Pepsi's Latest: Fat-Blocking Soda

At least, it claims to

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 12, 2012 2:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Get skinny by drinking ... Pepsi? Maybe. Pepsi-Cola has introduced a fat-blocking soda in Japan, ABC News reports, though we have to wonder if it will turn out like those "toning shoes." The "Pepsi Special," which goes on sale tomorrow, contains dextrin—a fiber that supposedly helps to reduce fat levels. While this is Pepsi's first foray into "health food," the company is no stranger to introducing weird flavors in Japan: Past Pepsi offerings include salty watermelon and strawberry and milk.

Bottles of Pepsi are dispalyed at a grocery store in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.
Bottles of Pepsi are dispalyed at a grocery store in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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