New Pepsi Throwback vs. Pepsi: A Taste Test


Regular Pepsi vs. new Pepsi Throwback

The new Pepsi Throwback is sweetened with sugar instead of the high fructose corn syrup that's been sweetening Pepsi for about the last 20 years. I conducted a taste test between regular Pepsi and Pepsi Throwback.



No matter what you believe to be true about the possible health risks of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), many Americans are giving HFCS the old heave-ho. There has been much talk about HFCS attributing to diabetes, weight gain, and other diseases and possibly even being toxic. Dr. Oz of Oprah fame highly recommends quitting HFCS. First Lady Michelle Obama won't buy foods with HFCS for her family. 

I tend to fall among the "believers" on this one. When it comes to feeding my family, I figure real food is always the better choice over something processed (not that we don't eat plenty of processed convenience food anyway). So whenever possible, I'm all for using natural sugar over processed sweeteners of any kind.

And apparently I'm not the only one. So many people across the nation are giving HFCS up, in fact, that big companies like Pepsi are starting to take notice and offer alternatives.

I do like an occasional Pepsi, so I was pretty excited to try out Pepsi Throwback (there's a Mountain Dew Throwback too), which is sweetened with plain old sugar instead of HFCS. Even better, I really liked and preferred Pepsi Throwback to regular Pepsi. For me, Pepsi Throwback was cleaner tasting, less syrupy, and didn't leave that funny caramel aftertaste on the back of my tongue.

I give Pepsi Throwback a thumbs up!



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