Pepsi and China: Things Get Weird

Last week on Kotaku » 12/17/12 7:00am 12/17/12 7:00am we talked about China's Pepsi-cooked chicken wing potato chips coming out of China as a weird but delightful snack. Well, being the resident China hand, I can say without a doubt that Pepsi in its 30 years of history in China has been anything but conventional in terms of its products and marketing.

China's Pepsi Flavored Potato Chips Actually Make Perfect Sense

Just as cooking with beer works extremely well, cola is used in cooking throughout China—and beyond. Coca-cola is perhaps the most common in China, but Frito-Lay isn't a division of Coke. It's a division of PepsiCo. Thus, Pepsi-Cola chicken-flavor Lay's potato chips.


The chips launched earlier this year, and the… » 12/13/12 5:00am 12/13/12 5:00am

Pepsi Special Is a Special Cola, But Not a Special Tasting Cola

Out of the unique flavors Pepsi has released in Japan, Pepsi Special might have the most boring taste. However, it could be one of the most revolutionary.


In Japan, Pepsi regularly releases an array of, how should I say, unique flavors. Some of them, such as Salty Watermelon Pepsi, are not as bad as you think. Some,… » 11/16/12 6:20am 11/16/12 6:20am

This Video Game Studio Says No One Can Taste the Difference Between…

Oh come on. Come on. Who can't taste the difference between Coke and Pepsi? Coke is drier and chocolatey...er. Pepsi is sweeter and ... fizz...ier? For real, there is a complete and total difference between the two soft drinks, one that developers at Double Fine failed to recognize with any consistency. Come on. » 7/21/12 3:00pm 7/21/12 3:00pm