Praise be to the soda gods, people — Crystal Pepsi is officially coming back to stores nationwide starting July 7 in Canada and Aug. 8 in the United States. And if you're wondering where you can get Crystal Pepsi, you've come to the right place. Before we go any further, though, you should know that as of right now Crystal Pepsi's comeback is being billed as "for a limited time," according to PepsiCo; you'll only be able to get it for abought eight weeks. So get ready to get your stockpile on!
You may remember when this cult beverage of the '90s came back for a short time in 2015 as part of a promotional contest, but now you don't have to worry about hoping for a winning sweepstakes entry in order to get your hands on the good (clear) stuff. Even sweeter? Pepsi will be releasing an online video game in conjunction with Crystal Pepsi's drop. Called "The Crystal Pepsi Trail," it'll really peg out your nostalgia meter — it's modeled after none other than every '90s kid's favorite computer lab pastime, Oregon Trail. A teaser trailer for the game touts, "It's a thrilling journey, with hazards at every turn: you'll face agonizingly slow dial-up, totally bogus haircuts, and the untimely loss of digital pets." So much yes, please and thank you! To play the game, you'll log onto CrystalPepsi.net starting the day of Crystal Pepsi's official comeback on July 7.
But as excited as you are about that, you're probably dying to know how to score the actual soda itself. So here's the 4-1-1, party people: For eight weeks starting from the aforementioned drop dates, you can quite literally quench your thirst for nostalgia by picking up 20-ounce bottles of Crystal Pepsi at "major retailers" across the country.
Do we have an exact list of those retailers yet? Well, no. Here's what we do know: According to AdAge, in-store marketing for the throwback soda will include push-button devices that play the '90s hit "Whoomp! (There It Is)," so that's what you should look for as a beacon for the Crystal Pepsi-loving masses. How fun is that?! While we don't yet have an official list of where Crystal Pepsi will be carried, it's a safe assumption you'll be able to find it at many grocery stores, gas stations, or convenience stores near you that carry other Pepsi products. If you want to stake out all of the spots that could potentially become your Crystal Pepsi watering holes in the very near future, head here for a map of where to buy Pepsi products.
Be prepared, though, fellow Crystal Pepsi lovers ... it's entirely possible stores will sell out of this highly anticipated carbonated beverage pretty quickly. Act fast!
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