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Pepsi Twist

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– **History**:
– First Pepsi Light was cola and lemon flavor with 50% fewer calories
– Replaced with lemon-flavored diet cola in the 1970s and 1980s in the US
– Aspartame led to the removal of lemon flavor, renaming it Diet Pepsi
Pepsi Twist introduced in the US in 2000 and discontinued in 2006
Pepsi Twist had a brief return in 2008 with an NFL Kickoff Limited Edition Flavor

– **International Availability**:
Pepsi Twist launched in the UK in 2002, discontinued later
Pepsi Twist released in Brazil with lime flavor
– Available in Portugal as a limited edition during summer
– Marketed in Romania as Pepsi Twist Lemon
– Sold in various countries including Albania, Greece, China, Germany, Poland, and Italy

– **Marketing**:
– Advertised during Super Bowl 2003 with celebrities like the Osbournes
– Endorsed by Britney Spears in 2002 and 2003
– No longer actively marketed by PepsiCo
– Briefly reintroduced in 2008 before the American football season
– Professional wrestler CM Punk named a signature move after Pepsi Twist

– **See also**:
– List of Pepsi types

– **References**:
– Marketing articles on Pepsi’s lemon spin-offs
Pepsi Twist details on Slovak distributors’ websites
Pepsi Twist’s return to Uruguay after ten years

Pepsi Twist (Wikipedia)

Pepsi Twist is a lemon flavored cola, marketed by PepsiCo as an alternative to regular Pepsi.

Pepsi Twist
TypeLemon-flavored cola
Country of origin United States
IntroducedJuly 12, 2000
VariantsDiet Pepsi Twist
Related productsCoca-Cola with Lemon, Pepsi Light, Pepsi Lime, Coca-Cola with Lime
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