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Remember That Totally ’90s Drink Zima? Well It’s Coming Back

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Do you remember Zima? If you were of legal drinking age in the 1990s, you most certainly do. The clear, sweet malt beverage defied categorization. Not quite a “wine cooler,” Zima was marketed as an alternative to beer, and along with “Melrose Place,” Beanie Babies and Doc Martens, it was all the rage in the ’90s.

Zima officially ceased production in the U.S. back in 2008. But now its manufacturer, MillerCoors, says it’s about to make a comeback.

The Comeback

You may remember Zima as light on the alcohol, but it turns out that’s not the case. It clocked in at 4.7%-5.4% alcohol by volume, about the same as your average beer. Back then, the lightly-carbonated beverage was advertised with the slogan, “Try zomething different.”

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