The Internet Is Divided on the New Pepsi Salted Caramel
Earlier this year, Pepsi had its loyal fans up in arms when it unleashed upon the world a hybrid of flavors unlike we’d ever seen before: Pepsi Fire. Adding a cinnamon taste to its regular flavor, the drink gave the OG flavor a “spicy twist” for summer. Now, the soda company is launching its newest spin on the old classic with a brand new flavor for fall. Meet Pepsi Salted Caramel.
That’s right! The same essence Starbucks pairs with mocha to bring you one of its beloved fall treats is now being paired with the fizzy goodness of Pepsi for what is sure to be a tasting experience.
Pepsi described the drink to TODAY as having “the refreshing taste of cola with a delicious caramel finish.” As Chad Stubbs, vice president of Pepsi’s marketing team, told the outlet via email, “Salted caramel is a popular flavor that consumers are looking for — and [are] delighted to find — especially during the holidays.”
— Seán Cannon-Earley (@seanearley) November 10, 2017
While we’ve yet to get our hands on the just-released bottle, the TODAY crew described it as having a minimal but sweet aftertaste. Thus far, customer reactions have been mixed, with some super into the new combo, and others… not so much.
BTW, this Pepsi Salted Caramel…. is the SHIT. Lol pic.twitter.com/lAA2NNP10v
— Isaac Guest 🎃 (@LPIsaacGuest) November 11, 2017
Just when you think you’ve seen it all… salted caramel Pepsi comes along 🤢
— •Jordan• (@JordNoelleC) November 11, 2017
Salted Caramel Pepsi is a win 🤤
— BDailey (@britdawndai) November 13, 2017
Don’t get the salted caramel Pepsi
— 🔱KingGeorge🔱 (@Shaggy_Rodgers_) November 10, 2017
So the Salted Caramel Pepsi is really good! I really like it! It tastes like caramel too!
— 🎄 Mistle-towed 🎄 (@selfesteem_null) November 9, 2017
I love salted caramel and don't mind Pepsi, but this combo just made me retch a bit.
— Shelley Elwood (@ShelleyElwood) November 2, 2017
So Salted Caramel Pepsi is a thing now…
Let's just hope it's better than the Cinnamon Pepsi.
(Spoilers: it is.)
— Frierson Brandon-kun (@MaxFluffitude) October 28, 2017
Why would anyone want to drink Salted Caramel Pepsi? 😷
— Megan ★ Jameson (@megan_jameson) November 12, 2017
Why is Salted Caramel Pepsi a thing? What does it taste like? Who thought it would be a good idea?
— PolarUrsaMajor (@Zandenel) November 13, 2017
I can't go to sleep knowing that Salted Caramel Pepsi is out there.
— Pessimippopotamus🍫 (@Pisspotamus) November 13, 2017
Salted Caramel Pepsi???
— MillsGamingTV (@MillsGamingTV) October 19, 2017
What are your thoughts on salted caramel Pepsi? Share with us @BritandCo.
(Photos via Pepsi)