Food of the Seventies, Tru-Ade (Tru-Aide)

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it was an orange flavored non-carbonated soft drink.
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H HEROLD - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
ALICIA - October 12, 2009 - Report this comment
KR - July 27, 2010 - Report this comment
It will not happen.My favorite soda was discontinued 3o + years ago. I absolutely lovedthe taste and the crazy little 10oz triangular bottle
Major Joe - August 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Amen. Loved Truade as a kid. In my mind. I can still taste it and imagine the feel of the bottle in my hand- clear glass bottle with unique dimples in the glass. Be willing to buy stock in it if it ever came back on the market again.
Paul - August 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I found a company in ClearBrook Va. that owns the name, but no info if they are bringing it back. They may use the name in a sports drink.
Jerry Ward - August 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a Tru Aide bottle
BRUCE - September 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Pam - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I found an old Tur-Ade bottle in the surf at Wrightsville Beach, NC
Bushée - October 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I just bought an old (1930s) house that has an extra building (guest house, eventually) that was originally a community store, then an hair salon. Within the rafters we found a Tur Ade thermometer.... any interest??? e-mail me at Thanks!
jethro - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
good news for us tru-ade lovers: it's returning to the carolinas in march, 2011. everyone's favorite, orangeade, plus sugar free orangeade. other flavors available: lemonade, fruit punch, and strawberry-melon. stay tuned....
KR - February 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I hope the last post turns out to b etrue. I live in NC and would be a regular customer. Any idea where the new Tru-Aide will be sold?
LGM - February 19, 2011 - Report this comment
jethro, Where did you hear this?
jethro - February 28, 2011 - Report this comment
kr - it is true - tru-ade is making a grand return in certain areas of NC & SC. more to come. lgm - let's just say i have some inside info.
LGM - March 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I hope you do! I'm from SC and would love if it came back! You know about when? We're having a 60 birthday party and would love to be able to serve them.
jethro - March 06, 2011 - Report this comment
kr & lgm - it looks like the tru-ade flavors will begin hitting the market in NC & SC in late march. not sure which flavor will hit first.
jethro - March 21, 2011 - Report this comment
well kids, it looks like a slight delay for the reintroduction of tru-ade in NC & SC until april.
Grant - April 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been craving it for years please let me know where it is so I can buy some....
Warren - April 17, 2011 - Report this comment
It's here. I bought a bottle of Tru-Ade orangeade at the Murphy's gas stop in Dillon today. It's bottled in Cheraw.
jethro - April 17, 2011 - Report this comment
ok everyone - tru-ade is back - 20oz bottles of orangeade, sugar free orangeade, lemonade, fruit punch, and strawberry-melon available in certain areas of the carolinas. the taste will take you back 30 years! i'm told that cans and 2L bottles are coming soon....
David - April 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I just had a can of TruAde a few minutes ago. It is a delicious replacement to the lost Tropicana orangeade. Mine is sugar free. Check with Piggly Wiggly.
Jay - May 05, 2011 - Report this comment
The Tru-Ade Company operated in Elgin, Illinois in the 1960s and the 1950s. In addition to the orange flavor, they also had a grape flavor. My mother was secretary to the president. She worked there when I was in grade school and junior high school. I don't really rmember when she left the company, but it was probably in the mid 1960s. It was the corporate office, no bottling done there. It was upstairs over a sporting goods store called Sportsman's Lodge. Eventually, late 1960s the building was torn down to make way for the new city hall and a parking lot. I'd lost track of the company by then.
jethro - June 10, 2011 - Report this comment
TruAde is available in southern NC mountains, VA border counties, down east NC, upstate SC, and PeeDee region of SC. BiLo, Ingles, Lowes Foods, and Piggly Wiggly stock all the TruAde flavors. For some strange reason, Food Lion and Walmart do not.
Peter - July 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I live in Rhode Island, how can I get some?
Greg - August 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I just found TruAide at South of the Border in Dillan SC on a rescent trip to Florida. Original Orange, Sugar Free Orange, strawberry Melon, fruit punch, no grape. I posted the web site here on this site to the bottleing co where it is produced.
Robbie - September 28, 2011 - Report this comment
no grape???????? back in the late 40's that was my favorite.not carbonated,tasted like real grape juice.A pack of nabs made it even better.
