PURCHASE, N.Y. — Surprising Back to the Future fans everywhere, Pepsi officially confirmed the long-awaited creation of Pepsi Perfect, the famous soda Marty McFly orders in the second installment of one of the most beloved trilogies in motion-picture history.
The fantastical cola, made famous by the film, will officially be available on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, paying homage to the date Marty McFly travels to in the future.
“Pepsi fans asked, and we heard them loud and clear,” said Lou Arbetter, senior director of marketing, PepsiCo. “The Back to the Future trilogy was as big a moment in pop culture history then as it is now, 30 years later. We are excited to be part of this moment and to bring fans something only Pepsi could deliver.”
On Oct. 21, Pepsi will make the future a reality by offering limited quantities of Pepsi Perfect, available for purchase online while supplies last. Fans in the United States can get their hands on one of 6,500 Pepsi Perfect bottles, each outfitted in a special collectible case. The 16.9-ounce bottles will contain Pepsi made with real sugar and will sell for $20.15.
The limited-edition release will sponsor New York Comic Con, where a Back to the Future-focused panel will discuss the trilogy, and help create a Café 80’s inspired booth featuring a DeLorean and Wild Gunman arcade game.
In other Pepsi’s-doing-what? news, the Purchase, N.Y.-based company has create a new flavor called Pepsi Ghost in time for Halloween. Available only in Japan, the twist on the soda is that the flavor is a mystery. Each bottle is simply labeled “Mystery Flavor” with no indication of what it is.
Wrote one blogger who tried the drink: “Even after drinking about a liter of the stuff, I still can’t quite put my finger on it.”
His three wild guesses: chocolate, peanut butter and pumpkin.