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April 30, 2009 at 12:45 am #590680
Has anyone found Pepsi Throwback in or near West Seattle?
More info here:April 30, 2009 at 1:26 am #665483April 30, 2009 at 1:38 am #665484April 30, 2009 at 1:44 am #665485
hopeyParticipantApril 30, 2009 at 2:09 am #665486
Now that we’ve resolved that – anybody seen Mountain Dew Throwback anywhere?April 30, 2009 at 2:32 am #665487
Admiral Safeway was having a sandwich special last week…buy the sandwich, get chips and a Pepsi throwback or Mountain Dew -not sure if it was a throwback…. You might wanna check, though…so ya like that caffeine, do you, Patrick?April 30, 2009 at 2:53 am #665488
Found the MD-Throwback hiding behind all the other flavors of Dew at the Roxbury Safeway.
It’s just nostalgia Jan. Sugar-powered Dew is all that got me through my senior philosophy paper on Kant’s “Prologema to Any Future Metaphysics.”April 30, 2009 at 4:29 am #665489
Pepsi Throwback isn’t nearly as good as Mexican sugar Coca-Cola (as procured at Costco).April 30, 2009 at 6:47 am #665490
Well, I had no idea what you-all were talking about, so I googled…here’s more than you could ever want to know about throwbacks (except, of course, where to buy them locally.)
I stayed afloat and aloft on diet dew for years and it wasn’t any throwback — you mean it used to have even more caffeine?April 30, 2009 at 7:54 am #665491
They don’t yet have the new Pepsi products but our friends at amazon fresh do carry the cane sugar coca cola bottles as well as a range of non- hfcs carbonated soft drinks.April 30, 2009 at 8:59 pm #665492
I’ve been a bit obsessed over Mountain Dew Throwback since I heard about it. I’ve been fueling myself with a bottle of MD basically every day since our first daughter was born two years ago. The lack of sleep has made the caffeine necessary, and I don’t drink coffee. I don’t love the massive amounts of HFCS I’ve been consuming, so liked the idea of real sugar.
It was officially released on April 20th, but I wasn’t able to find it anywhere. Then, this past weekend I noticed that the Safeway flyer showed a deal on 12 packs of Pepsi and MD, and the image in the ad was Throwback. So I went to Admiral Safeway, but no luck. Well, my wife would have none of that. She went back in with the flyer and demanded to know why they would advertise it yet not sell it. So they went in the back and found it, and she came home with three 12 packs for me.
As for how it tastes, I’m not a huge fan. It actually has an almost diet aftertaste. Could have something to do with the fact that it’s in cans, and I usually drink bottles. Whatever, it’s a cool idea.
Also, the guy at bevreview.com set up a twitter tag for people looking for it. Go to search.twitter.com and search for #throwback. I have tried #throwback seattle and #throwback wa, and there are a few results.April 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm #665493April 30, 2009 at 10:48 pm #665494
bigmark- Really, Walgreens? Is that by the case or the bottle? If it’s by the case, do you recall what the price was like?
I usually get mine from Fresh, and YES, I’m an addict.May 1, 2009 at 4:54 pm #665495May 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm #665496
My husband won’t drink any other Coke except the Mexican ones now. I personally don’t drink soda but have compared them in the past and it is FAR superior! Might as well drink real sugar cane if you don’t mind the calories…May 15, 2009 at 2:14 am #665497
Have any of the people that responded realized that the topic is Pepsi Throwback? So who really cares about the Mexican colas, how about Pepsi?May 15, 2009 at 2:56 am #665498
i care about mexican cola… and i think it might be interesting to compare mexican cola to pepsi throwback…
i found to my dismay that even though mexican cola tastes better to me it doesn’t give me the energy kick that american cola does…
Pepsi is sweeter to begin with so it is possible that their cane sugar version would deliver more kick…
and be a better choice for me since my digestive system reacts to fructose… it would be nice to get the energy kick without the less pleasant after effects.May 15, 2009 at 3:10 am #665499May 15, 2009 at 3:34 am #665500
There is one more option other than Mexican Coke – Pass Over Coke. I saw this at QFC before Passover. It tastes like to Coke of days gone by. Here is the article form USA Today.
Kosher Coke ‘flying out of the store’
Updated 4/9/2009 1:54 PM
By Duffie Dixon, Gannett
ATLANTA — They sit in the middle of the expansive kosher section inside an area Kroger supermarket. Two-liter bottles of kosher for Passover Coke — and they’re quickly disappearing from the shelves.
“They’re quite popular not just with Jews, but non-Jews as well,” said Rabbi Alan Schwartz.
The reason — Coca-Cola uses sugar to sweeten the beverage instead of the normal fructose corn syrup. It’s how Coke was made years ago and for many it’s the taste they prefer.
“It’s been flying out of the store,” said Schwartz.
During Passover the Jewish custom is not to eat any foods that have any leavening in them or any leavening agents. That includes corn. The special batch of Coke and several other beverages that qualify as kosher for Passover have to be run on a special production line and a rabbi oversees the whole process.
Kosher for Passover Coke is usuSeptember 28, 2009 at 1:39 am #665501
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