Japan has four distinct seasons and Japanese snack makers use this to their advantage by releasing limited edition products to keep consumers interested.
This year the big hype was about Sakura (cherry blossom) flavoured snacks. Sakura Pepsi got a lot of airtime, and rightly so. (See my review here)
I didn't see anything online about Sakura Red Bull but it piqued my interest enough to buy it! (Thanks napaJapan for making this available to your customers!)
The Red Bull can is pink and smaller than usual. Even the ring pull has the Red Bull logo cut out.
The Red Bull is similar in colour to the Sakura Pepsi, a very pretty pink colour.
Where the Sakura Pepsi is light and floral, the Red Bull Sakura is strong and I got more of a cherry-cough-medicine flavour.
The familiar tang of Red Bull is present in the background, followed by the cherry taste.
I don't drink Red Bull very often, but I'm sure if I did I would probably like this more than I do. I find the flavour too tangy for my liking.
The cherry flavour while strong, takes a back seat to the tartness of the Red Bull.
It was interesting to try. My son loved it, my husband wasn't so keen.
Definitely give it a go if you get the chance, although if you have to choose between the Pepsi and the Red Bull go with Pepsi!