Squirt (soft drink)
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|Manufacturer||Keurig Dr Pepper|
|Country of origin||United States|
Squirt was created by Herb Bishop in 1938, after experimenting with a citrus drink known as Citrus Club. The result used less fruit juice and less sugar than some other drinks, and Bishop claimed it had the "freshest, most exciting taste in the marketplace".
In 1941, a mascot named "Lil' Squirt" was created for marketing the product. Squirt became a popular soft drink in many parts of the country, especially the West and Southwest. In the 1950s, it became commonly used as a mixer used in cocktails.
In the mid 1980s, a vitamin-C-enriched Diet Squirt Plus was briefly marketed.
Ruby Red Squirt and Diet Ruby Red Squirt, berry flavored variations of the beverage, have also been introduced. Unlike normal Squirt, Ruby Red Squirt contains caffeine.
In 2008, Squirt Citrus Power was introduced. Unlike regular Squirt, Squirt Citrus Power is caffeinated, lacks concentrated grapefruit juice, and contains taurine and other ingredients similar to an energy drink.
Carbonated water, high-fructose corn syrup, natural flavors, concentrated grapefruit juice, citric acid, modified food starch, sodium benzoate, ester gum, brominated vegetable oil, calcium disodium EDTA.
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