Crystal Pepsi – 2016


Crystal Pepsi is back! Its time may be short once again but at least for a few months it can taste like 1993 again, for good or bad.


I remember so much about Crystal Pepsi; the hype was outrageously huge. I can remember buying Star Fox for SNES and playing it over and over and over while I downed Crystal Pepsi. The clear cola and Fox McCloud go hand in hand inside my memories. The one thing I can’t remember about Crystal Pepsi is what it tasted like. I imagine I must have liked it because I sure remember drinking plenty of it but I don’t remember anything about its taste but all that can change now as I finally have some fresh new Crystal Pepsi in my hands.


Time for the taste test! It’s not bad, it’s certainly not out of this world amazing but it isn’t disgusting either. I can see myself downing this like it’s going out of style in 1993 (it actually was going out of style in 1993). I wouldn’t be so quick to toss it down these days but I won’t mind drinking some now and then until it’s all gone for another decade or two.


It’s definitely crystal clear but I was expecting it to be more cola flavored than it is. I remember that being a big part of the advertising campaign in 1992 and 93. It was supposed to be the clear cola with the slogan “You’ve never seen a taste like this before.” This time there is a definite citrus flavor here. It’s more subtle than Sprite or Sierra Mist but it’s there. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just not what I was expecting.


I’ve checked out a few other drinks over the years here at DK!


2 thoughts on “Crystal Pepsi – 2016

  • avatar
    September 22, 2016 at 11:54 am

    I had to pick up a couple of bottles of this, too! he only time I remember drinking it was one year on Christmas eve when my mother bought it as part of our Christmas Eve celebration. I also couldn’t remember what it tasted like; I don’t remember it tasting like cola, either. It’s a novel beverage but not something I imagine I’d be at all interested in if it were available all the time.

    • avatar
      September 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      Yeah, I agree. I couldn’t see myself drinking this regularly. It’s not bad but it’s not great. It is cool though, I will admit that.


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