ペプシあずき

8 Oct

I wrote a post before about Coca-Cola and Pepsi in Japan offering unusual flavors such as “Green Tea Coke”, “Cucumber Pepsi”, and “Shiso Pepsi”.
(Click here to read that post).

Pepsi Japan will be offering their latest flavor starting on Tuesday, 20 October (2009)….「ペプシあずき」 (“Pepsi Azuki“).

Pepsi Japan's ad for "Pepsi Azuki". On sale (in Japan) starting 20 October (2009) for a limited time.

Pepsi Japan's ad for "Pepsi Azuki". On sale (in Japan) starting 20 October (2009) for a limited time.

The ad says 「和風コーラ・新登場」 (“Japanese style cola. A new appearance.”).

「小豆」 (Azuki) is a popular red bean in Japan that is often eaten in a sweetened paste form.
It’s quite good. But, though I like Shiso, I didn’t think much of Shiso Pepsi…so I have my doubts about “Pepsi Azuki“.

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21 Responses to “ペプシあずき”

  1. bartman905 October 25, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    Also just bought a bottle of Pepsi Azuki today and our family had mixed reactions. See my blog post at http://bartman905.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/pepsi-azuki/, with a reference back to your original post.

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    • tokyo5 October 25, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

      I just read your post about it.
      Thanks for the link.

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  2. tokyo5 October 22, 2009 at 11:12 pm #

    I bought a bottle of “Pepsi Azuki” today.

    My family and I all disliked it!

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  3. paru October 10, 2009 at 8:29 am #

    I was surprized a lot when I saw shiso-cola on shelf at convinience store, and then next azuki?? oh. no thank you!
    I tasted shiso and it was nicer than what I expected. But… don’t want to buy azuki.
    Azuki is a special bean we use for Osekihan, or red bean rice for cereblation on special occasion like wedding, entering or graduating to ,from school, company, and on festival.
    Oh..at last it has become a fast-drink ??
    I can’t believe it!
    please stop this trend,otherwize, sooner or later, we will see Natto-cola, or Sushi-cola at nearby convinience store!!(^~^)

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    • tokyo5 October 10, 2009 at 9:58 am #

      I’m sure they will make those drinks if they think they will sell well!

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  4. cuteandcurls October 10, 2009 at 1:37 am #

    I do wonder how that would taste like considering I like red bean whether in a bun, in chilli con carne, desserts, in porridge but in a fizzy drink hmmm

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    • tokyo5 October 10, 2009 at 2:32 am #

      This kind of bean isn’t like the beans in “Chili Con Carne“.

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      • cuteandcurls October 10, 2009 at 9:24 am #

        Oh? I thought they were red beans 🙂 cos thats the sort of beans I would use in my chilli con carne ..ah just wiki-ed it up …got it. Still i do wonder how it would taste .. i could do with a sampling of it ^_^

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      • tokyo5 October 10, 2009 at 10:00 am #

        When it goes on sale, I think I’ll try Pepsi Azuki when it goes on sale…just for the novelty value.

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  5. becomingjapanese October 9, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    I want to try that, I like red bean paste!

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    • tokyo5 October 9, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

      Do you eat 「アンパン」?

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      • becomingjapanese October 10, 2009 at 12:14 am #

        Yes, I eat them on occasion, They are kinda expensive here, so I’ll sometimes treat myself to them. I’ve got quite a sweet tooth! Although, I prefer chocolate the most.

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      • tokyo5 October 10, 2009 at 12:20 am #

        OK. I can’t imagine anpan being expensive!

        Do you prefer Japanese or American chocolate?
        I don’t eat sweets much…but I much prefer Japanese chocolate over American!

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      • becomingjapanese October 10, 2009 at 12:27 am #

        Anpan here are about $2.50 each…

        I like all kinds of chocolate, except for the VERY dark (over 80% cacao) is a bit too much, and not sweet enough.

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      • tokyo5 October 10, 2009 at 12:39 am #

        As for me, if I eat chocolate, I like bitter (dark) alot more than milk-chocolate.
        And chocolate-covered almonds are good.
        But whiskey-filled chocolate is best! 😉

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      • becomingjapanese October 10, 2009 at 12:51 am #

        LOL, My chocolate with alcohol of choice is generally rum, although I also like it with raspberry schnapps!

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      • tokyo5 October 10, 2009 at 12:56 am #

        Wow. Too sweet! 🙂

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  6. Sir Pent October 9, 2009 at 2:27 am #

    I have no idea what Azuki tastes like, but I’m pretty open about trying new food and beverages.

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    • tokyo5 October 9, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

      I’ll try anything too. And I’m not a picky eater…I like most food (including Azuki).
      But I don’t drink much cola.

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  7. gigihawaii October 9, 2009 at 2:06 am #

    What will the Japanese think of next??? I wouldn’t mind taking a swig of Pepsi Azuki, since I love the azuki in shaved ice and dim sum — both popular in Hawaii.

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    • tokyo5 October 9, 2009 at 10:37 pm #

      Azuki on shaved ice is popular in Japan too.

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