List of Pepsi variations

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PepsiCo has produced a number of variations on its primary cola, Pepsi, over the years, including the following:

Sugar drinks[edit]

  • Pepsi: PepsiCo's signature cola flavor and its namesake cola.
  • Pepsi Wild Cherry: Introduced in 1988, its cherry flavored cola. Known as Wild Cherry Pepsi until 2005.
  • Crystal Pepsi: Discontinued; clear version of cola; introduced in 1992 and sold until 1993.
    • Crystal from Pepsi: Discontinued (non-cola) citrus-flavored reformulation of Crystal Pepsi.
    • Pepsi Clear: Clear soda released in Mexico as a limited edition during Christmas 2005, the Mexican equivalent of Crystal Pepsi
  • Pepsi AM: Contains more caffeine than a regular Pepsi and marketed as a morning drink. Introduced in 1989 and discontinued in 1990.
  • Pepsi Fresh: Made only for summer 2007.[specify]
  • Pepsi X - 2012 release (Dragon Fruit Cola) Marketed from X Factor television show.
  • Pepsi Candy: Sold in Canada in 1999 in the Spring as a sweeter version with a fruity taste.
  • Pepsi Natural: "a new cola made with only natural ingredients", released in select markets in 2009 and discontinued along with its variant Pepsi Raw in 2011.
  • Pepsi Blue: A blue colored fruity soda (non-cola). Given a huge marketing push, often considered a major flop on the order of New Coke. No longer produced. In Iceland, Pepsi Blue was sold for a brief period of time during the winter of 2003/2004, and in India during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. It was sold for a longer period in Austria, and is still available in some parts of Mexico. It is also still available in Indonesia. It was also sold in the Philippines for a limited time only, usually it appears during Christmas season. Likewise, it was sold for a limited time in Australia, Bulgaria, Poland and Finland.[citation needed]
  • Pepsi Holiday Spice: a limited edition variety which the company began selling November 1, 2004 in the U.S.A. and Canada for an eight-week period, and again in the 2006 Christmas season. It is flavored with a seasonal finish of cinnamon, somewhat similar to the Swedish Julmust.
    • Christmas Pepsi: Almost identical to Pepsi Holiday Spice, with nutmeg and cocoa added to the ingredients list, and was marketed over the 2007 and 2008 Christmas seasons.
  • Pepsi Kona, a coffee-flavored cola which was test-marketed on the East Coast of the USA.
  • Lemon Pepsi: Limited Edition to promote NFL kickoff 2008, same taste as Pepsi Twist
  • Pepsi Lime: with lime flavor added, introduced onto the market in the spring of 2005. Currently sold in Canada along with Diet Pepsi Lime.
  • Pepsi Mojito: Lemon-flavored Pepsi, with a twist of mint. Alcohol Free. Limited edition, summer 2009.
  • Pepsi Raging Razzberry: Available in test markets in 1991 and it has been said that it didn't really taste like raspberry, but was considered a raspberry twist, introduced along with Pepsi Tropical Chill and Pepsi Strawberry Burst.
  • Pepsi Strawberry Burst: Available in test markets in 1991 along with Pepsi Tropical Chill and Pepsi Raging Razzberry.
  • Pepsi Summer Mix: Pepsi with tropical fruit flavors. Released in early Spring of 2007, and was discontinued Fall to Winter of 2007. Was available in limited areas only; was a big hit for the northeastern United States.
  • Pepsi Tropical Chill: Available in test markets in 1991 along with Pepsi Strawberry Burst and Pepsi Raging Razzberry.
  • Pepsi Freeze: Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, or Wild Cherry Pepsi-flavored slushee available at most convenience stores and some movie theatres.
  • Pepsi Vanilla: Released in Canada and the U.S. in 2003 as Pepsi's answer to Vanilla Coke. Contains vanilla extract as well as both natural and artificial flavors. Even though it is no longer produced, Diet Pepsi Vanilla is currently available. Re-launched as Cherry Vanilla Pepsi in 2010 with the addition of natural cherry flavor. Re-launched with real sugar in June 2014. [1]
  • Pepsi X Energy Cola: Contains more caffeine than regular Pepsi, and also contains guaranine. Pepsi is the first major cola brand to have an energy drink line extension. The cola-based product has a unique flavor and a reddish tint. It is sold in several countries worldwide.
  • Pepsi 100: Only available for a limited time to celebrate 100 years of the drink in 1998 and came back in 2003 to celebrate the name.
  • Pepsi Cherry Vanilla: Released in May 2010. A Cherry-Vanilla-flavored Pepsi. Was out for Summer 2010.

