Sprite Lymonade Legacy: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

What is Sprite Lymonade Legacy? You’d certainly never guess from the name. According to the Sprite website, it’s a limited edition Sprite with an extra splash of lemonade. That sounds like straight up Sprite Lymonade to us. If you consult the packaging, you’ll see it also includes strawberry flavors—hence the pink label, I guess. Why is it called Legacy? It’s celebrating 50 years of hip-hop. We can certainly get behind that, but can we get behind the Sprite Lymonade Legacy flavor? We snagged a bottle (it wasn’t easy to find, but we did it!) to find out. Here is our official Sprite Lymonade Legacy review.

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New Sprite!

Sprite Lymonade Legacy

We are big Sprite fans here at Sporked—we might not have ranked it as the best lemon-lime soda, but it came awfully close. So we were excited to try a new Sprite flavor. The idea of adding some pink lemonade to Sprite is great on paper. But in practice? All I can say is that it’s a good thing that Sprite Lymonade Legacy is a limited edition Sprite flavor. It’s not good. It smells like it is going to give you a headache—like someone dumped some cherry Kool-Aid into a Sprite. But it tastes more like someone poured a fruit punch Vitamin Water into a Sprite. “It tastes like Pez,” managing editor Gwynedd Stuart commented. And it somehow tastes more like a Diet Sprite than a regular Sprite. There’s a fake sugar substitute flavor. Sprite is good. This is worse Sprite. If you really want strawberry lemonade Sprite, just pour a splash of strawberry lemonade into a Sprite.

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About the Author

Justine Sterling

Justine Sterling is the editor-in-chief of Sporked. She has been writing about food and beverages for well over a decade and is an avid at-home cook and snacker. Don’t worry, she’s not a food snob. Sure, she loves a fresh-shucked oyster. But she also will leap at whatever new product Reese’s releases and loves a Tostitos Hint of Lime, even if there is no actual lime in the ingredients.