Five Alive

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This article is about the fruit drink. For the Carbon Leaf album, see 5 Alive!.

Five Alive (stylized as 5 Alive) is a line of fruit juice blends created by Minute Maid, a brand of The Coca-Cola Company. The name refers to the five fruit juices each variety contains. Five Alive's slogan is currently "Feel Alive!", and has the tag-line of "Come alive with 5 Alive" in the UK, and "Five Alive is a refreshing citrus beverage for families that contains the juice of five citrus fruits you can enjoy all day long" in the USA. In the 1980s, it was promoted by Wayland Flowers and Madame.

Varieties[edit]

Availability[edit]

Once widely available in the U.S., it is now more difficult to find. Five Alive is, however, still widely distributed in Canada and in the UK, as a plastic bottled or canned drink, also in 250 ml cartons suitable for vending machines or as a frozen concentrate. Also available in 1.89L cartons or 2.44L plastic jugs), as well as 200mL tetrapak boxes.

Nutritional information[edit]

Five Alive is not a significant source of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, fibre, vitamin A, calcium, or iron. The Nutrition Facts label on the Canadian 341 mL ready-to-serve can of Five Alive claims the beverage contains 140% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Five Alive contains 110 calories and 27 grams of sugar per 240 mL. U.S. Five Alive labels list 41% fruit juice, with high fructose corn syrup as an ingredient after filtered water.[1] In the United Kingdom, quantitative ingredient labeling is mandatory; U.K. labels show that Five Alive contains 42% fruit juice, as well as 22% sugar and several artificial sweeteners.[2]

References in popular culture[edit]

Canadian alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies recorded a song for their 1989 demo tape Buck Naked called "Couldn't Care Less" in which there was a line where they sang "What are the five fruits in Five Alive juice?".

In a skit on Saturday Night Live, three Southern ladies (played by Cheri Oteri, Ana Gasteyer and guest host Claire Danes) were on their first trip to France. When asked what beverage they would like to order, one asked, "Do y'all have Five Alive?"

American rock band The Hold Steady album Almost Killed Me song "Knuckles" contains the line "I've been trying to get people to call me SunnyD. 'Cause I've got the good stuff kids go for. People keep calling me Five Alive."

Season 4 Episode 2 of the television show "American Dad!"[The One That Got Away] features a scene where the main character Stan Smith accuses the alien Roger of "always raiding the fridge and drinking all my Five Alive."

Season 4 Episode 3 of the television show Eastbound & Down[Chapter 24] features a scene where Kenny Powers toasts to his newfound success and says "Children raise your Five Alives..."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Five Alive information from Minute Maid
  2. ^ [1] Quantitative Ingredient Declaration (QUID) On Food Labelling

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