The Japanese Sakura Pepsi Flavor Tastes Like Cherry Blossoms

By: Misel Saban - Feb 9, 2016
References: pepsi & mentalfloss
Japan is known for coming out with a variety of popular food products in unconventional flavor varieties, and the Shakura Pepsi is the iconic cola soda with a taste inspired by cherry blossoms. The carbonated beverage has an interesting rosy pink hue as well to match the flavor of the soda.

The Sakura Pepsi soda offers consumers a unconventional sensory experience with the iconic Asian tree and flower that is not often used in food recipes in America. However cherry blossom tea is a customary tradition at Japanese weddings, which could be were the inspiration for the flavor was pulled from.The drink has a sugary flavor paired with a cherry aroma to capture the essence and smell of a cherry blossom tree.

The floral soda is set to be released to consumers in March.