About Crystal Pepsi
Coming out of the cola wars of the 1980s, America's top soda companies would stop at nothing in attempt to top one another and prove their own brand superior. Perhaps one of the strangest, most innovative products to come out of these efforts was Crystal Pepsi. Despite a massive marketing campaign featuring music provided by Aerosmith and first-of-their-kind bus wrappers, the totally clear non-caffeinated beverage failed to capture any meaningful market share in the United States. It enjoyed a slightly longer lifespan in Europe and Mexico, where it was obtainable directly from a Pepsi machine under the name Pepsi Clear as recently as 2008. While Crystal Pepsi may have been a bit ahead of its time in terms of mass appeal, it still managed to earn a place in the heart of collectors of soda and beverage memorabilia worldwide. To them, a Crystal Pepsi bottle or poster is more than worth its weight in sugary syrup. While Crystal Pepsi might no longer be on the shelves of your local supermarket, it is always in stock, thanks to the vast inventory on eBay.