Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pepsi Max

I'm a soda junkie. I've tried to quit, but I just can't. So I decided years back that at the very least I would try drinking diet soda. But of course, I hated regular diet Pepsi and diet Coke.

Other diet drinks came and went over the years that were actually bearable to me... diet pepsi vanilla, pepsi jazz. I suppose diet dr pepper was pretty good, relatively speaking, if you like regular dr pepper. I don't.

About a year ago, i noticed that Pepsi had TWO diet products out aside from standard diet... Pepsi One and Pepsi Max. Comparing the ingredient labels, I saw that Max was sweetened with aspartame, while One was sweetened with Splenda. Aspartame is bad, so I went with Pepsi One. Of course, you had to expect that Pepsi wouldn't maintain two alternate diet products forever... and you also have to expect that the one I LIKED would not be the one to survive. But Pepsi Max is fine, too, and oddly enough I found one last Pepsi One in the back of the fridge when doing a little cleaning, and discovered it didn't taste quite as good as Max.

So anyway, my goal has been to stay away from full-sugared sodas. So I would drink Pepsi Max at home, and when I would eat out, stick to diet pepsi as horrible as it is. But a weird think happened... it turns out Pepsi Max was a gateway to diet Pepsi, because I don't dislike the taste anymore. I used to think Diet Pepsi was pretty vile liquid... now if you switched diet for regular on me, I'm not entirely sure I'd notice the difference.

15 comments:

  1. Never seen Pepsi One, you should quit drinking sodas.

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  2. easier said than done, lol

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  3. I dont drink pepsi, love the taste of coke. Any coke > Pepsi

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  4. In General Regular Coke=Regular Pepsi for me but on the Diet products Diet Coke>>>>Pepsi Max>Diet Pepsi, the Pepsi diet products are seem way to sweet for my tastes.

    Pepsi Twist remains the best soda though.

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  5. nice way to trick your brain into liking pepsi...i wonder if i could trick my body into enjoying exercise... hmm

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  6. Had a pepsi max once. I though it was terrible

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  7. I don't like the stuff personally.

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  8. Wow, I was literally just in the store & noticed Pepsi's sibling diet versions, & curious what the difference is. I don't drink diet soda because they're all awful. I'm personally hooked on Pepsi Throwback, & am desperate for a cherry version.

    (I know, it didn't exist, but do it anyway Pepsi!)

    Following you!

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  9. HAHA!! That was my fridge you found it in ;) I agree, though, I didn't like the Pepsi One anymore after I switched to the Pepsi Max. I still hate diet Coke....

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