Europe[edit]

  • Pepsi Ice Cream: was sold in Russia
  • Pepsi Raw: cola made with all-natural ingredients and no artificial colours. No longer sold.
  • Pepsi Boom: a non-caffeine, sugar and artificial sweetener-free Pepsi only sold in Germany, Italy and Spain.
  • Pepsi Cappuccino: (also known as Café Chino[2] and Max Cino[3]) Pepsi with a taste of coffee - was sold in Russia, Romania, and sold in other various parts of Europe.
  • Pepsi La Liga: Kola-flavored drink from Spain to promote La Liga in 2000.
  • Pepsi Samba: a "Tropical Flavoured Cola" containing the flavors mango and tamarind, distributed in Australia and could be found in some shops in Spain. It was released in Australia in the third quarter of 2005 and was expected to be in production for a limited time only.
  • Pepsi Peach: was sold in Portugal in 1996 and had a sweet peach taste. With a hint of cream soda and was Pepsi answer to Germany's Mezzo Mix. But it vanished months later off Portuguese stores after poor sales. Pepsi has had similar brands like it in other countries, using mango mixed with Pepsi.
  • Pepsi Summer Chill: "Chilled Apple Cola", sold in Poland during summer 2007. In the Czech Republic and Slovakia the same product was sold as Pepsi Ice.
  • Pepsi Twist Mojito: a Pepsi with a mix of lemon and mojito taste. Sold in Italy.
  • Pepsi Citrus Freeze: Pepsi with a twist of lemon and lime. Sold in the UK. Part of a promotional 'fire and ice' theme alongside Doritos Jalapeño Fire.
  • Pepsi Light Lemon: Pepsi Light with a taste of lemon. Sold in Poland since spring 2013.
  • Pepsi Ginga: Pepsi Ginga is a summer edition of Pepsi sold in Romania & Denmark in 2014. Ginga is inspired by the Brazilian culture and has a citrus flavour.

Japan[edit]

  • Pepsi Azuki: An azuki bean-flavored limited edition Pepsi released on October 20, 2009.[4]
  • Pepsi Baobab: A baobab tree fruit-flavored, limited edition Pepsi released on May 25, 2010.[5]
  • Pepsi Black: A soda, similar to Pepsi Dry, with 50% less sugar than regular Pepsi, and blacker in color, released in Summer 2012, by Suntory.
  • Pepsi Blue Hawaii: A summer 2008 limited edition, pineapple and lemon-flavored Pepsi, blue in color.[6]
  • Pepsi Caribbean Gold: A limited edition, golden-colored, white sapote fruit-flavored Pepsi released on July 26, 2011.[7]
  • Pepsi Carnival: A tropical fruit-flavored Pepsi available in Japan for a limited time that debuted in summer 2006. Later Released as Pepsi Summer Mix in 2007 in the US, however the formula was most likely different.
  • Pepsi Dry: Limited edition non-sweet (but not completely sugar-free) Bitter Pepsi variant released by Suntory on May 24, 2011.[8]
  • Pepsi Ice Cucumber: Limited edition green, cucumber-flavored Pepsi sold in summer 2007.[9]
  • Pepsi Mont Blanc: a Limited edition Pepsi based on the French chestnut dessert. Sold for a limited time from October, 2010.[10]
  • Pepsi Pink: Limited edition pink, strawberry milk-flavored Pepsi released on November 8, 2011 for a limted time.[11]
  • Pepsi Red: Released in 2006, it had a ginger flavor that was somewhat spicy.
  • Pepsi Shiso: Limited edition green shiso-flavored soda sold during summer 2009.[12]
  • Pepsi Strong Shot: A limited edition Pepsi, with a high concentration of caffeine and with extra carbonation.
  • Pepsi Tropical: Short lived drink that was available in the United States, UK and Japan in late 1994.
  • Pepsi White: Limited edition Pepsi with yogurt flavor, sold in 2008.[13]
  • Pepsi Salty Watermelon: A watermelon flavored Pepsi, sold in Japan in June 2012 for a limited time only.
  • Pepsi Extra: sold in Japan.
  • Pepsi Nex Zero: sold in Japan.

