Our Totally Chill Review of Sprite Chill and Sprite Chill Zero

New Sprite flavors don’t come around every day. Not counting the annual reappearance of Winter Spiced Cranberry, we usually see one “new” flavor per calendar year—and they’ve got a mixed track record! That’s part of what made last year’s news about 2024’s “Sprite Chill” so exciting. Sprite Chill isn’t just a new flavor, though. A proprietary blend of cooling agents supposedly makes this the “coldest-est” soda ever made—without any accompanying mint flavor. We risked frostbite to review both the full and zero sugar versions of the new Sprite Chill Cherry Lime. Bundle up and read on…

Sprite Chill

New Sprite Flavor!

Sprite Chill

Pros: There was definitely a difference in mouthfeel between this and regular Sprite, but it’d be generous to say it was colder than the actual temperature of the soda itself. I can’t put my finger on the sensation, but it wasn’t unpleasant. One popular international variant of Sprite could certainly see an improvement with the addition of the “Chill” formula—could we see these same cooling agents in a future version of the strangely-minty Sprite Ice?

Cons: The cherry lime flavor was pretty understated. My lab rats blind taste-testers agreed that beyond the cooling factor, this tasted “different” from normal Sprite. That said, none of them were able to identify neither cherry nor lime as the flavors in question.

Credit: Liv Averett / Ralphs

Rating:

7/10

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Sprite Chill Zero Sugar

New Sprite Zero Flavor!

Sprite Chill Zero Sugar

Pros: It’s hard to explain, but the flavor balance is better in Zero Sugar Sprite Chill. It seems like the effect that comes from the cooling agents mixes better with aspartame than with sugar. This is a first for me, but I will wholeheartedly be recommending Sprite Chill Zero Sugar over full sugar Sprite Chill.

Cons: Again, I would have loved to see the cherry lime flavors come out stronger here. We need more cherry limeade sodas on shelves, zero sugar or otherwise. And this is probably a con regarding soda distribution at-large rather than this specific flavor, but why was it so hard to track down the zero sugar version? I found regular Sprite Chill at multiple locations before I finally found a store that stocked the zero sugar version. They don’t make it easy on us completionists, that’s for sure.

Credit: Liv Averett / Ralphs

Rating:

8/10

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About the Author

Griffin Parker

Griffin Parker is a writer, award-winning charity auctioneer, and "influencer in the beverage space" according to a few PR agencies. Please do not ask him about the cotton candy business he started right out of high school. When he's not contributing to Sporked or running the @SodaSeekers news pages, you can find Griffin espousing the virtues of Dayton-style pizza, Cincinnati-style chili, and Dolly Parton's Fabulously Fudgy Brownie Mix.

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  • We need a full investigation, why are there so few Cherry Lime sodas on shelves? Is this all because of big cherry limeade?

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