Sonic Slushes Review

Sonic Slushes Review
Sonic Slushes

Product Name: Sonic Slush

Offer price: $1.19

Currency: USD

Availability: InStock

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  • Taste & Texture
  • Health
  • Value

We all know Sonic boasts more than 1,063,953 drink combinations between their fountain drinks and slush flavors. But that’s far too many to sample in a lifetime, so for the sake of this post, we’ll just mention that there are 21 basic Sonic Slush flavors (could vary by location) that you can try one by one – or combine any way you wish. Every once in awhile, Sonic introduces a new, limited-time flavor option, which is always fun to try. It’s summertime too, and one of the best ways to get relief from the heat is to sip on an ice-cold Slush. 

sonic slush

History and Inspiration

Slushes were invented by accident in the 1950s when a Dairy Queen owner’s soda fountain machine broke down. He improvised for his customers by placing some soda bottles in the freezer, and when he popped the tops, the sodas were frozen and slushy. Since then, several fast-food chains and some of our favorite convenient stores have created their version of the Slushy, Icee, or Slurpee. Some of them even continue to use soda as their slush liquid, but this can get tricky because a pressure chamber is needed. Sonic uses mostly non-carbonated juices and liquids, and their secret lies in their famous ice nuggets. They can’t be duplicated! 

Types of Sonic Slushes

The available Slush flavors are cherry, diet cherry, cranberry, watermelon, grape, orange, Powerade, blue coconut, green apple, blue raspberry, vanilla, chocolate,   peach, raspberry, blackberry, and mango. You can also ask for fruity additions such as lemon, strawberry, lime, lemon berry, and pineapple. If you catch Sonic when they’re in a creative mood, you might have the chance to try their limited edition Red Bull Slushie or their Pickle Juice Slush. You can even find some interesting Slushes on their Secret Menu.

Sonic Slushes
Sonic Slushes. Photo by Sonic.

Sonic Slushes Review

With seemingly endless combinations and options, it’s difficult to review all of them. But I can tell you that I’ve tasted all of them at one time or another. Each flavor stands well on its own, but I’m a creative type, so I like to mix things up. I also have three kids, so if we all come up with our own combinations, we get to try all kinds of magical options. 

sonic slush


1.      Taste and Texture [5/5]

The fruity ones are the best, and just about anything pairs well with lime or lemon. Powerade tastes just like Powerade juice, but, as you’d imagine, it’s colder and slushier. It’s similar to blue raspberry, but more sugary, while blue raspberry has a tanginess to it. In fact, any of the berry flavors are sweet and tangy. My favorites are watermelon, cherry, and mango and they’re even better combined, but if you put too much cherry in the cup, it’s overpowering. Green apple, orange, and grape are good flavors reminiscent of popsicles. I’m not a fan of the diet cherry flavor, but it’s ok if it’s mixed with something else. I don’t care for the vanilla or chocolate flavors either – I’d rather order a milkshake. By the way, Sonic Milkshakes are heavenly. But that’s another post. 

2. Are they healthy? [2/5]

Now for the not-so-good news. Sonic Slushes are not very healthy for you. I know, everyone loves them, but these drinks are full of sugar. And if you like to chomp on the ice, well then you have double the explaining to do with your dentist. Each Slush contains 48 to 145 grams of sugar, depending on the size and if you add extra syrup flavoring. We should be consuming no more than 50 grams of sugar a day, and the less the better. We don’t need this type of sugar in our diets at all, so if you’re going for a Slush, make it a good one. 

3. Are they Worth it? [4/5]

Like most things in life, there should be some balance. Sonic Slushes provide no nutritional value and they pack a heavy punch of sweetness, so I wouldn’t recommend grabbing one every day. But for the occasional treat and relief from the summer heat, it’s a worthy option. 

Final Verdict

Fun and fruity, the Sonic Slush has stood the test of time and continues to be one of America’s favorite chilled drinks among kids and adults. The prices are reasonable and you can find a Sonic location just about anywhere, so you can easily fill a craving. As a bonus, Sonic’s food menu is just as delicious and affordable, so you can eat and drink to your heart’s content at the same classic drive-through. 

Sonic Slush Nutrition Facts

Small Sonic Slush

  • Calories 189
  • Total Fat 0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 0 mg
  • Potassium 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 0 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0 g
  • Sugars 49 g
  • Protein 0 g

Sonic Slush Pricing 

Sonic’s prices are reasonable across the board, so their Slushes are no exception. 

  • Small- $1.19
  • Medium- $1.99
  • Large- $2.39
  • Route- 44 $2.59

Adding syrups and customized flavors will increase the price a bit, but just a few cents.

You can also visit Sonic any day between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for their Happy Hour during which time you can get half-priced drinks and slushes. If that’s not cheap enough for you, you can also receive a free medium Slush when you create a new account with Sonic’s reward program.

What do you think?

What is your favorite Slush flavor combo? And tell the truth- do you pick your flavor so you can show off a bright red tongue in a selfie? I might. Let us know in the comments below.  

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