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Q: Pepsi Kona Soda ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Pepsi Kona Soda
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: elizmckeown-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 16 Jun 2002 23:34 PDT
Expires: 16 Jun 2003 23:34 PDT
Question ID: 27768
Whatever happened to Pepsi Kona?  It was a coffee-flavored Pepsi (it
sounds terrible but it wasn't, I swear!) that they test marketed in
Philadelphia back in 1995 (possibly '94 or '96).  I'm not sure where
else they might have tested it.  I've searched Pepsi's site several
times and it's like it never existed.  I'm sure it's not available
anymore, I was just curious about what happened to it.  Also, I still
miss it 7 years later, so if anyone knows a good subsitute...
Subject: Re: Pepsi Kona Soda
Answered By: till-ga on 16 Jun 2002 23:58 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Well it seems that Iīve found some information that might help you.
The drink was reviewed at a website Iīve found. "This is one of the
most hyped beverages and it is finally on the BevNET".
( )
You will find a review there but unfortunately they say that it has
not been continued. But we already knew that ...

Alternatives ? Well, it has been suggested:  " I used to mix coffee
and Diet Coke all the time..." ( ) but I have not tested
this. Could be ok because Pepsi Kona must have been very similar. Why
donīt you try it out this idea ?

At ( ) you will
find another description of the drink - but it doesnīt help you to get
it either.

The best proposal is to buy a (hopefully) similar product called
Borgnines Coffee Soda. It is desribed as "12 oz Longneck Bottle, Dark
roasted coffee envelopes a very rich cola that makes this beverage
drink like a meal.
Contains: Carbonated Water, Unbleached Unrefined Sugar, Rich Italian
Roast Coffee, Caramel Color, Natural Flavor."
It can be ordered online at:
( ). 

Maybe this one helps. Why donīt you try to make carbonated coffee ?
Maybe you know those machines used in many hoseholds to carbonate
ordinary tap water to get sparkling drinks. Try to put coffee in the
bottle where usually the water comes in. Good Idea ? I hope so.
( )

Please let me know if any of those ideas really helped you.


Clarification of Answer by till-ga on 17 Jun 2002 00:07 PDT
Sorry, Iīve forgotten to post my search strategy in my answer.
I used the following search term:
(  :// )

elizmckeown-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
This was essentially the answer I was looking for, although I did some
research on my own and found out exactly where and when Pepsi Kona was
test marketed.  I really appreciated the suggestions for alternatives
and plan to try them out.

Subject: Re: Pepsi Kona Soda
From: madmich17-ga on 17 Jun 2002 13:41 PDT

You might want to check out a similar question posed about Coffee
flavored soda..

Search: Coffee Soda in DC

Check out the comments, specifically what mother911-ga has to say..
She mentions "Manhattan Special Espresso Coffee Soda".

This might interest you.
Subject: Re: Pepsi Kona Soda
From: waffle-ga on 17 Jun 2002 19:33 PDT
Pop The Soda Shop also sells Borgnine's Coffee Soda:
Subject: Re: Pepsi Kona Soda
From: bruce007-ga on 24 Sep 2002 21:05 PDT
I came across Pepsi Kona just outside Atlantic City after a late night
of gambling. I've convinced that beverage is the only thing that
allowed my any my friend to remain awake for the 4-hour drive back to
Washington, DC.

When I did my own test marketing at a party that week with some
leftover bottles, the results were not very good. My friend's hated it
and I admit the effect of PepsiKona may have been better that the
actual taste.

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