Perhaps you remember being a kid (or a parent) in the ‘90s, and having a delicious afternoon snack of Dunkaroos or Fruit by the Foot accompanied by the orange-flavored drink known as Sunny Delight. Affectionately known as SunnyD, this drink was a juice staple of the ‘90s, until parents found out that the beverage actually contained less than five percent juice.
Well, SunnyD is back with a vengeance with SunnyD X, a carbonated energy drink that comes in orange, lemon-lime, and fruit punch flavors. The drink, according to Brand Eating, comes in 16-ounce cans and is available at select grocery stores in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
SunnyD X actually doesn’t rely on taurine or caffeine to give consumers an energy boost, says David Zellen, a representative for Sunny D.
“SunnyD X offers a different kind of pick me up: carbonated energy that is uniquely provided by a combination of three carbohydrates as well as seven B vitamins to help metabolize the carbohydrates into energy," said Zellen. "Simply put, SunnyD X offers the energy teens crave without the ingredients moms tell us concern them, such as caffeine and taurine.”
Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi