Why take a bath in Pepsi, I don’t know. But listen to the fizzing carbonation and watch the look of discomfort on the guy.
Spotted the Pepsi Next Paradise Mango drink at the Palama Market, and though the thought of the mix of flavors baffled me, I had to try this drink.
That was one week ago. Today, I’ve already forgotten the flavor. Okay, I do remember one tidbit, my initial taste. On my first sip, I do remember thinking, “Whaaaaa?” as in what was Pepsi thinking combining a cola with mango. Needless to say, I’m not a fan of the Paradise Mango. I just didn’t get it. Maybe I needed to be eating some salty, spicy kim chee to complement the taste.
If you want a different opinion about the Pepsi Next Paradise Mango, check out the review on the Impulsive Buy.
Yes, I won 15% off merchandise from MLB.com. Woo hoo!
Umm, anyone want a code for 15% off items from MLB.com?
Did you know that Pepsi caps can tell your social media fortune? Last time, my Pepsi cap told me I was a social media giants.
So what does the wise Pepsi cap say about my social media status today?
Hmmm, not good. Seemingly, the uncanny powers of Pepsi are telling me that all my recent social media efforts are as bland and plain as a white sox. I need to step up my game!
Did you find your Pepsi or Mountain Dew Throwback yet? For eight weeks starting on April 20, these drinks sweetened with sugar and not High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) will be available, and yes, they are in Hawaii. Over the weekend, I managed to find both Throwback varieties in 20 oz. bottles at Safeway in Kailua.
My first thoughts drinking the Throwback Dew – smooth and flat. The drink feels less carbonated but is real easy to drink. I kinda missed the extra fizz though that shouldn’t have anything to do with HFCS?
To go with the sweetness of the Mountain Dew, I snacked on salty Doritos Salsa Verde chips. These Doritos have a bite to them, not overly spicy but you do feel a burn after eating a few. The Throwback and Salsa Verde Doritos made a nice green pairing.
I think the Pepsi Throwback has a more drastic change in flavor and feel. The Throwback is definitely easier to drink than regular Pepsi. To me, Pepsi feels harsh while swallowing and chugging it would be tough. Not so with Pepsi Throwback. Again smooth and flat like Throwback Dew but not too flat since you’ll definitely burp or fart afterwards. The biggest difference for me was not getting an upset stomach after drinking Pepsi Throwback. Usually, Pepsi turns my stomach a bit, nothing major but still noticeable. Pepsi Throwback didn’t have that affect on me. Could that be due to sweetened with sugar versus HFCS?
Pepsi Throwback doesn’t even compare with Pepsi Natural. These are two completely different drinks. The Throwback is Pepsi while the Natural is more like Pepsi-flavored club soda.
So is Throwback worth it? I’ll definitely stock up but won’t miss them in the long run.
For more reviews of Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback, check out:
- Pepsi Throwback Review by BevReview
- Mountain Dew Throwback Review by BevReview
- REVIEW: Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback by The Impulsive Buy
Found some Pepsi Natural in Socal and had to give it a try. Pepsi Natural is sweetened with sugar, not high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
Doesn’t quite taste like “normal” Pepsi. The coloring is a lighter shade of brown and translucent. The taste doesn’t feel syrupy and seems “cleaner.” Not bad, but worth the $1 per 12-oz bottle?
Starting in April, keep an eye out for new variations of Pepsi and Mountain Dew. Instead of using High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), there will be a line of Pepsi and Mountain Dew made with real sugar. These pure sugar drinks will be tagged “Throwback” and have a different label.
These Throwbacks will only be available during a very limited time so you might have to load up if the taste is that much better.