Were you one of the few people who had the chance to try the elusive holiday beverage Pepsi briefly sold in 2004? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t worry. This drink didn’t stay on shelves long.
In November of 2004, Pepsi launched a limited edition Holiday Spice beverage flavored with “seasonal spices.” However, Pepsi Holiday Spice was unlike the traditional Pepsi-cola staple we have all come to know and love. The label states, “Celebrate the season with family and friends and the new Pepsi Holiday Spice. It’s a festive blend of holiday spices and great tasting Pepsi. But it’s only around through the season, so this is one gift you’ll want to open early. And often!” The closest comparison those who have tried have agreed upon is Swedish Julmust, a spiced malt beverage that is popular in Sweden around Christmas time. However, Pepsi’s version is a bit sweeter than the strong and herbal flavors the Swedish are accustomed to.
After an 8-week trial period in the U.S. and Canada in 2004, the few who were keen to the seasonal spiced beverage would be let down the following years to come. Although Pepsi Holiday Spice had another short-lived run in 2006 during the holiday season, and that would be the last anyone would see Pepsi Holiday Spice on the shelves. Due to the lack of demand, Pepsi has not brought back this limited edition drink despite multiple petitions and other efforts by a few die hard fans.
Although Pepsi Holiday Spice fans appear to be few and far between, we will never forget Pepsi’s seasonally spiced efforts. Pepsi’s PR team has not spoken about the beverage besides this brief statement from one team member, who stated “I can share that Pepsi Holiday Spice was a limited-time offer and there are currently no plans to bring it back.” For the true Pepsi Holiday Spice fans, we are sorry to say that it seems as though the wait for a return will continue. And for those who never got a change to try the elusive beverage, may the (brief) memories of Pepsi Holiday Spice live on!
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