As I mentioned, I’ve been looking all over for the new Summer Pepsi since it was released earlier this week. I’m a big fan of the seasonal Pepsi flavors, like last winter’s Mont Blanc, Shiso, Cucumber, beautiful Baobab…the list goes on and on. So I was pretty excited when I heard the new one was out!
So how does the new Pepsi Dry stack up? Well, I think they got the name wrong. They actually should have called it the Pepsi Vile. Don’t let my smiling face fool you–that picture was taken before I took a sip. I probably should have taken an after shot just to show you how wretched this stuff is.
What makes it so disgusting? This is apparently Pepsi’s new foray into “Unsweet Cola” and as such it has very little sugar. It has no artificial sweeteners to make up for the lack, so it truly is unsweet. I don’t know about you, but when I get a soda, I tend to expect a glorious sugary nectar designed to make my teeth fall out, not a vague brown glass of yuck.
You know when you get a fountain soda, but the syrup is almost out and you just get a glass of brown, cola-scented club soda? It’s like that. Like someone crossed Pepsi and Tonic water, perhaps. Slightly bitter, a strange odor, and with just enough calories to be annoying.
Not only is it disgusting, but it doesn’t seem very “summery” either. Hopefully this is just a late April fool’s joke, and the actual Summer flavor will be out shortly. Please!
Would you try it? Does it sound good? Does anybody actually like it?