What do you think of the new real sugar Pepsi?

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#1 Edited by ArmoredCore55 (23810 posts) -

I think it's great. I like the vanilla one the best. They have them for limited time.

#2 Edited by Hallenbeck77 (14258 posts) -

Isn't that just Pepsi Throwback with new labeling? If so, I'd prefer that to the Pepsi made with high fructose corn syrup.

#3 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23810 posts) -

Isn't that just Pepsi Throwback with new labeling? If so, I'd prefer that to the Pepsi made with high fructose corn syrup.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throwback_%28drink%29#Pepsi-Cola_Made_With_Real_Sugar

#4 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (14258 posts) -

@hallenbeck77 said:

Isn't that just Pepsi Throwback with new labeling? If so, I'd prefer that to the Pepsi made with high fructose corn syrup.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throwback_%28drink%29#Pepsi-Cola_Made_With_Real_Sugar

Though as much. Haven't tried the flavored ones yet--wasn't even aware of this at all, with me trying to drop a few pounds. Might have to stash some away once I do slim down a bit.

#5 Posted by Serraph105 (27571 posts) -

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

#6 Posted by Kevlar101 (5971 posts) -

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

But diet is worse for you...

#7 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (16971 posts) -

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

Aspartame is a terrible thing. Seriously recommend against diet pops. That shit will actually make you put on weight...

Anyways, the real sugar Pepsi is absolutely DELICIOUS! Was downing that stuff till I decided to cut my pop intake. Unfortunately with my stomach problems drinking pop was too much....

#8 Edited by Allicrombie (25085 posts) -

Isn't that just Pepsi Throwback with new labeling? If so, I'd prefer that to the Pepsi made with high fructose corn syrup.

of course not. it also has a matching cap !

#9 Edited by lamprey263 (22426 posts) -

New? They been selling it for years. Just like imported Mexican Coke. I know Costco started carrying Mexican Coke for Passover, due to Jewish dietary restrictions allowing for Mexican Coke but not that nasty high-fructose corn syrup shit. Anyhow, it was popular beyond Passover, and they kept selling it, then soon after Pepsi did. I have to say I can tell though Pepsi changed their formula pretty quickly. Frankly I loved the first wave of sugarcane Pepsi, but I'm pretty sure they changed their formula up though, and I wasn't as impressed. Even at one point I remember Red Bull sold a sugarcane soda, wasn't that bad, reminded me sort of the first wave of pre-"Throwback" sugarcane Pepsi.

#10 Posted by Master_Live (13614 posts) -

Wouldn't know, I don't drink soda.

#11 Posted by sukraj (21604 posts) -

I dont drink fizzy pop anymore.

#12 Posted by Dogswithguns (10666 posts) -

Still bad for you... coffee plz

#13 Posted by foxhound_fox (86852 posts) -

Haven't tried that one, but we have real sugar regular Pepsi in glass bottles here (including 7UP, Canada Dry, Coca-Cola, Sprite and a couple others) and it mops the floor with any pop that is made with glucose/fructose and comes in those taste altering plastic/aluminum cans.

If they continue to produce the product, it will become my new staple for pop.

#14 Posted by Star0 (315 posts) -

So basically it's Mexican Coca Cola?

Meh, whatever. Same coke, different package.

Wait...whaa?

#15 Posted by Riverwolf007 (23393 posts) -

i will try them.

i used to go out of my way to get mexican coke because of the sugar but now they just use corn syrup in the damn things when they saw people were buying them.

the ingredients label on mexican cokes now says "sugar or corn syrup".

#16 Posted by Hatiko (4504 posts) -

@Serraph105 said:

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

Aspartame is a terrible thing. Seriously recommend against diet pops. That shit will actually make you put on weight...

Anyways, the real sugar Pepsi is absolutely DELICIOUS! Was downing that stuff till I decided to cut my pop intake. Unfortunately with my stomach problems drinking pop was too much....

No, it wont make you "put on weight". The only way you put on weight is that you get more calories than you use so it is hard for something with 0 calories (its not really 0, only zero calorie thing is water) to make you gain weight. Now there is the claim that it can make you crave more sweet thing but in the end, the soda itself isn't making you gain any weight.

