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Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback

TDiggs May 27, 2009 05:31 PM

Does anyone know where to find these? I went on the Pepsi website and it says Pepsi Throwback isn't in a 50 mile radius of West La. That must be a mistake though...I hope. Any help would be great...

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  1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: TDiggs May 27, 2009 05:36 PM

    I got some in Target and saw it in Pavilions in Culver city. It seems to only come in the 12 packs of cans. Buy some soon since I think the test period ends june 15th

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      TDiggs RE: Mattapoisett in LA May 27, 2009 05:40 PM

      Thanks. Did you enjoy it? I'm eager to try it and realized my time is running out, hence the post.

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        Mattapoisett in LA RE: TDiggs May 27, 2009 05:46 PM

        I liked it a lot and bought 1 12 pack of each, brought some of it to work to share. People at work were impressed. I Normally do not keep soda in the house because it is to easy to drink it like water. it is worth trying and I do hope they keep it around after the trial period if not, I may have to hoard it in the next few weeks.

    2. mcsheridan RE: TDiggs May 27, 2009 06:08 PM

      I found out the hard way that the locator cannot be relied upon. Here on the East Coast, it took some hunting (try gas stations that sell soda, convenience stores, and End-cap displays in supermarkets, any big-box stores you've got out there.)

      20-oz bottles are sometimes found on end-cap displays (half MD, half Pepsi) the 12-can pack (Pepsi only) didn't show up here until three weeks after the bottles were selling.

      For the record, Mountain Dew's not been selling and word here on Chowhound is mostly negative on it's taste profile/reputation.

      Good luck in your hunt!

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        Mattapoisett in LA RE: mcsheridan May 27, 2009 06:14 PM

        The Mountain Dew throwback formula is very different since they have now added a large hit of citrus in the current versions which is not there in throwback. If you used to Like Mountain Dew you will like Throwback. if you are a current drinker it might not have enough punch for you.

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          Akitist RE: Mattapoisett in LA May 28, 2009 08:59 AM

          I tried MD once, back in the mid-60s. Didn't like it as it was too wimpy, and never tried it again. If Throwback is like that it deserves to fail.

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          nakni RE: mcsheridan May 27, 2009 06:49 PM

          Where did you read that MD Throwback isn't selling well?

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            mcsheridan RE: nakni May 27, 2009 07:55 PM

            Didn't read it anywhere....I've seen the evidence in my local markets. End-cap displays are getting wiped out of Pepsi Throwback while the Mountain Dew languishes there; Pepsi Throwback 12 can packs have followed while none of Mountain Dew are stocked.

            I have read comments on the boards here that the taste/rep issue is negative for MD.

        3. Kevitivity RE: TDiggs May 28, 2009 04:45 PM

          West Hollywood Target has throwback Mountain Dew...

          1. J.L. RE: TDiggs May 28, 2009 05:42 PM

            The website is bull. I got a bottle of the throwback Pepsi just yesterday at Famima! West LA (on Overland).

            The Throwback is indeed tastier.

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              TDiggs RE: J.L. May 29, 2009 09:59 AM

              Actually found Pepsi Throwback and Pepsi Natural at the Vons across the street from Bay Cities yesterday. Did not see MD Throwback there though.

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              jaymor RE: TDiggs May 31, 2009 07:22 AM

              am wondering........is pepsi throwback pepsi's version of mexican coke?

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                J.L. RE: jaymor May 31, 2009 11:57 AM


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                  culinarycandy RE: jaymor May 31, 2009 07:55 PM

                  I was wondering too, so I did a side-by-side taste test of a fresh Mexican Pepsi in the glass bottle with throwback, and guess what? They were virtually identical!! So much so that I ended up not finishing both, so I poured the rest of the Mexican into the resealable throwback bottle, and couldn't tell the difference... Let's hope Pepsi makes the throwback formulas permanent!

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                    TDiggs RE: culinarycandy Jun 1, 2009 01:46 PM

                    I work with a lot of Hispanic people, and brought my 12-pack in to work. The first thing they said is how it tasted like Coke in Mexico. Half the people liked that, and the other half liked the Pepsi here.

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                      mdpilam RE: TDiggs Jun 14, 2009 11:51 AM

                      That's b/c Mexican Coke is made with real sugar (as opposed to high fructose corn syrup), just like they are doing with the pepsi/MD throwbacks.

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                  foodfoodfood RE: TDiggs Jun 13, 2009 10:46 PM

                  FYI-I finally found some myself at Albertson's on Sepulveda/Palms. And, I found Mexican bottled coke at El Camaguey market on Venice/Veteran and Famimi on Overland. Too close for comfort. I sense sugar highs (stupors) in my future!

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                    jaymor RE: TDiggs Jun 14, 2009 02:41 PM

                    i finally did a side by side test of regular and throwback pepsi.....throwback is tastier.....i have never had mexican coke but i supect it will be tastier than regular coke as well.....if pepsi keeps throwback in the market before coke comes out with it in the country, it hink they will probably increase their market share.....go pepsi!

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                      J.L. RE: jaymor Jun 14, 2009 11:29 PM

                      Non-fructose syrup Coke is available at Father's Office. When I was growing up, Coke with plain (cane) sugar (now known as Mexican Coke) was the ONLY type of Coke.

                      Coca-Cola needs to get on the throwback train and put cane sugar back in the lineup (even though it may be more expensive for its production)...

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                        Will Owen RE: J.L. Jun 14, 2009 11:35 PM

                        Coke makes a sugar-sweetened formula that's sold at Passover. The big two-liter bottles have yellow plastic caps.

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                          JazzBeau RE: Will Owen Jun 22, 2009 08:22 AM

                          For whatever reason, the Coca Cola plant that services the Monterey (NoCal) area still bottles the original formula (w/real sugar). Thirsty, I bought a can out of a vending machine and almost choked...because it had the "bite" that Coke used to have. Thinking it was a fluke, I bought a 2nd one and....YEAH it was REAL COKE !! KMart was having a sale on Coke prods....so I loaded up the SUV and had a Coke & a smile al the way back to L.A.

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                            JazzBeau RE: Will Owen Jun 22, 2009 08:23 AM

                            BTW...what is the supposed difference between Throwback (cans) and Natural (bottles) ??

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                              mcsheridan RE: JazzBeau Jun 23, 2009 06:37 PM

                              Natural is in glass and made with Premium ingredients. Throwback's just the old-style Pepsi made with real sugar.

                              And the promotional release period is over, sadly.

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