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amyers
10-31-2007, 11:46 AM
Have you guys heard of this? Sprite is switching to 100% all natural flavors, saw the new 2L's came in today:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/AaronMyers/Windows-1252BSU1HMDAwMTMuanBn.jpg

popologist
10-31-2007, 11:58 AM
carbonated water is natural? ha ha ha!

i guess it depends on what your definition of "natural" is... ;)

Ram0n C0keah0lic
10-31-2007, 12:22 PM
A response to 7UP...

jmyjunk
10-31-2007, 03:07 PM
Haven't seen it yet. But if it has HFCS then it bogus. Totaly Bogus. Cane sugar, then I might be intrested in buying it.

Mr Zabe
10-31-2007, 03:12 PM
If They fooled with Sprite's formula like 7up did to it's formula.....
I just might go ape sh!t!!! Sprite is just fine, please leave it alone!

amyers
10-31-2007, 03:51 PM
For the record, it does have HFCS.

Android
10-31-2007, 04:25 PM
processed corn sludge is natural eh? Same rhetoric as 7up uses then.

BluejacketT
10-31-2007, 06:59 PM
For the record, it does have HFCS.

Doesn't sound very 100% natural w/ HFCS in it.
But then again....

drpep
10-31-2007, 07:27 PM
The label says "100% Natural Flavor". Only the lemon and lime are "100% natural", not the sugar.

amyers
10-31-2007, 09:19 PM
The label says "100% Natural Flavor". Only the lemon and lime are "100% natural", not the sugar.

Right, as I stated in the original post.

Android
10-31-2007, 11:38 PM
flavor? Yah, Okay. Still... I know that I can taste sugar... ;)

popologist
11-01-2007, 11:12 AM
Right, as I stated in the original post.

that's rather misleading, don't you think?

jmyjunk
11-01-2007, 04:43 PM
The label says "100% Natural Flavor". Only the lemon and lime are "100% natural", not the sugar.

Unless it says on the label, lime juice, lemon juice, then I would say it's misleading

Mr Zabe
11-01-2007, 06:04 PM
Like I posted before, did they change the
formula or is the new lable just a marketing ploy?
Does anyone know? Thanks

amyers
11-01-2007, 06:07 PM
Like I posted before, did they change the
formula or is the new lable just a marketing ploy?
Does anyone know? Thanks

I'll go by and pick up a bottle this weekend. Was the lemon, lime, etc. natural before?

amyers
11-02-2007, 06:46 PM
Alright, so I check it. All the flavors were natural before, lol. So, no change.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/AaronMyers/Windows-1252BSU1HMDAwMTUuanBn.jpg

Mr Zabe
11-02-2007, 06:57 PM
Thanks Amyers. I appreciate the info.
I will be at Woodman's tomorrow. I'm
eager to get some Sprite(I have a craving).
I'll report back if there is a flavor change.:)

XLS_04
11-03-2007, 02:19 AM
the old Sprite cans in the 60s used to say "It's Natural" on them. this is just for marketing. the formula is still the same.

Tech_Guy
11-06-2007, 11:35 PM
This may be a little off topic.

Does Coca-Cola produce a KFP version of Sprite for Passover? I didn't notice it when I was on a KFP Coke hunt in Pittsburgh this past year. Then again, I wasn't really looking for it.

Sucrose would make the "Natural Flavors" claim a bit easier to swallow.

Mr Zabe
11-06-2007, 11:40 PM
By my parts here in the Chicago area; we get Coke,Diet Coke,Pepsi and Diet Pepsi KFP. Pepsi KFP is not easily found. I seem to recall that more than a few years ago there was Sprite KFP. I have not come across any since I was a kid.LOL

popologist
11-07-2007, 07:18 AM
I find this a little shady.

Mana211
11-07-2007, 02:47 PM
agreed, until they go Cane Sugar it isn't natural enough for me.

amyers
11-12-2007, 11:18 PM
Fridge Packs now updated:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/AaronMyers/Windows-1252BSU1HMDAwNDYuanBn.jpg

fusion
11-13-2007, 10:56 PM
Alexandria VA (AX) is now producing 2 liter Sprite with the new labels.

amyers
11-14-2007, 10:48 AM
Should we see new 20oz bottles? All our new coupons have the "100% natural" phrasing on them

Mr Zabe
11-14-2007, 04:36 PM
Ok could some one in the know explain what the "100% natural " means?
Sorry I have asked this question a few times. I'm trying to understand what is meant and if there is taste difference.

