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I love soft drinks, anything from Sprite to Tango, Coke or Pepsi. However I do have my favorites, everyone has there favorites, and mine happens to be Pepsi. While I prefer Diet Coke for the diet variety of a cola Pepsi is my favorite of the full fat coke. Pepsi is a Cola flavored soft drink, it is manufactured bu PepsiCo. PepsiCo is the manufacturer of many other drinks including 7Up, Mountain Dew and even Walkers crisps. So you can judge that the quality of the drink is up to a very high standard. The taste of the drink is a lovely one, it goes down smoothly and the carbonated side of the drink isn't too harsh of the tongue or the throat, and in my opinion it doesn't leave a bitter aftertaste or in fact it hardly leaves an after taste at all, unlike its Coke brethren. My only problem with the drink is the same I would have with any full fat cola or soft drink, is the calories and sugar content of the drink is way over the needed amount meaning I would not recommend this drink to anyone in large quantities. My overall opinion is that it is a fantastic tasting beverage, however there is the large sugar content to consider.
I'm reviewing my pepsi soft drink It cost me £1 for a pk of 4 x 250ml bottles. __________________________________ I've not tasted pepsi in years but recently spotted this bargain pack in a pound store and decided to give it a try again. As stated, there are 4 little bottles in the pack I bought and each one contains 250ml of the product . The bottles are plastic and are recyclable. I won't waste words listing content , because precise ingredients/content is/are readily available to view online if you are someone with strict dietary needs. But what I can say is that it doesn't contain 'aspartame' which has had a nasty reputation and is an ingredient of many soft drinks. Also it contains no fat....or fibre....or sodium/salt. It does contain caffeine . I must say this tastes pretty much as I remembered it, which surprised me. Many soft drinks seem to be unrecognisable if you haven't tasted them for a few years. But in my opinion this one is pretty much the same and the variations and messing around with various sweeteners over the years seems not to have affected the current version of pepsi adversely . Yes it is sweet, undoubtedly, but with that recognisable cola kick that manages to blend nicely with the sweetness to prevent the sweetness being sickly or overwhelming. The ingredients also list caramel as one of the flavouring agents . This isn't instantly noticable, but I can sort of get a caramel aroma from it now that I'm aware it is in the drink. There is a slight after-taste with this, but much less so than some drinks in my opinion, and while tasting a bit 'chemical' it is still not unpleasant. I'm very pleased to have found this again and doubly so because it has been one of the few soft drinks I've found that doesn't react negatively to my IBS, while most other soft drinks aggravate it in varying degrees. Of course IBS sufferers all react differently to different things, so this drink might not suit everyone dealing with IBS issues, but I can just give my experience, which is positive regarding this product used at just 250mls of an evening. It contains caffeine , so it will give you a slight energy boost if needed . This is not something I need from it, as I tend to drink it in the evening while relaxing, and for me it just refreshes me without making me feel a need to jump up and start hoovering and changing beds .But it's nice to know that if I did feel like going on a cleaning binge I could rely on something like this to keep me fueled. Another positive is that this 250ml version is just the right quantity if you want just one large glass of pepsi (which is my personal preference). With the large bottle, no matter how you store the opened bottle, it loses fizz . This won't happen with this version because one full bottle equals one glass with no leftovers in the bottle going flat. I daresay children will like this too, but in my experience they prefer fruitier drinks or bubblegum style flavours, so I'd class this one as an adult drink. As you will have gathered I am happy to recommend pepsi. I'll be buying it regularly from now on and preferably in this format . I'm happy to give this product 5 stars. Thank you for reading~~~myloh.
Pepsi vs Coca Cola, its the age old question. I can definitly tell the difference between the two- Pepsi is more sugary and coca cola has a sharper taste. Standard brand coke doesnt do it for me I'm afraid so it always has to be one of the other. My Mother wasnt the most health concious Mum and I was brought up on Coca Cola so you'd think I like that more. My boyfriend is also more of a Pepsi fan so if I am buying a fizzy drink I'll usually go for that, unless Coca Cola is cheaper of course! Pepsi is more associated with blue (in the way that Coca Cola is associated with red). It has a circle logo with 3 segments which are red, white and blue. Pepsi have a variety of versions of their drink e.g. lemon, max etc. I heard they are set to be releasing a new drink called Pepsi One (which makes me smile considering there is a Coke Zero.... Coke Zero, Pepsi One). While Pepsi are steadily making themselves as popular as Coke I don't think they're quite there yet. I mean Coca Cola are the ones who invented Santa in a red suit, before that he was always pictured in green. They changed Santa worldwide, that- I think- is impressive! I recently read a status which led me to a googlefest about Pepsi using aborted fetuses in their drink. This isnt entirely true. What they are however doing is using a cell derived from aborted fetuses in research. Apparantly it enhances flavour. So whilst you are not drinking it I still think its completly ethically wrong. I haven't bought Pepsi since, I'm not sure I will. Some people can just say "If it tastes good who cares" but thinking about the disgustingness of what they have been doing I feel would leave a bitter taste in my mouth. I'll knock off one star for that although I feel I'd rather knock off more! If you do choose to enjoy Pepsi i find its best served in a big glass, with ice cubes and in the summer. Pepsi is much like coke in the more you have it the more you want it, I believe that is the caffeine. I crave a Pepsi or Coke drink the most after eating a carb filled meal such as Pizza. I'm not sure if this is because of the amount you are likely to have a Coke drink with a fast food meal or at a restaurant or something else but my boyfriend is the same. Pepsis prices vary. Asda very often do them on offer for £1 for a 2L bottle.
For many years I could never tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi, which seemed to shock a lot of people, to me a coke flavoured drink was a coke flavoured drink. I got more involved in the debate and eventually on day I sat down with a can of Coca Cola and a can of Pepsi to sort this out once and for all. For the first time I could taste what people where talking about. And which one did I prefer? For me I prefer Pepsi although I do still enjoy drinking Coca Cola, but I would always pick Pepsi over it. Who makes Pepsi? Pepsi is made by the company Britvic which is one of the two biggest and leading in the UK. About Pepsi Pepsi is a well known brand of coke flavoured carbonated drink. Its main rival is the soft drinks manufacturer Coca-Cola; therefore I think it is best to compare it to its main rival, which will be the focus of this review. FLAVOUR So what is so different about it? I feel that Pepsi has a smooth taste which is relaxing and also has a slight hint of fruitiness to it, whereas I believe Coca-Cola has a much sharper taste and has a bit of a kick to it. This difference in sharpness means that I find Pepsi more enjoyable to drink while having something to eat. There coke flavour is very evident and like most fizzy drinks has a sweet taste, which is to be expected. FIZZINESS To some people this is a very important aspect of a carbonated drink and a lack of fizz can make a product less appealing. This is where I feel that Pepsi loses some ground to Coca-Cola. I find that Pepsi doesn't have as much as a fizz when compared to Coca-Cola. However, I do not overly enjoy extremely fizzy drinks so the reduction in fizz is something that appeals to me. I even enjoy letting drinks go flat before I drink them, so if you are this kind of person then I believe Pepsi is suitable for you. This means that for the health conscious among you that Coca-Cola would actually be a better choice. I won't post the information here but it is easily obtainable online if you wish to compare. NUTRITIONAL VALUES As I currently do not have a can or bottle to hand I took to the internet to try and source some of this information. Which incidentally I found notoriously hard to find, compared to that of Coca-Cola. The data I gathers is that for a rough 250ml serving it contains 100 calories, zero fat, 2mg of salt and 28g of sugar. This means that for the health conscious among you that Coca-Cola would actually be a better choice. I won't post the information here but it is easily obtainable online if you wish to compare. However since I currently do not worry about these things (yet) this has no impact on my preference of Pepsi PACKAGING Pepsi are associated with the colour blue. Their cans and wrappers come with this colour as the main background colour. The design is relatively simple with the word Pepsi written in white font. The brand name is also accompanied by their circular logo, which is red, white and blue. This makes it very distinct from its main rival Coca-Cola. DISTRIBUTION As with most soft drinks Pepsi can be purchased in various can sizes and bottle sizes. It is also available in various multipack forms. These will have a variety of price ranges depending on the purchase you make. Pepsi is most common in 330ml cans, 500ml bottles and large 2L bottles. All designed to suit various needs and preferences. Overall Pepsi wins in the battle against Coca-Cola but this is my own personal preference. If you have yet to find the right coke flavoured drink for you, then give this a try.
