We liked this and the cherry juice surely must be better for you nutritionally than the cola it displaces. The catch is that cherry juice is hard to find and expensive, cherry cola in the can is the same price and more available than vanilla cola, this version comes out less carbonated than the original, and it isn't the same thing as a fountain cherry cola made with grenadine and fountain syrup. I probably wouldn't make it up at home unless it seemed better than what I could buy off the shelf. Regardless, we had fun experimenting with this and made something attractive of it. Made for beverage tag 2008.