- Sonic rolled out its pickle-flavored juice slush on Monday, after announcing the new product in March.
- Some customers have taken to social media to express their confusion about the new product.
- One reviewer described the drink as “too sweet.”
Monday, June 11 will go down in history as a confusing day in the fast-food industry.
The pancake chain IHOP announced that it had temporarily changed its name to IHOb because it was promoting a new line of burgers.
Then, drive-in restaurant Sonic debuted its new pickle-flavored juice slush.
The new drink, which was announced earlier on in the year, is described by Sonic as having a “sweet yet tart” taste.
“You won’t understand why, but you’ll keep going back for more sips, likely until it’s all gone. Our only gripe is that the slush is a bit too sweet, as if overcorrecting for the acidity, but maybe this is what has to happen for America to acclimate to – and embrace – pickle-flavored soft drink,” the reviewer wrote.
The initial reaction on social media was one of confusion:
Stop trying to make Pickle Juice Slush happen! ???????? https://t.co/81YaGat2XW
— ⓜⓘⓐ ⓦⓐⓛⓛⓐⓒⓔ (@Grunge_Girl7) June 11, 2018
Seriously, a Pickle Juice Slush??? Just throw the whole Sonic franchise away ???? pic.twitter.com/KH6Td6TEI1
— Shashana (@Shashana80sKid) June 11, 2018
However, some customers are looking forward to this unusual combination and making jokes about other merchandise Sonic should offer:
Pregnant women who OWN their salt cravings rejoice! At @sonicdrivein you can now get a "Pickle Juice Slush." Every 10 that you buy gets you a new, even LARGER pair of Sonic branded SWEATPANTS!!!
— LT (@LTspeaks) June 11, 2018
The Pickle Juice Slush is joined by three other new summer flavours, which will be available at participating Sonic restaurants for a limited time: Bahama Mama, Blue Hawaiian, and Tiger’s Blood.
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