'Unexpected' Pepsi Flavor Not Wowing Soda Fans

Early testers aren't taking to cinnamon-infused Pepsi Fire
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2017 10:27 AM CDT
Pepsi's Latest Gaffe: 'Spicy' Soda?
Cinnamon-infused Pepsi is here.   (PepsiCo)

Strike two for Pepsi? A month after becoming the laughingstock of advertising, the company has debuted a new soda flavor for summer that Mashable describes as "unequivocal bad." Pepsi Fire, which will be stocked in stores for eight weeks beginning May 22, is a cinnamon-infused soda that tastes like "Fireball Whisky, minus the alcohol," reports Time. And consumers aren't too sweet on it. As one tester puts it, it's "the most disgusting drink I've ever had." The soda, which Pepsi says has "an unexpected and spicy twist," will be sold in 12-packs of cans and 20-ounce bottles, and as a Slurpee flavor at 7-Eleven. (More Pepsi stories.)

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