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Jan 26, 2004 21:13 # 19293

Jaz *** has all the information you need...

Pepsi Blue: The verdict

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On the surface a blue cola sounds like a pretty good idea. What I mean by that is that if you can't make a drink any blacker, you can at least give it a touch of blue.

The keyword here is touch. What Pepsi did with Pepsi Blue however was turning a potentially delicious drink into some sort of carbonated mouthwash.

Does this look healthy to you?

Yuck.

God knows I tried drinking this stuff. But it's rather hard to swallow a liquid when every single neuron in your brain insists on filing it in the same category as Plax and Listerine.

To quote Rick Munarriz: "The fact that Pepsi (NYSE: PEP) embarked on nine months of testing to arrive at Pepsi Blue, putting teens through 100 different cola formulas is troublesome. I find it hard to believe that 99 flavor combinations are worse than Pepsi Blue."

Five yucks for Pepsi Blue.

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

Apr 10, 2004 05:15 # 21281

Saqqara *** replies...

Re: Pepsi Blue: The verdict

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I think Pepsi Blue appeal to a younger generation. I agree with you Jaz, Pepsi it its self is gross, but adding the blue coloring, it does make you think of Listerine. However, my brother who is 12 doesn't share the same thoughts with me. He not only doesn't care what he drinks, if it is colored, it's all the better.

He drinks Pepsi Blue, the Sobe equivalent to Dr. Pepper, Mr. Green (which is green). He also eats blue and pink butter, as well as green ketchup. Like I said, the younger generations...

"It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts."

Apr 10, 2004 15:04 # 21289

Jaz *** replies...

Green Ketchup

He also eats blue and pink butter, as well as green ketchup.

When my girlfriend visited the US some years ago, she brought back a bottle of green Heinz ketchup. The case of green ketchup is even more astonishing, because with eyes closed it tastes exactly like the real thing.

Nonetheless I couldn't bring myself to swallow a plate of spaghetti covered with that stuff.

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

Apr 10, 2004 19:21 # 21293

Magnifico *** replies...

Re: Pepsi Blue: The verdict

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It's indeed quite stunning how poorly planned Pepsi's spin-offs are; Wild Cherry Pepsi is despicable, the Pepsi Vanilla isn't remotely original and about as potable as normal Pepsi (for me, at least), Pepsi Blue is more of a novelty than anything else, and Crystal Clear Pepsi (which might never have left the states, and hopefully never jumped the pond to you poor folks {if so, allow me to humbly apologize for my nation}) induced nausea in every person I've ever known. However, Sobe's Mr. Green is actually pretty good, and the little buzz it gives you is from more than just sucrose and caffeine.

I'll believe in anything if you'll just believe in anything

Apr 10, 2004 19:46 # 21298

Jaz *** replies...

Re: Pepsi Blue: The verdict

Crystal Clear Pepsi (which might never have left the states, and hopefully never jumped the pond to you poor folks {if so, allow me to humbly apologize for my nation}) induced nausea in every person I've ever known.

I remember having downed a can of this liquid plastic when I was about twelve. I accept your apology.

However, Sobe's Mr. Green is actually pretty good, and the little buzz it gives you is from more than just sucrose and caffeine.

Speaking only of the visual aspect, green is a much more acceptable color for a drink than, say, blue or red. As far as my subconscious mind is concerned, Becks beer is green.

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

This post was edited by Jaz on Apr 10, 2004.

Apr 10, 2004 20:44 # 21302

Orchid *** throws in her two cents...

Re: Pepsi Blue: The verdict

green is a much more acceptable color for a drink than, say, blue or red

Why not red? Tea can be red. Wine is red.

BTW: I remember Crystal Pepsi having tasted like Seven Up (Sprite, Citro)

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

Apr 10, 2004 20:48 # 21303

Magnifico *** replies...

Re: Pepsi Blue: The verdict

Tea and wine are both a good deal less sweet. I think Jaz is right, though, if he means that something really sweet like Pepsi is red is harder to deal with.

I'll believe in anything if you'll just believe in anything

Apr 10, 2004 20:51 # 21306

Orchid *** replies...

Re: Pepsi Blue: The verdict

What about say raspberry syrup?

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

Apr 10, 2004 20:55 # 21307

Magnifico *** replies...

Re: Pepsi Blue: The verdict

Though all matters of things like taste are relative, I confess that I'd never consider drinking rasberry syrup. ;-)

I'll believe in anything if you'll just believe in anything

Apr 11, 2004 01:58 # 21320

Saqqara *** replies...

Re:Pepsi Blue: The verdict

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You guys seem to have forgotten the Pepsi counterpart, Mountain Dew. It's green, not as green as Mr. Green, but green, and causes kidney infections in me everytime I drink it. However, it's a green I can live with.

Mountain Dew has recently delved into the flavor factory with such concotions as Code Red (Cherry Mountain Dew) and Live Wire (Orange Mountain Dew). Cherry Mountain Dew is just nasty, but I actually liked the orange mountain dew, considering it's radioactive orange color. However, it was only made in the summer of 2003. Code Red is still around.

Sidenote: Ever notice that Pepsi's equivalent to Sprite, Sierra Mist, is just another name for Mountain Dew?

"It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts."


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