Pepsi Natural – Drink of the Week

July 23 2009 - 8:19 PM

Pepsi_natural I really am having trouble keeping up with Pepsi…

There’s Pepsi Retro which is a corn syrup-free ‘diet’ soda? Pepsi Throwback (synonymous with Retro?) that’s a sugar sweetened soda that also skipped the corn syrup but is not diet and is in limited production and there’s Pepsi Natural which has 11 ingredients.

Now I’m not a big Jones soda fan. Guess I’ve been warped by corn… it tastes bouncy castle for sale saccharin to me. Pepsi Natural has a similar cloying quality. I feel that they’re missing the cola flavor. It’s just a hint amidst a ton of sweetness. Now it also stands to mention that I’m a Coca-Cola guy and find Pepsi to be too sweet in general so maybe this is that bias.

Suffice to say – Kudos to Pepsi.

When I can print the 11 ingredients in a clear manner it represents how our largest corporations are starting to get the message.

INGREDIENTS: Sparkling water, sugar, natural apple extract (color), caramel color, citric acid, caffeine, acacia gum, tartaric acid, lactic acid, natural flavor and kola nut extract.