Pepsico is about to unveil a new flavor in Japan – Salty Watermelon Pepsi, which stems from what the Short List calls a “bizarre trend” in Japan where people sprinkle salt on watermelon.
We would just like to interject that we’ve been putting salt on watermelon since we were little kids, so that’s not some new, weird thing the Japanese are doing. It’s a delicious way to eat watermelon. Anyway.
This is not the first time Pepsi has unleashed a, shall we say, inventive flavor on Japan. They’ve tried Pepsi White, which was Pepsi infused with yogurt; Pepsi Pink, which had a strawberry milk flavor, and Ice Cucumber Pepsi, which Kotaku says is “disgusting.” Kotaku did give props to the Shiso-flavored Pepsi, saying it was “drinkable.” Shiso is a member of the mint family of herbs.
Salty Watermelon Pepsi is scheduled to go on sale July 24. Would you be interested in trying it?