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August 7th, 2006

Pepsi Jazz

I’m sure I’m a bit late recognizing this, but Pepsi’s got a new cola on the market and it’s called Pepsi Jazz. Awful, awful name aside, Pepsi Jazz will be a new line of fruit-flavored diet sodas. The one I’ve seen ’round these parts has been Strawberry Cream (or was it Creme?). One “industry expert” says that this move will add “some excitement” to Pepsi’s cola offerings. EXCITEMENT~!

Anyone tried it yet? The ingredient list scared me enough to keep me away, but I’m curious as to whether the strawberries and cream/creme are enough to mask the typical “diet soda” flavor.

Posted in Food and Beverage

FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday August 7, 2006 -- 8:32:05 am
Understandable because consumers are highly interested in engineered fruit-flavored beverages. Pepsi feels Jazz is a refreshing drink with a little extra "jazz" consumers demand. Demand!

In seriousness though, uh, it was just okay.



FROM: COD [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday August 7, 2006 -- 9:49:09 am
Never even heard of it. However, we have been consuming a fair amount of flavored waters lately.



FROM: COD [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday August 7, 2006 -- 1:00:24 pm
Off topic - but in case nobody notices. Today is the 6th anniversary of the infamous towing companies Ping.



FROM: Terry M.
DATE: Monday August 7, 2006 -- 6:32:26 pm
Never heard of it. But as perhaps the nation's largest consumer of Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi (aka The Official Juice of the Gods), and having listened to a 2 disc Charlie Parker collection this afternoon, it sounds exciting to me!!



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday August 7, 2006 -- 9:54:03 pm
Today is the 6th anniversary of the infamous towing companies Ping.

..and we just passed the 6 year anniversary of a certain someone's trip
to a certain talk show...

As for the Pepsi Jazz, HORRIBLE name. I've seen "Franch Vanilla Black Cherry" floating around here, alone with the "Strawberry Creme". Neither are really my cup of tea, flavor-wise. I still can't pull myself away from Diet Pepsi with Lime.



FROM: Amy Springer
DATE: Friday August 11, 2006 -- 9:51:51 am
I have only had the Pepsi Jazz "Starwberries & Cream" flavor and it accomplishes the goal of "masking the typical diet soda flavor"; however, according to my research, this will be taking the place of both regular and diet Pepsi Twists and also regualr Pepsi Vanilla. Although I can do without Pepsi Vanilla, I am not willing to part with Pepsi Twist (especially Lime) for this crap.



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday August 11, 2006 -- 11:28:14 am
this will be taking the place of both regular and diet Pepsi Twists

Not that I am calling you a liar, Amy, but for both of our sakes, I so
hope you are wrong, especially since I am drinking a Diet Pepsi Twist
right now.



FROM: Josh
DATE: Tuesday August 15, 2006 -- 4:51:36 pm
I love the cherry-vanilla Jazz. The stawberry was nothing to write home about.

When it comes to flavored colas, Pepsi kicks Coke's ass (although I will always buy Diet Coke over Diet Pepsi). Makes sense considering Pepsi utilizes McCormick (the flavor leader) for flavor enhancements.

Will someone please tell Pepsi we are ready for a Crystal Pepsi comeback (even on a limited scale)!



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday August 15, 2006 -- 5:25:29 pm
Will someone please tell Pepsi we are ready for a Crystal Pepsi comeback (even on a limited scale)!

Hallelujah!



Terry M. August 30, 2006, 12:00 am

I was in PDX last week (BTW, do we have a ping on travel disasters? Because boy do I ever have a travel horror story to tell), and saw Pepsi Jazz (of the Strawberry & Cream variety) for the first time the company cafe. While berry-flavored cola is certifiably the juice of the gods, cream soda is a disgusting and vile poison, so my feelings were mixed. I will hold out for the Cherry version, but no sign yet in the Reuplic of Texas … nor of the 3 liter bottle which is the only proper container from which to drink Pepsi.

Congrats Paul & Ryan on the updated site! It looks fantastic – incredible work cranking it out so quickly!

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