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  1. #1
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    Default Crystal Pepsi returning to the United States

    Limited time, sweepstakes driven I believe.

    Hopefully it's successful and a more widespread international release hits in Summer 2016.

  2. #2
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    Is Crystal Pepsi really coming back?? I'll believe it when I see it.

  3. #3
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    That was exactly the thoughts I had about this as well!
    Give me some cane sugar real Pepsi in a glass bottle... and not Throwback!

  4. #4
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    Oh, it's real all right. Pepsi sent me one. :P

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenesisWildCherry View Post
    Oh, it's real all right. Pepsi sent me one. :P
    Nice..how do you make this happen? How was it?

  6. #6
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    Well, it's out here. Picked up some at the store today.

    It tastes much as I remember it - but I wasn't aware until I looked at the label that they went and added caffeine, and a preservative, to it. That kind of changes how I personally perceive it, as back then, I always treated it as an alternate to other caffeine-free drinks, and not as an alternate to Pepsi.

    The graphics, well... It's no secret that I haven't cared for Pepsi's graphic design department since the logo change a few years ago. So they had to tweak the logo... I understand why, I guess. They don't want to create something that could be claimed as a decades-old product, so they made it noticeably different, but it still looks like crap to me. And they didn't even bother to put a in the Pepsi lettering like it had back in 1992... to me that screams that they know how badly they mucked it up.

    I found I still had a sun-baked Crystal Pepsi vending machine insert from the early 90s, as well as a (drained) original can:



    And the ingredients labels between the two:




    CrystalPepsi-Compare-3.jpgCrystalPepsi-CompareNutritionFactsLabels.jpg
    Give me some cane sugar real Pepsi in a glass bottle... and not Throwback!

  7. #7
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    So far I've only found it at Walmart and Grocery Stores. Haven't seen it at any gas stations. As for the drink itself, I can not believe how good it is. It tastes better than regular Pepsi IMO. It isn't as harsh on the throat, not as much of that odd Pepsi flavor, it isn't syrupy and it just feels cleaner when drinking it.

  8. #8
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    Can someone post the URL for the Reddit page?

    Thanks.

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    Whatcha gonna do mama now that the roast beef is gone?

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy The Vault Drinker View Post
    I can not believe how good it is. It tastes better than regular Pepsi IMO. It isn't as harsh on the throat, not as much of that odd Pepsi flavor, it isn't syrupy and it just feels cleaner when drinking it.
    I recently tried Crystal Pepsi and have to agree. Its got a smoother, milder flavor that kind of reminds me of a lemon-lime soda even though it isn't. Its exactly like I remembered it from when I was 10, and it was my favorite cola back then.

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