Pepsi Wild Cherry

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Pepsi Wild Cherry
Pepsi Wild Cherry design (2013-present)
Type Cherry-flavored cola
Manufacturer PepsiCo
Country of origin United States
Introduced 1988
Variants Diet Pepsi Wild Cherry

Pepsi Wild Cherry is a cherry-flavored cola first introduced in 1988 by PepsiCo as a replacement for Cherry Cola Slice, introduced as part of the line in 1986. A sugar-free version is also available, with zero calories, named Diet Pepsi Wild Cherry.

Availability[edit]

Pepsi Wild Cherry is officially available nationally in the United States and was available for a limited time beginning June 2012 and 2013 in Canada. In the United States, it is available in 12-ounce (355mL) cans, 24-ounce (710mL) cans, 20-ounce (591mL) bottles, 1-liter bottles, and 2-liter bottles. In Canada, it is currently only available in 355mL cans and 591mL bottles.

Branding[edit]

Pepsi Wild Cherry packaging 2005-2010
Previous Pepsi Wild Cherry design 2010-2014

Prior to 2005, the product was known as Wild Cherry Pepsi. The re-branding came about due to a change in formula used with a slightly altered taste.[citation needed]

The logo was slightly changed in 2007, as the "Pepsi" script, in the case of Pepsi Wild Cherry, was slightly moved up above the globe. This design, however, was only found on the boxes that carried cans, 1-, and 2-liter bottles, as the 20-ounce bottles and 12-ounce cans still carried the original 2005 design.

In October 2008, Pepsi announced they would be redesigning its logo and re-branding many of its products by early 2009. In 2009, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Max began using all lower-case fonts for name brands. The brand's blue and red globe trademark became a series of "smiles," with the central white band arcing at different angles depending on the product. In the case of Pepsi, the logo has the medium-sized "smile", while the new lower-case font is used. In March 2010, Pepsi Wild Cherry received the redesign on bottles and cans. Beginning in March 2013, the drink came to the United Kingdom with plans to expand it worldwide. Also in 2013, the packaging was redesigned again, now resembling the 2005-2010 design.

Ingredients/Nutrition[edit]

Pepsi Wild Cherry[edit]

Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sugar, caramel color, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, caffeine and citric acid.

All Values per 8 fl. oz: Calories: 110, Total Fat (g): 0, Sodium (mg): 25, Potassium (mg): 5, Total Carbohydrates (g): 29, Sugars (g): 29, Protein (g): 0, Caffeine (mg): 25

Pepsi Wild Cherry (Canada)[edit]

Carbonated water, glucose-fructose, caramel colour, sugar, natural cherry flavours, phosphoric acid, caffeine and citric acid.

per 355mL: Calories: 150, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 15mg, Carbohydrate/glucides 41g, Sugars 41g, Protein 0g

Diet Pepsi Wild Cherry[edit]

Carbonated water, caramel color, phosphoric acid, aspartame, potassium benzoate (preserves freshness), gum arabic, natural flavors and caffeine.

All Values per 8 fl.oz Calories 0 Total Fat (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 25 Potassium (mg) 37 Total Carbohydrates (g) 0 Sugars (g) 0 Protein (g) 0 Caffeine (mg) 25

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