Back To The Future Day went pretty well overall. It seems like everyone had fun with it, especially brands involved with the original film.

Well, everyone except Pepsi.

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As you may have heard, Pepsi planned on releasing 6,500 limited-edition Pepsi Perfects in the U.S. for the occasion priced at around $20 each. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned and they’re trying to make amends.

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Pepsi has become the latest company associated with Back To The Future II to make products featured in the film a reality. Indeed, Pepsi Perfect will be an extremely limited edition offering staring on October 21, 2015—the same date Marty McFly arrived in the future and ordered the beverage.

PepsiCo’s senior director of marketing, Lou Arbetter tells The Hollywood Reporter:

“Fans have always been a little crazy about it. So we wanted to take advantage of the fact that Marty traveled to the future, to this month, and wanted to actually come out with the product.”

Pepsi plans to release the beverage in a limited run of only 6,500 bottles, available while supplies last. Fortunately for us, the 16.9 oz. bottle will retail for $20.15 which is a steal compared to Marty’s bill of $50 in the movie. And while the Pepsi Perfect bottles will be packaged in a special futuristic case, the cola will be the same formula as Pepsi with real sugar.

For those attending NYCC this weekend, the first 200 fans dressed as Marty McFly will receive Pepsi Perfect bottles on each day of the convention. Pepsi will also be celebrating with a booth inspired by “Café ’80s,” featuring a DeLorean and even a Wild Gunman arcade game.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Man, now I feel really bad for saying “no, not at all” when a waiter/waitress responds to my request for a Diet Coke with “is Pepsi ok?”.

Indeed, Lesly Villegas begins crying after tasting Pepsi for the first time. You see, she’s allergic to caffeine and her boyfriend finally enlightened her to the fact that caffeine free soda exists.

I can’t imagine the kind of joy she would have experienced if that soda was caffeine free Dr. Pepper or something.

Check out the video after the break…

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If you aren’t familiar with Crystal Pepsi, it was part of the clear soda fad that came and went quickly the early 1990s. However, we are now learning that it may actually be poised for a comeback after competitive eater / Crystal Pepsi fan Kevin Strahle tweeted that he had received a letter from the company on Crystal Pepsi stationery that stated:

“We’ve had customers ask us to bring back their favorite products before, but never with your level of enthusiasm and humor… We definitely hear you and your followers and we think you’ll be happy with what’s in store… Stay tuned.”

AdAge confirmed with PepsiCo that the letter is genuine, but reps wouldn’t reveal any additional details other than “Crystal Pepsi fans are going to be happy with what we have planned”.

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Now we need to turn to Nabisco and start a campaign to bring back Giggles cookies.

(AdAge via Consumerist)


Strawberry flavored milk is one thing, but Japan is now getting strawberry milk flavored Pepsi. It will be called “Pink Cola” and it is, in fact, very pink. This will be a limited edition flavor that will be made available beginning starting on December 9th, but it isn’t the first time it’s made an appearance. Pink Cola first went on sale in Japan back in 2011, so this return visit must mean it was a hit.

See photos of the 2011 version after the break.

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This Pepsi cooler looks like some kids riding toy, but it’s way better. It’s a remote-controlled 30-quart cooler that features headlights, speakers, three different speeds, reverse and the ability to navigate rough terrain.

Just imagine, next time you’re out relaxing with your friends and you’ve wandered too far from your cooler, all you have to do is guide it to your new location and an ice cold beverage is yours for the taking (preferably not Pepsi though).

See more pictures after the break.

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You know when you’re on your way to work and you’re so hungry, and I mean like I’m-hallucinating-and-totally-starving-hungry, and the whole world around you starts to morph into tasty snacks? In this Pepsi commercial, a commuter gets a hankering for a hot dog, and then he “imagines” that the subway train is actually a giant chain of hot dogs. Nothing weird about that at all.

Watch the commercial after the break…

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These two Pepsi commercials follow the exploits of a samurai/totally awesome warrior as he… uh… you know, I’m not quite sure what he’s trying to do. I think the warrior, who’s played by actor Shun Oguri, wants to fight some giant molten rock monsters, and somehow Pepsi is involved. Maybe drinking Pepsi gives him the drive to “forever challenge” the unjust enemies of man? Or maybe he just has a really crazy sugar buzz from all that soda and the only way he can burn it off is by playing with his sword in the desert? Kinda up in the air, I guess.

Anyway, the commercials are still pretty cool. Hope you enjoy them! Check ’em out after the break…

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What if the ongoing advertising war between brands meshed up with online gaming? Angry Brands would result! It’s a stretch, but artist Yakushev Grigory made it come to life with his art. The logos of brands like Starbucks, Google, Apple, and more are transformed into the birds from the Angry Birds and everyone should duck to be safe. Grigory didn’t turn any companies into pigs – yet.

Check out Pringles and Pepsi bird-brand designs after the break.

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Those wacky Japanese foodies have come up with yet another flavor combination that makes me want to book a flight for Japan. This time it’s Pepsi-flavored Cheetos. Just think how convenient it would be to get your Pepsi fix and your junk food fix in one bite!

According to The Impulsive Buy, the Cheetos had the aroma of flat soda and cinnamon donuts with an acidic, citrusy taste that overpowered the cola flavor. So not quite a home run but, apparently, the Cheetos actually fizz a bit like actual soda. That’s what we call attention to detail.

(The Impulsive Buy via Foodbeast)