On a hot summer day as you reach for a cold soft drink, imagine someone in Japan doing the same thing, except he may be reaching for a cucumber cola.
According to an AP article, “Japanese are staying cool as cucumbers this summer with Pepsi Ice Cucumber, a soda based on the crisp green gourd. The soft drink doesn’t actually have any cucumber in it but has been artificially flavored to resemble ‘the refreshing taste of a fresh cucumber,’ said Aya Takemoto, spokeswoman of Japan’s Pepsi distributor, Suntory Ltd.”
The mint-colored soda is on sale just for the summer and only in Japan, with sales expected to reach 200,000 cases during the next three months.
Coming next: the refreshing taste of broccoli-flavored iced tea.