Tag Archives: soft drinks

  • Coca-Cola Clear Debuts in Japan (Video)

    Coca-Cola Clear Debuts in Japan (Video)

    It’s been a while since the nation of Japan gave us another reason to be envious of their food and beverage innovations. Now, everybody who misses that brief period when Crystal Pepsi was available in grocery stories has just such a reason, with the debut of Coca-Cola Clear.  Coca-Cola Clear was reportedly conceived by Coke’s Japan […]

  • Lemon Lime & Cucumber Sprite Coming to the UK

    Lemon Lime & Cucumber Sprite Coming to the UK

    There’s a magnificent Jewish-style deli near my apartment, and I often go there for a sandwich when the mood strikes. One aspect of the deli experience I have not yet tried is cucumber soda, specifically Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray, which is considered by purists to be the perfect accompaniment to a pastrami sandwich. I might be […]

  • Coca-Cola Frozen Coming to Japan

    Coca-Cola Frozen Coming to Japan

    Japan continues to stay ahead of the western world in the realm of soft drinks. Today the internet is abuzz about just such a drink, called simply (and probably self-explanatorily) Coca-Cola Frozen. North American readers are no-doubt familiar with the concept of a Frozen Coke. But the Japanese Coca-Cola Frozen is a unique variation on […]

  • Pepsi J-Cola: For “Heavy Users” of Soda in Japan

    Pepsi J-Cola: For “Heavy Users” of Soda in Japan

    Pepsi’s great, and with the possible exception of hardcore Coke partisans we all love it. But sometimes you require a deeper, purer cola fix, and in North America and other places that aren’t Japan, you’ve had to resort to bootleg black market colas in order to fill that need. In Japan, however, there’s Pepsi J-Cola.  Pepsi […]

  • Georgia Peach and California Raspberry Coke Released

    Georgia Peach and California Raspberry Coke Released

    Times have been better for the big soft drink companies in the US. People are getting more interested in healthier drinks like mineral water, and that leaves Coca-Cola and Pepsi scrambling to come up with new ideas to get people back in the soda habit. Two of the latest examples – Georgia Peach and California Raspberry […]

  • Bubly: Pepsi Launches Sparking Water

    Bubly: Pepsi Launches Sparking Water

    If I were a Pepsi executive, I would have heard about the new sparkling water trend a couple years ago and made the obvious connection: Hey, we’ve got giant tanks of carbonated beverage sitting around, can’t we convert some of them into sparkling water tanks? But hey, big companies move slow, so we’re only now […]

  • Salted Caramel Pepsi: For the North American Holiday Season

    Salted Caramel Pepsi: For the North American Holiday Season

    I, like many of you, I assume, have been extremely bummed about Pepsi‘s holiday observance in Japan, recently announced by the brand, but not available anywhere outside of that country. Turns out it was a lot of strife for nothing, since now North American yuletide revelers have their own Christmastime Pepsi product: Salted Caramel Pepsi. […]

  • Pepsi Christmas Cola Tastes Like Japanese Holiday Cake

    Pepsi Christmas Cola Tastes Like Japanese Holiday Cake

    In North America, Coca-Cola is probably more associated with Christmas than Pepsi is, thanks to those iconic advertisements starring Santa Claus (there’s even a persistent but untrue urban legend that the modern visualization of Santa was invented by Coke’s advertising team way back in the day). But over in Japan, the land of food and […]

  • Coca-Cola Coffee Plus Released in Japan

    Coca-Cola Coffee Plus Released in Japan

    I don’t know how many people out there are still drinking Coke for the caffeine, given how many other more heavily caffeinated beverage options are available out there. But Coke fans in Japan now have access to a drink with not only fifty percent more caffeine than a comparable serving of Coke, but fifty percent […]

  • Coca-Cola Zero Sugar: The New Replacement for Coke Zero

    Coca-Cola Zero Sugar: The New Replacement for Coke Zero

    Coke Zero has been the soft drink of choice for diet cola tolerators for a while now, but today Coke made the shocking announcement that it was discontinuing the beverage. Not to worry, though, since it’s being replaced by the new Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. Coke brought about the change out of a desire to be […]