the closest I've found to Sundance cranberry.
joysonnier - August 11, 2011 - Report this comment
i jus uploaded a picture hope everyone enjoy's
Kimberly Jean Cady - August 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I have 2 un-opened bottles of the RASPBERRY SPARKLER don't think I'd dare open them now-But I drank them all the time my absolute favorite drink! when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter a dear friend gave me a 4pk with baby nipples on the bottles--it was a long standing joke I might as well just feed my baby SUNDANCE-- how can this recipe not be in the hands of another company? dang I have never found anything I liked anywhere near to SUNDANCE RASPBERRY!~!
VinceCarpenter - June 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow, I am really happy to see that I was not the only person who enjoyed the Sundance Sparklers. My favorites was the Black Currant and the Kiwi Lime Mist. I used to buy them by the case and when I had "Special Friends" over, I would offer them a bottle the way a person offers a friend a beer. I am truly sadden to learn that no bottler has continued these great drinks. I see advertisements for the new soda stream product on TV. Perhaps, if there is someone who was connected to the original Sundance Company could come up with their own version (or even license their flavors to the soda stream company) judging from the folks on this message board like me, maybe the drinks can make a comeback. I would certainly be interested. Let's hope that happens...
nicolette - June 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I totally grew up on sundance my fave was the sparkling cherry when u seen me 9 times out of 10 u seen one in my hand. The cooler was filled with them on all vacations and functions. Where oh where can I get some more and reminice on a simpler time.
Kathy - July 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I used to love this stuff. I would buy the large bottles mostly and, 8 or 9 bottles at a time. A bottle would last me about a day at the most and, I didn't let my kids drink it. Ididn't know it didn't have any sugar in it. I'm diabetic now so I could probably still drink it. I wish someone would get the formala and market it again. My favorite was raspberry.
Mickey - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I have awesome news! Guess what!? Izze is the reincarnation of Sundance sparklers. They are distributed by Pepsi. I bought a raspberry sparkling juice just because I missed the stuff. Now we can try Izze and compare.
crystal - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved the cranberry. When I was a kid I would act like I was drinking a wine cooler. Lol fun time. I would buy them for myself any time I would get money .I only thougt of them when I had welchs sparakling cranberry juice it tasted like it a lot if I remember right. One thing is for sure they should start makeing them again
Hbomb - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
My family and I would drink these out of fancy glasses when we had a nice meal, like steak or somesuch. Raspberry was my favorite. No one else I talk to seems to remember these, but I know somebody does judging by the comments! Izze is apparently the reincarnation of Sundance; I'll have to try it out to see...
Gennyphir - March 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Growing up there were very few treats. But one I got was a sweet relief. I was watching a childhood movie with my boys. Mom and dad save the world. The dad was drinking a sundance as they were flying through space. I was looking for it so I could share a child lhood joy with my own children. I am sad to read that you can't find any of it. I guess I will find something else from my childhood to show them.
Kurt - October 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Those who said Izze is like Sundance are correct. Sundance was a product of The Stroh Brewery Co back in the '80's and was GREAT and did sell well. If you look at the history of Izze you will see the name Greg Stroh. Yes, that's the connection. Izze is now part of Pepsi and is still an excellent product.
Charlie - December 16, 2013 - Report this comment
My kingdom for a black currant or a kiwi!! Bring them back!!!
Rachel - February 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I Absolutely loved them I wish they would come back the kiwi was my favorite how could they bring them back I'd be the first one in line they were great
Joseph - September 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to get my mother to buy these by the case for me at BJ's. The BEST. Four flavors. Four bottles each. Concord grape, cranberry, kiwi-lime and one other lighter one. So crisp. I would only allow myself one per day. Someone who wants to make a bunch of money will get this back no the market.
Sue - September 16, 2014 - Report this comment
My cousin and I loved Sundance Sparklers back in the day. One night we had a bag supper on the way to a volleyball game and when we got off the bus the coach called us over and asked if we were drinking wine coolers and wanted to see the bottle. Freshman and sophomore in high school. We still laugh at that 20 some year later. Miss this drink. Wasn't there a strawberry or raspberry one>
Troy - November 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember saving my money so that I could go to the store to by a 4 pack of the Kiwi-Lime. It was my favorite. Just like everyone else I would love to see these come back. They were so refreshing and clean tasting. Too bad there is no one out there with that vision.
Eugol Dlareg - December 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to like these back when I was in high school... Used to imagine they were wine coolers...

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