“Ha ha, you fools! You foolish fools!”
Pepsi, which you might know as, “Huh, really? This Taco Bell doesn’t serve Coke?” is the second most popular soft drink manufacturer in America. Created in 1898 in North Carolina as “Brad’s Drink” (which we are on the record as thinking is the best name, by the way), it eventually was renamed Pepsi-Cola in 1903, and has been known as just Pepsi ever since 1961.
Throughout its history, it has consistently been less popular than Coca-Cola, a situation which it attempted to remedy with fairly awesome and insane marketing strategies and slogans. Seriously, some early slogans for Pepsi included, “More Bounce to the Ounce,” “Don’t be a Tramp, Buy a Can”, and “Twice as Much for a Nickel” (that last one was their official slogan for eleven years). And sure, they miiight have set Michael Jackson on fire and started his lifetime dependence on painkillers that eventually took his life, but, uh…hey, it’s the choice of a new Generation!
Either way, America knows that to get people drinking Pepsi, all they have to do is stage taste tests, get musicians to endorse it, or we guess call people tramps (you fucking tramps). However, when Japan gets their hands on it, they try to drum up interest by doing shit like this…
This is Pepsiman. He is the mascot of Pepsi in Japan. He now lives exclusively in your nightmares, every time you close your eyes.
Yup, that’s right America, it’s time for another installation of our critically acclaimed (? Okay, sure) segment-
Goddamn it Japan, You’re Doing it Wrong: Japan’s Strangest Pepsi Flavors