I've been drinking Pepsi for as long as I can remember. I usually only drink it when there is nothing better in a shop but however I still find it a nice drink and will always be something I'll drink. ------Smell------ The drink smell like sweet cola which I think is probably the only thing that can compare it to similar drinks like coke. I don't personally like the smell because it smell very sweet which sometimes puts me of because I end up thinking about all the sugar in the drink. -----Taste------ Now I hear alot of people saying that Pepsi taste the same as Coke but I don't think this is the case. I think Pepsi has more flavour and is more fizz they coke as coke can sometimes be flat. The first thing you taste is sweetness of sugar, as well as the strong carbonation taking over your tongue. When you first take a sip the drink will be slightly bitter on your tongue but then you quickly get used to it. I sometimes taste a tiny bit of vanilla flavouring. There are some other flavour that I can slightly taste but I gave up along time trying to figure out what they are and just consider them as some sort of cola. The aftertaste is of that cola taste and is quite pleasing and lingers for a minute or so sometimes the drink can be a little on the too fizzy side. ------Can or Glass Bottle------ I think Pepsi taste better in a Glass bottle I don't know why but I enjoy drinking it more when it is in a glass bottle as oppose to in a can. I think when it's in a glass bottle the drink is less fizzy and has more flavour than it does in a can. Glass bottles of Pepsi are quite expensive and I don't really see them around and when I do it's mostly out in a restaurant. ------Hot, Warm or Cold------- I never drink Pepsi when it's hot I think it taste's really horrid and flat. I don't mind drinking Pepsi when it's warm but I definitely wouldn't recommend it as it doesn't taste as good. The best way I like drinking Pepsi is when it's ice cold because I get the best out of the drink. When I drink it ice cold it taste refreshing and it is good for the summer to cool me down. ------My Pepsi When I buy cans of pepsi I like to poor it would into a glass and fill the glass with at least 3 or 4 ice cubes. The colder the better is my motto for Pepsi. I sometimes add lemon or put a lemon in my drink when I have Pepsi because it adds a little kick to the drink. The only time I really drink it from the can is when I buy chips and get a can with it from the chippy but most times I pour it out into a glass as I'm not keen on cans. -------The Packaging & Price------ The packaging is pretty plain just being all blue and having a circle that is red white and blue and underneath saying Pepsi. I think they could have a better design for the drink because it's not exactly eye-catching for buyers. The can is something I would walk past and not take any notice of if the brand wasn't so popular. Cans - £0.60-0.80 Bottles - £1.10 - 1.25 There are usually lots of sales on Pepsi Multi packs. There are usually sales of 8 can for £2 which I see quite often in various supermarkets. I think Pepsi is worth the price because it's a drink that you always know you will never get tired of well for me anyway. ------Ingredients-------- Carbonated Water , Colour (Caramel E150d) , Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame K) , Phosphoric Acid , Flavourings (including Caffeine) , Preservative (Sodium Benzoate) , Citric Acid , Contains a source of Phenylalanine. ------Overall Opinion------- Overall I think Pepsi is a nice drink but it's mainly just an alternative drink if nothing else is better on offer. I've been drinking it ever since I can remember and it's just something that doesn't really excite me anymore. Still a good but though and would recommend. The drink is all over and I'd be quite shocked to go into a shop and not see this is a good think because it's so easy to find a convenient because it's always there.
