I have to say, I like Sierra Mist. I don't love it. I also like Sierra Mist Free Cranberry, I would never claim that it is my favorite. I know it says that it is made with real sugar. I always wondered what exactly that meant. I can tell you that the flavor and the after taste have an artificial sort of overly sweet flavor to it. This flavor is most noticeable when the soda is not icy cold. The taste is not so strong or detectable when it is icy cold. I do enjoy the cranberry over tones. The cranberry taste is strong enough to substantially reduce some of the sweetness of the soda but does not quale the after taste in any very substantial way. I enjoy Sierra Mist Free Cranberry Soda every once in a while. I don't believe it will be one of my regular buys. Although it doesn't have calories, it also doesn't have fruit juice so don't be fooled by the implication of cranberry. It's too sweet and has a saccharine after taste.