#17 Posted by KHAndAnime (13144 posts) -

i will try them.

i used to go out of my way to get mexican coke because of the sugar but now they just use corn syrup in the damn things when they saw people were buying them.

the ingredients label on mexican cokes now says "sugar or corn syrup".

I have a Mexican Coke right in front of me and it only says sugar. Tastes different than my other coke too. :)

#18 Edited by Riverwolf007 (23393 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

@Riverwolf007 said:

i will try them.

i used to go out of my way to get mexican coke because of the sugar but now they just use corn syrup in the damn things when they saw people were buying them.

the ingredients label on mexican cokes now says "sugar or corn syrup".

I have a Mexican Coke right in front of me and it only says sugar. Tastes different than my other coke too. :)

maybe it is a regional thing.

in my area they began to put a sticker over the ingredients list a couple of years ago.

i miss them being available, the sugar coke recipe was far better than the normal one.

#19 Posted by GazaAli (22491 posts) -

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

What's the difference between diet soda and zero soda? I read the label on both variants on several occasions and they seemed to have the same caloric content. This remains one of the most enigmatic mysteries haunting me to this day!

#20 Posted by deeliman (2233 posts) -

I don't think we have that here in The Netherlands

#21 Edited by LostProphetFLCL (16971 posts) -

@Hatiko said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

@Serraph105 said:

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

Aspartame is a terrible thing. Seriously recommend against diet pops. That shit will actually make you put on weight...

Anyways, the real sugar Pepsi is absolutely DELICIOUS! Was downing that stuff till I decided to cut my pop intake. Unfortunately with my stomach problems drinking pop was too much....

No, it wont make you "put on weight". The only way you put on weight is that you get more calories than you use so it is hard for something with 0 calories (its not really 0, only zero calorie thing is water) to make you gain weight. Now there is the claim that it can make you crave more sweet thing but in the end, the soda itself isn't making you gain any weight.

Yes it actually does.

#22 Edited by Serraph105 (27571 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@Serraph105 said:

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

What's the difference between diet soda and zero soda? I read the label on both variants on several occasions and they seemed to have the same caloric content. This remains one of the most enigmatic mysteries haunting me to this day!

Nothing, but the flavor. The zero edition of diet coke was added because traditional soda didn't taste enough like regular soft drinks, but I grew up on traditional diet soda's and dislike the flavor of sugary soda.

#23 Edited by vl4d_l3nin (758 posts) -

@LostProphetFLCL said:

@Serraph105 said:

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

Aspartame is a terrible thing. Seriously recommend against diet pops. That shit will actually make you put on weight...

Depends on how much. Definitely bad for daily consumption, but two or three times a month is fine..but this could be said for any pop.

TOPIC: I love throwbacks when it comes to pop. Just picked up a 12 of vanilla coke.

#24 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23810 posts) -

Haven't tried that one, but we have real sugar regular Pepsi in glass bottles here (including 7UP, Canada Dry, Coca-Cola, Sprite and a couple others) and it mops the floor with any pop that is made with glucose/fructose and comes in those taste altering plastic/aluminum cans.

If they continue to produce the product, it will become my new staple for pop.

I've seen those in stores. I really enjoy them. I think pop taste best when it's from a glass bottle, especially with real sugar.

@Star0 said:

So basically it's Mexican Coca Cola?

No, Coke and Pepsi taste different.

#25 Edited by ssvegeta555 (2260 posts) -

I'll try it at least, but most likely I'll spike it with rum like I do with all forms of cola.

#26 Posted by XilePrincess (13096 posts) -

Cool. I'll have to try some if it's available in Canada. We got Pepsi Next which is a lower-calorie Pepsi but not diet, but I haven't tried that yet.

#27 Posted by Mercuria1_King (266 posts) -

I need to try them.

#28 Edited by Hatiko (4504 posts) -
@LostProphetFLCL said:

@Hatiko said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

@Serraph105 said:

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

Aspartame is a terrible thing. Seriously recommend against diet pops. That shit will actually make you put on weight...

Anyways, the real sugar Pepsi is absolutely DELICIOUS! Was downing that stuff till I decided to cut my pop intake. Unfortunately with my stomach problems drinking pop was too much....

