Sprunk is an explosive re-energizing soft drink in the Grand Theft Auto World.
Sprunk is a carbonated lemon lime beverage claimed in a Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas radio advertising to contain "10 times the caffeine and sugar", mixed with mercury, ether and benzine, and packaged in fragmentation grenade-shaped cans. The Sprunk logo and color scheme are a parody mix of Sprite and "spunk", a slang term for semen. "Spunk" also means "a spark", which might mean that the caffeine in the drink causes a spark. The company's slogan in GTA IV is "The Essence of Life". While Sprunk is a caffeinated soft drink, Sprite and its competitors Sierra Mist and 7 Up are not.
Sprunk is first introduced in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in the form of a Sprunk vending machine in the Kaufman Cabs depot and a Sprunk booth appearing in the the North Point Mall. However, the Sprunk vending machine and booth are non-interactive and only serve as decoration. However, in the Sprunk booth in the North Point Mall, a health pickup can be found. Sprunk sponsors Hotring Racers and Bloodring Bangers in GTA Vice City, and their logos can be found on various Hotring Racers and Bloodring Bangers.
Sprunk establishments are found in both Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV. For GTA San Andreas, players can find the offices of Sprunk in East Beach, Los Santos, as well as a Sprunk factory in Montgomery, Red County, while an abandoned Sprunk factory can be found in Tudor, Alderney in GTA IV.
Sprunk vending machines are dotted throughout Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV, from which the player can buy a can of Sprunk (or Orang-O-Tang in GTA IV) for $1, drink its contents to replenish their health, and throw the empty can on the ground (for GTA IV, the player can pick up and throw the can again, although throwing a can at a pedestrian in the sight of a security guard or police officer will give the player a one star wanted level and throwing the can at gang members will result in them shooting the player). A plastic bottle of Sprunk can also be brought from newspaper stands all over the city in GTA IV.
Advertisements have also been featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Manhunt and Manhunt 2. The player can also download a Sprunk theme for their phone via Vipluxuryringtones.com in GTA IV, the Sprunk logo can be found on some Benson trucks in the same game. In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, several billboards for Sprunk can be seen, and, in the PSP version, it is also one of the three selectable skins for the PDA.
In GTA IV, Sprunk is a also sponsor of the Venturas Poker Challenge on Weazel and an extreme base jumping competition on CNT in The Ballad of Gay Tony where 16 contestants go head to head and race to base jump off of certain buildings in Liberty City.
- Sprunk is also featured in the Manhunt series.
- The name rhymes with spunk, a slang term for semen. This is reinforced by the Sprunk motto "The Essence of Life."
- In GTA San Andreas, a Sprunk billboard featuring a short-haired woman can be found on the southern edge of Jefferson, Los Santos (next to the east-west expressway into the commercial heart of Los Santos), with a slogan that reads "A Taste of Things to Come".
Following a car chase during "Reuniting the Families" that ends with the gang's car crashing through the billboard, the billboard's slogan, partially cut away by a clean hole created from the crash, now reads "A Taste of Come", referring to "cum" (an informal term for semen). The billboard piece can in fact be destroyed before "Reuniting The Families" using any weapon.
- Sprunk co-exists with eCola, a seeming play of Coca-Cola. In reality, Sprite is a brand owned by Coca-Cola.
- Sprunk Xtreme seems to be a parody of either Mountain Dew's MDX variant or the AMP Energy brand as both Mountain Dew and Sprunk are major sponsors of an action sports tour.
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories & GTA Vice City Stories