Pepsi "Holdiday Spice" drink...What were they thinking?!

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  1. Alf S

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    Just out of curiousity sake I bought a little bottle of this stuff. Absolutely TERRIBLE tasting is all I can say!

    What possesed Pepsi to concoct this stuff?

    All I can say is it has an overbearing flavor of ginger and now combine that with regular Pepsi, and you can only imagine how bad that mix is.

    Anyone else try it?
     
  2. brentl

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    Yep I'm a Diet Pepsi freak and they rarely do anything right. It looks like the only NEW Pepsi product worth trying is Pepsi EDGE!

    Brent
     
  3. Paul_Medenwaldt

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    I actually liked this flavor. It has a slight cinnamon taste to it, which is why I like it. Its not an overbearing taste. It reminds of when I used to drink cinnamon schnapps and coke.

    Of all the recent flavors to be released by Pepsi and Coke, this by far is my favorite. I for one hope they make it next Christmas season.

    Paul
     
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    Hmm...I like it! Just bought my 2nd 2-liter!
     
  5. MarkHastings

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    I was looking at this today and thinking how gross it sounds, but one of my all time favorite drinks is Captain Morgan and Coke (or Pepsi), so I figured this would be along the same lines. Perhaps you could mix some Pepsi-Lime in it to make it a true "Virgin" Captain and Pepsi. [​IMG]
     
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    I like the cinnamon flavor too.

    ~T
     
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    I have yet to try it, I've read 2 threads about it here now, gotta add it to the next shopping list.
     
  8. Michael Warner

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    I must admit that I like it with a shot of bourbon. I usually hate Pepsi products but this one makes a good mixer.
     
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    Its gross.. i bought a 12pk around 2 weeks ago and still have 11 in the fridge.
     
  10. DaveGTP

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    Me and my wife liked it quite a bit...on our 3rd 2-liter.

    PS - My wife hates Pepsi w/ Lemon (but I liked it).
     
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    I'm a pepsi drinker. For many years it was only regular pepsi and then I discovered Wild Cherry Pepsi. That is my drink of choice now.

    I've been tempted to try this new holiday spice pepsi, but am afraid. I hear so many mixed reviews of it.

    Also, Cherry Coke at the theaters is much better than the bottled cherry coke, why is that?
     
  12. Dome Vongvises

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    I like it.
     
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    In my experience, the "on tap" stuff tends to have less carbonation and tends to make the cherry coke taste "sweeter" or more cherry in flavor. Also, it could be that the mix of carbonated water and syrup is off when compared to the canned stuff which tends to be much more consistent.
     
  14. Jeff Brooks

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    To me, the Pepsi Holiday Spice tastes a lot like the old Coke, before they screwed with the formulas a few years back. I like it.
     
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    I like it, on my second 2 liter.






    Well they got your money out of it already, so I'm sure they already see it as a success [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. Malcolm R

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    I still haven't seen it anywhere.
     
  17. Gary->dee

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    I think Pepsi is trying to pioneer the concept of a seasonal soda to sell, kinda like how Sam Adams beer has their seasonal beers or certain wines are sold during limited times of the year.

    I stopped drinking Pepsi or any cola for that matter years ago. It's all crap to rot the system. If I drink any soda nowdays it's Hansens but I barely even drink that now. I stick to mostly merlot. *hiccup [​IMG]

    *just a note, I don't endorse Pioneer audio
     
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    Well dang, I have to try this now.
     
  19. Ray Chuang

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    Oh, come on, it isn't that bad. I've tried it and over crushed ice it's hard to beat. [​IMG]

    Actually, Pepsi has done a pretty good job with their flavored colas recently. Pepsi Twist is quite good, and Pepsi Vanilla is VASTLY superior to Vanilla Coke (I HATE Vanilla Coke because it tastes like Coca-Cola overwhelmed by cream soda [​IMG] ).
     
  20. Greg_S_H

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    My sister loves Pepsi Holiday Spice, but I couldn't stand it. It tasted like drinking a Pepsi right after brushing my teeth.


    I think Cherry Coke was released in test markets when it was first introduced, as we only encountered it when we were traveling in Colorado. It's hard to remember after nearly 20 years, but I always felt it was better at the start. I don't know if they subtly altered the formula, or if I am just remembering it wrong. I do know--and, this is a too-much-information alert--that it made my father and I have to pee a lot. I mean, we'd finish a can and have to stop somewhere almost immediately. That wasn't necessary with regular Coke, nor with Cherry Coke when it started showing up in Texas.
     

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