Bevboard


Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Sprite Ice

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    386

    Post

    Coke trying mint-flavored Sprite

    By SCOTT LEITH
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Coca-Cola is adding another new flavored drink to its lineup, this time a mint version of Sprite.

    Coke will sell the new product, Sprite Ice, in Canada and Belgium. If the drink is successful, it could be offered elsewhere.

    Vanilla Coke, for example, was launched in the United States last year and has since spread to many other markets around the world.

    Coke also has tried a mint-flavored Sprite in Italy.

    Coke's Canadian unit will introduce Sprite Ice later this month, with an ad campaign planned for May.

    Coke is trying to find ways to revive sales of Sprite, which is one of the company's biggest brands worldwide. In the United States, the Coke system is preparing for a rollout of Tropical Sprite Remix, which is another flavored version of Sprite.

    Pepsi, meanwhile, is preparing new soft drinks of its own: orange-flavored Mountain Dew LiveWire and Pepsi Vanilla.

  2. #2

    Post

    I believe this product already exists. It's called SCOPE.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    27

    Post

    Glad they finally got around to officially announcing it seeing as how it's been out for a week or so.

    ( Refer to my prior post for a picture http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/cgi-b...;f=12;t=000048 )

    Hardly tastes like scope, it's a light mint flavour, which really isn't too noticable, it just tones down the sweetness of the sprite.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Cumberland, MD
    Posts
    855

    Post

    Is this that infamous sprite blue? I saw Sprite w/the different logo in a 20 oz. display @ the checkouts in the Hagerstown, MD Super Wally a few months ago.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    4,790

    Post

    Sprite did have a funky logo for a short time, I think it was a promotion with NBA basketball.. Before the current March Madness promo.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    east lansing, michigan
    Posts
    1,558

    Post

    wait. that article said, "pepsi vanilla"

    pepsi ****ing vanilla? is there anything that truly, truly, says "copycat"
    woot woot

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Twin Cities/Kalamazoo MN/MI
    Posts
    706

    Post

    Yeh I think the last year or so had been really hard on Pepsi. Blue was a disaster while Nilla was a hit. None of their cores were up much xept Diet. Fridge pack hit them hard as did Powerade. They droped 7up which can't be good. And Dew saw like zero growth. New brands like Mr. Green fell flat on their faces too and Coke finally got a good ad campaign. Pepsi lost a good bit of volume while Coke increased their lead. After a few really bad years Coke seems to finally have gotten their act together. Pepsi Vanilla is a horrible idea becouse Vanilla nad Coke go together like rum and Coke. The concept just doesnt translate. Now with Pepsi moving to fridgemates/packs their are making it even more apparent that they have lost their edge.
    <b>Hey Pepsi, Shasta called, they want their lemon-lime back.</b>

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    Steuben County New York State
    Posts
    1,815

    Post

    Heading to Canada in about 2 weeks. Will report on Mint Sprite.
    Whatcha gonna do mama now that the roast beef is gone?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    386

    Post

    I just thought of something. Remember that old show, Laverne and Shirley? Laverne had this habit of mixing Pepsi and milk, maybe they should try that! Then, those corporate whiz kids could catch hold of that whole retro thing.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Central,Virginia/Quebec, Canada
    Posts
    226

    Post

    ...What is it with the surge? It wasnt that good, Well just alot of sugar...
    Tea Time! It\'s Tea time....<br /><br />Carbonated Tea.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •