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In his unending quest to plagiarise every single thing that stands as good and decent about the internet, Datazoid proudly ventures toward Chefelf's very own Extinct Beverage Museum. Besides, Datazoid is on a different continent. Datazoid has access to beverages Chefelf does not. Datazoid also speaks often in the third person, it seems. Anyhow. Fanfare ahoy!

Extinct Beverage Reviews

Beverage Title!

Pepsi Samba


Tagline: "Exotic Cola", "Tropical Flavoured Cola."
Manufacturer: Bottled by Pepsico in New York, imported by Cadbury Schweppes, St. Kilda. Joy.
Website: Pepsi Samba. It's a competition, and tells you nothing about the drink.
Magical Contents: Contains absolutely nothing real.
Medical Warnings: "COLA. CONTAINS CAFFEINE."
Volume: Bottle, 1.25L.
Daily Dosage: N/A.
Nutritional Info: On a par with regular Pepsi.

Ingredient Graph for idiots Amount per 100ml
Energy 41.4cal
Carbohydrates 10.9g
Sugars 10.9g


Horrid choice of flavours.
This stuff is mango and tamarind flavoured. Mango and tamarind. This does not sound pleasant. Mango is alright, I guess. Mango I can accept. Not sure about mango and Pepsi combined, but I'm okay with Mango. My only experience with tamarind, however, is an Asian "sweet" that consists of dried up balls of the fruit soaked in sugar and chili powder, producing a horrid, horrid, horrid burning mass of gross.

Beverage Bottle, glass
For it was blue, with an orange top..

To the eye:
It's orange-er than regular Pepsi. Clearly there's some hint of tropical fruit about the colour.

Beverage closeup
Brownish.

To the nose:
There's almost no smell. It smells like regular Pepsi, really, with a very very vague hint of that Tropical Sunkist crap they put out a few years ago. I'm under the assumption this is the same syrup, mixed with Pepsi. And tamarind.

To the mouth:
Oh, it's gross. It tastes like Pepsi with soap in it. For anyone familiar with these drink reviews, it has the "we're trying to mask the taste of vitamin-B by adding overpowering fruit flavours" taste. Which wouldn't be a problem, except THIS ISN'T AN ENERGY DRINK, AND HAS NO VITAMIN B ADDED TO IT.

And a little while after:
It's horrid. It's still soapy. I'm having a hard time telling whether it's due to the base of this drink being regular Pepsi, which is pretty grim in its own right. Also, for some odd reason, there's a hint of eucalyptus or mint or something.

Overall:
Considering this is based on Pepsi to begin with, it's not that bad, I guess. It's soapy, but it's kind of fruity. Tropical Sunkist was better.

One word summary*:
Soap.

* Like I said, plagiarising everything.






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