Pepsi and Coke Compete to Make the Weirdest Drink

The Coca Cola company seem to be taking a leaf out of the Kit Kat makers’ book, and have recently released an oddball new variety of their product. “Coca Cola Plus Green Tea” is their latest fizzy pop, which is essentially green tea-flavoured Diet Coke. I tried some of the concoction last week, and I can tell you that it tastes exactly like… Diet Coke. You can barely taste the green tea at all!

It’s not a bad beverage, but Coca Cola are going to have to pull their socks up if they want to compete with Pepsi in the weirdness stakes. A couple of years ago, Pepsi released a cucumber-flavoured drink, which was more tasty than it sounds, and last year they came out with the surprisingly inoffensive “Yoghurt Pepsi.”

This summer they have just unveiled the exotic-sounding “Pepsi Shiso”. Shiso is the Japanese name for perilla, a minty herb, also known as beefsteak plant. The Japanese often eat it with sashimi or salad.

I just tried some Pepsi Shiso. While it might be refreshing on a humid summer’s day, there’s no escaping the fact that it tastes like mouthwash.

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12 Responses to Pepsi and Coke Compete to Make the Weirdest Drink

  1. Chris says:

    That green tea coke + or whatever the f__ it’s called has a nasty after taste.

    The before and during is not all that good either…come to think about it.

  2. yonasu says:

    We’ve had the green tea coke here for a few months now. I’ll have to agree with Chris, the after taste is nasty, but other than that just a tad different from the normal diet coke…

  3. omeko says:

    pepsi shiso was so good.

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  5. Try mixing that Shiso with some alcohol….

  6. roaf says:

    Not a bad idea. That might taste like a Mohito!

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    We need world consumptions for pepsi and cock Beverage drinks in the world , that’s why i am here for further information.. if u have?

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