Friday, January 08, 2010

Throw back some of this Throwback

I've always preferred Coke to Pepsi, but I gotta admit that I really enjoyed drinking Pepsi Throwback for the short time that it was available last summer. Sweetened with real sugar, instead of corn syrup, Pepsi Throwback reminded me of the sodas I drank when I was a wee lad. If I'd been able to find it in a glass bottle, well, that would've really taken me back.

Pepsi Throwback is making a comeback, albeit for a limited time. Slashfood tells us 'bout it:

Old-time soda aficionados and those curious to try something new have reason to celebrate in the New Year. Pepsi will be distributing a limited edition of Throwback Pepsi and Throwback Mountain Dew.

The Throwback contains real sugar instead of HFCS. HFCS stands for high fructose corn syrup--used to make all mainstream sodas (and lots of other foods, like ketchup) sweet. For those of us (i.e. nearly everyone) worried about calories, do not fear. Pepsi Throwback has the same amount of calories as regular Pepsi. ...

Throwback was first rolled out last spring for a limited period, and the response was so positive that PepsiCo Company decided to reintroduce the sodas for another restricted period.

"Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback feature natural sugar with a taste that gives consumers an idea of how the brands tasted back in the 60's and 70's," says Nicole Bradley a spokesperson for the company. "Consumers have told us that they enjoy taking a nostalgic trip back in time with these special retro versions."

Once again the fizzy beverages will only be available for a limited eight-week run which started on December 28th.

1 comment:

Brian Stanley said...

The throwback Mountain Dew was better. You could really taste the difference in sugars in it.