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Pepsi made with sugar cane

yeggy Aug 24, 2009 01:25 PM

One of my colleagues told me this soft drink was available in the States. Does anyone know if it is also available in Canada as well? Thanks for any info.

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    daimon4 Aug 24, 2009 01:34 PM

    I've seen some in the kosher section of the Metro on Sherbrooke (in Westmount). It's good stuff!

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    1. re: daimon4
      aliris Aug 24, 2009 09:24 PM

      It may be a time-dependent thing. I just read an article online about a guy in Pasadena who sells nothing but sodas and he mentioned the real mccoy being produced only around Passover as a consequence of kosher laws I think?? Let me try to find ... here's a link to his website: http://www.sodapopstop.com/ I think I must have found the article from there maybe? In any event, you can email him and ask about the schedule and ask if his distributor might give you a lead in Mtl....?

      1. re: aliris
        SnackHappy Aug 25, 2009 06:04 AM

        Kosher for Passover Pepsi isn't the only one sweetened with cane sugar. They have a product called Pepsi Throwback, another called Pepsi Natrual and probably a few others in the confusingly large number of American Pepsi variants that are sweetened with cane sugar.

        On the other hand, the folks who bottle Pepsi in Canada don't seem so keen on brand dilution and offer only a few choices.

        1. re: SnackHappy
          certifiedfresh Feb 13, 2011 10:51 AM

          Well, it's now available in Canada too!


          The only place where I could find it was in the backroom of the Chinatown II/Collège Lasalle Blockbuster... $1.69/591 ml plastic bottle. Anyone spotted the '71 cans somewhere?

          Oh, and what does it taste like, you ask? Pepsi. But palatable, unlike the regular syrupy stuff (blech). I'll keep some at hand for when I get the craving for cola. Hurry up, I hear it'll only be sold 'til the end of March.

          1. re: certifiedfresh
            BLM Feb 13, 2011 12:25 PM

            Where in Chinatown 2?

            1. re: BLM
              certifiedfresh Feb 13, 2011 01:17 PM

              2110 Rue Sainte-Catherine O. It's in the same building than Collège Lasalle. There's another Blockbuster in Chinatown II???

              1. re: certifiedfresh
                BLM Feb 13, 2011 05:52 PM

                Thanks. OK, now I understand when you write "Chinatwon II/College Lasalle Blockbuster.

            2. re: certifiedfresh
              Cerise828 Feb 13, 2011 03:23 PM

              I saw this at IGA in Verdun on Bannantyne...on friday...but its was called the Pepsi Retro...not sure it was the same but the can design was identical

              1. re: certifiedfresh
                Daiya Feb 24, 2011 02:30 PM

                Any other retro Pepsi sightings?

                1. re: Daiya
                  nonpareils Feb 24, 2011 08:21 PM

                  I saw individual cans at Metro (the grocery store) at Langelier (metro station). I have no idea whether they also have packs, though...

                  1. re: Daiya
                    C70 Feb 25, 2011 02:04 AM

                    yep, small bottles only at couche-tard

                    1. re: C70
                      satana_666 Mar 1, 2011 05:28 PM

                      IGA on St.Johns near the 40 hwy has 3 cases of 12 (cans) for $4.99.

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