Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pepsi Throwback

This was an interesting experience.
I stopped at Walgreen's tonight to pick up some things, and I noticed they still had Pepsi Throwback in the cooler. I apparently am part of the target market for this product, made with actual sugar, as opposed to high-fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup recently has been linked to all kinds of issues, especially since someone noticed that when the stuff replaced real sugar in processed food, we all got fat.
But I just think this "new" product tastes better. Really. I can tell. So can Andrew.
"I can taste the cola," he said, "not just sludge."
Behind me at Walgreen's was a family of three females - it looked like Grandma, Mama and daughter. The little girl was about 6 or 7.
I reached for the Pepsi Throwback, and the little girl, right behind me, also reached for one.
"No, dear, that's one of the nasty ones," Mama said. Oh, my, I thought, a food freak. Next comes the lecture on phosphoric acid, the 37.5 mg of caffeine per 12-ounce serving, the obesity challenge.
"Here, why don't you get a Mountain Dew?"
Um ... I must be missing something


Fuzzy said...

I bought both Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback 12 packs, and I like the Mountain Dew Throwback so much better than regular Dew. I just wont touch Dew anymore, but I tried the Throwback, and it feels better in the mouth, tastes better, crisper. The Pepsi feels better, but I can't really taste much difference when it's cold.

Anonymous said...

I will never drink corn syrup again!!! I would pay a little more for pepsi made with sugar because it taste so much better. For the people who can't tell the difference, I feel sorry for you.

Stevie k said...

Who sells the 12 paks??? I cant find them anywhere!!

chefpetey said...

One other BIG issue. Has anyone noticed that it isn't so easy to finish a 12-ounce can? It actually seems to fill you up. Maybe that's why the bottles were all 8-ouncers when we were kids. Not much profit in that! Guess we will never see Throwback again.

chefpetey said...

Corn Syrup is the real THROWBACK. That's because corn syrup will not make your belly feel full. You can throw back regular pepsi or coke all day long...and all the calories that go with it. Not true with "Throwback Pepsi." Want an AWESOME drink? Check out Dr. Pepper with REAL SUGAR. There is one bottler in Texas that sells it by direct-mail. www.dublindrpepper.com
Check that out. You are in for a treat!

Jet said...

My wife is allergic to High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). Therefore, up until now, the only soda she has been able to drink is my home-made rootbeer, which isn't bad at all, however it is good for a change. I also agree with Fuzzy that it has a better 'mouthfeel'. Not that left over sticky residue which HFCS leaves.