Review: Sunkist Cherry Limeade

It’s red. It’s sweet. It’s something a little different in flavor. Yup, we’re talking about Sunkist Cherry Limeade, a caffeine-free beverage from the folks at Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Sunkist Cherry Limeade

When you open the bottle, you are greeted with a sweet, cherry smell. You don’t often find cherry in mainstream, commonly-found soft drinks, so this is a break from the everyday. Surprisingly, it doesn’t come off as very fake or syrupy when you inhale.

This pop is, as expected, red in color, but translucent, so it easily lets light through. The package design reflects Sunkist’s new logo (with the notable blue background behind the lettering), and is complimented by small icons of cherry and lime.

As for the taste, it’s actually quite good! Nothing too sweet or heavy on the syrup (even though it is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup). The lime flavor takes off the edge a bit and provides a great counterbalance to the cherry. The blend together creates a very attractive taste for your palette. We like it quite a bit!


Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preservative), Red 40, Yellow 5

A 20 oz. bottle contains 280 calories, 105 mg of sodium, and 76g of carbs (71 g sugars).

While you might not find it everywhere, if you do see Sunkist Cherry Limeade on the store shelf, pick up a bottle or two. Given the limited fruit flavor choices found in the marketplace today, it’s a nice refreshing break.