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Another drink disappears. Last Year Wink, now Pompelmo.


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Another drink disappears. Last Year Wink, now Pompelmo.

estufarian | Jun 3, 2005 05:42 PM

It’s the first hot weather of the season – so better stock up on Grapefruit drinks! But Fiesta Farms (my usual dealer) hasn’t had the Vitale Pompelmo for a few months now. And I cleaned out Longo’s (my secondary dealer) last month. What’s happening? First Wink disappeared last summer (see link below) and then the winner of the replacement challenge ([BROKEN LINK REMOVED])
disappears a year later. Is everybody on lipitor now and been scared off from consuming grapefruit?
Am I the only one who buys grapefruit flavour drinks?
So I track down Vitale, and nothing on their website indicates that they even produce drinks – it’s all pasta. At least they provide an email link (unlike the big manufacturers last year). And they respond same day with:

Dear Estufarian, thank you for writing to us. Unfortunately we have
discontinued the Pompelmo drink.

Customer Service Rep – GD

Aargh! Last year Wink. This year Pompelmo.

So help me. Has anybody seen any remaining stocks? Is there yet another replacement out there? Who can I bribe in Ottawa – sorry, which advertising agency has the grapefruit drink account?


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