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International sighting: Sprite Remix
Posted: 17:27 Mon 21-04-2003. Price: $1.25. Location: 7-11, Maryland, USA.
"Claudia Larin" reports: I found this while I was getting gas over the weekend. Nice fresh taste, [like] someone mixed fruit punch and Sprite. They're going to start a full ad campaign tomorrow, for the official release. But I found out that they release it early in some cities like NY, Washington DC and LA. Nothing quite so exciting here in the UK, though apparently we are getting a Mango version of Lipton Ice Tea (previously only available in Lemon and Peach). Here's hoping they go back to the Lipton's original TV ad campaign (from about 10 years ago?), which showed lots of trendy, sporty people drinking a clear yellow liquid without knowing what it was. Then, when the voiceover told them, "The amazing thing is, it's made from - tea!", you (the viewer) could shout out "wee!" at that point instead. "What, wee?", the drinkers would gasp, astonished. "Yes, wee!", you'd yell - and those long summer evenings would just fly by.

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Posted: 15:08 Tue 22-04-2003 by "Alex"
Comment: I hope we get this over here.

Along with Mountain Dew, MD Code Red, Pepsi Blue, MD liveWire etc etc


Posted: 18:36 Tue 22-04-2003 by "Matt Leavitt (actorma@yahoo.com)"
Comment: Just heard the following drinks are coming (to the UK and US, at least): Mountain Dew LiveWire - Orange flavoured Mountain Dew. Also, in addition to Tropical Sprite Remix, there is Sprite Ice -- the original sprite flavour with mint flavouring added. Possibly the worst idea since caffeine-free Coke. ;)
Posted: 19:05 Wed 23-04-2003 by "Run to the hills!"
Comment: http://money.cnn.com/2003/04/17/news/companies/coke_pepsi/
Posted: 18:52 Thu 24-04-2003 by "PB"
Comment: I have in my hand (and my stomach) mango flavoured Lipton Iced Tea. Very agreeable it is too. It's been in my local (village just North of Bristol) shop for the past couple of weeks, but I've always chosen Peach instead. Thankfully my curiosity got the better of me. I paid 69p for the privilege.
Posted: 02:40 Sun 27-04-2003 by "charl"
Comment: sprite remix also available in portland or, saw it last night, snazzy bottle, but no diet version. and i love diet mountain dew code red, tastes like fruit punch. yummy. why no blue pepsi in diet either? sugar fascists.
Posted: 19:13 Fri 02-05-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: Packaging Digest has the full lowdown on mint-flavoured "Sprite Ice": http://www.packagingdigest.com/News/0503news.html . Apparently, "Canadians will be the first in North America to try Sprite Ice. Set for a late-April, '03 launch across that country, the new carbonated beverage will also be available in Belgium." What's more, "Coca-Cola Ltd. believes mint is emerging as the flavor of the moment, breaking from its traditional role in chewing gum, candies, chocolates and other confection-related products. From bar drinks such as mojitos and juleps to salsas, mint is moving into food and drink menus everywhere."
Posted: 22:01 Thu 08-05-2003 by "LA Snacker"
Comment: Spotted in Los Angeles this afternoon; advert was marked "for a limited time only"
Posted: 18:50 Fri 16-05-2003 by "charl"
Comment: they are also doing a limited edition mountain dew orange "for the summer only". but again no diet (at least in portland)
Posted: 20:15 Tue 20-01-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: i have got sum mountain dew live wire, i have ben waiting for it for months, it tastes quite flat and very orangey with a big kick of caffien (i counld not get to sleep) and it gave me a bad belly
Posted: 20:37 Fri 21-05-2004 by "Kayla" # permalink comment
Comment: I went to Niagra Falls in the summer of 2003, I had sprite ice and tased soo good!!! I'm from Annapolis MD! This is no fair! Sprite Ice isn't sold where Iam!!! I can't belive it!
Posted: 16:36 Tue 19-Oct-2004 by "Peter" # permalink comment
Comment: Mountain Dew has finally been spotted at a price I can afford they also have that nasty root beer stuff for those who like it http://www.americansoda.co.uk

they deliver the next day, top company


Posted: 16:01 Mon 26-Dec-2005 by "Damian" # permalink comment
Comment: look on the bright side atleast u get exciting flavours of fizzy drinks. im importing mountain dew because im hooked lol its like 6x2ltr bottles wen i go over there and it wil be gorn within a week lol 2560 7 27
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