What Does Fresca REALLY Taste Like?

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Last week, there were quite a few words flying around. Many supportive yet some unkind.

Some were especially unkind towards the bane of my existence…my guilty pleasure: Fresca.

While the accuser never stepped forward to respond to my readers question about exactly HOW he knew Fresca tasted like…well…other stuff, I decided to hit the streets and find out first hand about the public’s perception of Fresca.

Enjoy.

71 comments
Kyle Akerman
Kyle Akerman

When I was a kid my grandma used to let my cousins and me have Fresca (original flavor) and chocolate chip cookies as an afternoon treat. Mmm mmm good. And for all of you Caddyshack fans out there, who can forget this mention of everyone's favorite beverage? http://bit.ly/cYbmIQ

Sarah
Sarah

I have to admit that I'd never heard of Fresca before so I looked for it at my local store and lo and behold, there it was. I was fully prepared to try it until I checked the ingredient list and I saw aspartame. I guess Fresca will remain one of the things I never tasted in my life. (Full list available upon request ;) ) I still love your vlog, though! More vlogs, more vlogs!

The Redhead
The Redhead

Good gravy, m'dear - I never said it was a health food!

Jay SWAT
Jay SWAT

As much as I love you Red, I'm gonna havta pull the plug on this one. Fresca is sweetened with a chemical called Aspartame. This chemical is a poison to the human body and has been linked to at least 92 health related issues. I don't want to post the entire list because it would make this post super long. If you really want the list I can get it to you. In a lot of cases, doctors have a hard time diagnosing aspartame poisoning b/c it can show up in so many different ways depending upon a persons genetic make up. Fresca used to be sweetened with saccharin some time ago but when people realized how damaging saccharin was they yanked it. Saccharin can't even be broken down by the human body. Aspartame on the other hand dissolves into a solution that can than travel throughout your body and deposit itself into any number of tissues. For all you hard core Fresca fanatics out there, at some point you need to take a break and do a aspartame detox (that doesn't mean just stop drinking Fresca) and see if your health improves. I'm not the biggest health nut in the world but I do try to limit my vices and provide my body with fuel that it can properly break down. I hate seeing people pump themselves full of chemicals because it "tastes so good". Do your body a favor and get off the crack. Peace, Jay SWAT P.S. I got an error when trying to sign in using facebook.

Dominic
Dominic

Hey! I love Fresca! I think I'm the one who turned you on to it....

Marian Schembari
Marian Schembari

Oh my. This is freaking GENIUS, woman! When I was a kid my mom was obsessed with Fresca but wouldn't let me drink it because she didn't want me having "fake sugar" at such a young age. But my mom was a working woman so when she'd leave for the day I'd go into her Fresca stash and steal a can. She surprisingly never caught on, but to this day Fresca reminds me of being a kid. I actually had no idea they still made it! Now I'm really craving one but don't think they're available in Londontown :'-(

1stTimers
1stTimers

You are too funny!! I LOVE Fresca as well. Putting it in my mouth, swallowing it. What an experience! Alone or with others, its not a shame.....Black Cherry sounds delichious!!

1stTimers
1stTimers

You are too funny!! I LOVE Fresca as well. Putting it in my mouth, swallowing it. What an experience! Alone or with others, its not a shame.....Black Cherry sounds delichious!!

mckra1g
mckra1g

I must say that I prefer the taste of classic Fresca. There's nothing else like it. :) Great to see so many familiar faces in this video - fun to see some new ones! The taste of social media, indeed. I see a shirt in the making?

Cherry Woodburn
Cherry Woodburn

I LOVE that you made this video and I'm also blushing with my hand over my mouth (no Fresca or Fresca taste-alikes involved) that you made this. And yea to all Sob-con-ers for participating. Big swigs and swallows to you, Cherry

Erin Blaskie
Erin Blaskie

I don't think we have Fresca in Canada! Although, I don't drink anything with carbonation so I've probably missed the Fresca boat. ;) haha

The Redhead
The Redhead

It seems that spiking Fresc is all the rage. I do like it with wine, though. GREAT sangria!

Farmers Wife
Farmers Wife

Y'all are so adorably hilarious!!! I like fresca! But not peach. :-( Black Cherry :-) I especially like your recipe for spiking fresca; you are bringing me back to the fresca addiction!! My Lil'Gal loves fresca too! And, for a carbonated treat for her -- well, it's the healthiest option!

davinabrewer
davinabrewer

I'm a classic Coke drinker, but this is funny. And reminds me of an old West Wing episode, when Ainsley was bemoaning the lack of Fresca at the WH. May have to give it another try, outside the WoC here in Atlanta.

Brian
Brian

First of all, the Peach flavor is horrible. Second of all, Fresca is for men - it says so right on the can - Fresca For Men.

Toni B.
Toni B.

I love Fresca, and a brand here in Arizona called Vernors (Verners?), but confession time: I LOVE TAB!!!! yup.

Erroin Martin
Erroin Martin

#Fresca - Erika. The video is a freakin' riot.

Bill W
Bill W

Note to self: Invent Fresca Bong to...ummm...enhance the Fresca consumption experience. Develop Fresca Football to replace Beer Pong. Then purchase new bed to better allow for "rolling in dough" opportunities...

The Redhead
The Redhead

It's magically delicious. I feel like such a heathen for my Fresca affinity, but to hell with it!

Leah @bookieboo
Leah @bookieboo

Wooo hooo! This is the ONLY time I"m condoning use of soda....but Woo hoo! #fresca BABY!

Antonia Harler
Antonia Harler

Sadly, I have to admit, that I have NO idea what Fresca is. #totalfailonmybehalf

Mike Masin
Mike Masin

Is drinking Fresca outdoors dining al Fresca?

Mary Alice Gilbert
Mary Alice Gilbert

I'm distraught! Where is the original citrus-flavored Fresca that goes so well with Tequila?

Stacey Hood
Stacey Hood

Well, you know, if you two would come over to this side of the Mississippi, then ya'll could experience World of Coke over in Atlanta.

PJ Mullen
PJ Mullen

I miss the black cherry flavor. For whatever reason that and the peach have disappeared from the shelves here in Charlotte.

rob
rob

I'm a purest, just gimme the regular delicious citrussy one, ice cold.

Bothered Pocket
Bothered Pocket

"It got stuck in my throat" Classic line XD Correct me if I'm wrong, I can't quite put my finger on it, but I'm detecting subliminal suggestion in this video.

LynetteRadio
LynetteRadio

HOLLA! Fresca is my favorite. I didn't know there were flavors!!

Travel Blogger
Travel Blogger

I LOVE Fresca. the black cherry is pretty yummy.

Rob Woods
Rob Woods

Multiple flavours? You're spoiled in America....In Canada it's grapefruit Fresca or nothing.

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