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2018-06-11 15:44:11

 

Sonic Debuts Pickle Juice Slush, Divides Twitter
Sonic Pickle Juice Slush
Sonic’s Snow Cone Slush Lineup (L – RT): Tiger’s Blood, Pickle Juice, Blue Hawaiian and Bahama Mama. Business Wire

Pucker up! Sonic’s new Pickle Juice Slush is here!

On Monday, June 11, the fast-food chain known for its burgers and sweet slushy drinks debuted a Pickle Juice Slush that’s already garnering mixed reactions on social media.

The bright green beverage made its grand entrance alongside three additional slushes — Bahama Mama, Blue Hawaiian and Tiger’s Blood — which are all takes on classic snow cone flavors. And no, the Tiger’s Blood Slush has no ties to Charlie Sheen, who went through a “tiger blood” phase of his own back in 2011.

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A Sonic Corp. drive-in restaurant in Normal, Illinois. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

“Sonic’s guests are game to try adventurous and fun flavors, so we’ve made it our mission to deliver the best of both worlds when it comes to innovation and variety,” said Scott Uehlein, vice president of product innovation and development for Sonic, via a press release. “The entire Snow Cone Slush lineup – including Pickle Juice, Bahama Mama, Blue Hawaiian and Tiger’s Blood – has a distinctly summertime vibe, allowing our guests to create new summer memories.”

With the exception of the Pickle Juice Slush, all of the other slushes in the snow cone collection have distinct fruit flavors reminiscent of summer and warm weather. Bahama Mama tastes like a pina colada, Blue Hawaiian has notes of coconut and fruit punch and Tiger’s Blood features watermelon and strawberry flavoring with a hint of coconut.

Though Sonic’s goal was to have customers “create new summer memories,” some reactions to the Pickle Juice Slush haven’t exactly been stellar.