Taco Bell's Limeade Sparklers Should Be Called "Sugarlers"

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​What sparkles? A moonlit ocean, crappy glitter crafts, and Beyonce Knowles' 18 carat diamond engagement ring. What doesn't? Limeade Sparklers, the newest drink offering from Taco Bell. Instead, they sugar, heavily. So why not call them "Sugarlers"? C'mon Taco Bell, truth in advertising.

Available in two flavors, Classic Limeade and Cherry Limeade, Taco Bell describes their new drink as, "a refreshing mix of cool lemon-lime soda, real lime juice and natural cherry flavor poured over ice and garnished with a real lime wedge." Real lime wedge? As opposed to what? A green piece of flavored plastic? And refreshing? I'll get to that.

While they're visually interesting (clear plastic cups revealing a green or pink bottom and lots of fizzy bubbles) Taco Bell's Limeade Sparklers are nothing more than super-sweet Sierra Mist with too much ice, a token lime wedge, and a built-in response to down at least three cups of water after consuming -- that must be the "refreshing" part.

The less offensive of the two flavors, the Classic Limeade, sports 150 calories and 38 grams of sugar for a 16-ounce cup. The Cherry Limeade ups the ante a bit with 180 calories and 43 grams of sugar for the same size.

Wanna try one for yourself? The Bell's offering a coupon for a free Limeade Sparkler from now until July 11, or until 500,000 coupons have been printed.


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4 comments
Dj
Dj

I would be to differ. I love the new limeade...especially compared to most limeades. Has an interesting Margarita-ness about it.

Vryprvt1
Vryprvt1

Why all the hate for this drink? I think it's really good. I wouldn't recommend drinking one every day, but it's definitely a once a week treat that is way better for you than a Dairy Queen Blizzard or just about any seasonal drink at Starbucks!

Bethofvt
Bethofvt

I LOVE the limeade sparklers and find them the most refreshing drink I have ever had. I was never much of a Taco Bell person but find myself going there at least once a week now just for the limeade sparkler. I do wish they had a sugar-free variety. I might go every day then. Sierra Mist, you say, maybe I can buy the sugar free at the store and try making my own at home.

Laura
Laura

What is the difference if you get a coke or a limeade sparkler, and they are sooooo good and refreshing, and I love all the ice. Although I think it could be made with no sugar using club soda and lime juice. I think I'll try that at home.

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