Thanks for the good read folks. (Ok, I didn't read it all)
I am a huge fan of soda pop and I'm having a blast trying all the regional sodas I stumble across while driving around the US.
Saranac Ginger Beer in NY was excellent.
I got the NEHI orange in a bottle here in VA, and it was good, but not outstanding.
Cheerwine from the glass bottle in western NC was excellent, the plastic bottle not so much.
I think the other cherry one I found in NC was called Dr. Enuf, but it wasn't nearly as good as Cheerwine.
I was always more of a rootbeer, dr. pepper, or cherry coke drinker when I was a kid, until Mt. Dew stole my heart as a teenager. But even at a young age I enjoyed Squirt. Sprite and 7-up have always been too bland for my palate.
Mt. Dew is still my favorite by far, but the local east KY Ale-8-1 is mighty delicious.
Fresca here (USA) in the cans is worthless (too bland), but in Costa Rica from a bottle it was delicious... perhaps the real sugar differnce, but to me it tasted more like squirt tastes here. Perfect for a hot summer day.