By the way the Jewel (Chicago SuperValu) has 7up Pomegranate two litrs
on the weekly hot sale, 89 cents.

fusion
11-14-2007, 07:29 PM
The flavorings in the soda are 100% natural - they are obtained from natural sources, not created artificially.

If you didn't have the flavorings, you'd just have sweetened carbonated water.

As far as I know, Sprite has always been naturally flavored. But after all the flack 7Up received for making a similar statement, you'd think they would have scrapped this label change.

Mr Zabe
11-14-2007, 08:06 PM
The flavorings in the soda are 100% natural - they are obtained from natural sources, not created artificially.

If you didn't have the flavorings, you'd just have sweetened carbonated water.

As far as I know, Sprite has always been naturally flavored. But after all the flack 7Up received for making a similar statement, you'd think they would have scrapped this label change.
Thanks Fusion, so bottom line, the formula has not changed and the new labeled
Sprite should taste the same. Gee, just to keep up with 7up. LOL If only
7up would change back to it's previous formula. I sure do miss the old 7up.

CitrusCola
11-14-2007, 08:43 PM
If only
7up would change back to it's previous formula. I sure do miss the old 7up.

The "lithiated" formula?

Mr Zabe
11-14-2007, 09:32 PM
LOL
No....I miss the "Un-Cola" formula.
The one previous to the current one.

mjb1124
11-15-2007, 02:24 PM
This begs the question - did the older formulas of 7 Up (either the last one or the one used prior to 1997) have artificial flavors?

Mr Zabe
11-15-2007, 02:59 PM
That's just the question that I have been
trying to figure out. LOL

amyers
11-15-2007, 03:48 PM
The Sprite marketing is "100% NATURAL FLAVORS" and 7-up said "NOW 100% NATURAL FLAVORS" so that makes me think that they changed it.

http://tcritic.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/7up.jpg

Forthac
11-19-2007, 10:09 PM
From the FDA's website.


The term. "natural" applies broadly to foods that are minimally processed and free of synthetic preservatives; artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and other artificial additives ; growth hormones; antibiotics; -hydrogenated oils; stabilizers; and emulsifiers. Most foods labeled natural are not subject to government controls beyond the regulations and heath codes that apply to all foods. Exceptions include meat and poultry.

www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/06p0094/06p-0094-cp00001-05-Tab-04-Food-Marketing-Institute-vol1.pdf

Troy The Vault Drinker
11-21-2007, 03:01 PM
Sprite already sucks, I doubt going 100% natural makes it better. I actually used to like 7Up and when they went 100% natural, it tastes like crap. I prefer Sierra Mist over them anyway.

amyers
11-21-2007, 04:11 PM
Sprite already sucks, I doubt going 100% natural makes it better. I actually used to like 7Up and when they went 100% natural, it tastes like crap. I prefer Sierra Mist over them anyway.

They didn't change anything, its ALWAYS been 100% natural.

Tannerman
11-21-2007, 05:16 PM
They didn't change anything, its ALWAYS been 100% natural.Depends on what you mean by "100% Natural". When the beverage was relaunched back in early 2006 (http://www.bevreview.com/2006/04/20/coming-soon-7up-with-natural-ingredients/), they did change the formula as well. The press release at the time stated "and all artificial ingredients, such as the artificial flavor preservative, calcium disodium EDTA, have been removed." You may recall the tagline on the bottle at the time: "Now 100% Natural":


http://www.bevreview.com/wp-content/image_7up1.jpg

Then the Center for Science in the Public Interest sued Cadbury Schweppes (http://www.bevreview.com/2006/05/12/update-7up/) over that claim, citing the use of high fructose corn syrup. The tagline on the bottle was later changed to "100% Natural Flavors":


http://steveandamysly.tannerworld.com/databank/2007/image_7upnatural1.jpg

I was a fan of the previous formulation (http://www.bevreview.com/2006/05/09/review-7up/) as well. It tasted better to me, at least.

At least Sprite learned from 7Up's mistakes by claiming "100% natural flavors" from the get-go. :)

amyers
11-21-2007, 06:23 PM
I was refering to 100% ALL NATURAL FLAVORS in Sprite

Tannerman
11-24-2007, 05:28 PM
I was refering to 100% ALL NATURAL FLAVORS in SpriteAh... well, that makes more sense ;)