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This week’s throwback is a favorite from my own childhood. Picture it–the time–the early 1990s. The place? Your living room. The song? Van Halen’s Right Now pulsing through your veins and the television commercial…while you drink your first clear cola. This ain’t no Seven-Up ad, this is Crystal Pepsi! Launched in April 1992, this drink was caffeine-free, clear, but tasted a bit like traditional Pepsi. The drink was initially a success, but soon flopped and was removed from the market.
I remember being 12 years old and having the worst flu EVER. My parents asked me what would make me feel better, and I responded with–a case of Crystal Pepsi. I lived on Crystal Pepsi and saltine crackers for the entire month of the flu. It was THAT awesome. It had HEALING POWERS.
In 2005, Pepsi launched Pepsi Clear in Mexico, but only for a short time. Newspapers around the world wondered, could this be Crystal Pepsi 2.0?
Do you have any Crystal Pepsi memories?