Pepsi Maple Syrup Cola Is Soda Company's Latest Out-There Flavor

The soft-drink giant has partnered with IHOP on the limited-edition flavor. But will it stack up?

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Pepsi Maple Syrup Cola

Pepsi Maple Syrup Cola is the latest out-there concoction from the soft-drink company.


Pancake Day was March 1, but Pepsi is celebrating flapjacks with its latest flavor, Pepsi Maple Syrup Cola. The soft drink giant describes the limited-edition soda as a blend of "the indulgent flavor profile maple syrup with the crisp, refreshing caramel notes of a Pepsi."

Launched in collaboration with IHOP, Pepsi Maple Syrup Cola isn't currently available in stores: Starting Thursday, curious consumers can take a snapshot of their pancake stack and share the photo on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ShowUsYourStack. (The pics don't have to be of IHOP pancakes -- they can be from another restaurant or your own kitchen.)

Two thousand daring drinkers will be chosen to receive 12-ounce cans of Pepsi Maple Syrup. One winner will receive a bottle with a custom "spout" inspired by IHOP's syrup pitchers.

Fans must follow @Pepsi on Instagram and Twitter for the duration of the sweepstakes, which ends March 29.

Pepsi Maple Syrup Cola follows in the carbonated trail of other unique Pepsi flavor combinations -- including apple pie, hot chocolate, Cracker Jack and Peeps.

Last month, Pepsi unveiled Pepsi Nitro, a nitrogen-infused cola available in regular and vanilla flavors.