PepsiCo launches two new limited-time flavors of Pepsi Next: cherry vanilla and paradise mango

PURCHASE, New York , July 17, 2012 (press release) – Today, People en Español’s 2011 sexiest man of the year, actor William Levy invited America to have a fling with flavor by launching two new flavors from Pepsi NEXT, the first cola to deliver real cola taste with 60 percent less sugar than regular Pepsi-Cola®. Available only this summer, Pepsi NEXT Cherry Vanilla and Pepsi NEXT Paradise Mango flavors satisfy the thirst of cola lovers looking to dial up flavor this season. Levy, an ardent cola fan, shared which flavor tickles his taste buds while serving up sips of Pepsi NEXT Cherry Vanilla and Pepsi NEXT Paradise Mango to lucky fans at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California.

“Summer is the perfect time to dial up the flavor in your life, from adventures to what you eat and drink, which is why I’m excited to help Pepsi NEXT launch two new flavored colas inspired by my favorite season – Pepsi NEXT Cherry Vanilla and Pepsi NEXT Paradise Mango,” said Levy. “I’ve been a Pepsi drinker all my life, and love that I can now add sabor to Pepsi NEXT, which has real cola taste and 60 percent less sugar.”

The new summertime flavors, Pepsi NEXT Cherry Vanilla and Pepsi NEXT Paradise Mango, are giving cola lovers two more unbelievable reasons to DRINK IT TO BELIEVE IT. Paradise Mango provides a tropical infusion to Pepsi NEXT drinkers, while Cherry Vanilla is a new twist on a tried and true favorite for just the right bursts of flavors.

“Earlier this spring, Pepsi NEXT launched to national fanfare, turning cola lovers into believers by delivering on real cola taste with 60 percent less sugar than Pepsi, and for many, it was love at first sip,” said Angelique Krembs, Vice President TM Pepsi Marketing. “We’re continuing the momentum by infusing real cola taste with unique flavor blends, and giving cola lovers two more reasons to drink it to believe it.”

Pepsi NEXT Cherry Vanilla and Pepsi NEXT Paradise Mango flavors will be available at Walmart Supercenter stores nationwide and wherever Pepsi products are sold beginning July 15 through September 8.

To share which Pepsi NEXT Flavor you’d like to have a fling with this summer, visit facebook.com/pepsinext or follow or Tweet Pepsi NEXT on Twitter via @pepsinext.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo’s people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo’s promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.

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