Sprite Prices

Sprite – the term evokes images of fairies flitting through an enchanted forest, a magical sight indeed for human eyes! But in modern society, it also evokes the refreshing and rejuvenating feelings of drinking an ice-cold soft drink in the middle of a hot and humid day. Best of all, the soft drink doesn’t contain caffeine so there’s no risk of the jitters, yet it contains the goodness of lemon and lime in an easy-to-drink beverage.

We are, of course, talking about Sprite, the colorless lemon and lime-flavored soft drink manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company. Think of it as lemonade with a touch of lime in a can – and it’s a great thirst-quenching drink, too.

Below are the latest Sprite prices.

TypeSizePrice

Costco

Sprite35 x 12 oz. Can$9.45

CVS

Sprite20 oz. Bottle$1.99
Sprite Cherry20 oz. Bottle$1.99
Sprite Zero20 oz. Bottle$1.99
Sprite1.25L Bottle$1.27
Sprite2L Bottle$2.27
Sprite Zero2L Bottle$2.27
Sprite6 x 7.5 oz. Can$2.99
Sprite8 x 12 oz. Bottle$4.99
Sprite12 x 12 oz. Can$5.99
Sprite Zero12 x 12 oz. Can$5.99

Kmart

Sprite20 oz. Bottle$1.99
Sprite Cherry20 oz. Bottle$1.99
Sprite1.25L Bottle$0.99
Sprite2L Bottle$1.99
Sprite8 x 7.5 oz. Can$3.99
Sprite8 x 12 oz. Bottle$5.59
Sprite12 x 12 oz. Can$5.59
Sprite Zero12 x 12 oz. Can$5.59
Sprite20 x 12 oz. Can$7.99
Sprite6 x 16.9 oz. Bottle$3.99

Sam's Club

Sprite35 x 12 oz. Can$10.72
Sprite24 x 16.9 oz. Bottle$11.98

Target

Sprite20 oz. Bottle$1.79
Sprite2L Bottle$1.79
Sprite Zero2L Bottle$1.79
Sprite6 x 7.5 oz. Can$2.99
Sprite8 x 12 oz. Bottle$5.49
Sprite12 x 12 oz. Can$5.49
Sprite Zero12 x 12 oz. Can$5.49
Sprite6 x 16.9 oz. Bottle$3.99

Walgreens

Sprite8.5 oz. Aluminum Bottle$1.69
Sprite16 oz. Can$1.29
Sprite20 oz. Bottle$1.89
Sprite Cherry20 oz. Bottle$1.89
Sprite Zero20 oz. Bottle$1.89
Sprite6 x 7.5 oz. Can$3.49
Sprite12 x 12 oz. Can$6.19
Sprite6 x 16.9 oz. Bottle$3.49

Walmart

Sprite from Mexico12 oz. Glass Bottle$1.18
Sprite20 oz. Bottle$1.78
Sprite1.25L Bottle$1.00
Sprite2L Bottle$1.00
Sprite Zero2L Bottle$1.00
Sprite6 x 7.5 oz. Can$2.50
Sprite Zero6 x 7.5 oz. Can$2.50
Sprite10 x 7.5 oz. Can$3.50
Sprite8 x 12 oz. Bottle$4.18
Sprite12 x 12 oz. Can$4.68
Sprite Zero12 x 12 oz. Can$4.68
Sprite24 x 12 oz. Can$7.68
Sprite6 x 16.9 oz. Bottle$3.00

History

Sprite pricesIn 1959, Fanta Klare Zitrone – that’s Clear Lemon Fanta in German – was introduced in West Germany. By 1961, it was introduced in the United States as the renamed Sprite, which was intended to be a competitor to PepsiCo’s 7Up brand.  It almost immediately became popular, thanks to its crisp and clean mouth-feel, which definitely posed a risk to its competitor’s then-unchallenged status.

Today, Sprite is considered as the bestselling lemon-and-lime flavored soft drink worldwide with sales in more than 190 countries. The citrus flavor profile is truly a universally loved one from Asia to Europe, especially in tropical countries where the tangy flavors are the perfect counterpoint to the heat and humidity.

But while it’s among the most popular drinks in many countries, it was only introduced in Northern Ireland in 1994 and the Republic of Ireland in 2001.  In fact, it’s the first soft drink owned by Coca-Cola that contains Stevia, a sweetener that adds no calories, so it has reduced sugar content without affecting the distinctive lemon-and-lime flavor.

The brand’s slogan has also undergone several changes. Arguably, the most memorable was “Obey Your Thirst” that tapped into the hip-hop culture in the United States. The celebrities tapped as endorsers came from the hip-hop industry, too, with the likes of LL Cool J, Missy Elliot, and A Tribe Called Quest on the roster.  There were also accomplished basketball players on the growing list of celebrity endorsers, such as NBA star Lebron James.

These celebrity endorsements are part of the charm and success of Sprite as a standalone brand in the Coca-Cola lineup of beverages. But most of it can be attributed to the drink’s distinctive characteristics.

Drink Characteristics

The bottles and cans of Sprite are distinct from the standard red of its parent company’s main product, Coke. Sprite bottles usually have a transparent green color with a yellow-and-green label while cans come in a silver, blue, and green color. Sprite aluminum bottles, however, are in solid lime green.

The use of green as the brand’s identifying characteristic is a great choice – lemon and lime are, after all, green in color, not to mention that green conjures images of refreshing forests, beautiful gardens, and reenergizing bodies of water.  The green, however, comes in different hues depending on the packaging used for the carbonated soft drink.

The current Sprite also has 30% less calories and sugar than most sweetened beverages in many countries, such as in Ireland. There’s also the no-calorie variant, known as Sprite Zero, which was launched in 2004.

The regular Sprite has the following ingredients according to the product label:

  • Carbonated water
  • Sugar
  • Citric acid
  • Sweetener (Steviol Glycosides)
  • Natural lemon and lime flavorings
  • Sodium citrate as acidity regulator

As can be seen, Sprite doesn’t contain caffeine so it isn’t considered as akin to an energy drink.

Flavors Through the Years

The Coca-Cola Company has released variants of the original regular Sprite including but not limited to the following:

  • Sprite Zero, a sugar-free version original released as Sugar Free Sprite in the United States in 1974. There have been several name changes through the years, such as Diet Sprite, Diet Sprite Zero, and Sprite Zero. It’s also known by different names in several countries.
  • Sprite Remix, which consisted of a few fruit-flavored variants with first one released in 2003. It was discontinued in 2005 but was later included in the Spring 2015 product lineup.
  • Sprite Ice, a mint-flavored variant launched in 2002; also known as Sprite Blue in Korea.
  • Sprite Duo, a variant characterized by more lemon flavors and less sugar and carbonation.
  • Sprite on Fire, also known as Sprite Finger Lemon in some areas, a ginger-flavored drink with a mild burning sensation.
  • Sprite 3G and Sprite Recharge are unique from the other Sprites here because these are considered as energy drinks
  • Sprite Dry Lemon and Sprite Lemon Lime Herb aren’t currently available in the United States

What’s the best way to drink Sprite? Ice-cold, direct from the freezer! The carbonated quality is at its peak when it’s opened as cold as possible, which also contributes to the refreshing feeling that drinking it generates.  But where ice-cold Sprite cannot be had for any reason, adding a few ice cubes is just as good.

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