Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Soft Drinks With Real Sugar!

Many of you probably already know that you can get a few soft drinks without corn syrup right now. Pepsi has released Mountain Dew Throwback as well as Pepsi Throwback. You can get both in plastic bottles or in cans. I've only seen them in plastic bottles so far, and have purchased both. Dr.Pepper has also released a few drinks with pure cane sugar and no corn syrup. The Dr.Pepper bottling company has totally done it right though. Their drinks come in 12oz glass bottles.

Being the nostalgic pop culture junkie that I am I just had to try these. Let me just tell you that soft drinks without corn syrup are incredibly delicious. Yes, you CAN taste the difference. Not since the early 80's has Mountain Dew tasted so damn good! I don't even drink many regular soft drinks these days. If I do I generally drink diet. Once in a while I'll drink a regular Coke. I gotta say though if Dr Pepper and Pepsi keep making drinks minus the corn syrup I'll be drinking more of it on a weekly basis. Cavities and a growing waistline be damned!

Out of the pure sugar drinks I've had regular Dr.Pepper, A&W Root Beer, and Mountain Dew. I have a couple bottles of Pepsi still in my fridge. The thing that I like about these old school soft drinks is that you aren't overwhelmed by sweetness. You actually notice the fizz more than anything because it seems like there's more fizz than in the corn syrup variety. It's just a much better taste as well. Drinking the Mountain Dew brought me back to when Mountain Dew tasted great. Once upon a time it was all I drank. It's too bad Pepsi didn't release it in glass bottles though. Either way I'm just glad soft drink companies are ditching corn syrup even if it for a short time. Hopefully enough people will buy these and corn syrup will be a thing of the past. I don't expect that to happen, but at the very least they could make both...oh and how long before Coke follows suit?


Repro said...

I want a soft drinks with real cocaine.
I miss the old coke. :)

"Pemberton called for five ounces of coca leaf per gallon of syrup, a significant dose; in 1891, Candler claimed his formula (altered extensively from Pemberton's original) contained only a tenth of this amount. Coca-Cola did once contain an estimated nine milligrams of cocaine per glass, but in 1903 it was removed.[25] Coca-Cola still contains coca flavoring."

Wingman709 said...

I tried the Mountain Dew yesterday. I did not notice a huge difference.

Shenan said...

Dublin Dr. Pepper never stopped using pure cane sugar...


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