Last Updated: 12/30/2008 8:36 AM
The Fuji Apple Pear has a decent fruit flavor, blending a natural tasting pear flavor with a subtle apple finish. However, like its counterparts, sweetener taste is noticeable in both the body and finish. Functionally, this variety is subtitled "lean machine," a throwback to the classic SoBe flavor of the same name. Functional ingredients include citrimax and ginseng, as well as vitamin C, vitamin E, chromium, and B vitamins. Packaging is a step forward, but could also be simplified, with too much text on the front panel of the product. Overall, this product should have some "novelty" appeal with the marketing that will likely come with Pepsi's promotion of its first naturally sweetened zero calorie product. On the other hand, the staying power of this product is certainly questionable, at least in its current form.