Why had I not heard of this? Maybe it’s because I don’t listen to the radio (Ipod now) or ignore TV commercials as a rule.
Pepsi Cola has come out with two throwback flavors. What makes it a throwback? They are actually using real sugar. No that doesn’t sound like a big deal except the majority of soda for decades in the US has been made with high fructose corn syrup.Â I found an interesting link here.
Now I don’t want to get to deep into the debate of the healthiness ofÂ high fructose corn syrup but it sure seems like I hear a lot more about diabetes today then when I was a kid.
When I was peddling pop for a living I would see people buy the imported Mexican variety and could never figure out why. When asked they always told me because it had real sugar. I didn’t think there was a difference.
I did not know that Pepsi had these flavors out or what they were until a nice Pepsi employee mentioned it to me. A local grocery store had 20 oz bottles for 79 cents so I figured what the heck and bought 4 Pepsis even though I am generally a Coke man when it comes to cola. Maybe it was 20 plus years of not having real sugar in soda but the difference to me was huge. I am now thinking of buying in bulk and hope that they change their mind and it does not go away. I would even be willing to pay a premium.
After a little investigation I think I am in favor of more sugar and less sweetener in everythingÂ actually.