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Pepsi Next

31 Mar

Just the other day I walked into 7-Eleven and found a new soda from Pepsi Cola, Pepsi Next! It advertise’s “Real Cola Taste 60% Less Sugar” which got me REALLY excited for a moment until I noticed the asterisk next to sugar. Their still isn’t any real sugar in Pepsi Next, just High Fructose Corn Crap Sugar.

Pepsi Next!

I decided to go ahead and taste test this new Pepsi Product to help YOU internet reader make a better soda decision. To help you make the BEST decision I’ve decided to taste test Pepsi Next up against Pepsi and Diet Pepsi.

The Showdown!

First some technical stuff to get out of the way. I come in to this taste test with the following soda preferences. I prefer Coke over Pepsi and Diet Pepsi over Diet Coke. My favorite soda is actually Dr. Pepper and I think sodas are WAY better when made with REAL sugar. Dr. Pepper Throwback is amazing and Mexican Coke (served at Bob’s Potatoes) is great! Also, while I enjoy Pepsi Max and Coke Zero (preferably Cherry) I have not included them in this taste test as I believe they fill a different soda taste nook.

Alright, I decided to drink all three straight out of the fridge without any food. No cups, no ice, just the soda out of the 20 ounce bottle.

So what do I think? I actually think it is better than regular Pepsi, but mainly because it doesn’t have that horrible HFCS super sweet after taste. I also think it has more flavor than Diet Pepsi probably because it has some HFCS instead of that aspertane stuff.

Now some facts, Pepsi clocks in at 250 calories for the bottle, Pepsi Next has 100 calories and Diet Pepsi clocks in at 0 calories. It’s very obvious that Pepsi is trying to fill a void between the full calorie and no calorie sodas in their lineup.

The question will come up as to whether it is good enough to take the Zero calorie position from Pepsi Max (which has a better name) or whether it will be good enough to convince Diet Pepsi drinkers to take the extra calories.

I think that I would purchase it again if I was looking for a lower calorie option and Cherry Coke Zero wasn’t available.

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Mountain Dew New Flavors

25 Apr

Actually, I guess I’m wrong. Ever since Pepsi “re-branded” themselves it is actually “MTN DEW” not “Mountain Dew. I’m sorry to have horribly misled you by the title of this blog.

This blog is about Mountain MTN DEW’s new promotion about having the American public pick their newest flavor. You may remember I wrote about this back when it was still “Mountain Dew” in 2008. I know many people remember this because it is getting me LOTS of hits with people trying to find information about THIS years competitors. So here they are:

So there we have them. White Out, Typhoon and Distortion!

I being a loyal blogger tried all three once again. I’ll try to give a short description of each:

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Red Bull Cola

26 May

Yes, Red Bull is now making a cola! Makes sense since all the major cola makers are making energy drinks to compete with Red Bull. I decided that once I could find it near my house that I would buy some and check it out!

Packaging

Packaging

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Throwbacks!

20 Feb

If you are older than me you may remember a time when soda, and many other things, came with REAL sugar rather than High Fructose Corn Syrup. No matter if you agree with all the bad press, or the new HFCS commercials, sugar is the REAL DEAL!

Pepsi-Co has announced that they will be making two “throwback” sodas called “Pepsi Throwback” and “Mountain Dew Throwback.” These “throwbacks” will not contain HFCS, but instead have real sugar.

The picture in this post from Serious Eats (where I got the scoop) shows the “throwback” logos. This is a HUGE thing because this means we will be getting Mountain Dew instead of the new Mtn Dew. Maybe shortening the word saves money? Maybe the Dew offices ordered keyboards without O’s, U’s, A’s or I’s?

Either way. I want to try this stuff. I would also like to do an A/B test. If anyone sees this stuff in the stores, let me know!

Pepsi wants your money!

22 Oct

Pepsi has decided that the industry standard 12-pack needed improving. By improving Pepsi decided that their 12-pack should only have 8 cans! I have many MANY issues with this new packaging starting with the price. Right now these “8-Packs” are ON SALE at Wal-Mart for $2.50 (marked regular price is $3.99). About every other week Pepsi would have a 2 for $5 or 4 for $11 on their 12-packs. So do the math, they are charging you the same sale price, but for 1/3 less product!!

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