Ryan Wilson

You Should Give Pepsi’s “Throwback” Line a Chance

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Pepsi Throwback & Mountain Dew Throwback

To call the Throwback line new would be a bit misleading. The ingredients used in Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback almost exactly match their normal counterpart…well, except for one thing.

Throwback uses REAL SUGAR

What many do not know is that the current Pepsi brand (and almost all soda released in the U.S. today) does not use pure sugar. They instead use an ingredient known as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), a liquid based compound of fructose and glucose. While as sweet as sugar, it definitely has a different taste.

Pepsi Throwback

I first tried Pepsi Throwback. The new taste caught me off guard at first. As a child of the 80’s, I never experienced Pepsi without HFCS (they switched over sometime in the 70’s). I quickly grew fond of this new taste, as it seemed a lot cleaner. Regular Pepsi has the tendency to leave a slightly disgusting slime on the roof of your mouth. Pepsi Throwback had no such slime.

Mountain Dew Throwback

Next on the list was Mountain Dew Throwback. I take my first sip and… WOW! This is delicious! Again, the mouth slime is a pleasant no show. Out of the two Throwback drinks, Mountain Dew is easily the most improved in taste.

Pepsi currently states that the Throwback line is an 8 week limited release. However, if this proves to be popular, they’re likely to extend that release (hopefully forever!). If you find yourself even a slight fan of Pepsi or Mountain Dew, you have no excuse to avoid trying this. They are currently sold as 20 oz bottles, and in a 12 pack of cans, and cost exactly the same as the regular stuff.

Tried either of these? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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