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Green Tea Coca-Cola, Basil Pepsi, Garlic Sprite* Announced.

June 8, 2009

From The Daily Contributor, via Japan is Doomed.


Coca-Cola Japan has announced that it will be launching a green tea-flavored Coke for the Japanese market next week.

The drink contains antioxidants called catechins, making the new Coke a good choice for health-conscious younger women.

Green tea cola is nothing new, though. It has been around for a while now.

And catching up is Coke rival Pepsi, who will release basil-flavored “Pepsi Shiso” later in June. Shiso is a common herb used in Japan on pasta, salads, sashimi and even on pizza.

The always hilarious Japan is Doomed has made some other predictions: Pepsi Blood, anyone?


*kidding, but who knows?


UPDATEJapanese bloggers weigh in on Pepsi Shiso (via Japan Probe):

Positive: Kumaboshi – “It’s actually not bad, and does smell and taste (at least at first) like shiso.”

Negative: Gaijin Tonic – “While it might be refreshing on a humid summer’s day, there’s no escaping the fact that it tastes like mouthwash.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. japanisdoomed permalink
    June 8, 2009 6:04 PM

    Hahahaha. Thanks for picking up on my post! 😀

  2. July 13, 2009 6:04 AM

    Ha ha! I thought you were serious about the garlic Sprite.
    It’s only a matter of time!

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