Pepsi is probably coke's, or coca-colas biggest competitor, and back in the day their advertisment campaign was based around their product tasting better, and it was all about tasting the difference. I have to agree, i prefer the taste of a nice pepsi compared with a coke, it has a more caramel taste in it somehow. Also i should probably note that they are the same price, if not i tend to find that pepsi is cheaper, but prices do vary, and if i get it myself, i normally get 12 cans of 330 ml pepsi for around 2.5-3 pounds (dependent on offers etc) from farmfoods. Ok, so whats good about pepsi. well i dont really drink tea/coffee, so this is my main source of caffinee (that said, i have about 1/week or something like that, this stuff will rot your teeth). Furthermore this drink is pretty widely available, in many different forms (330ml cans, 100ml cans, 500ml bottles, 1.5l bottles, 2l bottles), and is normally pretty cheap. The taste is good (but i prefer dr pepper more than pepsi, but then Dr Pepper isn't as easy to find, and im not even sure they do it in multipacks, i only ever see it as individual cans/bottles). This drink is good to have with a meal with friends or in the cinema, and although it is a high sugar energy drink, i never find that it sends me hyper, i find it more relaxing that anything, just sitting back, swig some pepsi with some nice ice blocks or something in it to cool it down on a warm afternoon. Ah bliss! It also goes better with salty fast foods, like chips etc better than other drinks, like for example coke. I dunno, something about the taste brings the taste out of stuff like chips more, don't ask me why, as i don't know. Now i don't really watch my weight, so i have no idea if this is really fattening or not, but i can't imagine it is, i imagine its very calorific due to sugar, but i think its meant to be low in fat, and according to the label has natural flavouring and colourings? yea right... In summary then, this is my second favourite fizzy drink after Dr pepper, but as this is way more widely available, this is normally what i end up having. I find it has a better taste then competitors, and at roughly the same price. But please don't drink too much of this stuff, you will have no teeth left! I give this drink 4/5
When I was a kid, our house always had a bottle of Coca-Cola in it and never Pepsi. It wasn't until my late teens that I actually realised I preferred Pepsi. Pepsi is the arch rival of Coca-Cola. It has been for as long as I can remember. Famous for it's colourful logo of red, white and blue, Pepsi is iconic in terms of its use of pop stars to promote it, sponsoring teams and events and more. I love Pepsi. I find it stays fizzy longer than Coca-Cola and it is that little bit sweeter. It definately makes your taste buds tingle and injects a full flavour of cola into your mouth. Like Coca-Cola, it is perfect for a sugar boost when you need a bit of a wake up. It tastes best cold; warm Pepsi is okay but to me it always makes the drink taste a little different. I find Pepsi to be the perfect drink to accompany pizza and for some reason KFC - it tastes lovely after a piece of KFC chicken! I don't know what it is! Pepsi is available in 500ml cans and bottles. Now with Pepsi, I personally find that the drink tastes fresher and stays fizzy longer out of can rather than a bottle so I tend to buy cans of it for the fridge rather than the bottles when it is on offer. 500ml cans tend to be around 60-70p each and 500ml bottles usually being around the £1.10 mark. You can purchase 2L bottles which can usually be found on offer for 2 for £2. I definately recommend Pepsi over Coca-Cola. It is slightly cheaper but I find it to be more flavoursome and fizzier than its rival.
Pepsi has been in direct competition the coca-cola for some years now, for me I still believe it to be inferior. I drink a lot of coke and try all the brands because you never know if your going to like something if you haven't tried it. For me, Pepsi is the drink you have when somewhere doesn't sell coca cola! In my local pound shop you can pick this up cheap and that's what I see it as, cheap! The taste it nothing special at all. Most of my friends drink coca cola, where as a few mates swear by Pepsi saying its the best coke out there! I think it's a matter of personal taste. ---- the taste ---- For my Pepsi has a taste that doesn't please me! I hate the aftertaste! To begin with it tastes like coke, but the after taste is tangy and horrible. I never tend to enjoy a Pepsi. To be fair its not the worst taste out there, but for me it's not up to the competition! It's cheaper to buy and I think that's the reason for it being worse in taste. But as I said earlier, some people love it and not drink coca-cola! It's personal preference with drinks. ---- branding ---- Pepsi bottles and cans seem tacky looking to me, they are very basic and haven't change in style for years! They don't look very iconic and I believe they don't look nice. Pepsi have many tv adverts where they use world class football players to promote the drink. Currently they have lampard, drogba, messi and a few others. They must have the funds if they can afford to promote with these icons! Maybe they should reinvent themeselfs to compete with coca-cola. --- overall --- Maybe I am being over critical of Pepsi! It's not my personal favourite. I have never enjoyed it. It must be enjoyed by people though because it has been around for many years, I know lots of people that drink it. I still will drink it if there isn't an alternative when I'm out, but it has never been my first choice drink and I don't think it will be in the future. It's not my kind of taste unfortunately! It's not the worst drink out there, but certainly not the best either! :) Thanks for reading my review, sorry I don't like Pepsi! Josh
I love this drink, I have been drinking it for years and I never get bored of it. Pepsi is a cola drink that is carbonated, which means that it's fizzy. Pepsi comes in various different formats, for example you can buy it in 500ml bottles, 330ml cans, 2 litre bottles and sugar free versions. This version is the original version and by far the best. It can be bought from most supermarkets and bars. Pepsi is a lovely drink that is at it's best when it's been chilled. It can be stored in the fridge and it doesn't lose it's fizz after a day or so. I would say that it keeps for around five days before losing it's fizz completely. You can drink the drink as it is or you can add a few slices of lemon and/ or lime to it. This gives the drink an extra kick and it's great for summer. Of course the drink tastes just fine on it's own. It has a genuine cola taste that tastes fresh, tangy and zingy. It really hits your tastebuds and satisfies your thirst. I can drink Pepsi without feeling bloated either, this is another great thing about the drink. It can also be drunk with food. It helps to wash your food down and it's great with a sandwich at lunch. Pepsi also manages to give me an extra boost of energy. It leaves me feeling refreshed and stimulated and it helps me to carry on with my day. It's a great drink for summer but it's also a great drink for all year round consumption. An iconic drink!
