Do You Remember Drinking Five Alive When You Were a Kid? [Video]
Recently I was watching Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu. That show's awesome, by the way and it's what brings us here today. I forget which episode this throwback was in and I don't even remember the context. But, in the show, one of Reese Witherspoon's kids calls another one "Five Alive." Immediately, I turned to Kevin and said, "Holy crap! FIVE ALIVE??!!! Oh my gosh. Do you remember that?"
He had absolutely zero idea what I was talking about. But, when I was a kid, I was addicted to Five Alive- The Five Fruit Refresher. I knew I hadn't had any in decades and instantly started to wonder if it was still around. I hopped on the internet and did a quick Google search. Lo and behold, they still make it.
So, I marched my happy behind right into Kroger and went over to the frozen concentrate section and guess what? SUCCESS!!! Yes, they still carry Five Alive. Naturally, I bought two. Come to Daddy!
Now, in case you're not familiar with this deliciousness, here's the scoop. Five Alive contains juices from five different fruits: tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange. As the commercial below states, it's all in "one refreshing taste."
I totally remember that commercial. I showed it to Dave Spencer and he instantly remembered it too. This 1984 commercial is a scream and features a cameo, at the end, by the famous puppet Madame.
Then there's this classic, which was was released right smack dab in the middle of the 80s.
So, do YOU remember drinking Five Alive?