Re:Better than Cheerwine and not what I was expecting.
Mar - I'm wondering if that black cherry was a take on the long-missed Philadelphia favorite, Frank's Black Cherry Wishniak. We don't have World Market/Cost Plus here (I remember Cost Plus from when I lived in the Valley!), but there's got to be an equivalent where I can find out.
Also, when you mentioned the word "rickey", my ears perked up because that's the earliest fruity drink of that type I remember drinking, ever. There was a candy store across the street from my grandparents' house in Philly, and my grandfather would take me there and sit with me while I drank a grape rickey from the fountain. Very sweet memories whenever that word is mentioned!