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Friday, June 19, 2009

Almost forgot - Pepsi / Mountain Dew Throwback

Rarely do I get excited about seeing something in the store.

Mountain Dew throwback.......yeah.........that got me happy.

I know I am probably one of the few who is just found out, here's the scoop.

Pepsi made a limited edition variety of Pepsi and Mountain Dew, but instead of corn syrup, they're made with good old sugar.

OK, it doesn't sound like a big deal right?

Just taste it. If you remember drinking pop from the 70s, the taste will bring you right back to when you wore knee-high tube socks and you rocked to the Bee-Gees.

The taste? Sweeter than the regular stuff. But a real sweet; I always held corn syrup in very low regard as a sweetener. And the sweet taste stays in your mouth for a while afterwards. And you can actually taste the other flavors in the pop because the sugar seems to let them come out, rather than being buried under that thick-as-pudding corn syrup.

It's all I drink now...at least when I drink pop (mostly drink Vitamin Water or iced tea).

So, why are they doing this? I checked the web and I found some feedback on the bottle design and artwork as well as the taste (ah, the youth who didn't experience real-sugar soft drinks as kids). Personally, I think it might be a way to jump on the "corn syrup is bad for you" bandwagon without admitting anything wrong with their regular Pepsi and MD.

I hate the idea that it's a limited ed. product. I would probably go back to drinking a lot more pop if they went back to it permanently. But sugar is dang pricy compared to corn syrup, so I doubt it'll be around much longer.

It's a shame, too. The stuff is really good. I literally have a hard time drinking corn-syrup-sweetened products anymore....it's like drinking, well, syrup.

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