Pepsi Salted Caramel – Here’s a gimmick that and first blush seems to be only for shock value and/or to capitalize on a trend. Salted caramel was one of the most fashionable flavors of 2014 (although Salted Caramel Pepsi came out in 2017 – whatever). Regardless, this thing was pretty darn tasty. It was anchored with a normal Pepsi taste, accented with caramel and, yes, salt. Pepsi kept the additional flavors understated enough to make it pleasant. In effect, the whole thing came off tasting a little bit like Dr. Pepper or root beer. The salted caramel had a bite to it, mixed with the cola, which resulted in a taste that was shockingly, not that shocking.