COURTESY OF COCO-COLA
The video clip included tweets dating back to 2017 calling the combo “undefeated” and “UNRIVALED.” According to Brand Eating, the product rollout is now officially underway and hitting retailers nationwide. The new flavor reportedly includes one percent lemon juice from concentrate and boasts slightly less calories and sugar, with 220 calories and 57 grams of sugar versus the original’s 240 calories and 64 grams of sugar. It’s not a lot, but we’ll take what we can get.
The brand itself credits a continued food trend for the new flavor. “Sparkling lemonade is a fast-growing category, mainly due to new entrants and innovation,” a representative for the company told USA TODAY. “Over the last 52 weeks, the category has grown 136 percent.”
While Sprite and parent company Coco-Cola have remained mostly mum on the details, fans are already reacting on social media. “@Sprite had God as mixologist when they made this. Best one hands down!!” one user wrote. “This bout to be legendary. The sprite lemonade combo is amazing,” another added.