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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/19 05:52:59 (permalink)
Yes I did. I was not overimpressed. It (Sprecher's) was much like the Canada Dry and other 'lighter' Ginger Ales. I am not much of an Ale 81 fan either, for the same reason.  I really am a Vernors fan for the 'density' and of the Red Rock Brand for the wonderful throat burn you getting downing one!
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/20 10:36:59 (permalink)
One thing I've noticed about the Pepsi Throwback is that, while I really enjoy the taste, I drink much less of it than a HFCS Pepsi. One 20 oz. bottle of Throwback will last me several days, that never happened with regular Pepsi. Don't know why that it, but it'll ultimately be good for my waistline (which could use all the help it can get).
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/21 13:50:49 (permalink)
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One thing I've noticed about the Pepsi Throwback is that, while I really enjoy the taste, I drink much less of it than a HFCS Pepsi. One 20 oz. bottle of Throwback will last me several days, that never happened with regular Pepsi. Don't know why that it, but it'll ultimately be good for my waistline (which could use all the help it can get).


I've noticed the same thing.
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/21 15:45:31 (permalink)
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One thing I've noticed about the Pepsi Throwback is that, while I really enjoy the taste, I drink much less of it than a HFCS Pepsi. One 20 oz. bottle of Throwback will last me several days, that never happened with regular Pepsi. Don't know why that it, but it'll ultimately be good for my waistline (which could use all the help it can get).


I think that is the whole key WHY the big beverage companies don't want anything to do with real sugar soda/pop - I have always noticed that about Coke/Pepsi/whatever with real cane sugar.  Somehow HFCS simply does not satisfy something -whether it be thirst, the sweetness craving, SOMEthing - as well as cane sugar. Thats why that little 7 oz bottle of Coke was enough back in the day, when nowadays, a friggin 2 liter bottle isn't enough!


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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/21 15:54:05 (permalink)
I agree and have noticed the same thing.
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/21 16:36:20 (permalink)
Simple...HFCS is way cheaper than regular sugar...Its the reason they went to it in the first place...
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/27 08:59:50 (permalink)
UPDATE-
   A couple of days ago Louisville Craig and I met and did a "swap the goodies" session over lunch at the Bootleg BBQ that happens to be a favorite of Wandering Jew, when he comes to town. Craig brought in a 4 pk of Cheerwine and a 4 pk of Red Rock Cola (Sugar-base) and traded for some Costco Grocery and Bakery items. We had a good morning, swapping RF stories and enjoying some of the Bootleg Brisket and Pork Ribs. I have met some nice folks on this site, and am happy to Add Louisville Craig to that list !
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/01/27 21:03:47 (permalink)
Thanks for the kind words Al...had a great time at Bootlegs and enjoyed the Costco trip...hope that RR and Cheerwine is treating you well...I went to Wal Mart today and got 2 20oz of Pepsi and Mt Dew throwbacks...the Pepsi still has an "odd" taste to it...I cant put my finger on what it is...havent tried the Mt Dew yet, but here's an interesting article from Beverage Review about the differences between the first Mt Dew throwback from last year and this latest....differences in formula...good read...

http://www.bevreview.com/2010/01/07/mountain-dew-throwback-december-2009-rerelease/

Thanks again for everything Al!
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/01 00:58:12 (permalink)
Here in the Syracuse NY area our Dollar General stores have Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback soda made with sugar!  12 pack cans $2.99!
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/01 04:23:04 (permalink)
  When I lived in the Phoenix area, I ALWAYS bought my Coca Cola from the little Mom and Pop Mexican comicerias because the have the real thing all the time. I remember when sodas were made with real sugar, man they were great. Very satisfying!
  Now days, I don't drink much soda. Mostly coffee and water. Sun tea in the summer. I fell out of love with the cloying taste of... H.F.C.S.  I can't describe it but I know I don't like it.

 p.s. I love Vernor's Ginger Ale, one of my all time favorites! Can't find it in AK.

JMHO

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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/01 10:31:20 (permalink)
I priced the throwback Pepsi & Mtn Dew at Walmart yesterday. $4.68 per 12 pk. When I can get Vernors for $3.33 a 12 pk, I'll skip the Pepsi. Price does matter to me.
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/01 11:51:31 (permalink)
Winco(Cub Foods) has 12 pk. Throwback for $2.98.
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RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/01 12:20:38 (permalink)
Russ Jackson

Mexican coke is made with real sugar and I think coke in a real bottle is made with sugar....Russ
I love Mexican pop.


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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/04 15:16:00 (permalink)
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I priced the throwback Pepsi & Mtn Dew at Walmart yesterday. $4.68 per 12 pk. When I can get Vernors for $3.33 a 12 pk, I'll skip the Pepsi. Price does matter to me.


