Those throwback drinks are nice

While Coke swears there is no difference in taste between Coke made with High Fructose Corn Syrup and Coke made with cane sugar, Pepsi continues to give credence to the opposite side of that argument. The beverage company has announced that plans to sell its sugar-sweetened Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback sodas as long as people buy them.

I think they taste better, but I haven’t done a taste test, like some kind of soft-drink challenge on them.

But don’t be fooled into thinking that just because they’re using cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup that they’re much better for you1. I bet that’s why Pepsi offers Throwback – people think it’s healthier than the regular stuff, which allows them to sell to people who are turned off by high fructose corn syrup.


  1. I wrote a little about Dr. Lustig’s Sugar – The Bitter Truth in 7 Pounds, in which he states, “High Fructose Corn Syrup and sucrose are exactly the same. They’re both equally bad. They’re both dangerous. They’re both poison.” It’s just cheaper sweetener.