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)
Ever wonder what it’s like to take a bath in a tub full of Pepsi? I mean, who hasn’t right? Well, NeightN took the plunge (ha!) and filled his tub with a whole lot of soda… just to say he did it. Life’s all about new experiences!
Check out all the bathtub fun after the break…
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PepsiCo claims it has “a new way to do mornings” in the form of its upcoming Mountain Dew “Kickstart”. The beverage is a combination of Mountain Dew and fruit juice and will be available in Orange Citrus and Fruit Punch flavors starting on Feb. 25.
A can of the new drink will pack 80 calories and 92 milligrams of caffeine – which is considerably less than the 142 milligrams found in Amp, or 330 milligrams found in a cup of Starbucks joe.
Even with that, this stuff is likely light years away from being a health food drink.
Lay’s China takes pride in releasing new and bizarre chip flavors every year, including lemon tea, cucumber and hot-and-sour fish soup. However, this time around it’s Pepsi-Chicken – a combination that, according to PepsiCo China’s chief marketing officer, is quite common in the country:
“We thought it would be really cool to have a cola combined with chicken. … It’s a very popular dish in China … Also it would be very cool to involve one of our most-iconic soft drinks.”
The move was welcomed by Pepsi, who has been working to expand its brand presence in China. According to Ben Cavender, associate principal at the China Market Research Group:
“Coke and Pepsi have both stalled out in terms of growth potential in China. It’s important for them to be developing new products and driving into these growth categories. I think Pepsi is probably better-positioned with the packaged food that it has to really make some gains there.”
This product must have been totally engulfed by the dark side, because details are damn near impossible to come by. All I could find is that it’s limited edition, and as I’m sure you’ve already guessed, from Japan.
Pepsi’s legal team has come up with an unlikely defense in the case of an Illinois man who claims to have found a dead mouse in his can of Mountain Dew: the drink would have dissolved the remains long before the can was opened.
The victim’s complaint states that he sent the mouse to Pepsi, who proceeded to destroy the remains after he allowed them to be tested. Furthermore, Pepsi’s lawyers apparently found experts who will testify, based on the state of the remains, that “the mouse would have dissolved in the soda had it been in the can from the time of its bottling until the day the plaintiff drank it.” Pepsi also chimed in by saying that it would have become a “jelly-like substance.”
So, basically Pepsi is admitting that Mountain Dew is, at best, a massively unhealthy can of pure acid—but you already knew that.
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