Remember Crystal Pepsi? Here Are 10 Weird Flavors Of The Coca-Cola Rival From Around The World

Do you have nostalgia for the Crystal Pepsi era of the 1990s? Pepsi has put out many stranger flavors of its iconic drink around the world over the years. 

Pepsi Blue

A contemporary bottle next to a glass of Pepsi Blue. Image Via Shutterstock

Pepsi Blue was a berry-flavored version of the drink that was sold in the United States between 2002-2004. The blue drink was also sold in the Philippines and India for a limited time in support of sporting teams.

Cucumber Pepsi

Pepsi Ice Cucumber in a bottle. Image Via Flickr

Pepsi sold an "Ice Cucumber" version in Japan beginning in 2007. This drink garnered headlines from all over the world. One review on The Impulsive Buy — "Pepsi Ice Cucumber was not as bad as I thought it would be. Still, it's slightly gross and weird, but there's something about it that drew me back to it. It's like the relationship that Lindsay Lohan and rehab have."

Pepsi Kona

A can of Pepsi Kona. Image Via Flickr.

A coffee-flavored drink, Pepsi aimed this drink at the eastern regions of the United States. It was introduced in 1996 and discontinued in 1997, according to the Soda Wiki. Tom Jones has marketed the drink to the tune of his “It’s Not Unusual” song but its limited run suggests the consuming public thought otherwise.

Pepsi Baobab

Multiple bottles of Pepsi Baobab. Image Via Flickr

Japan has its fair share of highly ambitious sodas. Pepsi marketed the Baobab variant in 2010 in the island nation. It was discontinued the same year. The Baobab fruit is supposedly rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, which safeguard cells against oxidative harm and alleviate inflammation.

Pepsi Gold

A golden can of Pepsi. Image Via Shutterstock

This limited-edition drink was released in Japan and Lebanon. The ginger-flavored Pepsi came out in 2006. Oh, and there was also the White Sapote fruit-flavored Pepsi Caribbean Gold that came out in Japan in the mid-2000s.

Pepsi Twist

Pepsi Twist can splashed with water on ice cubes. Image Via Shutterstock

A lemon-flavored Pepsi that made its mark from 2000-2006. It was  re-released in the United States in 2008 as "Pepsi NFL Kickoff." This cola is still apparently available in some European and Asian markets.

Pepsi Salty Watermelon

Pepsi Salty Watermelon bottle. Image Via Flickr

In the summer of 2012, the Pepsi Salty Watermelon made its debut in Japan. The Impulsive Buy described the taste as "not very sweet." The reviewer said, " I don't think I'd call it salty, but the sweetness has been scaled back considerably."  

Pepsi Azuki Bean

A generic image of Pepsi can. Image Via Shutterstock

Those familiar with Japanese confectionery would know that many sweets contain red bean paste made from Azuki beans. Pepsi experimented with this flavor profile in Japan. A reviewer noted that it contained no actual Azuki beans and was more grape-flavored than anything else. 

Ghost Flavors

Representative image of Pepsi Ghost can. Image Created Via DALL-E

Pepsi is known to bring out special flavors of its cola alternative during the Halloween season. Pepsi Ghost is known for its distinctive bottle designs and has flavors like Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Pumpkin, according to Sora News.

Pepsi Samba

Representative image of Pepsi Samba bottle. Image created via Dall-E

A tropical fruit-flavored version from Australia. This drink was also available in Brazil and Spain. The drink was Mango and Tamarind flavored and was available even in large 1-liter bottles.

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