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May 11th, 2009


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05:33 pm - MORE SUGAR
In case you were too distracted by the "CHEWFAIL" ads that Snickers has everywhere to notice the other ads, Pepsi has come out with "Throwback" versions of both Pepsi and Mountain Dew that are made with real sugar.

I bought both tonight for comparison. Started in on one.

The Mountain Dew is absolutely fucking delicious.

Now:
  1. Coke needs to hop on this goddamn bandwagon and fast. Waiting a year for Kosher Coke or other amounts of times for friends to come back from Mexico or OtherCountry is too long to wait.
  2. This needs to not be a "limited time collector's edition!" deal.
  3. Snickers needs to shut the chewfuck up.
That is all.

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From:buxom_bey
Date:May 11th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
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"Snickers needs to shut the chewfuck up."

Amen.
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From:saint_buddha
Date:May 11th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
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Not that this helps you at all, but you can get Mexican Coke at Costco all year round. Well, maybe you know someone with a membership.
From:lno
Date:May 11th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
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And Goose Island Root Beer, made the way God intended with cane sugar. I would pour some out for my fallen homies, but they're only worth HFCS.
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From:sdn
Date:May 11th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
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i am a diet mountain dew fan to the bitter end (so to speak) but i would love to try one (1) glass of the throwback.
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From:kpht
Date:May 11th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
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i don't really like the throwback dew! and i bought soo much of it on sale before i knew. i'm drinking them still trying to get hooked. i guess it's the HFCS that makes it taste so good to me, who knew?
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From:mhaille
Date:May 11th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
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I cannot find the throwback versions ANYWHERE. I am BEREFT, dammit.
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From:sanspoof
Date:May 11th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
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I don't see how this is going to get me any closer to that free mule I've been dreaming of.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 12th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
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Have you taken off your shoes?
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From:xiphias
Date:May 11th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
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I've read on some of the soda-reviewing blogs that the sugar is only part of the deal with Mountain Dew Throwback -- they also changed the citrus (added real orange juice? took real orange juice out? don't remember. but something like that.)
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From:annilita
Date:May 11th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Husband and I were discussing this the other night, because I am thinking the throwback pepsi is in special packaging, and he says he thinks that is not the case. His case for this is that he bought a normal pepsi and sugar is listed as one of the ingredients (after HFCS) and he thinks they are just scamming people by only putting SOME sugar back in. I'm thinking that normal Pepsi uses some sugar, and that the throwback pepsi is going to be just sugar, no hfcs, and will be in special packaging.

Help me save my marriage, oh spatchly one!
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 12th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
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They also put "crazy funky retro logos" on the bottles, so the Pepsi one has the old "even weirder script than Coca-Cola" logo on it, and the Mountain Dew one has the "remember when we had hillbillies as mascots?" logo on it.
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From:bluesauce
Date:May 11th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
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Huh, I've been trying to cut soda out of my diet, but this is gonna have to be tried.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 12th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
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At least once, so you can say you've had them.

Then you can go back to your healthy drinks. It's cool!
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From:bluesauce
Date:May 12th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
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Haha, the supermarket near me only carries Throwback in the twelve packs. So I guess I might try it only twelve times to say I've had it!
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From:kalibex
Date:May 11th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
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Actually, Mexican Coke? Has appeared in a Mexican restaurant down my way with HFCS on the translated ingredients label.
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From:spwebdesign
Date:May 12th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
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Mexican Coke?

It usually comes as a white powder.
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From:giantfightbot
Date:May 12th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
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While traveling last weekend, we ran into something called "Pepsi Natural" in a 10-ounce bottle which real sugar in it as well.

Could be a test marketing thing, but I have high hopes.
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From:saint_buddha
Date:May 12th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
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This has nothing to do with pop, but I saw this site, http://www.xtranormal.com and immediately thought of the havoc you could create using it. It is a text-to-movie site and the characters look like minifigs.
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From:desireearmfeldt
Date:May 12th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
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I heard about this on NPR, and the NPR person was asking whoever it was they had on talking about it, whether he thought there was a sizable market for sugar-soda. I thought it was funny that there was no mention of the (apparent-to-me) cult of folks who buy/fuss about Kosher-for-Passover and Canadian Coke for the sugar...it seems part of at least a sub-culture of die-hard soda drinkers... :)
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From:pushupstairs
Date:May 12th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
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that was the dude from bevreview.com!
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From:tenlegspider
Date:May 12th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
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I've got no idea what your annoying Snickers ads are about, but at the moment they're doing a campaign with Mr. T over here and it completely wins.
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From:sandrylene
Date:May 12th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
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Clearly you haven't gotten dunked by PATRICK CHEWING. Some of them are so far fetched and idiotic that I've had to stop and think about what the hell they are trying to convey and how I could possibly conceive of it as delicious.

I'm pretty sure the absolute worst one is the one which reads "TAKE A SABBATICAL IN FEEDGYPT". I just want to smack someone so hard for that.

Seriously all of the current ad campaigns I've noticed lately have been a very negative sort of taking notice. Between these and the alien-head-Quaker man bits I just want to hide.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 12th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Wow. The FEEDGYPT one is a reach and three-quarters. That's just about as bad as the CHEWMUTE fiasco (from which I don't think some of us will ever fully recover.)

The Quaker Oats guy is kinda weird, especially the ads on the bus stops where there's only half his head peeking out. He and the perma-grinning Burger King guy probably get together on weekends, knock a few back and laugh at how many people they've creeped out that week.
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From:teko
Date:May 12th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
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Yes. Pepsi Throwback is decent stuff, reminding me how much better sugar tastes than HFCS.

But Mountain Dew Throwback is glorious.

Also: GET OFF AT THE NEXT AVENCHEW?
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From:pushupstairs
Date:May 12th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
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Dew Throwback tastes exactly like I remember it tasting when I was 5 and got it in glass bottles out of this super-old vending machine at my grandfather's union hall.

Which is to say, they better fucking make that shit permanent or I am driving the fuck over to Purchase, NY and heads are going to god damn ROLL.
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From:tyopsqueene
Date:May 12th, 2009 08:22 am (UTC)
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Corn syrup is a cruel trick to play on Americans.
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From:phonemonkey
Date:May 12th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
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I wonder what peanut butter M&Ms would be like if they were made with only real sugar?

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