Sure, sure, sure — we all know by now Coca-Cola Company’s plans to release a Coca-Cola cinnamon-flavored soda this fall (yawn, old news), but being more of a Sprite fan myself, it’s Coca-Cola Company’s new Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry soda that’s piqued my interest. A brand-new, limited edition Sprite that might just pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving meal? Count us in.
Let’s get the info about Coca-Cola Cinnamon out of the way first. For starters, we’ve seen this soda before; it previously launched in the U.K. in October 2018. Then, it was called Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Cinnamon, and it was only available for a limited time.
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Confirmed! Cinnamon Coca-Cola will be out this winter in the US! This flavor debuted as a Zero Coke variant in the UK last winter. And a fun fact: Cola is a mix between citrus and brown spice flavors. Coca-Cola leans more toward the spice side and Pepsi leans more toward citrus. Adding extra cinnamon flavor will kick up that brown spice an extra notch.
Available this fall, the cinnamon-flavored Coke will likely be very similar to the UK version, which was described as “bursting full of warming flavors” and “perfect for the lead up to Christmas.” Though, the U.S. version isn’t zero-sugar, so there’s that.
People have already had some strong reactions to the news too.
Cinnamon coke and winter spiced cranberry sprite are coming how could you not be excited?!
— Becca 🛸 (@BeccaStewRt) August 15, 2019
Anyone sick of the crazy flavor options from companies to get publicity? Cinnamon Coke? Pumpkin Spice SPAM?! Really?!
— Chris Stanford (@ChrisAStanford) August 15, 2019
I couldn't possibly think of anything worse than cinnamon flavoured lemonade and coke. bore off man pic.twitter.com/oJ7dHQmlGc
— deputy buckeroo (@xchloehatesyou) August 15, 2019
I might drink the Sprite cranberry but the cinnamon coke.. pic.twitter.com/FR9T4aXXAR
— 🌜Alexa 🌌 Savage🌛 (@cosmosblue772) August 15, 2019
Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry, on the other hand, is new to Coca-Cola Company’s flavor roster. Yes, Sprite Cranberry is nothing new; in 2017, Coca-Cola reported nearly-doubled sales since the flavor debuted in 2013. But it’s the word “spiced” that makes this soda intriguing.
“Sprite Cranberry has become a non-traditional favorite for the holidays and a must-have for festive gatherings,” said Bobby Oliver, Sprite brand director, at the time. “Cranberry is clearly a fruit and flavor that resonates with the season, but the fact that it’s an in-and-out holiday offering is a lot of what we think gets people excited.”
And we can only expect Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry to fly off the shelves this year, as well.
The limited-edition, cranberry-flavored soda is expected to land in grocery stores starting Sept. 30 and will continue to sell until Dec. 31 — if they haven’t sold out by then, that is.