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Retro-a-Gogo: Surge Citrus Soda from Coca-Cola (1997)

Welp, here’s a blast from my past that I haven’t had time to crack open. A couple of years ago (2014, I believe?) Coca-Cola breathed new life into the 1997 citrus-flavored Surge soda that they’d discontinued back in 2002.

Sort of like the Mountain Dew’s big city cousin, Surge was sold as EXTREME — which is the way they sold a lot of things to us in the eighties and nineties. It’s sort of got a lemon-lime thing going on and is, I do not lie, radioactive green in color.

I found this at my local gas station mini mart and my heart stopped. I had to grab a can and I just opened it up and knocked back a giant gulp. It’s as good as I remember, a total sugar shock!

What soda should they bring back next? I seem to remember a cherry/pineapple thing they sold at Wal-Mart in the mid-90s, but I can’t for the life of me remember the name.

Cherry's a Generation X baby who can't let go of the 90s. She loves all things 'Gen X', from the X Games to the X-Files.