Coming Soon

"Coming Soon" puts a spotlight on recently-announced products of interest to beverage enthusiasts, sharing press materials and other information prior to a formal review.

Update: Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash 2014


Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash 2014

For the 9th season in a row, Pepsi has brought back Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash as a limited time seasonal offering. For 2014, the packaging was redesigned with a new Sierra Mist logo… because someone’s cousin who knows Illustrator needed a paycheck.

Coming Soon: Mountain Dew Baja Blast – in stores!


Mountain Dew Baja Blast 20 oz bottles

Mountain Dew Baja Blast is coming to bottles/cans as a limited time offering, starting in May 2014. It will be available in 20 oz bottles, 24 oz cans, and 12 packs of 12 oz cans.

Coming Soon: Pepsi Next sweetened with Stevia in Canada


Pepsi Next in Canada

The launch of Pepsi Next in Canada features a product sweetened with “real sugar” & stevia, vs. the U.S. version which uses HFCS, Ace-K, & sucralose.

Coming Soon: Tang Orange Pineapple


Coming Soon: Tang Orange Pineapple

Kraft Foods is adding an “orange pineapple” flavor to their vintage Tang product lineup, which will be available nationally along with the original flavor.

Coming Soon: Mountain Dew Sangrita Blast, Diet Mountain Dew Baja Blast, & More to Taco Bell


6 new beverage flavors at Taco Bell

Taco Bell is adding 6 more fountain flavors in 2014, including Mountain Dew Sangrita Blast, Diet Mountain Dew Baja Blast, Manzanita Sol, Brisk Mango Fiesta, Brisk Iced Tea and Lemonade, and SoBe Lifewater Yumberry Pomegranate.

Coming Soon: Mountain Dew Kickstart – Black Cherry & Limeade


Mountain Dew Kickstart - Black Cherry & Limeade

After launching their “morning Dew with juice” lineup in 2003, Pepsi is adding two new flavors to the Kickstart world: Black Cherry and Limeade. We’re skeptical.

Coming Soon: Sprite Cranberry and Sprite Zero Cranberry


Sprite Cranberry & Sprite Cranberry Zero

It looks like Coke has finally figured out what Pepsi has known for 8 years now. Cranberry is a good thing to have around the holidays!

Coming Soon: Aquafina FlavorSplash Liquid Enhancers & Sparkling Water


Aquafina FlavorSplash

PepsiCo is getting into the liquid enhancers game via their Aquafina brand. They are also using the FlavorSplash name to compete in the sparkling water market.

Update: Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash 2013


Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash 2013

For the 8th season in a row, Pepsi has brought back Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash as a limited time seasonal offering. For 2013, the packaging was redesigned to accommodate Pepsi’s new bottle shape, but the flavor remains the same.

News: Caleb’s Cola tested by Pepsi


Caleb Bradham created Pepsi

Pepsi has been market testing a beverage called Caleb’s, named after the brand’s founder. Positioned as an upscale drink, including sugar sweetener and flavors from the kola nut, spices, and citrus.