This year’s holiday season has given birth to quite a number of peculiar sundries, from the liquor-containing trinket you can decorate your Christmas trees with to the newly introduced Pepsi salted caramel flavor, which will be available until the end of the year.

We don’t exactly know what it is with this flavor that it is becoming a trend—the Starbucks mooncake, the Krispy Kreme donut, and now this soda company that just introduced cake-flavored soda in Japan, but we can’t blame them.

Salted caramel is indeed a good mix of the sweet and salty that, when incorporated into a food or beverage properly, can put your diet plans at risk.


But did you know that a liquor with the same flavor is available on the market too? It’s the one from Kahlua. Unlike the salted caramel recipes for alcoholic drinks you see online, you get the taste straight out of the bottle.

This 750ml rum sells for $20.

Crown Royal is another is another liquor company that infused salted caramel into its products. It’s called the Crown Royal Salted Caramel Flavored Whiskey. It combines rich, vanilla oakiness with creamy notes of caramel and tops it with a subtle touch of salt.

The price range for this whiskey is $18-$40.

The Pepsi Salted Caramel, on the other hand, has the smell and taste of the regular salted caramel. But the good news is it contains less sugar than the regular Pepsi soda. It doesn’t have a gross flavor either, just a nice seasonal one. Although, some may find it too salty.

This newest Pepsi flavor is now available at select stores and retails for about $1.49.