Monday, January 18, 2010

Don't Call It A Throwback

'Cuz it's a neverwas...

After that much-too-long post I put up early on Monday morning about my meanderings of the past week, Rob chimed in about the Pepsi Throwback stuff they've got on the market now.

To answer his question, even though it's made with real sugar cane instead of high-fructose corn syrup, no, I won't be buying any or drinking any. As far as I'm concerned, Pepsi is still crap, not fit for human consumption, especially when compared to the Original Gangster of soft drinks, Coca Cola. Sorry, but as far as my taste buds are concerned, I just won't drink it. In fact, I'd rather drink RC than Pepsi (although I rarely see RC Cola outside of the South). It's just one of my preferences, but I seem to have an extreme preference.

It really sucks at work, because my casino is a Pepsi place. Ugh. All the fountain Pepsi you want, free of charge, 24-7. One night, I was back in the employee dining room, desperate for caffeine, and the Mountain Dew fountain was out of syrup. So I gave a furtive look around, like I was about to shoplift or tell a racial joke, and seeing that the coast was clear, I filled up my glass with Pepsi.

Ick. It tasted nasty and made my teeth feel funny. I'd say it's only good for cleaning battery terminals, but then again, Coke does a better job than Pepsi at that, too.

On the other hand, since there is a Fatburger outlet about 20 feet from the poker room, if I ever feel like I need a fix, I can go over there--they have a Coke fountain, the only one in the casino, and occasionally, it's worth the movie-theatre-prices they charge for a large one.

Now, the other day, when I was on my way to Red Rock and stopped to get a little wake-me-up, I saw that they had the Mountain Dew Throwback in 20 oz. bottles in the cooler. But I needed a big dose, so I went the regular version in a one-liter bottle.

Otherwise, I'll stick to paying $19 at Costco for 24 glass bottles of Mexican Coke. It's pretty damn tasty, and I have to admit, it mixes very well with premium booze, too. To me, it's worth the price.


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