Soul Juice

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Factories producing SCP-XXXX are to undergo constant surveillance; this includes analysis of all substances entering or leaving the area. Due to the popularity of SCP-XXXX, complete removal from commercial sale would pose an unacceptable risk to the Veil.

Foundation agents implemented in food standards regulation bodies should attempt to implement limits on the concentration of "human souls" permitted in low-calorie beverages.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a low-calorie carbonated beverage, sold under the name "Diet Pepsi". The anomalous effects of SCP-XXXX are observable when the entire contents of one batch of the product is put into one vessel. The liquid will begin to emit electronic signals typical of a human brain. Currently, communication with the anomaly is not possible; however, it is believed to be sapient (see Addendum.001 for more details).

The events which cause SCP-XXXX to behave in this way are unknown, as the reality bending capabilities of several senior executives of PepsiCo have made interrogation essentially impossible.

Addendum XXXX.001: Recovered Document

During a routine investigation into PepsiCo and its anomalous leadership, covert Foundation personnel intercepted a letter intended to be sent between two senior PepsiCo officials. The majority of the document consisted of a detailed breakdown of quarterly profits, however some was relevant to SCP-XXXX. This section has been transcribed below.

Due to the emerging research regarding negative effects of some flavouring used in our 'Diet Pepsi' series of drinks, I wish to propose an alternative substance. The human soul, something that we are now capable of extracting, has a very unique taste, one which is coincidentally extremely similar to some of the possibly carcinogenic flavourings currently within Diet Pepsi.

If you have any objections to this proposal, please tell me them. Otherwise, I will begin production of the new recipe next week.

David Robson

Addendum XXXX.002: Containment Attempts

Due to the aforementioned reality bending capabilities of PepsiCo officials, containment of the anomaly through apprehension or interrogation of those individuals is not possible. Therefore, Foundation personnel elected to attempt the implementation of tighter food standards on human consciousnesses in diet beverages.

The first attempt to implement these restrictions took the form of an email directed to the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America. A copy of the message is attached below:

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