Well, I’m glad somebody is bloody well listening to me. Somewhat. Even though it’s Pepsi and not Coke, although as I mentioned before–Coke waited too long and they got too expensive, so I broke my addiction with them. But anyway, Pepsi is launching three new drinks this month and next: Pepsi Natural, Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback. The trick? They’re all sweetened with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. So…excellent.
Pepsi Natural reminds me of Red Bull Cola. Here’s its story: water, natural sugar, natural caramel extract, natural apple extract and kola nut extract. It hits first in Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas and New York. I’d love to hear an opinion from somebody who grabs one of these.
[ad#shortpost]”Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback will be available nationally for eight weeks only, beginning April 20.” Okay, and why the hell is that? Especially when all you had to do is bring Pepsi Raw over from the UK where they’ve been hogging it? One of two reasons. Either Pepsi are idiots–and the fact their normal product tastes like stale Coke isn’t their fault, so I’m thinking that’s not it–or this is a marketing ploy so they can turn around and say due to market demand they’re keeping/re-introducing the product. So my advice is if you want more products with real sugar, whether you drink Pepsi or not, buy some of these damn things so other companies will listen.