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”.

See Also: Coca-Cola Resurrects Surge On Amazon, Hysteria Ensues

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)

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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.

(via USAT)

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.”

(via Inquisitr)