Every summer, Pepsi comes out with a new flavor in Japan. This summer it was, as you can see here, salty watermelon flavor. It’s a limited engagement type of thing – it only lasts from late June through August, and then it is gone from the shelves. A follower of mine on Twitter, @TheTokyoFiles, (See his blog at The Tokyo Files) tells me that it tasted like mild pickle juice. I am not sure that’s such a ringing endorsement, but it is descriptive. Most often these summer sodas have less carbonation than other sodas in order to enhance the flavor. I’m sure it was an interesting, if not fully enjoyable, experience. I can’t wait til next year to see what the Pepsi company will come out with next!