Salty Watermelon Pepsi Japan’s Newest Limited Time Flavor

May 29, 2012

Just in time for summer and following in the footsteps of Pepsi drinks intended to be both great thirstquenchers for hot and humid Japan, Pepsi has released it’s latest and most delicious sounding flavor so far.

Salty Watermelon

Salty Watermelon Pepsi is scheduled to go on sale in Japan starting July 24th for the suggested retail price of 140 yen. People who live in Japan, however, know that the drug stores and supermarkets will have better prices for those of you planning to hoard a couple of cases to last the year… (I mean, imagine a cold winter day, sitting in a hot kotatsu, sipping some Salty Watermelon Pepsi and snacking on some Pizza flavored potato ships… or better yet, sushi).

Even though some bloggers in Japan are calling the choice this year a bit uninspired, I still think it’s the best idea since Cucumber Pepsi (which I didn’t like but appreciated the effort of).

Time will tell, and we all have just under two months to debate and conjecture until finally cracking one open.


1 Michele May 30, 2012 at 4:57 am

I was wondering if a store in the US was wanting to purchase this, could they do so, if they had a whole seller license?

2 Lisa May 30, 2012 at 6:42 am

I hope there are several stores in the us who will sell salty watermelon pepsi,I want to try

3 jay@newzjapan May 30, 2012 at 7:50 am

Michele – Pepsi is distributed by Suntory (English page at ). I don’t know much about wholesale, but I have seen Suntory drinks for sale in Japanese supermarkets in the U.S. so it’s not impossible. The soda will be a limited release for sale starting in late July and probably stay in production as long as it’s popular ending around October or November.

Here is a page with US contact information for Suntory, hope it helps.

4 jay@newzjapan May 30, 2012 at 7:57 am

Lisa – I’ve seen some Suntory drinks in the US at Asian and Japanese supermarkets, I’m not sure if they will pick up limited edition drinks, but we can hope! Time for a foodie trip to Japan?