Aiming to attract young and health-conscious consumers, PepsiCo introduced “Pepsi Special” in Japan yesterday, a high-fiber drink that contains the water-absorbing substance dextrin, which the company claims will help reduce body fat. What do you think?


“About time. I’m sick of drinking Pepsi Decent.”

Neils Brostoff • Home Health Aide

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“I’m sure this will be a huge hit—all kids ever seem to talk about today is their high-fiber diets.”

Albert Flack • Resin Worker

“I bet this is one of those scams where they make it seem healthy by making the serving size really small, like 24 ounces.”

Phyllis Monroe • Turnstile Attendant