If you’re like most Americans, you spent many of your formative years drinking sugary vitamin-laced beverages: a childhood littered with Capri Sun packets and Sunny D bottles. If you’d like to revisit that time, Sunny Delight is now available as a caffeine-free canned energy drink. No, really.
In a quote provided in the press release announcing the product, it becomes clear who this product is aimed at. “It… offers a different kind of pick-me-up – carbonated energy that’s uniquely provided by a combination of three carbohydrates, as well as seven B vitamins to help metabolise the carbohydrates into energy,” we’re all pretending that the company’s associate marketing director said. “Simply put, SunnyD X offers the energy teens crave without the ingredients moms tell us concern them such as caffeine and taurine. It’s a win win.” Aha! Teens!
In other words, the idea behind the drink is to serve as an alternative to standard energy drinks by blasting you with B-vitamins and sugars. That “combination of three carbohydrates” is sucrose (regular sugar), glucose, and isomaltulose, a sugar-derived sweetener that has the same amount of calories as sugar, but is metabolized at a slower rate, avoiding sugar highs and crashes. No, you’ll have to depend on the other two sugars for those.
If this sounds interesting to you, SunnyD X is available at convenience stores and some grocery chains in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
News: Sunny Delight Now Comes in an Energy Drink Version [Brand Eating]