Isn’t It Time For a Better Kind of Soft Drink?
I have an assignment for you, if you drink Pepsi/Coke and/or Mountain Dew.
If you drink any of these sugar water concoctions, consider trying the Throwback line.
No, I’m not trying to sell you the latest version of Crystal Pepsi. That stuff was terrible, and should remain in permanent retirement.
Pepsi/Mt. Dew Throwback are made as all soft drinks should be made: with cane sugar, rather than HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup). Regular sugar is easier on the body, and it just plain tastes better. Not knowing what I was drinking, I had a Pepsi Throwback earlier this summer, and was severely disappointed when I found out it was only a temporary release.
Officially released on Monday, I’ll be looking for it everywhere over the next eight weeks. If you try and enjoy it, Tweet, Twit, Twiddle, Blog, Wog, or do whatever you can to get the word out there that Throwback is a great product we need available full-time.
The big soda producers will tell you that there’s no discernible difference between HFCS and cane sugar, and they’re likely to back this up with taste-test information.
Either a) they’re lying or b) they hired a bunch of folks with dead taste buds to sit in on the test. The first time I tried MexiCoke (Coca-Cola made in Mexico with cane sugar, since HFCS is of dubious legal standing down there), I immediately noted how much better the product tasted over the American version, even though I didn’t know why.
It sure isn’t the glass bottles.
In the end, HFCS is cheaper for the manufacturer, so that’s why they use it. We discriminating consumers lose out, but O, not for the next eight weeks!
BONUS! If you enjoy Dr. Pepper, you might be interested in the bottler located in Dublin, Texas. They do Dr. Pepper right, with the original formula.