If you were to ask anyone who has known me for any REAL amount of time, they could tell you that my soda intake these days is down significantly from how it used to be. Back in the day, downing a sixer of Cherry Coke or Mountain Dew in a day was not a big deal. I had done so well in cutting back and limiting my soda amounts.
Introducing Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback. Offered as an alternative (as both are “limited edition” items) to standard Pepsi and Dew, the Throwback editions harken back to the days of using real sugar instead of the modern substitute of corn syrup. The result is a sweeter, smoother drink.
This is a concept I was introduced to a number of years ago, involving Dr Pepper. While standard-issue Dr Pepper (with corn syrup) is available everywhere, there is a limited availablity of what is known as “Dublin Dr Pepper”. It’s Pepper with pure cane sugar, named for the Dublin TX manufacturer that produces it.
I have already heard the “purist” debate from people I have talked with, saying that Pepsi has gone and ruined a good thing by putting these two products out. I respectfully disagree, not only because I happen to favor the real sugar variations, but because these are not being put out as *replacements* – simply as limited-edition alternatives.
Agree? Disagree? Either way, let me know. If you’re in the area, perhaps we can discuss it over a cold beverage – Throwback OR classic.