I remember Grenadine from before I was "allowed" to drink, and I remember liking it a lot. It was not too sweet, it had a purity of color in its appearance that was unique, and the flavor was . ..complex.
Then one day many years later I bought some to make some drinks with, at the local store, and when I got home it was just dreadful; it was an overly sweet electric-neon kool-aid artificial hideousness. That sat and withered slowly in my closet until I gave up on grenadine drinks altogether.
I have since discovered that Grenadine *at some point* more or less became "artificial imitation grenadine".
Does the real thing still exist? What is it called? Are there acceptable alternatives that provide the flavor and texture? Help me, please.
Thanking you in advance,