Sunday, February 22, 2009

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If the rumors we hear on BevReview are true, PepsiCo will be introducing what they're calling "Pepsi Throwback" and "Mountain Dew Throwback," both made with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup, this spring. While most physicians and scientists believe that high fructose corn syrup is no worse than sugar, health-wise (it's the fact that high fructose corn syrup is added willy-nilly to everything from bread to salad dressing that makes it problematic), many people say they like the taste of regular sugar in soda better. I've even heard of people driving across the border to Mexico to bring back cases of their favorite sugar Coke. I, however, have never noticed an appreciable difference, though admittedly I rarely drink any soda besides Diet Coke.

Can you tell the difference been soda with high fructose corn syrup and soda made with sugar? Which do you like better?

One of the few benefits of having a growing number of Hispanics in Nashville is the availability of "imported" Coca-Cola in various markets and convenience stores. Said imported Coke is made with actual sugar, and boy howdy does it taste good. Oh, and imported Coke comes in glass bottles ... and if you've never had a Coke in a glass bottle, you've been missin' out.

1 comment:

Brian Stanley said...

Funny you mention that because my sister in law is from Mexico and she recently told me that she can't drink American Cokes because they are too sweet. I never knew a Coke could be "too sweet."