Many Pepsi and Coca Cola companies tried but failed to bring out newer products. Many products mimicked top of the line drinks and failed as well. Here are ten soft drink brands which were pulled from the shelf.
This is a diet cola, manufactured and produced by Coca Cola Company in 1963. It was marketed after the successful sales of Diet Rite cola. Since its sweetener was rumored to be an animal carcinogen, the drink was discontinued.
Everyone loves Sprite…yet when Pepsi tried to mimic the drink with Slice, things did not go as planned. They had various flavors made with grapefruit, peach and lemon-lime etc. With the introduction of Sierra Mist, the brand faded away by 2006.
This was a citrus drink that originated in Norway in 1996. The Norwegian name was Urge and the American name was Surge, under the ownership of Coca Cola. It is no longer being sold in Denmark, Sweden and the United States. Norway still continues to sell the product.
4. Clearly Canadian (Peach):
This is a flavored and sweet sparkling water drink that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s. They used to have a great peach flavor which was suddenly discontinued. On the news it was announced the company is out of flavored ideas altogether. Nothing new is coming out.
5. Hubba Bubba Soda:
This drink came from the Hubba Bubba Corporation. They had both regular and diet version of this drink before it was discontinued. The company itself is a subsidiary of Mars.
6. Super Mario Bros. Soda:
This market was small. The Super Mario Bros. Company decided to bring Mario into life with a drink. Cans were decorated with different Super Mario characters. However, the drink was boring and the company was running out of ideas. It was eventually discontinued.
7. Crystal Pepsi:
In 1992 Pepsi decided to gain the attention of newer clients. They made a new brand which was clear and sugar free (diet). This was pulled off the shelves 1 year later. The market was not as big as Pepsi hoped. President’s Choice is now popular in those kinds of drinks but they are not calorie free.
8. Pepsi Blue:
This is a berry flavored drink that never hit it with Americans. The drink was discontinued in 2004 after 2 years on the market.
Introduced in 1995, the drink was energy based and was berry like. The corporation had a change of plans and took it off the shelves in 1998,
10. Sprite Remix:
This soft drink is colorless and caffeine-free. Its flavor is different than the original Sprite, which is made by the Coca-Cola Company. Although discontinued in the United States in 2005, it still is sold in the Caribbean.
Article Written by Alex Noudelman