Pepsi Throwback Review

Typically I don’t drink a lot of soda, but now and then I really enjoy the taste of a Pepsi or Coke, especially when it’s a hot day like today is.   It’s only May but we’re already 13 or 14 days straight with triple digit temperatures.   Anyhow, I’ve seen those commercials for Pepsi Throwback and decided to give it a try.   I really like it!   Let me say that again — it’s delicious.   It reminds me of the way Pepsi tasted back in the day when you could buy a small glass bottle of it for ten cents.   Imagine that — just one dime.   I don’t think there’s anything you buy at the store these days for that price.

At first I couldn’t figure out what makes it so good, but then I realized it’s the sugar.   They’re using regular sugar instead of corn syrup to sweeten it.   I thought it would taste sweeter but it’s actually less sweet than regular Pepsi that you buy today.   No wonder I always drink Pepsi or Coke with a lime or lemon wedge.   It cuts the sweetness of the corn syrup.   With Pepsi Throwback I don’t need to add a lime because it’s just the right flavor as it is — not too sweet.

The only disappointment is that it will only be available for a limited time.   Please, Pepsi Co., consider making Pepsi Throwback available permanently.


  1. pb
    May 20, 2009

    And I feel exactly the same way about Coca-Cola. More flavor, less sweeeeet.

  2. Norm
    May 20, 2009

    Don’t forget, I’m made with all natural stuff. Talk about a Throwback !