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Poll: Crystal Pepsi (10 member(s) have cast votes)

What Does Crystal Pepsi Taste Like To You?

  1. Like a Cola (5 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  2. Like a Sprite or 7-Up (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  3. Like a Mystery wrapped in an Enigma surrounded by a Puzzle (4 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

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#21 RickR

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 11:32 PM

Well now we all have to try it.  Put up a poll on what people think it tastes like!


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 11:50 PM

I miss New York Seltzers and Zeltzer Seltzer. :)


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 11:53 PM

btw, my wife tried Crsytal Pepsi tonight too and thought it tasted like Sprite!.


I remember in the 90s tasting Crystal Pepsi and thinking it tasted just like Sprite or 7up in a Pepsi bottle
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Posted 06 August 2016 - 11:59 PM

I just mentioned Crystal Pepsi in chat on Wednesday night!  I had no idea it was back.  I loved the stuff back-in-the-day -- wonder if I'll still enjoy it now.

 

Of course, we all know that Coke Wins...

 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:00 AM

I bought two of them tonight - drank before leaving Wal-Mart. Would be much better if it had real sugar instead of the HFC. I want a Crystal Throwback Pepsi now!


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:18 AM

Remember Crystal Gravy?


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#27 The Professor

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:40 AM

Remember Crystal Gravy?


:rofl: from SNL, lol YES!!!
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:16 AM

Haha, yes!!


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:26 AM

I didn't mind Crystal Pepsi during it's original run, although I'm sure I liked it more for the novelty factor.

I was lucky enough to find Ecto Cooler, but it didn't seem as good to me as it was when I first became addicted to it, when it was known as Citrus Cooler. It would come in the big aluminum (tin?) can that had to have two holes popped in the top in order to pour it out.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:49 AM

:rofl: from SNL, lol YES!!!

http://www.hulu.com/watch/291086


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:56 AM

Thanks man!! Don't think I've seen that since it first aired!


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#32 RickR

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:01 PM

Ha ha!  Crystal Gravy!  I'd forgotten about that one.  Probably has the same effect as Colon Blow cereal.  :pile:


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:14 PM

Well now we all have to try it.  Put up a poll on what people think it tastes like!

 

Poll is up!


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#34 nosweargamer

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:16 PM

I miss New York Seltzers and Zeltzer Seltzer. :)

 

What I really miss, kid you not, is 7-Up Gold.

Oh man, I wish they would re-release it, even in a limited run.

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#35 Clint Thompson

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 01:21 PM

My buddy works at Pepsi and let me know the same day he delivered them to a local Speedway.  They were priced for 2 for $3 or $1.50 each. To be honest, I would much rather have had the Pepsi Perfect but they were limited qty and he couldn't get his hands on one. I've seen those on eBay for ridiculous amounts upwards of $170. While this is no Pepsi Perfect, it wouldn't surprise me if the same thing happens here and people end up listing Crystal Pepsi and actually selling them for $10-$20 a bottle because for some strange reason, there seems to be a cult following for what seems to be imo just an 'ok' drink, which is very passable.

 

I'm a Coke drinker so Pepsi isn't exactly a soda choice by default but I'm not against it entirely, I'll definitely drink it and while it's not Coke, Pepsi is a good alternative if either Coke or Dr. Pepper isn't available. Crystal Pepsi reminds me more of a spinoff of the white Mountain Dew, no idea what the name of it is, as I'm not a Mt. Dew fan at all, just as I'm not a fan of this. It's ok and cool for the fact that they brought it back but in the end, I think it would have been cooler for them to just make the Pepsi Perfect a normally sold Pepsi item instead of a limited edition run since the only thing you're really changing is the packaging that people are willing to pay for and leave Crystal Pepsi where it belongs back in 1992/3.

 

It does have a lot of caffeine and the upside is that it's a clear so with the need for the unnecessary coloring that sodas have. I may buy just a few more before they are completely gone but probably not because I'm dying to drink it again.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:55 PM

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:10 PM

here's some of my favs.....

 

1st - Big Shot Pina Colada (Big Shot is a New Orleans soft drink company) - in my collection

2nd - Lipton Iced Tea (before they changed it to "Brisk")

3rd - Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float (available Summer 2014 & 2015 only & frozen at Taco Bell Summer 2015 only) - in my collection

 

 

I've been pushing Big Shot to bring back the Pina Colada. They haven't "shot" down the idea yet.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:36 PM

I think "favorite soft drinks" will make an excellent Wed Night Chat topic!  Writing this one down. 


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#39 Retrogamer81081

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:10 AM

Remember back in late 1992 early 1993 when Crystal Pepsi was launched as the first official clear cola. After it's discontinuation in early 1994 and over two decades it was relaunched recently. It is only sold in 20 ounce bottles and in Wal Marts at the coolers by the registers, gas stations, and Dollar General. I got my hands on a bunch of them and I loved it back in 1993 as a 12 year old and today as a 35 year old man bringing back the kid in me. It has a lighter and more crisp taste with a hint of club soda and a pinch of lemon lime according to my taste buds. Go out and buy some Crystal Pepsi right now! Pun intended from the commercial by Van Halen. It is only out for 8 weeks!

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#40 Rowsdower70

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 12:03 PM

Judging by his review, I may or may not even try it again. I didn't care for it the first time around.

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