Pepsi will release a new cola in Japan that contains “fat-blockers” to help prevent the absorption of fat in the body. The secret to Pepsi Special’s fat-blocking power is dextrin, a fiber molecule that is said to prevent the digestive system from absorbing fat.
Low calorie beverages such as Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Next are already being sold in Japan, but this will be the newest fat reduction health food to be introduced to the cola market. Pepsi Special and other colas containing dextrin are actually certified by the Japanese government as a “food for specific health use.”
Japan’s Pepsi distributor, Suntory, will release “Pepsi Special” on November 13th. Each bottle of “health food” Pepsi will be sold for 150 yen (US $1.88).
So go ahead and have that extra piece of cake, just chug a Pepsi Special before you do. We’re sure the fat restricting magic in every bottle will snatch up all those extra calories.