Crystal Pepsi…and other failed nasty drinks

crystalpepsi courtesy of x-entertainment

Coke II, Orbitz, Crystal Pepsi…ah, the bad old days!  So, “greed is good” as Michael Douglas once proclaimed, but drink companies got too greedy in the 80’s and 90’s with some brutal concoctions.  Crystal Pepsi might just have been the worst of these, but take a look at this article for a full evaluation of this and other brands. 

I’m personally biased against Crystal Pepsi because, as a college freshman in Denver in 1992, I became an unwitting participant to one of the biggest guerrilla marketing/test marketing campaigns in recent history (although not as shocking as the recent events in Boston with Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the $2 million Mooninites).  Pepsi broke the mold with that campaign (and almost broke my tastebuds permanently).

It seems that many people have memories of drinks long gone. 

  1. Dave Kaufman said...

    Ever visit the Coke Museum in Atlanta? They have two full rooms of different drinks…a USA room and an international room. They let you try any beverage they sell…very interesting.

    Does anyone remember Clearly Candaian? I was a big fan, but haven’t seen that in a while.

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