Pepsi NEXT: Paradise Mango and Cherry Vanilla
The people at Pepsi sent me the latest Pepsi NEXT products: Pepsi NEXT Paradise Mango and Pepsi NEXT Cherry Vanilla. Pepsi NEXT is soda that delivers “real cola taste with 60 percent less sugar than regular Pepsi”. Adding some fruity flavors for summertime is the next step for Pepsi. The first mainstream mango-flavored cola had me very curious in testing the new products out. If you’ve had a chance to sample the goods, let us know your impressions in the comments.
The Paradise Mango is a bit too artificial tasting, which is to be expected when you’re talking soda I guess. The sweetness works just OK and I give it credit for being something different than the norm. More of a mango-ey aftertaste than anything else, but I could see this drink being more popular as a cocktail mixer. The Cherry Vanilla flavor is nothing new and if you’ve had the flavor before, you won’t be surprised much with it. At 60 calories per can, Pepsi NEXT Paradise Mango and Cherry Vanilla are worthy additions to the Pepsi NEXT lineup that will give you some satisfaction between the regular stuff and diet offerings.