1992 called, and…even they don’t want Crystal Pepsi back. Yep, the widely disliked drink is hitting stores this summer and though the ’90s-obsessed will most definitely be appeased, many are repulsed by the idea of the beverage returning. Check out their grossed-out tweets right here!
Crystal Pepsi is back and sorry, there’s nothing we can do about it. PepsiCo announced on June 29 that the colorless drink will show up in stores in the US on Aug. 8 (July 11 for Canada), allowing you to rekindle the essence of your childhood, if you were unlucky enough to consume the stuff on a regular basis. Read on to see the best tweets about the Crystal Pepsi comeback!
Despite PepsiCo’s insistence that “overwhelming fan demand” has inspired the drink’s resurgence, it would seem that many disagree:
@pepsi Crystal Pepsi is back? No thanks, I'd rather drink from my dog's bowl.
— TheAntiMary (@ifuseekaimie) June 29, 2016
If you like to drink clear liquids, such as Crystal Pepsi, there's this thing called water. Zero calories, and cheap!
— Shelley Powers (@shelleypowers) June 29, 2016
I trade marked "Crystal Pepsi" when it was my drag persona.
— Chris Regan (@ChrisRRegan) June 29, 2016
Crystal Pepsi is coming back which is great timing because I was just sitting here thinking of new ways to damage my pancreas.
— Martin Munson (@wickedimproper) June 29, 2016
Everyone old enough to remember Crystal Pepsi the first time: pic.twitter.com/a9qCrZaXqP
— Copy McPasty, Writer (@KashannKilson) June 29, 2016
"Crystal Pepsi" sounds like the name of a troubled teen-turned-anti-vax activist mom
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) June 29, 2016
Maybe we just weren’t READY for Crystal Pepsi in 1992. [I’m still not. Pepsi tastes like dirt.]
— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) June 29, 2016
crystal pepsi is coming back
— Top Kek Jek (@TopKekJek) June 29, 2016
“Inspired by overwhelming fan demand, Pepsi announced today that Crystal Pepsi – the iconic 90s clear cola – will be available for a limited time across retail and foodservice locations in Canada and the U.S. this summer,” the official release read. “We’ve always had a special place in our heart for Crystal Pepsi, and there has been a huge groundswell of support to bring it back,” said Stacy Taffet, the Senior Director of Marketing at Pepsi. “What better way to celebrate this iconic 90s cola than to introduce a new take on one of the most beloved games of the decade. Totally rad!” Uh, “totally cringe” is more like it.
Crystal Pepsi was made by PepsiCo from only 1992-93, then brought back briefly in the US in Dec. 2015. It was originally marketed as a “clear alternative” to normal sodas (it’s translucent), and it did not sell well. At all. BECAUSE IT’S GROSS.
HollywoodLifers, will you buy the drink when it’s re-released? Be sure to tell us in the comments below if you’ll be riding the Crystal Pepsi hype train all the way to the end.