Why Everyone Is Talking About The New Pepsi Flavor

Just in time for summer, cola brand Pepsi is releasing a new, fruity flavor for fans in the United States to enjoy. According to Best Products, Pepsi is now offering a pineapple-flavored soda, which they describe as "Pepsi with a splash of pineapple juice" on the packaging. Pineapple Pepsi was available in Japan in 2019, but there is no word on whether or not this is the same product or just a similar one. The pineapple flavored drink has officially been spotted stateside at multiple Walmart locations in 8-packs and 12-packs, and Best Products believes it may be exclusive to the chain.

Pineapple Pepsi is not the brand's first foray into the fruit-flavored beverage universe. In 2019, the company released mango, berry, and lime-flavored colas, joining the classic Pepsi fruit flavor Wild Cherry. Delish reports that the Pineapple Pepsi will be replacing the Lime Pepsi flavor for at least the summer, so be sure to grab a few 12-packs next time you're at the store if you are a big fan.

Pepsi recently released another limited-time flavor combination

In addition to the new fruity flavor of Pineapple Pepsi, People states that the brand has begun to dabble in coffee-flavored products as well. In December of 2019, the company announced they were working on a new line, Pepsi Café. This flavor family blends their traditional cola taste with coffee and comes in two varieties, Original and Vanilla.

Food & Wine reviewed the new coffee-flavored product and found both varieties to be a pleasantly balanced, interesting combination of cola and coffee. The drinks get their coffee flavor from arabica bean extract, so actual coffee is involved in the making of the products. Food & Wine was told the Pepsi Café products were going to be a limited-time release and began to appear on store shelves in April of 2020. The coffee-flavored sodas have about twice the amount of caffeine that is usually present in the soda, and a little less than what is in your standard cup of coffee.

As far as the fruit-flavored Pepsi blends go, it's possible that this new pineapple variety might not last forever, so enjoy it while you can.