Sprite may not be our favorite lemon lime soda (that honor goes to 7UP), but it’s a classic. It’s crisp! It’s refreshing! It makes your burps taste all nice and citrusy! But does it work as something you suck? (And I don’t mean out of a straw.) Tic Tac was all like, “Hey, let’s find out.” Everyone’s favorite 1 1/2 calorie breath mint recently released a limited edition Sprite flavor. We popped some Sprite Tic Tacs to find out whether a small ovoid candy can satisfy like a soda, or whether this is just Sprite and Tic Tac telling us to go suck a lemon.
- Limited Edition Tic Tac Sprite
I’m fascinated by Sprite Tic Tacs. In true Tic Tac fashion, they start out very sweet and give way to a tangy center as the coating dissolves. Tic Tacs always evolve from sweet to tangy, but I swear these evolve from sweet to fizzy to tangy. In fact, I was inspired to check out the ingredients and, sure enough, they contain sodium bicarbonate. It’s a very modest fizz—nothing like, say, Pop Rocks—but a fizz none the less. And maybe they ease indigestion a little? I’ll get back to you on that.
I love the playful attitude but, unfortunately, I just don’t love the flavor. It starts out pleasant enough, but starts to taste more and more like lemon floor cleanser as you suck. Do I really want my breath to smell like Mr. Clean? Still, like I said, the fizz is a fun novelty. My suggestion? We all know Orange Tic Tacs slay, so make an Orange Crush flavor with some fizz! You’re welcome very much for the idea!