There is now a rival to Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Mocha. Just in time for the holidays, Pepsi has released a Salted Caramel flavored soda.
“Salted Caramel is a popular flavor that consumers are looking for — and delighted to find — especially during the holidays,” Chad Stubbs, Pepsi’s vice president of marketing, told TODAY.
Along with the salted caramel flavor, Pepsi is also debuting Holiday Brew Mountain Dew.
Coming Soon: Mountain Dew Holiday Brew and Pepsi Salted Caramel https://t.co/4TQM0XN2F7— MountainDewFTW (@MountainDewFTW) August 2, 2017
The sodas officially hit stores November 6th, but so far, the public reception has been… skeptical.
Mountain Dew Holiday Brew: Regular Dew + Code Red. Lazy much?— Schmullus (Logan) (@Schmullus1) November 6, 2017
Better than the Pepsi holiday flavor this year. Salted Caramel Pepsi. Blech.
We got new pepsi stuff in today. Mountai Dew Holiday Brew…..no idea the flavor.— Star Frost (@StarFrost22365) November 7, 2017
Also got….salted caramel pepsi cola….😨eew.
According to a taste test conducted by TODAY, the Salted Caramel soda tastes pretty much like a regular Pepsi, albeit with a salty aftertaste. No word yet if this will be the next big food craze, but the chances are looking slim.