Mountain Dew and Pepsi Throwback bring real sugar back to sodas once again

throwbackThey’re baaaack! I just spotted the greatest beverages on Earth in my local Rite Aid while shopping for New Year’s Eve refreshments. The last I heard, Pepsi discontinued the Throwback line after a brief early summer run. But according to Wikipedia — who’s never wrong — the HFCS-free sodas are back for a limited time. Why, oh why, did I give up soda a few days ago. Who does something like that before New Year’s anyway?

The original Mountain Dew throwback was a love it or hate it sort-of thing. I adored it and teared a bit when I couldn’t find it anymore mid-July 2009. But the Mountain Dew Throwback recipe is slightly different this time around. It still uses real sugar instead of HFCS, but now contains more caffeine and orange juice, among other items. So how does it taste? I don’t know. I gave up soda four days ago and I’ll be damned if I give in now.