REVIEW: Limited Edition Sprite Tic Tac

What is it?

Tic Tacs, the diminutive mints, took its first sip of the soda world with a 2020 Coca-Cola flavor. It must have worked because here I am now in 2023 talking about the new Sprite Tac Tacs. Two of the great small pleasures in my life are Tics Tacs and Sprite, but I would never have thought to combine them, so I was glad that someone did. Initially, anyway.

How is it?

The buttery yellow color of these Tic Tacs didn’t get them off to the best start for me. I don’t think I’m alone in immediately associating Sprite with its iconic dark green bottle. While I’m sure this lighter, brighter shade was meant to allude to the citrus flavor (and it probably also didn’t hurt to distinguish these from one of Tic Tac’s most famous varieties, Wintergreen), I found the hue too banana-y to bode well.

The taste did start pretty decent, sweet and lemon-lime-y. Sure, there was a bit of an acidic aftertaste, but the main notes were crisp enough that I was able to mostly ignore it. But since a Tic Tac’s sweetness comes from its smooth outer coating, you’re ultimately going to be sucking on it long enough to dissolve that (about a minute, in my experience) or just biting through it directly. Either method reveals the coarser, more powdery inside, which here is quite sour, and chemical-tasting enough that I’d call it actively unpleasant.

Anything else you need to know?

I get that sourness is theoretically appropriate for a citrus-based flavor, but these just don’t remind me at all of Sprite, a soda I define more by its fizziness and mild sweetness than by any resemblance to the harshness of an actual lemon or lime.


When I’m going for a Tic Tac, I typically want either to feel refreshed or to get a little burst of tastiness. This flavor doesn’t provide either of those things, so I can confidently say that I won’t be purchasing it again, and I’d even go as far as to state that I hope these lemony Tic Tacs are out of the limelight entirely soon.

Purchased Price: $1.59
Size: 1 oz
Purchased at: Wawa
Rating: 4 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 mint) 0 calories, 0 grams of total fat, 0 milligrams of sodium, 0 grams of total carbohydrates, and 0 grams of protein.

6 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition Sprite Tic Tac”

    1. Holy molars…they used to have a banana flavor? I would’ve been ALL over those!

      1. ya, the one’s I bought were the larger size pack that look like a giant pill, they were a Minion’s promo, super cute. I gave them to the neighborhood kids for Halloween

  1. Hey –
    I tried the Tic Tac Sprites. The owners – Coca Cola – missed the mark on that one.
    Not good!

  2. Opinions, especially involving taste buds, are subjective, and I’m in the camp that really enjoyed the two containers of Sprite Tic Tacs I purchased, so I bought a bunch more. I’m not even a Tic Tac buyer, picked the first two up because I hadn’t tried it before and why not, and at first I thought it didn’t taste like Sprite, but then realized that’s probably a good thing that they went heavier on the lemon and lighter on the lime. I have a wife and six kids and five of my kids loved them, one did not, but he’s a Mallo Cup eater so we don’t trust his judgement. Two of my girls asked me to buy as many as I could since they’re probably limited and they don’t want to run out. All of my kids are 18 and younger. Anyway, we enjoy them, most of us anyway, and funny thing is the one son who didn’t like them ran out of the in a day.

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