Pepsi, in a characteristically oddball gamble, is introducing a limited-time-offer "Holiday Spice"
On first glance, that sounds awful. (Pumpkin Pie Soda, anyone?) However, cola is already what's called a 'fantasia' flavour, and does typically contain essences of vanilla and cinnamon in addition to citrus oils, albeit in minute amounts. But most spiced drinks are served warm; will this compare favourably with mulled cider or hot buttered rum? Can it possibly replace them in the holiday pantry?
I'll try it, I guess. It might just improve on Vanilla Coke, and it can't be worse than Dr Pepper.