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7UP Antioxidant drink to be discontinued next year

7UP's Antioxidant drinks are seen on the company's website in this file photo. The drink will be discontinued in 2013.

November 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The Dr. Pepper Snapple group says it will discontinue its 7UP Antioxidant drink.

The announcement comes after a consumer group lawsuit alleged the drink's health claims are misleading and illegal.

But the Texas-based company that makes 7UP says its decision to pull the product had nothing to do with the lawsuit.

The drink, which also has a diet version, comes in cherry and mixed berry flavors and is expected to be pulled from shelves next year.