Pepsi Special, the latest in Pepsi’s Japanese arsenal of flavors and variations we haven’t seen in America, has a new twist we’ve not seen before on a soft drink. It’s not a new flavor, something that a Freestyle machine can always try, nor is it alcohol, something that rare Freestyle machines (and enterprising drink mixers) can try out.
In fact, it’s largely the opposite. Pepsi is trying their best to keep their flavor while actually preventing the body from absorbing fat. Pepsi Special, as reported by FoodBeast, contains a special type of dextrin that makes it hard for the body to absorb fat. Classified as “food for specified health uses”, a bottle runs for 150 yen.
Will it come to America? If it really holds true to it’s promise of blocking fat, and can be marketed as such in America, Pepsi would be foolish not to run this alongside their diet drinks.