Pepsi is slicing up another reason that it is better with every food

Pepsi goes better with pizza, photo provided by Pepsi
Pepsi goes better with pizza, photo provided by Pepsi /

While the popular cola brand has innovated with creative flavors like Cracker Jack and elevated the drinking experience with Nitro beverages, one sentiment has remained true. Everything tastes better with Pepsi. With the latest food and beverage pairing, the classic cola is ready to serve a slice to remember in the city that never sleeps.

Finding the perfect food and beverage pairing may not be as easy as it seems. While there are sommeliers who spend years perfecting their palate, the connection between food and beverage can cause some heated discussions. Whether it is science or preference, some combinations just seem to appease the tastebuds better.

When Pepsi announced this concept of everything just tasting better with the classic beverage, some people were already on board. The sweet caramel and citrus notes work with anything from those spicy chicken wings to even crab cake. It makes the case for the refrigerator to be well stocked no matter the occasion.

Ahead of National Pizza Party Day on May 20, it is time to slice up another food and beverage pairing and innovate the food eating experience. According to the beverage company, “majority of pizza parlors” serve the classic cola. Why not put those flavors on the slice.

In partnership with the Culinary Institute of America, the Pepsi-Roni Pizza features Pepsi-infused pepperoni. Using the beverage like a seasoning, the pepperoni blends a citrusy note with the smoky, unctuous pepperoni flavors. The result is one that could change how and why people eat pizza.

As Todd Kaplan, Chief Marketing Officer – Pepsi said, “The pepperoni was literally invented to enhance the taste of a pizza; since we know that pizza also taste better with Pepsi, we can’t wait to bring these tastes together to create the Pepsi™-Roni Pizza – a unapologetically delicious creation that merges the best pizza topping with the best pizza beverage into one amazing taste experience. You truly have to try it for yourself.”

Although this pizza innovation would delight foodies everywhere, there is only one place to try the latest food and beverage offering. Since New York City is the birthplace of pepperoni pizza, the Pepsi-Roni Pizza will be available exclusively at New York Pizza West Village, (561 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014). It will be available from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. on Friday, May 20 while supplies last.

While this special food offer is available in New York City, everyone can get into the Pepsi and pizza pairing fun. Check out for discounts and savings for the celebration.

Are you ready to try the next version of #BetterWithPepsi? What food and beverage combination would surprise people?