Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bizzare Pepsi flavours

Pepsi Ice-Cucumber
This limited edition pale green tinted, cucumber-flavored Pepsi was sold in Japan in the summer of 2007.

Pepsi Azuki (Sweet Red Bean)

Azuki is a small maroon bean used to add a sweetish taste to traditional Japanese snacks and desserts. Pepsi Azuki was introduced to the Japanese market in late October of 2009, and as it was always intended to be a limited release, it’s difficult to judge whether it was a success or a failure. Pepsi Azuki has not been re-released, so perhaps we can assume the latter.
Pepsi Ice Cream
Pepsi Ice Cream, is sold only in Russia and tastes sort of like cream soda. Pepsi has a long history in Russia, in fact it has the distinction of being the first foreign product officially sanctioned for sale in the Soviet Union.
Pepsi Shiso
Another wacky entry from Pepsi Japan, Pepsi Shiso displayed a brilliant green hue color. Flavored with Shiso – an aromatic leaf with a slightly similar smell and taste to basil, the drink was introduced in Japan on a limited time basis during the summer of 2009.
Pepsi Gold
Pepsi Gold was designed to evoke the excitement of soccer’s 2006 FIFA World Cup. Pepsi then extended the drink’s lifespan long enough to tie in with the ICC Cricket World Cup. Pepsi Gold was sold in a number of soccer-loving nations such as Germany, Finland, Central Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. It opt for a “sporty” essence flavored with ginger. The company also sought to link the drink with premium footballers by endorsing stars such as David Beckham, Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry.
Pepsi Samba
Pepsi Samba was a short-lived and, some say, terrible tasting cola concoction offered for a very limited time in Australia and, for some odd reason, selected stores in Spain. Touted as a “Tropical Flavoured Cola”, Pepsi Samba was flavored with mango and Tamarind, a tropical seed fruit with a sour/sweet flavor popular in the Middle East, Latin America. Released in the fall of 2005, Pepsi Samba proved to be wildly unpopular and Australian supermarkets quickly began slashing prices to clear out their stock – in some cases as low as 15 cents for a 2-liter bottle.
Pepsi Blue Hawaii
Pepsi Blue Hawaii, inspired by old Elvis movies and flavored with lemon and pineapple again introduced by the Japanese.
Pepsi Boom is advertised as being free of caffeine, sugar and artificial sweeteners. You can find Pepsi Boom for sale in Germany, Italy and Spain.
Pepsi Baobab
The strangest Pepsi flavor is from Japan (no surprise) and it’s also one of the newest. Baobab is the new trendy flavor we’ll be seeing way too much of over the next while. Baobab, also known as the Bottle Tree, is a weird, wide tree native to southern Africa and Australia. Its fruit, called Monkey Bread, is said to have a flavor reminiscent of wine gums. Baobab fruit is said to be higher in vitamin C than oranges and offers more calcium than a comparable quantity of cow’s milk.
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