Welcoming sugar back to soda
Soda drinkers might be the biggest beneficiaries of the move back to “natural” ingredients.
Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback is again on shelves and Mexican Coca-Cola is being sold by the case at Costco. All of these use sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup.
And although it’s been fun to point to Mexicoke enthusiasts as snobs since the product appeared on Costco shelves in 2007, try a simple Coke and Pepsi blind taste test. Those few regular Coke and Pepsi drinkers out there will discover that the sugar-based drinks are mellower and have a more consistent sweetness.