By Lisa Collier Cool Nov 13, 2012 Simply called Pepsi Special, the caffeinated soft drink has the added ingredient dextrin, a natural water-soluble dietary fiber derived from potatoes. Japanese commercials touting the products effectiveness for weight loss even go as far as to ask, Why choose between a hamburger and a slice of pizza? If you choose Pepsi Special, you can have both! But does it work? Pepsi claims that dextrin slows the absorption of fat in the body by binding with it and eliminating it as waste, not reserving it as empty calories.
It amazes me how much money people spend on tricks to lose weight, when all it takes is simply taking in less calories than what your body needs and exercising. But I'm sure Pepsi will suck in a lot of stupid people with this.