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|Type||Lemon-flavored soft drink|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Related products||Calpico, Smart C|
C.C. Lemon is a Japanese soft drink created by Suntory. It is known for its lemon flavor and for its advertisements featuring characters from the popular American cartoon The Simpsons. It has been recently introduced to Vietnam. The Simpsons produced five advertisements for the drink from 2000 to 2002.
C.C. Lemon comes in a variety of sizes. Below is a table stating the volume, type of container, and number of lemons worth of vitamin C.
|Volume||Container||Number of Lemons worth of vitamin C|
|160 mL||Can||22 Lemons|
|250 mL||Can||35 Lemons|
|280 mL||Can||40 Lemons|
|350 mL||Can||50 Lemons|
|500 mL||Can/Bottle||70 Lemons|
|1500 mL||Bottle||210 Lemons|
The Simpsons have appeared in numerous commercials for C.C. Lemon. In Japan, The Simpsons are anecdotally better known for being featured in C.C. Lemon commercials than for their television show. References to the yellow color of the Simpsons features heavily in the marketing.
In addition to the many television commercials, The Simpsons also appear on a wide range of merchandise for the product. The promotional items include 500 mL beverage holders, pens, coasters, magnets, lunchboxes, and foldable lawn chairs. The Simpsons also appeared on the 500mL bottles in their winter attire one year during the Christmas season.
Mr. C.C. Lemon
The Simpsons family is not C.C. Lemon's only mascot. The mascot Mr. C.C. Lemon greets people on the official website and states he is "a sparkling guy who LOVES to make people laugh." He is a barrel-chested white man, played by American actor Guy Totaro, dressed entirely in yellow. On his legs he wears yellow shorts, knee-length yellow socks along with yellow high tops, and his top is a yellow t-shirt with the C.C. Lemon logo.