This article was originally published on December 28, 2006. While I’m off at a conference I thought I’d share a few of my old favorites. As hard as it is to fathom, this post actually generated a buyer client when a fellow Pepsi Vanilla lover made the now infamous call that began with, “Dude, I read your post about Vanilla Pepsi…” The rest, as they say, is history. And yes, the Pepsi Vanilla website linked in the article is still online, some 4.5 years after Pepsi stopped producing this product. They taunt me…
Woe is me. Pepsi Vanilla is no more.
Pepsi Vanilla, which I’ve fondly referred to as “The Nectar of the Gods,” has been discontinued.
I am deeply depressed.
It began to be hard to find in local grocery stores several weeks ago. But I could always find a 12 pack here and there. Occasionally I’d find a bottle in a corner store. Then 2 weeks ago it was gone. Nowhere to be found. No notice, no warning. No chance to stockpile. I didn’t even get to truly savor the last can (though I can tell you it was consumed sitting in the parking lot that’s also known as the Superstition Freeway. I remember it well. I only wish I had known then it would be my last chance to experience Nirvanna.)
I just called the Pepsi Consumer Hotline and a nice young lady named Teresa informed me that it has been discontinued due to poor sales. That certainly isn’t my fault, as I would often drink six or more a day.
Despite discontinuing production of this wonderful elixir, Pepsico still flaunts PepsiVanilla.com in my face!! I can download a Pepsi Vanilla wallpaper for my PC, but I can’t buy a can to drink?!? Does Pepsi understand what this is doing to me? Oh the humanity!
I ask my local readers to keep their eyes peeled for Pepsi Vanilla (Regular, NOT diet!). Should you locate any, BUY IT ALL. I will gladly reimburse you and pay a handsome finder’s fee as well.
At this moment, I can’t imagine life without Pepsi Vanilla. I know, I know, life will go on. Somehow.
Today is one of the saddest days of my life.