Azuki is a red bean (hence, the red color of the drink) which is popular in East Asia, especially in China and Japan as red bean paste and a filling in sweets. According to Wikipedia, “in Japan, rice with azuki beans is traditionally cooked for auspicious occasions. Azuki beans are also used to produce amanattō, and as a popular flavour of ice cream.” (Picture below of azuki bean also courtesy of Wikipedia).
The whole family tried it with mixed opinions. My son didn’t like it, but my wife and I didn’t think it was too bad (certainly better than Pepsi Shiso for sure). I do love red beans and it does somewhat have this taste in the drink, but it is still strange to have this flavor in a cola.
In Japan, I guess we should look forward to next flavored cola drink. Have you tried Pepsi Azuki and what did you think of it?