No, it wont make you "put on weight". The only way you put on weight is that you get more calories than you use so it is hard for something with 0 calories (its not really 0, only zero calorie thing is water) to make you gain weight. Now there is the claim that it can make you crave more sweet thing but in the end, the soda itself isn't making you gain any weight.

Yes it actually does.

Interesting. I don;t buy that you can somehow "trick" your body into thinking that it will get sugar. Your body isn't that stupid. It isn't going to process something due to taste. But overconsumption in general I can see.

#29 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (16971 posts) -

@Hatiko said:
@LostProphetFLCL said:

@Hatiko said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

@Serraph105 said:

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

Aspartame is a terrible thing. Seriously recommend against diet pops. That shit will actually make you put on weight...

Anyways, the real sugar Pepsi is absolutely DELICIOUS! Was downing that stuff till I decided to cut my pop intake. Unfortunately with my stomach problems drinking pop was too much....

No, it wont make you "put on weight". The only way you put on weight is that you get more calories than you use so it is hard for something with 0 calories (its not really 0, only zero calorie thing is water) to make you gain weight. Now there is the claim that it can make you crave more sweet thing but in the end, the soda itself isn't making you gain any weight.

Yes it actually does.

Interesting. I don;t buy that you can somehow "trick" your body into thinking that it will get sugar. Your body isn't that stupid. It isn't going to process something due to taste. But overconsumption in general I can see.

Well we are using aspartame to try and take the place of sugar so it makes sense that the body would take it as consuming sugar. Our bodies aren't exactly the smartest things in the world. There are plenty of problems people have that are the result of the body acting dumb and reacting to things in the worst way.

I know from experience that when I attempted to switch the diet pop I suddenly had low sugar drops that I had never dealt with prior. Thankfully I worked in healthcare so when I started feeling off I had the nurses test my blood sugar on a hunch. At one point my sugar had dipped all the way down to 44 (you can go into sugar shock at 40). Mind you I had just eaten right before I came into work, so this was only like 3 hours after having ate and my sugar was that low. Have not had any repeats since I switched back to regular pop.

#30 Posted by BranKetra (47481 posts) -

There are too many users without customized avatars.

On-topic: I rarely drink sodas, but I will buy a twenty ounce bottle to taste it if possible.

#31 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7228 posts) -

Pepsi Vanilla ... oh gawd. Now I need pepsi twist and pepsi blue.

#32 Posted by SolidSnake35 (57928 posts) -

I only drink fizzy drinks at restaurants. And it all tastes the same from those machines.

#33 Posted by Star0 (315 posts) -

@ArmoredCore55: So basically it's like Mexican Coca Cola.

I was right the first time time, thanks.

#34 Posted by final_lap (318 posts) -

I hate HFCS when I realize that the only reason it exists is because corn is government subsidized, and that even Mexico gets real sugar in their sodas. Mexico for crying out loud! Even worse that cows are fed corn as a result. So not only do our quality of life go down, so do the quality of life of animals. Nice job government.

I enjoyed Pepsi Throwback. Problem is I am a Coca cola drinker now all the way. But maybe I can find room for "Pepsi Real" in my life.

#35 Posted by jasean79 (2178 posts) -

I think I'll stick with Coke Zero. Pepsi is good, but too sweet for my tastes. I like how they throw in there that it's "real sugar", as if it's better for you or something. A can a Pepsi with or without "real" sugar still packs in about 200 calories and 40g of sugar. Anyone that eats healthy will tell you this is a joke. Sugar in any form is still bad for you if not taken in moderation.

#36 Posted by KHAndAnime (13144 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

I think I'll stick with Coke Zero. Pepsi is good, but too sweet for my tastes. I like how they throw in there that it's "real sugar", as if it's better for you or something. A can a Pepsi with or without "real" sugar still packs in about 200 calories and 40g of sugar. Anyone that eats healthy will tell you this is a joke. Sugar in any form is still bad for you if not taken in moderation.

They don't put it on there because they're advertising it's better for you, they put it on there because people know sugar tastes better than high fructose corn syrup.

#38 Posted by sonicare (53437 posts) -

tastes the same.

