You know things have really gone mainstream when major corporations start getting in on something. And such is the case with Pepsi and the growing cannabis industry. What did the company do? It just announced the release of its new Pepsi infused Rockstar Unplugged Energy Drinks.
Pepsi is jumping in the weed game with its new infused Rockstar Unplugged Energy Drinks which contain a nice dose of hemp seed oil. Will this start a race between large drink manufacturers to get more cannabis products out? Stay tuned to life to find out.
A little on Pepsi
Originally founded in 1902, Pepsi is a multinational corporation based out of America that manufactures and sells food and beverage products. The current version of PepsiCo came into existence in 1965, when its previous entity of Pepsi-Cola merged with Frito-Lay to form PepsiCo. How big is PepsiCo? As of the beginning of 2021, the corporation had 23 brands, which each bring in over $1 billion in sales yearly, and has products sold in over 200 countries. In 2020 alone, PepsiCo’s net revenue topped $70 billion.
While we are familiar with all of PepsiCo’s varied brands, the most well-known is the company’s namesake, Pepsi-Cola, or just Pepsi. First developed and introduced as Brad’s Drink (as it was first developed by a guy named Caleb Bradham), it received its new – and ongoing – name of Pepsi-Cola in 1898, which became simply Pepsi in 1961.
Pepsi’s main rival has always been COCA COLA, which debuted slightly earlier in 1886. Coca-Cola employed the actual use of cocaine in its drinks, hence the name of the beverage that still remains today. In contrast, Pepsi never had any narcotic substance in any of its beverages. These days Coke relies on its addictive sugary sweetness, much like Pepsi, with both sodas being two of the most popular beverages in the world today.