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    Default Pepsi Ice, "Cucumber" flavored



    TOKYO - Japanese are staying cool as a cucumber this summer with "Pepsi Ice Cucumber" a new soda based on the crisp green gourd.

    The soft drink, which hit stores here on Tuesday, doesn't actually have any cucumber in it but has been artificially flavored to resemble "the refreshing taste of a fresh cucumber," said Aya Takemoto, spokeswoman of Japan's Pepsi distributor, Suntory Ltd.

    "We wanted a flavor that makes people think of keeping cool in the summer heat," Takemoto said. "We thought the cucumber was just perfect."

    The mint-colored soda is on sale just for the summer and only in Japan, Takemoto said. She said initial sales were brisk, and Suntory aims to sell 200,000 cases over the next three months.

    Pepsi trails behind industry leaders Coca Cola (Japan) Company, with about 15 percent of the Japanese cola market, and also faces stiff competition from non-fizzy bottled drinks like green tea and coffee, which are popular here.
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    Interesting choice of flavors. I'd try it. There are some interesting Coca Cola flavors at the Coca Cola museum in Atlanta.

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    I'd try it, but cucumber flavored drink is not something I think I would ever crave.
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    The whole world's going green, I see.

    No way I'd try the Summer Squash yellow, though.

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    Pepsico and its subsidiaries have long offered unusual flavors in its products overseas, especially in the Far East. For example, because cheese is not a popular flavor over there, Frito-Lay offers variations like Shrimp or Seafood flavored Cheetos. Weird stuff. When I was a software developer at Frito years ago, I had the chance to be a volunteer taste tester. Fortunately, I didn't have to taste anything too unusual.
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    There's no way that can taste good. The thought of drinking the cucumber flavor couldn't be less appealing to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    There's no way that can taste good. The thought of drinking the cucumber flavor couldn't be less appealing to me.
    Initially I felt the same way. It could however, be quite an interesting mixer, perhaps with a flavored rum or vodka.
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    I hope they keep that deformed version of Pepsi outta here. That doesn't even sound good.
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    It's Pepsi, so it sucks to begin with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    It could however, be quite an interesting mixer, perhaps with a flavored rum or vodka.
    I see where you're going and that's a very good point. But cucumbers? Hmmm.....nope.....just not seeing it. But hey, I'll try anything once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red View Post
    The whole world's going green, I see.

    No way I'd try the Summer Squash yellow, though.
    Does it reduce the drinker's carbon footprint? Not mine - cucumbers make me burp and fart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    It's Pepsi, so it sucks to begin with!
    Pepsi'd taste better if it didn't go flat so quickly. It goes faster than Coke.

 

 

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