Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pepsi Natural Is Nasty

I saw the fancy, understated, organic bottle today and bought it. The front label says "natural" and there are just three simple ingredients listed below it: sparking water, sugar, and kola nut extract. Wow, no HFCS! Nothing artificial!

Wrong, sort of. I turned the bottle around and read the official ingredients list: Sparkling water, sugar, natural apple extract (color), caramel color, citric acid, caffeine, acacia gum, tartaric acid, lactic acid, natural flavor, kola nut extract.

The drink was not as fizzy as regular carbonated Pepsi. It tasted okay in the mouth, but it has that bitter aftertaste associated with diet soft drinks. I guess that's from the kola nut.

Here's a more in-depth look at Pepsi Natural.


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