Look, we're all for unexpected flavor mashups. Bacon and maple syrup? Yes, please. Cheddar and caramel? Chicago proves it can be done. It's why we're trying to keep an open mind about Pepsi's latest collaboration with everyone's least favorite Easter candy, Peeps.
The unlikely duo announced its partnership today, unveiling a marshmallow-flavored cola that's packaged in itty-bitty cans (okay, that part's actually kind of cute). To be fair, we're guessing that the beverage tastes a bit like vanilla Pepsi with an extra hit of sugary sweetness. Taste-testers at People describe the flavor as "vaguely reminiscent of Lucky Charms."
We should pause here to explain that you won't be able to find this disturbingly twisted soda at the grocery store. The incredibly limited-edition collaboration is being doled out via a social media sweepstakes. If you must know what Peeps-flavored Pepsi tastes like, you'll need to snap a photo of yourself enjoying your favorite springtime activity, share it on Twitter or Instagram, and tag it with #HangingWithMyPEEPS and #PepsiSweepstakes. Just, uh, don't get too close to your "peeps" and be sure to wear a mask if you're getting out and about.
Before we go, let's check in to see how Twitter is handling the news.
CALL IT PEEPSI YOU COWARDS. https://t.co/p9rMymsuRd— Fahey (@UncleFahey) March 25, 2021
It’s important to have people in your circle that will tell you ‘no’ https://t.co/rDkjomsjeX— connectpoliticditto. (@cpoliticditto) March 25, 2021
It looks like Peeps-flavored Pepsi is now a thing and now I'm definitely convinced our simulation is glitching...— Z-Ritty (@z_ritty) March 25, 2021
This has to be it right? "Pepsi Peeps" are the final Horsemen of the Apocalypse? https://t.co/noxxQ2AqGs— josh shaffer (@strangegods) March 25, 2021
I am adamantly pro-Peeps, but this is too much. I think my teeth just turned dust and fell out of my mouth at the mere thought of Peeps soda. https://t.co/f4hiI2DNk0— Jesse Mermell (@jessemermell) March 25, 2021
Which of these would you guess tastes better?#Peepsi— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) March 25, 2021
thank you in advance for your witty comment about how theyd both be gross
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