Other markets[edit]

  • Pepsi Blue Chilled Cola, simply Pepsi Blue, which was promoted by Britney Spears was released in Vietnam. Another version of Pepsi, Pepsi Ice seemed the same as Pepsi Blue in Vietnam.
  • Pepsi Green: a bright-green variety introduced in Thailand on January 15, 2009.[14]
  • Pepsi Ice: Pepsi with an icy mint flavor. Sold in Guam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. In summer 2007 Pepsi used the name Pepsi Ice in the Czech Republic and Slovakia for a limited edition cola with apple flavor.
  • Pepsi Aha: Lemon-flavored Pepsi sold in India.
  • Pepsi Pinas: Pepsi Blue renamed sold in Philippines.
  • Pepsi Pogi: Sold only in Philippines.
  • Pepsi Latte: Sold in Thailand.

Latin America[edit]

  • Pepsi Limón: Pepsi with lime flavor released in Mexico in 2002, later returns as Pepsi Twist in 2004, no longer produced.
    • Pepsi Twistão Sold during summertime in Brazil, it is a Pepsi with a lemon flavor stronger than regular Pepsi Twist. "Twistão", in Portuguese, is the augmentative of "Twist".
  • Pepsi Capuchino a blend of cola with mocha-latte coffee flavor. Released for a limited time only in Guatemala[15] and El Salvador[16] in 2006 in a presentation of 600ml bottle. Later introduced in Honduras in 2012
  • Pepsi Retro (rendered in written advertisement as PEPSI retro): Released in Mexico in February 2008. Pepsi made with natural ingredients, sugar cane and cola nut extract.
  • Pecsi: Pepsi spelled differently as "Pecsi," made in Argentina in 2009[17] and Mexico in 2011.[18]

Diet variants[edit]

