Nostalgia makes us harken back to days gone by. Simpler times, they seem in our heads. Some things long gone that should have never left. In the world of soft drinks, many flavors have been tried and abandoned, to some hardcore fans’ dismay. But like an acid flashback, one of them is coming back for a limited time. People are losing their minds.
There is a special place in our hearts for simple pleasures from our early years. For cannabis lovers, it might be a bong that reminds us of our youth. For some, it might be smoking that strain you fell in love with your senior year. But for others, it might be that cottonmouth quenching, cannabis craving we used to satisfy so long ago.
A colorless copy of original Pepsi, this drink had artificial color cautioners obsessed as the one soda to deliver us all. Clarity was all the rage in the 90’s, and sparkling flavored waters began to hedge into the drink market. When drinks like 7-UP and Sprite were holding strong, this was Pepsi’s magic bullet to stay in the game.
Originally released by PepsiCo in 92 and 93, you might remember hearing Van Halen tell you how you needed one “Right Now.”
Obsession to revolution
The clear cola that 90’s kids craved, Crystal Pepsi has an almost cult-like following. Woody Harrelson was such a character in Zombieland, where he searched the apocalypse for one more Twinkie. Online sellers list some of the last unopened bottles of the hoarded elixir for big bucks.
Fair warning, drinking a 20-year-old soda is not the brightest idea. Soda does not age like a fine wine.
The second coming
The movement for a comeback included billboards in L.A., and a billboard bus. Tens of thousands of Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube comments later, Pepsi listened. By November of last year, the company told fans they could win one of 13,000 limited edition six-packs in time for Christmas.
Are you going to grab some crystal clear goodness? Did you love or hate it when it first came out? What other products need to make a comeback? Tell us on social media or in the comments section below.