Pepsi Wild Cherry
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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. Alongside the beverages, a Lip Balm version is also available.
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, 16.9-ounce (499mL) bottles, 20-ounce (591mL) bottles, 1-liter bottles, and 2-liter bottles. In Canada, it was discontinued, and PepsiCo Canada, when questioned with its return on its Facebook page, indicates that they have no plans to re-introduce it. However it was re-introduced in summer of 2016 for a limited time in limited stores in Canada. It is also available in Netherlands in some stores.
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.
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 late 2013 and in some areas in early 2014, the packaging was redesigned again, now resembling the 2005-2010 design and the blue coloring on the bottles and cans were made lighter.
Pepsi Wild Cherry
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)
Carbonated water, glucose-fructose, caramel colour, sugar, natural cherry flavours, phosphoric acid, caffeine and citric acid.
per 355mL: Calories: 150, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 15 mg, Carbohydrate/glucides 41g, Sugars 41g, Protein 0g
Diet Pepsi Wild Cherry
Carbonated water, caramel color, natural flavor, phosphoric acid, potassium citrate, sucralose, citric acid, acesulfame potassium, caffeine, potassium sorbate (preserves freshness), calcium disodium edta (to protect flavor)
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