#39 Edited by NewNewz (6 posts) -

i used to drink aspartame-filled drinks like they were going out of fashion but i've also been sick for years... this year i was enlightened to the evil.... and lo and behold after detoxing for several months... i'm not as sick... makes ya think...

i wish this real sugar pepsi was on sale in the uk!! yum!

simpleNewz

#40 Posted by pegburke4 (6 posts) -

I admit there's a possibility that I got a bad batch, but, boy, what I've tried tastes like it was filtered through underwear that's fermented a while. Seriously, it was that bad. Pepsi says no one else has complained about the batch, so I have to think this is the way it's supposed to be. Blech. And I was one of those who, when Throwback first came out, would scout the stores and buy a ton of it, enough to last until the next limited release. Not any more. Pepsi has lost a long-tome fan.

#41 Posted by airshocker (28225 posts) -

Doesn't make a difference whether it's made with real sugar or high fructose corn syrup. It's just as bad for you.

I feel much better not drinking soda. I'm also having to work out less, which is always a plus.

#42 Posted by lamprey263 (22426 posts) -

Sugar Pepsi might become more popular since they're going to start making Mexican Coke with high fructose corn syrup.

#43 Posted by thehig1 (826 posts) -

@Serraph105 said:

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

Aspartame is a terrible thing. Seriously recommend against diet pops. That shit will actually make you put on weight...

Anyways, the real sugar Pepsi is absolutely DELICIOUS! Was downing that stuff till I decided to cut my pop intake. Unfortunately with my stomach problems drinking pop was too much....

they don't make you put on weight.

Anyone gaining weight and drinking diet or zero soda is gaining weight by consuming more calories than they burn, pretty much all those calories will be from food. Basically over eating and lack of exercise is main cause of weight gain.

I lost 3 stone in 4 months a few years back, I drank a ton on pepsi max in the process.

#44 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9266 posts) -

its Pepsi... so you know it cant be any good

#45 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (16971 posts) -

@thehig1 said:

@LostProphetFLCL said:

@Serraph105 said:

I actually prefer my sodas to be diet, and not that "zero" crap either if I can help it.

Aspartame is a terrible thing. Seriously recommend against diet pops. That shit will actually make you put on weight...

Anyways, the real sugar Pepsi is absolutely DELICIOUS! Was downing that stuff till I decided to cut my pop intake. Unfortunately with my stomach problems drinking pop was too much....

they don't make you put on weight.

Anyone gaining weight and drinking diet or zero soda is gaining weight by consuming more calories than they burn, pretty much all those calories will be from food. Basically over eating and lack of exercise is main cause of weight gain.

I lost 3 stone in 4 months a few years back, I drank a ton on pepsi max in the process.

Yeah I posted a link in this thread to a study that showed that diet drinks do in fact lead to weight gain, both directly and indirectly....

#46 Posted by thehig1 (826 posts) -

@LostProphetFLCL: indirectly I believe it could, directly I don't think so.

Pepsi max for example has 1 calorie per can, a can or two a day and not over eating will not = weight gain.

I went from 16 to just under 13 stone via low carb diet and I drank Pepsi max pretty much every day.

#48 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (16971 posts) -

@thehig1 said:

@LostProphetFLCL: indirectly I believe it could, directly I don't think so.

Pepsi max for example has 1 calorie per can, a can or two a day and not over eating will not = weight gain.

I went from 16 to just under 13 stone via low carb diet and I drank Pepsi max pretty much every day.

Okay this isn't about what you THINK though. It's about what was actually found in the scientific study.

#49 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16459 posts) -

New?!?!? What rock you just crawl out from under. This shit has been around for a few years now. Nothing new about it.

EDIT: Let me add that I don't drink soda at all.

#50 Posted by thehig1 (826 posts) -

@thehig1 said:

@LostProphetFLCL: indirectly I believe it could, directly I don't think so.

Pepsi max for example has 1 calorie per can, a can or two a day and not over eating will not = weight gain.

I went from 16 to just under 13 stone via low carb diet and I drank Pepsi max pretty much every day.

Okay this isn't about what you THINK though. It's about what was actually found in the scientific study.

Link - this article mentions the experiment, but also says its not conclusive and the Science just isn't there to back it up.

A drink that contains 1 Calorie per 330ml, (pepsi max) should not directly cause weight gain. Unless you drink over 2500 cans, that's over 825 litres of pepsi max

It might indirectly, for example it could increase you appetite, a possible side affect of the caffeine.