Sharon - November 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I have found some in an aquafina machine outside Walmart in Roxboro, NC. None was sold inside the store. Awesome drink!
Sharon - November 02, 2011 - Report this comment
The bottle I have says canned by Carolina Canners with a Website address of:
jethro - December 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Just for you TruAde Grape lovers - it's coming. If you live in NC or SC, look for TruAde Grape in 20oz bottles in convenience stores in the spring of 2012.
mitchell brown - March 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I have an ORANGE tru-ade bottle if inny one is inturested
jethro - May 01, 2012 - Report this comment
OK everyone - TruAde Grape and TruAde Sugar Free Lemonade is now in the market in the same Carolina stores as TruAde Orangeade. Enjoy!
Marcia - May 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Found some in the Hampton Inn swansboro nc in a drink machine!
Linda - June 12, 2012 - Report this comment
OK, ashamed to admit this one! I used to stab a hole in the top with an ice pick and suck on the bottle like a baby bottle!! WHAT COMFORT!! What GREAT taste! Sure miss it!! Someone please, bring back my memories!
Winn - July 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Bought Tru-Ade sugarfree orangeade yesterday in McColl SC on the NC/SC Border. Wonderful Memories it brought back. Delicious!
brian g. - July 24, 2012 - Report this comment
i have a very old and i think rare Tru-Ade bottle.i found a sweet spot deep in the woods.
Cecelia - January 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I live in Richmond Virginia and I've been having a craving for TruAde Orange for the last 2 months. Today I drove from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. looking for TruAde, I called family in North Carolina and South Carolina looking for it. I hope someone comes through soon with a bottle of TruAde for me.
Del - February 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I have six original bottles and the original case, all in good shape. They gotta be worth something.
jethro - June 27, 2013 - Report this comment
congratulations to tru-ade fans in new areas of NC that just started selling tru-ade products: west jefferson, nc, elizabeth city, nc and outer banks, and wilmington, nc. enjoy!
Jim - July 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Picked up Tru-Ade Orange last weekend at the Piggly Wiggly in Williamston, NC. They had the sugar free, lemonade and grape. I'm 8 years old again. NOT!
Stuart Overby - March 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in Brunswick County, Virgina-- south central part of the state about 30 miles north of North Carolina in the late 50's and 60's. We frequented a little country store there that had both orange Tru-Aid and, for a limited time, a grapefruit Tru-Aid, both non-carbonated. They were both great with honey buns and peanuts!! I am now 62 and still remember those flavors.
Javier boqweqq - July 05, 2014 - Report this comment
True Adela's a favorite drink of mine as wellas my siblings and parents. we used to order it on the trains in the diner. It was the highlight of our train trip. My parents kept cases of orange and grape to serve on special occasions. Would like to have it return to Georgia.
John C. - September 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I was just in the Carolinas last month, and I would have looked for Tru-Ade if I had known! My Dad would buy me Tru-Ade at Frenchy's on Delaware Avenue in Albany, N.Y. in the mid-1960s. At some point, maybe around 1967, it was no longer available, and I would get 7-up instead. Then, in 1977, I was assigned to barracks at the Norfolk Naval Station where Tru-Ade was in the vending machines! I would drink it all the time, but then never saw it again.
Bobby W. - October 14, 2014 - Report this comment
They have it in Snow Hill,NC and Kinston area
Kathy - December 12, 2014 - Report this comment
TruAde is available in 12pk cans and also 2L. Found mine at Piggly Wiggly and FoodLion here in eastern NC.
Sheila - May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I have an unopened bottle of Tru-Ade for sale. Contact is
Vickie - May 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Where can the drink be found in North FL
Allen - August 15, 2015 - Report this comment
My father, born in Danville, Va.,in 1929, could never drink carbonated soda like Coke and Pepsi. He said they "burned" his mouth too much. Every family picnic we took in the '60's had to include Tru-Ades and Brownie soft drinks. If I had a Brownie, a Grapette, and Tru- Ade now, I could die happy !!!
nicolle - September 22, 2016 - Report this comment
my dads father , my grandfather owned tru-ade for many years. dad was vp for awhile.

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