Tossing Salt Review:
Salted Caramel Pepsi
November 24, 2017
Earlier today, on the way to work, as is my habit, I stopped at the c-store to get drinks to consume at work and keep myself hydrated. I like my drinks. And when I reached for my usual two, the Cherry Vanilla Pepsi and the Diet Mt. Dew, I noticed a new bottle had been added to the mix. It had a brown colored label and was totally different from anything I’ve seen before. Salted Caramel Pepsi is here.
I had to get one. It’s new and instant classic and flavorable and (insert adjective here) and the bottle just called to me. So I did. And when I got to work, I decided to take the plunge and see what this new Pepsi flavor tastes like. I took a sip… and then another. And upon the flavor hitting my tongue, I knew that a review was in order. And so, here we are. Are you ready for this? Let’s do this.
It’s hard to describe the taste. Like a burnt marshmellow. No, that’s not quite right. How about a sugar cube held over a flame until it hardens and crystalizes? That’s not quite it either. It’s just different. And disgusting. And nasty. And I didn’t like it at all. The flavor wasn’t really too disgusting, but just kind of blah to the blah. It was better than the Pepsi Fire crap that came out a year or so ago, but that’s not saying much.
And the after-taste? It tastes like… I can’t really think of the proper taste to describe this product, but suffice it to say, it was not a pleasant experience. Whoever thought that having the great flavor of caramel mixed with Pepsi was a good idea needs to be slapped… many times. On a scale of 1 – 10, I’ll give it a three and that’s only because I’m listening to Three Count on the computer as I write this.
So final thoughts, drink a real Pepsi. Drink a Cherry Vanilla Pepsi. Go get an RC Cola if you must. But so far as Salted Caramel Pepsi goes, forget about it. Nasty stuff and that’s the bottom line. It’s true, it’s damn true.
Thoughts, comments and all feedback is welcome and appreciated. Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading.