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Pepsi Azuki

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Pepsi Azuki

Pepsi of Japan is trying to make us all sick to our stomachs. The newest tool for accomplishing that task is Pepsi Azuki. Yes, azuki.

Sure, Coke has come up with some oddballs, but nothing compared to this. For example, the new Coca-Cola no calorie plus fiber. Not too appetizing. However, Pepsi’s new azuki­-flavored monstrosity is more of a shock. For those fortunate enough not to know, azuki is a type of red bean typically served as a paste inside rice balls and other snacks in Japan, and while there is probably not one Japanese person in existence who doesn’t love it, I cannot stand the stuff. Imagine the taste of somebody barfing directly into your mouth, and you are imagining the taste of azuki. Now, even if you do like azuki, which many people do, you have to admit that the thought of mixing it with Pepsi is just repulsive.

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Pepsi Ice Cucumber

But this may not be the worst idea Pepsi has had. What about their bright-green Pepsi Shiso, featuring the combination of Pepsi and the shiso beefsteak plant leaf? Or possibly worst of all, the bright-blue summer special of 2008, Pepsi Ice Cucumber. Mmmmmmm. Cold cucumber and sugary soda in a plastic bottle.

I really hope they don’t push it further and try Pepsi Natto.

  1. Adam
    October 31, 2009 at 3:50 am

    As a fan of azuki, I have to say I agree that putting it in pepsi does not sound tasty. How do they even get the flavor in there? Must be an interesting process.

    • osakainsider
      October 31, 2009 at 10:04 am

      Hehe sorry if my description of azuki was a bit harsh, I know a lot of people really like the stuff🙂

      I would be interested to know how they get the stuff in there, too. Do they have such strange flavors in the States nowadays, too?

      • Adam
        November 3, 2009 at 10:36 am

        Hey don’t sweat your description of azuki, bean paste is definitely a unique and strange flavor :p

        Yeah there’s some strange flavored soda in the US as well among the smaller brands. Jones Soda has a ‘turkey dinner’ flavored soda, which I’m guessing was made as a practical joke.

  2. November 2, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Cucumber was fine! This one stinks though.

    • osakainsider
      November 9, 2009 at 1:09 am

      You’re the first person I’ve met that likes the cucumber! Did you ever try the blue-colored one that had pineapple flavor mixed in?

  3. November 3, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Although I’m not adventurous when it comes to my food and, ugh, your description of tasting like someone barfing directly to my mouth makes me hesitate even more, I think you got me curious enough, or maybe I’m masochistic enough, to try them all. Unfortunately, or fortunately I don’t know, we don’t have it here. Just regular Pepsi.

  4. Jonathan
    November 5, 2009 at 6:21 am

    You know, my cousin tried Azuki when we were in Japan and he described EXACTLY as you did (with the barfing into the mouth…eeeek).

  5. aya
    November 1, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Very grateful to have you post infinite useful information here ^^

    i am visiting osaka & kyoto next year end of May…

    anyway, my partner and i like your blog alot… big thanks~

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