  • Diet Crystal Pepsi: Low-calorie version of Crystal Pepsi.
  • Diet Pepsi AM: Sugar-free version of Pepsi AM, and introduced in 1987. No longer produced.
  • Pepsi Edge: contains half the carbohydrates, calories and sugars of a normal Pepsi, and is sweetened with Splenda. Introduced in 2004, and discontinued in 2005. It was featured on an episode of The Apprentice 2 in which teams had to design a prototype bottle.
    • Pepsi Avantage: the French name for Pepsi Edge, sold exclusively during 2005 in the province of Quebec.
  • Diet Pepsi Free (now known as Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi)
  • Pepsi Jazz flavored colas only available in diet styles. Introduced in July 2006 discontinued in 2009.
    • Black Cherry French Vanilla
    • Strawberries and Cream
    • Caramel Cream (introduced Feb. 2007)
  • Diet Pepsi Kona A coffee soda available in test markets in 1997.
  • Pepsi Kick: Introduced in Mexico in 2009. Calorie-free Pepsi with added Caffeine and Ginseng.
  • Diet Pepsi cherry vanilla: Pepsi cherry vanilla, but low calorie. was only available for 8 weeks in the summer of 2010.
  • Pepsi Light: Lemon-flavored Diet Pepsi sold in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Pepsi Light: The name under which Diet Pepsi is currently distributed in countries outside the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and other English language countries.
    • Diet Pepsi Light
    • Pepsi Light Twist
    • Pepsi Light Lima: Pepsi Light, but with a touch of lime. Sold only in Spain
    • Pepsi Light mojito: Pepsi Light, but with a touch of mojito taste. Has no alcohol. Sold in Germany in 2008.
  • Diet Pepsi Lemon: A new flavor of Diet Pepsi released in 2009.
  • Diet Pepsi Lime: A lime-flavored diet Pepsi. Temporarily available.
  • Pepsi Twist Zero: Available in Brazil
  • Diet Pepsi Max: Was available in the United States and Canada. Diet Pepsi with added caffeine and ginseng. This product is not related to Pepsi Max as it has significantly different ingredients and no calories.[19] Diet Pepsi Max was renamed "Pepsi Max" in late 2008 along with the redesign of Pepsi.
  • Pepsi Max: Was only available outside the United States until the name change of Diet Pepsi Max in 2008. Pepsi with no sugar.
    • Pepsi Max Cool Lemon
    • Pepsi Max Chill: (flavored with apple)
    • Pepsi Max Mojo: A variation flavoured with lime and a hint of mint. Sold in Finland in 2008.
    • Pepsi Max Citron Citron Vert (sold in France)
    • Pepsi Max Cino: (UK - Pepsi Max with coffee) Discontinued[20]
    • Pepsi Max Energy: Pepsi max with 66% more caffeine, flavored with ginseng. Sold in Germany in 2008.
    • Pepsi Max Gold: (limited edition in the UK market for Christmas 2005 - available September to December)
    • Pepsi Max Twist: Lemon and lime flavor available in the UK
    • Pepsi Max Mojito: Mojito flavor available in Denmark
    • Pepsi Max Cease Fire: With a hint of lime. It is meant to be consumed with Doritos burn, to "cool the burn". Sold in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand. In the UK,it is called Citrus Freeze.
    • Pepsi Max Punch: A low calorie edition of Pepsi Holiday Spice. Only sold in the UK in Christmas 2005.
    • Pepsi Max Cherry ( A cherry flavoured pepsi max. Released in the UK in June 2011 only at asda stores in 2 liter bottles, as of 2012 available in other select retail stores )
    • Pepsi max Citrus Freeze ( A lime flavoured Pepsi Max similar to Cease Fire. Released in the UK in October 2011 for a limited time.)
  • Pepsi Next: a mid-calorie version of Pepsi released in March 2012, described by the company as having "60% lower sugar content and fewer calories."[24]
    • Pepsi Next Cherry Vanilla[25]
    • Pepsi Next Paradise Mango
  • Pepsi ONE: An alternative to Diet Pepsi, with one calorie per serving. It continued to use the 2003 Pepsi design until mid-2012.
    • Diet Pepsi Kickoff: Diet Pepsi with Lemon. To be released for the 2008 NFL season.
    • Diet Pepsi Twistão (see above)
  • Diet Pepsi Vanilla: Vanilla-flavored diet soda. Pepsi's response to Diet Vanilla Coke. Temporarily available.
  • Diet Pepsi Wild Cherry: Not widely available until 2005, when Wild Cherry Pepsi was reformulated. Now uses the 2008 Pepsi design
  • Pepsi XL another mid-calorie cola targeted at males, and transition consumers (those making the move from regular to diet colas).
  • Pepsi Sugar Free: Released on November 2007.
  • Pepsi Twist 3: Released in Brazil in 2008. It has 3 calories of the natural lemon juice.

Fictional drinks[edit]

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  6. ^ Pepsi Blue Hawaii
  7. ^ Suntory to release Caribbean Gold on July 26, 2011.(in Japanese)
  8. ^ How Sweet it Isn't: With New 'Pepsi Dry', Bitter is Better
  9. ^ Introducing Pepsi Ice Cucumber
  10. ^ Pepsi Mont Blanc Bottles The Flavor Of Chestnuts
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  12. ^ REVIEW: Pepsi Shiso
  13. ^ Suntory intros white Pepsi
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