New Pepsi X Factor Limited Edition Dragonfruit Flavored Cola
Another new flavor drink from Pepsi and this time is Dragonfruit flavored cola. How did they come up with this flavor? Well, according to the Gillette Pepsi cola website, “ This spring Pepsi joined “THE X FACTOR” on its national audition tour and asked fans, contestants and judges to help select the “Pepsi with The X Factor.” More than 14,000 participants sampled four mystery Pepsi flavors and voted to select which one would become the next “pop star” – a limited-time Pepsi flavor known as Pepsi X. The winning flavor was be revealed on “THE X FACTOR” in October and Dragon came out on top. Try Pepsi X, a delicious dragonfruit flavored cola. Also, look for the special-edition “THE X FACTOR” packaging on other Pepsi flavors.”
Upon busting the cap, there’s a lightly sweetened aroma coming out from the bottle with no subtle hint of dragonfruit what so ever. After sniffing it for couple seconds, it reminded me of the smell coming out from Mountain Dew drinks but slightly lighter. The cola scent was light compares to other Pepsi drinks. The color and texture are the same as your regular Pepsi beverages. As for the taste, the very first sip tasted lightly sweetened and it’s sort of in the middle between regular Pepsi and diet Pepsi taste. After couple sips, the taste seems to be changing a bit but not sure exactly what it’s supposed to be. When your mouth processes the sip, you greeted by the light sweet taste first and end with a subtle fruity taste after you swallow down the sip. After chugging down one third of this 20 FL OZ bottle, you get convinced that the fruity taste is actually there because it becomes recognizable, but it’s still light. The aftertaste wasn’t so sweet like other Pepsi beverages.
The ingredient for this Pepsi X Factor Limited Edition Dragonfruit Cola drink include: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Natural Flavor, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate(Preserves Freshness), Caffeine, Acesulfame Potassium, Gum Arabic, Sucralose, and 190 calories with 51g of sugar. Caffeine content: 71mg/ 20 FL OZ.
Overall, this Pepsi X Factor Dragonfruit flavored cola drink wasn’t that bad, but I would still stick with regular Pepsi drink. I am not big fan of dragonfruit. For those that like this flavor, get it while you can because it’s limited edition.
Size: 20 FL OZ/ 591ML
Calories: 190 per bottle
Where to buy: Local Supermarket, Local Retail stores