|Where to find Pepsi Next Mango/Cherry Vanilla: Target, Walmart, & major drug stores|
A PR agency recently reached out to me and I got the opportunity, thanks to Pepsi, to try out two new flavors of Pepsi Next. I haven't seen these yet in stores and I love to try products before they hit the store shelves. Being a mom, you know we have to share with our kids. I had two kids begging me for some and I did cave in. But only after I drank a whole can of the Cherry Vanilla Pepsi Next all by my self. So what did we think?
Pepsi Next's Paradise Mango: By far this was the favorite of my 7 year old, though my daughter and I didn't like the mango much (perhaps it would be good in a mixed drink?) A little went a long way, as I thought it tasted too sweet. My son also loves fruity flavored soda (particularly the Mexican branded soda I've reviewed a few times) and he truly relished in having the whole can to himself.
Pepsi Next's Cherry Vanilla: Both my pre-teen and myself preferred this soda over the Paradise Mango. I normally don't drink vanilla flavored soda, so drinking it was a bit of a stretch for me. However, I found the blend of vanilla with the cherry very refreshing, though could still taste the Pepsi Next flavor hanging in the background. I also noticed that it tasted the best when very cold. Warm soda definitely was not ideal, though I normally don't refrigerate my soda.
Have you seen these new summer-themed flavors of Pepsi Next in your store? Please share in the comments if you've tried either variety (and if you liked it) and where you spotted them. I wouldn't mind picking some up before summer is over!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample pack of Pepsi Next from a PR agency representing the manufacturer. I was not compensated to write this blog post and the opinions are my own or related to my family's experience with this product.