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PEPSI Throwback- have you seen it?

ParsleySage Dec 1, 2010 07:28 AM

Pepsi Co. has decided to produce and sell its Pepsi Throwback (sugar sweetened no HFCS) soda year around. Can anyone confirm whether Throwback will be sold in Canada--I haven't seen it around my areas but if anyone spots it please post distance is not an issue!

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    youdonut RE: ParsleySage Jan 24, 2011 09:00 PM

    Surprisingly yes.. i just recieved this email from pepsi canada..

    Recently you contacted us about the availability of Pepsi Throwback in Canada.

    We are happy to announce that Pepsi Throwback is coming to a store near you! Beginning January 24th, the product will be available nationally in 12x355ml cans & single serve 591ml bottles for a limited time only.

    Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest Pepsi Canada news: www.facebook.com/PepsiCanada

    We truly appreciate your interest in our brands and hope you’ll enjoy this blast from the past!


    PepsiCo Consumer Relations

    so if you see it let us know where..

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      ParsleySage RE: youdonut Jan 25, 2011 04:30 AM

      This is great news! Too bad only for a limited time though.

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        Smurfikins RE: ParsleySage Jan 27, 2011 03:02 PM

        I'm a little disappointed that it's limited time only, but I did come across it today in Zehrs in Kitchener.

        I hope to find it in cases soon, not just the single serve bottles.

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        pinkprimp RE: youdonut Jan 31, 2011 04:28 PM

        Hi youdonut,

        I happened to be at the Metro in Etobicoke on Sunday (the one in Cloverdale Mall) and they had a few cases - $5.99

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          Smurfikins RE: pinkprimp Jan 31, 2011 04:54 PM

          Bought a few cases in Kitchener... They have (had) 12's... for $2.88 each.
          They're selling out all over town (Kitchener, Waterloo) Getting really hard to find.

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          Gary RE: youdonut Jan 31, 2011 05:15 PM

          Not sure if this is still a rare commodity, but the Front Street Sobey's has a bunch in the coolers by the cash registers.

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          magic RE: ParsleySage Jan 31, 2011 05:08 PM

          Does anyone know when they stop selling them?? It would be good to know the general duration of the limited time release....

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            pastina RE: ParsleySage Feb 1, 2011 02:03 AM

            I saw it yesterday in the 7-11 at Dundas and Dovercourt.

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              Midknight RE: pastina Feb 1, 2011 05:47 AM

              Fortino's in Brampton has the 12-pack case.

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              piccola RE: ParsleySage Feb 1, 2011 04:15 PM

              Saw it at the College/Crawford Metro.

              1. Olivia RE: ParsleySage Feb 1, 2011 05:21 PM

                Saw it at Loblaws Vic Park and Danforth yesterday.

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                  taterbrandy RE: ParsleySage Feb 1, 2011 05:57 PM

                  I bought some at the Lawrence Square Fortino's this afternoon. 12 packs of it and other Pepsi products for $2.88 through Thursday.

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                    magic RE: taterbrandy Feb 2, 2011 02:55 PM

                    $2.88 was a steal! Thanks so much for the tip! I bought two cases.

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                      c_snapper RE: magic Feb 2, 2011 06:14 PM

                      Metro in Liberty Village got tons

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                        ikapai RE: c_snapper Feb 4, 2011 04:32 PM

                        Just got some at this Metro today. On sale for $3.33!

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                    jennoleary RE: ParsleySage Feb 3, 2011 09:28 AM

                    Price Chopper in Parkdale (Queen West) has the 12 packs....

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                      CBlake RE: jennoleary Feb 5, 2011 08:50 PM

                      I got a 12 can case at the St. Lawrence Market Metro on Saturday for $3.33.

                      St. Lawrence Market
                      92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

                    2. Midknight RE: ParsleySage Feb 7, 2011 04:25 AM

                      Does this Throwback Pepsi actually taste any different than the "regular" Pepsi? If so, in what way?

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                        magic RE: Midknight Feb 7, 2011 07:09 AM

                        I must say, I really don't see much difference, if any.

                        I guess a big difference though, in terms of "nutrition", is that it is made with sugar and not a corn syrup sweetener. Which is preferable I'd think.

                        Otherwise, aside from the old logo I can't tell the diff at all.

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                          k_collin RE: Midknight Feb 7, 2011 03:18 PM

                          i found the "throwback" is not a sweet and is missing a little zing that the new pepsi has. Also bought my case @ sobeys on dupont

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                            ParsleySage RE: Midknight Feb 7, 2011 04:11 PM

                            IMHO it has a cleaner finish and works better as a mixer with rum.

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                              ikapai RE: ParsleySage Feb 9, 2011 07:03 AM

                              Agreed. I had it with rum last night and it was great. Also tried it with vanilla vodka. I find sugar/cane sugar sodas have a different mouthfeel than ones with HFCS and they aren't as sickly sweet.

                          2. duckdown RE: ParsleySage Feb 7, 2011 10:03 AM

                            Tastes better in the can than the plastic bottle.

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                              1sweetpea RE: duckdown Feb 9, 2011 07:07 AM

                              I bought one at Mac's the other day. Definitely a cleaner taste. I didn't feel that nasty coating on my tongue that I get from HFCS Coke/Pepsi products.

                            2. meatnveg RE: ParsleySage Feb 12, 2011 08:23 PM

                              spotted it at the 7-11 on the corner of weston & rutherford

                              1. duckdown RE: ParsleySage Feb 13, 2011 02:29 AM

                                It's available at the huge Petro Canada at Shoppers World in Brampton. Biggest Petro that I know of.

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                                  jmarcroyal RE: duckdown Feb 13, 2011 03:24 AM

                                  im pretty sure its available at more places then not at this moment. I know all petro canada gas stations have em, pretty sure Esso, pretty sure all metro and shoppers drugmart. Pretty common now.

                                  I agree with others, I cant really taste the difference, I guess its better to have real sugar then whatever fake crap sweetens pop these days...

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