REVIEW: Pepsi Holiday Spice

Ye holiday season is here!

Woo hoo!

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit and I’m trying to get into the mood by drinking Pepsi Holiday Spice.

I NEED to have the holiday spirit, as I prepare for the crowded malls, last minute shopping, excessive Christmas decorations, the color red, tinsel, children crying on Santa’s lap, and numerous kiss rejections under the mistletoe.

I would’ve gotten eggnog, but no one is selling it yet. So until someone starts selling it, I’m stuck with Pepsi Holiday Spice to get me in the mood for some holiday “fun.”

I know liquor is quicker, but I’m afraid I might relive my 21st birthday drinking binge, which involved ten shots in one hour, followed by dancing with two girls, flashing body parts on my body that shouldn’t be flashed, and dry heaves.

So what does Pepsi Holiday Spice taste like?

It has a nice spicy cinnamon and ginger taste and it’s really good, but let me think of a better way to describe the taste.


Well go to your favorite store, whether it’s a local mom and pops or your gigantic mom and pops-destroying superstore, and look for a red soda bottle or can with the word Coke on it. Then purchase it or steal it, because there’s no way the old greeter at the superstore entrance will be able to tackle you. Then open it and when you drink it you will know what Pepsi Holiday Spice tastes like.

To make that unnecessarily long explanation paragraph short, Pepsi Holiday Spice tastes very similar to Coke.

If you’re a crazy Coke fanatic and you think what I just said is blasphemy, then go try it for yourself, YOU FRICKEN’ COKE-HEAD!

Wow. That last part was rude of me. I’m sorry.

Seems like I need more holiday spirit.

Well, I guess it’s a good thing I bought a 2-liter bottle of Pepsi Holiday Spice, because hopefully the more holiday spice I drink, the more holiday spirit I’ll have.

Item: Pepsi Holiday Spice
Purchase Price: $1.49 (2-liter bottle, on sale)
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Very good. Nice spicy taste. A great holiday drink replacement until eggnog hits the stores. Tastes like Coke.
Cons: If you’re a crazy Coke fanatic, it tastes like Coke. Too bad it’s a limited edition. Might need a bit more holiday spirit in it.

16 thoughts to “REVIEW: Pepsi Holiday Spice”

  1. Let me get this straight…

    Pepsi made a limited edition product that tastes like coke? Why bother? Why not just put empty bottles on the shelves next to Coke bottles that say on the label “You want that one. —>”

  2. Believe it or not, this year I actually saw HALLOWEEN eggnog at my local grocery store. One carton had pumpkins on it (thus the name “pumpkin spice” nog) and the other was just regular-flavored and had a green silhouette of a witch flying across the moon on it (“crone” flavor? “Wiccan” flavored?) Weird.

  3. I’m glad you did this. The name alone would have turned me off. I don’t think soft drinks should be labeled “spice” unless they have liquor in them.

  4. I picked this up over the weekend, too, and wondered if you’d tried it yet.
    My kids said it tasted gingerbready, and we decided it also had a berry taste to it. Cranberry?
    It was definately a Yuck for me, but the kids drank it.

  5. Jessie – I think Pepsi is really jealous that they’re not the number one cola anymore.

    Noelle – But if they ever do make a Pumpkin Spice Pepsi, I’d drink it. Also isn’t Pumpkin Spice a Bath and Body Works scent.

    Kirkkitsch – Man, I would’ve totally been into that. I heart eggnog. I remember chugging a quart in one sitting and then feeling sick for the next two days.

    Busy Mom – I wish there was liquor it in. Maybe I would feel more festive right now.

    Shells – But didn’t you think it tasted a little bit like Coke, or are my tastebuds going mad.

  6. why do they keep messing with Pepsi? wasn’t Crystal Pepsi enough of a lesson?
    Although I was a fan of the uber-sweet, hyper-making Pepsi Blue…

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