November 8, 2011

Can this thing BE any Pinker?

Food, Japan

Pepsi Japan has done it again! They put out another interesting flavored Pepsi for the holiday season!

I’ve written about a few flavors in the past before. There was the Carribean Gold: White Sapote Flavor from earlier this year. Then there was Pepsi Baobab last year. There was also a Pepsi Shiso and Pepsi Azuki Bean in 2009. There are actually a lot more flavors that have been out but I don’t always buy them out of fear of what it’ll taste like.

This time they made everything pink. They even called it “Pink” just in case it’s not obvious to you what color it’s suppose to be :)

Since Jason and I are gluttons for punishment, we just had to get it out of principle and try it for ourselves. The flavor this time around is Strawberry and Milk, though there isn’t a trace of milk flavor to the soda (thankfully). It does have a very strong strawberry fragrance to it and it tastes lightly like strawberry soda.  It’s not too sweet which is nice since the ones that came out recently taste like you’re drinking syrup with your Pepsi.

So how do I like it? Well, it’s definitely not as bad as the previous few I’ve tried. Like I’ve mentioned earlier, this one doesn’t taste as sweet. It doesn’t leave that weird syrupy feeling in the back of your throat which is a plus for me since it’s the reason why I avoid a lot of soda. The taste of this soda does remind Jason and me of something but neither of us can pinpoint what it is.

Total sidetracked note about this drink: When Jason first showed this drink to me, he told me that the pinkness of it reminded him of a “Rory” from Gilmore Girls (the episode where Rory turns 21 and had a pink drink named after her). I thought it was funny that he remembered that episode and the drink. It’s safe to say that this tastes nothing like a “Rory”.

Ah, I wonder what flavors Pepsi has in store for us for next year!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Amber November 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I’ve eaten praw potato chips from Austraila but never a wierd flavored pop. However I do know that Jones soda comes out with some weird ones every year I may have to try them….ha maybe not I’m not as adventrous as you.

  • Reply Jenners November 10, 2011 at 10:54 am

    It is nice to look at … but anything that is carbonated and is supposed to taste like milk a little bit is something I steer away from.

  • Reply Teresa November 10, 2011 at 11:08 am

    So funny~pink. The whole milk flavor reminds me of the old TV show Laverne and Shirley. Laverne always drank milk and Pepsi.

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