Country Time
Country Time is the name of a brand of lemonade
Lemonade is a lemon-flavored drink, typically made from lemons, water and sugar.The term can refer to three different types of beverage:...

 drinks. It is a non-carbonated
Carbonation is the process of dissolving carbon dioxide in water. The process usually involves carbon dioxide under high pressure. When the pressure is reduced, the carbon dioxide is released from the solution as small bubbles, which cause the solution to "fizz." This effect is seen in carbonated...

Lemonade is a lemon-flavored drink, typically made from lemons, water and sugar.The term can refer to three different types of beverage:...

 drink mix and soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines. The powdered mix is produced by Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods Inc. is an American confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate. It markets many brands in more than 170 countries. 12 of its brands annually earn more than $1 billion worldwide: Cadbury, Jacobs, Kraft, LU, Maxwell House, Milka, Nabisco, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Trident, Tang...

. A&W
A&W Root Beer
A&W Root Beer is a brand of root beer, primarily available in the United States and Canada, that was started in 1919 by Roy Allen. In 1922, Allen partnered with Frank Wright. They combined their initials to create the brand "A&W" and inspired a restaurant chain which was founded 1922. The first A&W...

 makes the bottled and canned ready to drink products.


1976 — Country Time lemonade flavor drink mix is first produced.

1977 — Country Time introduces a new flavor – pink lemonade.

1981 — A&W
A&W Root Beer
A&W Root Beer is a brand of root beer, primarily available in the United States and Canada, that was started in 1919 by Roy Allen. In 1922, Allen partnered with Frank Wright. They combined their initials to create the brand "A&W" and inspired a restaurant chain which was founded 1922. The first A&W...

 acquires a license to make the bottled and canned ready to drink product from Kraft Foods

1989 to 1996 — Country Time sponsors a NASCAR car.

1990 — Country Time powdered iced tea mix is introduced in Canada.

1996 — New flavors are introduced: Raspberry Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade.

1998 — Another new flavor: Lemonade Iced Tea drink mix is introduced.

2006 — Country Time On The Go is introduced.

2007 — Country Time Lite Lemonade and Lite Pink Lemonade are first introduced, with half the sugar of regular Country Time and an advertised 35 calories per serving.

2008 — Country Time Singles, the Canadian version of Country Time On The Go, is introduced.


Country Time Lemonade has 40% less sugar than leading regular sodas and claims to be a good source of Vitamin C.

Pink Lemonade

Like regular lemonade flavor, Country Time Pink Lemonade has 40% less sugar than leading regular sodas.

Flavored Lemonade

Country Time Lemonade is mixed with berry and iced tea flavorings as Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade or Lemonade Iced Tea, also known in popular culture as an Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
Arnold Daniel Palmer is an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men's professional golf. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955...


On The Go

Country Time On The Go is a 10-pack box of Country Time Lemonade drink mix in 10 individual serving packets. Known as Country Time Singles in Canada.


Sold as Country Time Lite Lemonade and Lite Pink Lemonade, Country Time Lite has half the sugar of regular Country Time and a stated 35 calories per serving.


  • Sugar
  • Fructose
    Fructose, or fruit sugar, is a simple monosaccharide found in many plants. It is one of the three dietary monosaccharides, along with glucose and galactose, that are absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion. Fructose was discovered by French chemist Augustin-Pierre Dubrunfaut in 1847...

  • Citric acid
    Citric acid
    Citric acid is a weak organic acid. It is a natural preservative/conservative and is also used to add an acidic, or sour, taste to foods and soft drinks...

     (provides tartness)
  • Contains less than 2% of natural lemon flavorings
  • Ascorbic acid (antioxidant vitamin c)
  • Maltodextrin
    Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a creamy-white hygroscopic spraydried powder. Maltodextrin is easily digestible, being absorbed as rapidly as glucose, and might be either moderately sweet or...

     (a sweetener containing fewer calories than sugar)
  • Sodium acid pyrophosphate (adjusts the pH
    In chemistry, pH is a measure of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution. Pure water is said to be neutral, with a pH close to 7.0 at . Solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline...

  • Sodium citrate
    Sodium citrate
    Trisodium citrate has the chemical formula of Na3C6H5O7. It is sometimes referred to simply as sodium citrate, though sodium citrate can refer to any of the three sodium salts of citric acid. It possesses a saline, mildly tart flavor. For this reason, citrates of certain alkaline and alkaline earth...

     (controls acidity)
  • Magnesium oxide
    Magnesium oxide
    Magnesium oxide , or magnesia, is a white hygroscopic solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase and is a source of magnesium . It has an empirical formula of and consists of a lattice of Mg2+ ions and O2– ions held together by ionic bonds...

