|Product type||Beverage, fruit juices|
|Owner||The Coca-Cola Company|
Five 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.
- The original Citrus version: orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, lime
- Passionate Peach: peach, grape, orange, passion fruit, lemon.
- Berry Blast: apple, blackcurrant, grape, raspberry. strawberry.
- Tropical: orange, apricot, guava, mango, passion fruit
- Pomegranate: Grape, Orange, Pomegranate, Tangerine, Lemon Juices
- Invigorating Blend: Mango, Kiwi, Dragon Fruit, Granadilla, Bananas
- Winter Crop: apple, grape, lemon, pineapple, and cherry juices
In the U.S. it was once widely available, but now has limited availability. Five Alive is 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.
Five Alive is not a significant source of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, fiber, 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. 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.
References in popular culture
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?".
The sitcom “The Goldbergs” is set in the 1980s and contains a one line reference about Five Alive. It is on Season 5, Episode 8. Barry Goldberg visits his sister at college. As Erica enters her dorm room, Barry announces his surprise visit by declaring “I drank all your Five Alive!”
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?"
The song "Knuckles" from the American rock band The Hold Steady's album Almost Killed Me 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."
In Alan Partridge Goes For a Ramble (Knowing Me Knowing Yule Extras), Partridge proposed to dispense Five Alives in vending machines placed in hedges.
In the radio program Fags, Mags and Bags Dave uses it as one of his two catchphrases. The other being "Ooft".