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Coca-Cola Is Making a Clear Zero Calorie Coke Drink for Japan

We still haven't forgotten Crystal Pepsi.
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Back in the '90s heyday of sugary pop, Pepsi turned its brown cola clear. Crystal Pepsi didn't last long, but it was hyped as hell. Rival Coca-Cola never outright competed on Pepsi's level, keeping its signature drink as caramely brown as ever. But now, almost three decades later, Coke is going clear.

Coca-Cola announced the release of a new beverage called Coca-Cola Clear to be released in Japan June 11. According to Kotaku, over 50 recipes were tested before the company landed on the winner: Coke without the caramel ingredient, but with a splash of lemon and some tinkering to the base formula. It's a zero calorie beverage.

Frustratingly, the company only has plans to launch in Japan, the country that already gets dibs on Coke's alcoholic drinks (called alcopops) and pouch slushies. But we're a sucker for nostalgia, even if it's nostalgia for a rival soda company. If we can't have Crystal Pepsi, all we can do is complain loudly enough until they give us Clear Coke.

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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