dnL

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dnL
Type Lemon-lime/Citrus soft drink
Manufacturer Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages
Country of origin United States
Introduced 2002
Discontinued 2005
Variants dnL Lite
Related products Crystal Pepsi, 7 Up, Sprite

dnL was the name of a soft drink produced by Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages in the United States. It was part of the 7 Up family of soft drinks, and it was introduced in September 2002. It was launched in the same year as other attempts to extend soft drink brand names with new iterations, including Pepsi Blue, Dr. Pepper Red Fusion and Vanilla Coke. While dnL remained listed as an official product of the company in late 2005, it was scheduled to be discontinued for 2006 in favor of the 7 Up Plus brand.[1]

The product's name came from the fact that the "dnL" logo is the "7 Up" logo rotated 180°. As such, the product itself was, in many ways, the polar opposite of 7 Up: while 7 Up is caffeine-free, colorless, and comes in a green bottle, dnL contained caffeine, was colored vaguely similar to the green of 7 Up's bottle, and came in a clear bottle. And while 7 Up has a fairly standard lemon-lime flavor, dnL was lime-lemon flavor.

The limited amount of marketing created for dnL focused on its "upside-down" theme, including its slogan, "Turn your thirst upside-down." The color was also similar to Pepsi's Mountain Dew soft drink, which primarily to compete with The Coca-Cola Company's Sprite, Fanta, and Mello Yello.

When this soda got relaunched in select cities, it became DNL in all caps with the logo.

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