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Val55 Jan 4, 2010 10:55 AM

is back! Released on December 28. The last time, I did not see it in NYC. Does anyone know where it can be found?

  1. mcsheridan Jan 4, 2010 06:32 PM

    First sighting here in Morris County, NJ was just this past weekend in a Stop & Shop, 2 liter bottles only.

    No sign of the 12-pk cans or 20 oz bottles at all yet.

    The packaging is New since last release...
    http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/bevboa...

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      burlgurl Jan 4, 2010 06:53 PM

      what is a pepsi throwback?

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        mcsheridan Jan 4, 2010 07:04 PM

        Pepsi made according to the old pre-HFCS formula. Real Sugar cola.

      2. Vetter Jan 4, 2010 07:06 PM

        Saw it today in Target, NW Washington state. I think it's just pepsi made with real sugar.

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          MsMaryMc Jan 4, 2010 07:32 PM

          Not sure where he got it, but my husband came home today talking about a co-worker's new find: Mountain Dew Throwback. Real sugar, hillbillies on the can...the techies were in heaven.

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            boagman Jan 4, 2010 08:31 PM

            I just bought some MDTB at Target tonight, myself. They also had Pepsi TB, all in 12-pack cans. $3 each plus deposit. I'll try some within a day and get back to you on whether it's any good.

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              coney with everything Jan 5, 2010 05:23 AM

              boagman, which Target? i've been looking and not finding the Pepsi anywhere in these parts.

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                boagman Jan 5, 2010 07:03 AM

                CWE, it's at every one that I've been to in the past few days...and I've been to several. Both the Pepsi Throwback and the MD Throwback were both available.

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                  boagman Jan 5, 2010 11:10 AM

                  Just checked another Target today, and they had it, too. Look on the endcaps, and keep in mind that they've got the majorly retro packaging on the box. Especially with the Mountain Dew, it's easy to miss. It's not as hard to see the old Pepsi logo.

                  About the TBMD: the taste seemed the same to me, but I could *swear* that it was overall fizzier or more carbonated than the traditional MD made with HFCS. Maybe it's just me, but I thought it was really fizzy. I liked it, but I like my pop fizzy.

          2. johnb Jan 5, 2010 05:48 PM

            I got a phone call yesterday from my Son In Law in Orlando who had found some in a Publix there. Also a Dr. Pepper version apparently.

            1. monkeyrotica Feb 1, 2010 10:57 AM

              I got some Pepsi and Dr Peper Throwback at a Northern Virginia Asian grocery. Maybe it's just me, but it has an odd chemical taste. It's less sickly sweet than regular Pepsi, but it has an aftertaste that like Aspartame. What exactly do they mean by "Real Sugar" anyway? Is there a clinical definition? I know it's not HFCS, but is it cane sugar, corn sugar, beet sugar? Or did they lobby Congress to get the term "Real Sugar" to include Aspartame?

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                mcsheridan Feb 1, 2010 05:16 PM

                The ingredients are simple and as follows (directly from the can): Water, Sugar, Caramel Color, Phosphoric Acid, Caffeine, Natural Flavor.

                Under FDA requirements for ingredient lists, "Sugar" means "sucrose"; source of the sucrose not specified.

                That rules out Aspartame, and I don't get any odd aftertaste...which I would if it contained any 'diet-like' artificial sweetener.

                I hope the stuff becomes permanently available.

              2. monku Feb 1, 2010 01:30 PM

                Live in Los Angeles and I haven't seen it anywhere...Walmart, Costco, 7-11....

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                  taiwanesesmalleats Feb 1, 2010 01:32 PM

                  My roommate got a 12-pack at a Target in Culver City I believe. It was quite good.

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                    monku Feb 1, 2010 01:37 PM

                    Thanks...Target was the one place I didn't check.

                2. DonShirer Feb 1, 2010 05:55 PM

                  I found one lonely 2-liter bottle on the shelf at Stop&Shop two weeks ago. Has not appeared since.

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                    mcsheridan Feb 1, 2010 06:29 PM

                    If your market is anything like the ones here in NJ, check other aisles, like the seasonal candy aisle of all places; that's where some have been stashing the 12 can packs.

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                    pellegrino31 Feb 2, 2010 09:06 AM

                    I haven't seen it in Manhattan yet, but I did see it at Pomegranate grocery store in Brooklyn. I think the neighborhood is Midwood - my husband and I were curious about the store which somewhere was described as a kosher Whole Foods. They had 12-pack cans, they were stacked on one of those end displays. The packaging uses the old Pepsi logo which I love.

                    1. MandalayVA Feb 2, 2010 09:50 AM

                      I found TB Pepsi, Mountain Dew and "Heritage" Dr Pepper at my local Food Lion--only in individual 20 ounce bottles, no cans or two liters. I have to go back to clean them out.

                      1. Rojellio Feb 2, 2010 12:39 PM

                        The "throwback" cane sugar Pepsi is nothing new. You can also buy Coca Cola "throwback" if you know where to look..... What you want is a "Medio Litro". Found at a Carnaceria, a Mexican grocer. Sometimes Walmart has it. It is packaged in environmental friendly Glass bottles, and the flavor is superior to what is made here in the USA. It also costs about the same as the plastic bottled stuff. Which has me confused. The plastic bottles are supposed to save on shipping. How do they ship glass bottles, with better product all the way from Mexico and cost about the same when plastic bottles supposedly save on shipping???

                        1. Chris VR Feb 2, 2010 12:57 PM

                          I was pretty surprised to see Pepsi Throwback by the case (24 cans) in my Costco (Danvers, MA) yesterday... right next to a case of "Mexican" Coke in glass bottles.

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