Last Updated on February 26, 2022 by Jim Edwards
Pepsi is evolving their popular drink with a big technology breakthrough. They have unveiled their first ever cola that is infused with nitrogen. The cola is being positioned as being “softer than a soft drink” – because it is creamy, smooth, and topped by a cascade of tiny foam bubbles on top.
How do they achieve this technological breakthrough? The innovation is made possible by placing a device at the bottom of each can that enables the nitrogen to infuse the drink only when it is opened and poured into a glass (see images below). In other words, nitrogen replaces the carbon dioxide typically found in a regular soda and that gives it a “softer” feel and taste in your mouth.
“Nitro Pepsi is a first-of-its-kind innovation that creates a smooth, creamy, delicious taste experience for fans everywhere. Much like how nitrogen has transformed the beer and coffee categories, we believe Nitro Pepsi is a huge leap forward for the cola category and will redefine cola for years to come.”
Todd Kaplan, VP of Marketing at Pepsi.
Pepsi believes this is a huge leap forward that will redefine cola for many years to come. According to Pepsi’s internal research, many people don’t drink soda due to heavy carbonation, so they seek to entice old soda drinkers back and add new ones with this new approach aimed at providing a more silky smooth texture by adding a foamy head on top of the cola.
How To Best Enjoy Nitro Pepsi
According to Pepsi, it is really best if you consume the beverage in a very specific way.
- Serve it cold from the refrigerator
- Note: Best to avoid adding ice, as that will dilute the taste and flavor
- Pour it quickly into a tall glass – invert the can in a hard pour – this activates the nitrogen the best
- Sip directly from the glass itself – no straw. That allows the foam to be part of every sip and changes the drinking experience
The History of Nitro Pepsi
Although it was first announced in 2019, it took Pepsi some time to bring this new beverage to market. It took some time to perfect the technology and make things just right.
Pepsi Nitro Video
This official launch video is so well done that it makes me want to go drink this right now. That draft pour with the sound just sounds and looks incredible!
Pepsi Nitro – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Flavors of Pepsi Nitro are Available?
- Draft Cola – This is Pepsi cola infused with nitro
- Vanilla Draft Cola – This is Pepsi cola infused with nitro and flavored with vanilla.
Is Pepsi Nitro Available Today?
Pepsi Nitro was unveiled on March 28, 2022 after a media promotional campaign.
How Many Cans Are Available in a Pepsi Nitro Package?
Pepsi Nitro is available as a single can or as a 4-pack of cans.
Where Can I buy Pepsi Nitro?
You can purchase Pepsi Nitro here.
Pepsi has a site devoted to Pepsi Nitro – https://www.pepsi.com/nitro/
Featured Image Credit: PepsiCo
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