Sakura Pepsi...really?!

Good morning everyone,

I don't know about you, but the wind yesterday was way colder than I was expecting. It was a chilly ride home last night. Today and tomorrow should be warmer, both days are expected to get up to 13C with mostly sunny skies before turning to rain on Friday and through the weekend. It will be warm though-expect the mercury to creep up to 17C or so on Saturday. If you were thinking that the winter might be over, you're going to be disappointed-both Monday and Tuesday are expected to see highs of 8C and the overnight low dropping down to 0C.

With Kit Kat doing incredibly well in Japan from its seasonal flavours, now it looks like Pepsi is starting to follow suit...

Japanese beverage maker Suntory has just announced it will be releasing its first-ever cherry blossom-flavoured Pepsi this spring.

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From white Pepsi in winter to ghost Pepsi on Halloween, Japan is absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to limited edition soft drink releases. While Suntory, the nation’s Pepsi manufacturer, has brought out some unusual flavours like Lemon and Mint, and even Salty Watermelon in seasons past, they’ve never dabbled in one of the country’s most well-known signature flavours: sakura.

▼ The closest we ever came to something that resembled the famous cherry blossom in Japan was the strawberry milk-flavoured pink cola in 2014.

Pepsi

Things are set to change this year, with the company releasing a limited-edition sakura-flavoured Pepsi just in time for the cherry blossom season. Available nation-wide from March 8th, the new soft drink has the same pale pink colour as the blossoms, and is said to have a brilliant, sweet sakura aroma and flavour. The packaging is also a showstopper, with “Sakura” written across the label as if with a calligrapher’s brush, alongside a number of pink blossoms and petals pictured against a bold black background.

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Retailing for Y140 each, the new release will only be available for a limited time during the spring season.

Will you try one? I don't think I will. I've never been much of a soda fan to be honest with you. It's been years since I had a can of pop...I believe the easiest way to battle the bulge is to not drink my calories.

Have a great day!


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