Pepsi Just Suggested They May Release a "Cocoa" Cola

Hot chocolate-flavored Pepsi? Why not?

This week brought the first major snowstorm to the Northeast, a sure signal that winter is here even if the solstice begs to differ. Unless you're one of those cold brew diehards who wouldn't be caught dead with a hot beverage, that means it's time to warm up with wintery beverages like, for example, hot cocoa.

The only question is: what if you find yourself in a tough spot and want to drink both hot cocoa and Pepsi at the same time? Up to this point in human history, there's been no satisfying solution for this incredibly specific dilemma. But if enough people make their voices heard on social media, that might just change someday soon.

For whatever reason, PepsiCo has decided that now is the time to try and make Pepsi "Cocoa" Cola a thing. What is it? Well, it starts with your usual Pepsi taste and blends in a bit of cocoa taste, plus an extra hint of marshmallow to really drive the point home.

Think of it as the holiday season successor of their ultra-limited edition Pepsi Apple Pie. That offering was geared towards people who didn't know how to bake, but this time around it sounds like Pepsi is doing this because 1. they can and 2. It's kind of a pun on Coca-Cola that they think they can pull off without a lawsuit.

"There is nothing more classic than hot cocoa on a winter day, but this year has been anything but typical," Pepsi VP of Marketing Todd Kaplan said in a press release. "So why not bring together the delicious taste of a Pepsi with the delicious, wintery taste of chocolate and marshmallow and bring some unexpected joy to our fans this season? We are confident we nailed Pepsi 'Cocoa' Cola and can't wait to get this in the hands of cola fans this winter."

In order for that to happen, though, the fans have to tell Pepsi that they want the stuff. Specifically, a tweet announcing the idea needs to hit 2,021 retweets in order for Pepsi "Cocoa" Cola to become a reality. Given how close they are already, it feels like a very achievable goal.

So if you think a (hot) chocolate-flavored Pepsi is what you need in order to shake off the 2020 gloom, smash that retweet button. It'll take like two seconds, and who knows? Maybe combining Pepsi and cocoa is the key to achieving spiritual enlightenment in the year ahead.

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