Pepsi Starry (Review)

Is Pepsi Starry a worthy replacement for Sierra Mist? Pepsi recently discontinued Sierra Mist and released a new lemon-lime soda, Starry. Keep reading to discover what our Food Rankers crew thinks of it!

Pepsi Starry Review

Pepsi Starry is the new caffeine-free lemon-lime soda drink. This is considered to be a replacement for the now-defunct Sierra Mist, but will Sierra Mist fans be satisfied?

The Starry logo appears on the packaging in white lettering, with a green and yellow background. This is to represent its lime and lemon flavors. The drink is transparent in color. See our photo below.


First sips proved that Pepsi Starry is surprisingly crisp and very refreshing. A couple of our team members speculated that Starry may be more bubbly and carbonated than Sierra Mist.

Regarding flavor, both lemon and lime came through to some extent. There were prominent notes of the lime flavor with more subtle undertones of lemon. While we enjoyed the flavor, it definitely is more lime-forward than Sierra Mist. Pepsi Starry also seems to be a bit sweeter than its predecessor. One member of our team compared the sweetness to Sprite. Most of us liked the extra sweetness, although it did have a couple of dissenters.

We can definitively say that Pepsi Starry is its own creation, which most of our crew enjoyed. If Sierra Mist fans expect this to replace their favorite lemon-lime soda, they will likely be disappointed. However, it can become a new favorite if approached with an open mind.

Summary and Rating

Most of our Food Rankers team really liked a lot of things about Pepsi Starry. It had a good citrus flavor, mainly of lime, but with a hint of lemon. It is also caffeine-free and has a nice sweetness. If you like citrusy sodas with a little extra sweetness, we recommend checking this one out!

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While Starry gets a gold star from most of our Food Rankers team, it is not Sierra Mist. Keep that in mind when trying it.


  • Caffeine-free
  • Crisp, refreshing citrus flavor
  • Good sweetness


  • Possibly too sweet for some palettes

Pepsi Starry is available in most standard sizes, such as mini cans, 12-ounce cans, 20 oz bottles, 2-liter bottles, etc. A fountain version is also available at some fast-food restaurants that carry Pepsi products.  There is also a zero sugar version of Starry, which we would like to try.

Rating 8.8/10

Hopefully, you found our Pepsi Starry review helpful. We would love to know if you have tried Starry and what you think of this new soda. Please leave us a comment below.

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5 thoughts on “Pepsi Starry (Review)”

    • starry is garbage compared to sierra mist they should have just changed the name and kept the flavor I’m never buying starry unless they bring back the flavor

  1. This drink is not comparable to anything I’ve had. Its way to carbinated and there is no taste of lemon lime at all. Even the generic Twist up is a better lemon/ lime drink. I will not buy it again. I dont understand this company, a consumer survey would have been more helpful. If they think they will make more money on this drink, i believe they’ve made a huge mistake. Sprite or Twist up for me. Error in judgement Pesico


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