     (prevents caking)
  • Calcium fumarate
    Calcium fumarate
    Calcium fumarate is a compound with formula Ca or Ca. It is a calcium salt of fumaric acid.It has E number "E367"....

  • Soy lecithin emulsifier
  • Artificial color Yellow 5 Lake
  • Tocopherol
    Tocopherols are a class of chemical compounds of which many have vitamin E activity. It is a series of organic compounds consisting of various methylated phenols...

     (preserves freshness)

A glass of Country Time Lemonade (8 fl ounces/237 ml) has 16 grams of carbohydrates (all from sugar, approximately 4 teaspoons), * 25 mg of sodium, 0 grams fat, 0 grams potassium, and 60 calories.* It also contains 10% of the US RDA of Vitamin C.*


Country Time is a registered trademark of Kraft Foods North America, a division of Kraft Foods Global, Inc. Used under license.

NASCAR Sponsorship

In 1989, the first year that Country Time Lemonade sponsored a NASCAR car, driver Michael Waltrip
Michael Waltrip
Michael Curtis Waltrip is a semi-former professional race car driver, co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, and a published author. He is the younger brother of three-time NASCAR champion and racing commentator Darrell Waltrip. Waltrip is a two-time winner of the Daytona 500; having won the race in...

 had his first top-five finish in the Winston (Sprint) Cup series in the #30 Country Time Lemonade/Kool Aid Pontiac.*

That same year marked the debut of the Country Time Racing Simulator. The first of its kind, the Simulator enabled NASCAR fans at to “get behind the wheel” themselves at races for the first time. In the years that followed, the Simulator spawned generations of copycats and video games.*

In 1991, Bobby Hamilton
Bobby Hamilton
Charles Robert Hamilton, Sr. was a driver and owner in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series circuit and the winner of the 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship. Hamilton owned Bobby Hamilton Racing, which fielded three entries in each NCWTS event...

 drove the #68 Country Time Lemonade Oldsmobile for Tri-Star Motorsports
Tri-Star Motorsports
TriStar Motorsports is a racing team that competes in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. They currently field the #14 Hefty Chevrolet for Eric McClure, the #19 Chevrolet for Mike Bliss, and the #44 Chevrolet for Jeff Green and Charles Lewandoski...

, posting four top-ten finishes and narrowly defeating Ted Musgrave
Ted Musgrave
Theodore Musgrave is an American race car driver.-Pre-NASCAR:Musgrave's father, Elmer, was a famous short-track racer in the Midwest who raced for over 25 years at Soldier Field, O'Hare, Waukegan, and Wilmot, Wisconsin before moving into asphalt late models in the American Speed Association and...

 for Rookie of the Year.

Neil Bonnett
Neil Bonnett
Lawrence Neil Bonnett was a NASCAR driver who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over his 18-year career. The Alabama native currently ranks 35th in all-time NASCAR Cup victories. He appeared in the 1983 film Stroker Ace and the 1990 film Days of Thunder...

 signed for a limited run in 1994 with Country Time as his sponsor in the #51 Country Time Chevy Silverado.

In the 1994 season, Jeff Purvis
Jeff Purvis
Jeff Purvis is a former race car driver in NASCAR's Nationwide Series. He is a 15-year veteran with four wins and 25 top-five finishes. Purvis is still recovering from a massive brain injury suffered in 2002. He races "Late Model Crates" at Golden Isles Speedway.- Winston Cup Series Career :Purvis...

 took over the seat after Bonnett died during practice at Daytona. Purvis drove the car in the NASCAR Winston Cup division. *

From 1991 to 1994, Kraft Foods ran a mail-in offer for a 1/64 Scale Die-Cast Collector Car of Nascar Chevy Stock Car Neil Bonnett’s #51 Legends of Racing. These "Legends of Racing" die-cast collector cars are one of six limited edition series collectibles that are "parked" in sound boxes.

The 1989 MAXX "Special Edition Crisco" set of 24 NASCAR Trading cards includes No. 21 Michael Waltrip, Country Time Lemonade. *


This is an old Country Time radio spot.

Watch this commercial from 1978.

Video of Ed Begley Jr. in this Country Time TV commercial.

Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker is an American singer-songwriter. He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist"...

performs in a Country Time Lemonade TV commercial, called Sunday Dance, which aired in 1987.


Country Time helps support Alex's Lemonade Stand, which was started by a little girl named Alex Scott to raise money for children's cancer research. As the "Official Lemonade of Alex's Lemonade Stand,” Country Time has provided more than $500,000 in support.
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