Despite being more than two decades apart, 2016 and 1992 are bizarrely similar in the sense that there's a Clinton running president, people are drinking Hi-C Ecto Coolers because of Ghostbusters, and a new soda called Crystal Pepsi is landing on store shelves. That's right, folks: Crystal Pepsi, the long-lost clear cola, is officially back... because even soda history repeats itself.
Here's the scoop: You'll be able to grab 20oz bottles of the sweet nostalgia when they start rolling out to store shelves nationwide on Monday, August 8th. Canadian retailers, however, started selling Crystal Pepsi a month earlier on July 11th for some reason. But just like '90s technology, the new batch of Crystal Pepsi won't be around for long -- an eight-week run, to be exact.
Pepsi said "overwhelming fan demand" and the huge response to a Crystal Pepsi sweepstakes last year inspired the company to finally resurrect the cola. As we noted in our taste-test of the new Crystal Pepsi last December (yes, we got our hands on some), it's slightly different compared to the Crystal Pepsi sold two decades ago, especially seeing as it now contains caffeine. One thing, though, hasn't changed: it still doesn't taste exactly like Pepsi. But it's pretty damn close.