For lovers of vintage soda brands, 2015 was an absolute coup. The Coca-Cola cult classic Surge finally returned store shelves for the first time in over a decade. Though the road since has been bumpy, Clearly Canadian announced the brand was going back into production. And Original New York Seltzer gave sparkling beverage fans the chance to drink the ‘80s all over again.
But in the midst of all this excitement came probably the biggest news of them all: Crystal Pepsi would be coming back too. For months, anticipation was flying high – until it crashed and burned in December when Pepsi announced the details of the limited-time relaunch: The only way to get your hands on the new Crystal Pepsi was to enter a contest through its Pepsi Pass app. Either that or pay exorbitant prices on eBay.