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"Natural" Pepsi?

Posted by Heather |

Look what we found in our last Costco trip!  "Natural" Pepsi!  We didn't buy any - I actually have only had one soft drink in the past two months (and I'm not really missing it that much either!)  But my husband is quite the Pepsi drinker and I thought this might be a good alternative for him (even though I'm trying to get him to cut back also!).  If we pay a dollar (or so) a bottle, maybe he'd make them last longer!

We also made a trip into Canada the other day (since we live really close to the border)  and I did pick up some Canadian Pepsi - because they don't use high fructose corn syrup in their drinks - they still use good, 'ol fashioned sugar!  

Here is a  little more info about Natural Pepsi:

Pepsi claims the new drink is made from natural ingredients and contains no artificial preservatives, colours, flavourings or sweeteners and that by replacing corn syrup with cane sugar, it has managed to reduce the calorie content of a 300ml bottle from around 120 calories to around 90 calories.

The drink apple extract, plain caramel colouring, coffee leaf, tantaric acid from grapes, gum arabic from acacia trees, cane sugar and sparkling water. It is paler in colour and less fizzy than other cola brands. For the rest of the article click here.

Pepsi Natural, a premium cola made with sugar, natural caramel and kola nut extract, will be sold in glass bottles in the premium or natural food aisles of stores in 10 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.

The Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback drinks will be sweetened with natural sugar and will feature retro-looking packaging reminiscent of the 1960's and 70s.  For the rest of the article, click here.


Aimee said...

I guess this is good news..... they could have gone all the way and used organic sugar.

Meg said...

My husband actually bought a six-pack of this the other day - it tasted MUCH better than the "natural" colas we used to get at the health food store. :) My sister took one drink of it (from a glass, with ice) and said, "Oh, that's healthy." ;)

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