Jeepers... I can only find Vernors for almost 5 bucks for a six pack in these parts. Wegmans used to carry it for a lot less, but they no longer carry it at all (at any Wegmans stores I've looked at... 4 or 5 in my area). It's about the only soda I really drink.
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/04 17:33:00 (permalink)
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 Vernors is stocked on the shelves by the A&W/Big Red/Canada Dry bottler in this area. Our local "Jay C" Markets, a Kroger off-shoot, has it at 4- 12pks for $11 this week. I got 3 Vernors and a Squirt to keep me going thru the Superbowl !!! The normal price there is $4.98 a 12 pk.  Many Liquor Stores carry Vernors 6 packs at the price you mentioned.
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/04 17:39:32 (permalink)
I see mention of the Vernors packs. Do the 2 liters also have real sugar? Thanks.
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/04 18:17:28 (permalink)
The Vernor's i am buying these days is the HFCS version. I haven't seen 'Sugar' Vernors for quite some time. BOTH CANS AND 2 LITERS
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/23 06:38:25 (permalink)
 I bought a 12 pack of Heritage Dr Pepper at alocal store a few days ago. I think it has a smoother taste than regular Dr Pepper.
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/23 10:28:34 (permalink)
Our Sav-A-Lot in Georgetown just started selling Mexican pop - Sangria and Apple - in 1.5 liter bottles - for $1.39.

They started with the Sangria and added the Apple just this week.
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/23 10:37:50 (permalink)
I know we all have our opinions. But to me all Sodas taste the same. Overly sugary and  too sweet. I don't drink soda at all. There are other things I'd rather eat or drink that would raise my blood sugar levels.

In other words....Soda is soda!
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/23 10:40:43 (permalink)
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I know we all have our opinions. But to me all Sodas taste the same. Overly sugary and  too sweet. I don't drink soda at all. There are other things I'd rather eat or drink that would raise my blood sugar levels.

In other words....Soda is soda!





You mean like coffee is coffee or pizza is pizza? 


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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/02/23 10:51:52 (permalink)
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wanderingjew

I know we all have our opinions. But to me all Sodas taste the same. Overly sugary and  too sweet. I don't drink soda at all. There are other things I'd rather eat or drink that would raise my blood sugar levels.

In other words....Soda is soda!





You mean like coffee is coffee or pizza is pizza? 


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exactly!
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RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/06 07:29:16 (permalink)
The major players around here have been releasing "throwback"s of coke and pepsi products with the old graphics on the bottle and sugar instead of hfcs. The sugar actually tastes less sweet than hfcs soda. But what I want to know is, if I can remember when these bottle designs came out what dose that say about me? Does that make me a throwback also.
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RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/06 09:43:29 (permalink)


I have noticed something unusual about Texas. There are no handcrafted sodas of the calibre of Foxon Park.  Searching around, I cannot understand why this has not happened.
This seems odd, but I wonder if this is due to the influx of sugar based sodas from Mexico. There are inflated prices just because of shipping but that does not discourage sales.
I would rather drink a local crafted soda made by Texans, for Texans for BBQ.  Yosemite Sam would drink a sarsaparilla, but he can't find it here.
Here in Austin is a small company making ice teas with sugar, but using Google, I cannot find a single soda brewery in this state.
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RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/06 15:43:37 (permalink)
The one soda I identify with Texas is BIG RED. It was, but no longer is limited in sales to Texas and other southern states. I am not sure if it originated there...but I saw my first can-vending machine dedicated to BIG RED 30 or so years ago in Texas.
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/11 18:10:14 (permalink)
RED ALERT!!!!!  

I was in Las Vegas last week, and I stopped (as always) at the Coca Cola store**...and lo and behold, what do they have stocked to the gills in their coolers?? Why 16 oz GLASS bottles of....Mexican Coca Cola!!!!!!!   I find it kind of ironic that they try like heck to keep it out of the little bodegas, but here they are PUSHING it at what I assume is one of their Corporate Showcases....



** I actually had my picture taken with the freaking Coke Polar Bear one time.....
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/12 13:40:02 (permalink)
Today, while purchasing some Pork Butts..another story on RF... I saw "Mexican Cokes" in the cooler by the registers. The U.S. Cokes were $1.49 for a 20 oz, The illegal Alien Cokes ( ) were Sugar-based and in a 'pop-top' 12 oz bottle for 99 cents each.

After considering the choices I bought 3 12 packs of Vernor's Ginger Ale for $9.00 and left with my Pork.
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Re:Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/03/12 15:42:09 (permalink)
I picked up some of the "Throwback Pepsi" and although it didnt knock me off my seat with a kick of nostalgia...it was still very good.

I didnt realize that Dr. P is still made with "real" sugar (why I have to put this in quotes still pisses me off)...and I would love to try some of that since Dr. P is still my 2nd favorite soda...only surpassed by PA Dutch Birch Beer...12 ozs of "crack in a can".
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RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/07/01 02:00:04 (permalink)
SHARING drink is the sparkling fruit flavor drink with CANE SUAGR in transparent tin. I like it........      
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RE: Sodas with Real Sugar! 2010/07/01 04:42:02 (permalink)
 I found a store near me that sells most of the Hanson's Natural Soda line. They have always been made with real cane sugar as far as I know. The flavors are a little more grown up. Like grapefruit and Key lime. The lemon-lime is also very good.  Still looking for Vernor's in cans here though.

  David O.

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