Crystal Pepsi – 2016

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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




 

2 thoughts on “Crystal Pepsi – 2016

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    September 22, 2016 at 11:54 am
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    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.

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      September 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm
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      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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