PepsiCo has unveiled a cucumber-flavoured variant in Japan.

Pepsi Ice Cucumber was released nationwide this week, the company said, and will only be available through the summer.

Pepsi's Japanese distributor, Suntory, is targeting sales of around 200,000 cases over the next three months.

"We wanted a flavour that makes people think of keeping cool in the summer heat," a spokesperson for Suntory told local reporters. "We thought the cucumber was just perfect."