Quite possibly my favourite drink at the moment has got to be Pepsi! Britvic Drinks have a range of different varieties, Pepsi, Pepsi Max and Diet Pepsi. My favourite is definately Pepsi Max, but I am happy with drinking Pepsi so this is what I am reviewing. Pepsi is a big rival to Coca-Cola and if you ask any fizzy drinks fan they will always have a preference for one or the other. I find Pepsi to be sweeter and also milder on the palette. I enjoy drinking Pepsi straight from the fridge and it is available in cans and various sizes of plastic bottles. The packaging of Pepsi is quite distinct. The cans and label on bottles has a blue background with white 'Pepsi' branding. The Pepsi logo is blue and red with a white stripe and is a well recognised logo. The information on the can is very informative and contains the following information; Ingredients; Carbonated Water , Sugar , Colour (Caramel E150d) , Phosphoric Acid , Flavourings (Including Caffeine). Nutrition(330ml can); 139 calories 36.3g of sugar no fat A can costs around 50pence and the 500ml bottle is £1.08 from most supermarkets. The large 2litre bottles cost about £1.80, with a 6-pack of cans around the £2 mark. Coca-Cola is a drink I enjoy, but what is it about Pepsi that makes me prefer this drink? I think the main reason I prefer Pepsi is the distinct taste. I find it less harsh on the tastebuds and the taste is a little bit sweeter. Diet Coca-Cola tastes vastly different to Coca-Cola and not in a good way. I think Pepsi and Pepsi Max are also different, but even though Pepsi Max contains no sugar I find it a lot sweeter than Pepsi for some odd reason! Pepsi lacks the fizzyness of some carbonated drinks, too. I think this is a positive though as I don't find myself as bloated after drinking it. Coca-Cola is more popular a drink than Pepsi, but personally I find myself in the minority here. I love the distinct Pepsi taste and in a blind taste test I could easily identify the difference in flavour. Chilled over ice is the best way to serve this refreshing fizzy drink.
I have never called this drink 'Britvic Pepsi' and I don't think I ever will. Pepsi Cola is possibly the second most famous name in soft drinks after Coca Cola, forever living in the shadow of its older and more illustrious rival, Pepsi Cola is a solid and enjoyable drink which perhaps pales in comparison of its larger, more well known competitor. Packaging: Pepsi is available in 330ml cans, 500ml bottles, litre bottles and 2 litre bottles, all are packaged with the red blue and white round logo on a blue background. Price: Prices vary, but a 2 litre bottle can set you back between 99p (on offer) and £1.49, the product is available in all decent supermarkets, shops and even petrol stations. Taste: The most important element, what does it taste like? To me there is a metallic twang, which I find puts me off this type of cola, I prefer coke which is slightly heavier but with a fuller flavour, whereas this leaves an aftertaste which I don't enjoy. It doesn't taste quite the same as Coke and for me and is always something i'll have as a back up rather than out of choice. This is a reasonable product, it is available throughout the world, tastes ok and can be reasonable value, but it still lacks something and I think that is in the flavour department as it is well established, advertised properly and competitively priced.
Pepsi is a range of soft drinks from Britvic Drinks. They are currently available in Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi and regular Pepsi. Pepsi was originally named Brads Drink after its release in 1883. ~~Pepsi~~ The regular Pepsi is a cola type carbonated (fizzy) soft drink which is best served straight from the fridge. It is available in cans, plastic bottles and larger family sized bottles. ~~Design~~ A can of Pepsi is smooth with a navy blue background and red trip. It carries the familiar Pepsi logo which is a cirl with red white and blue curves. The can contains all the relevant information about the drink alongside any promotions Pepsi are running. The bottle labels follow the same design. ~~Ingredients~~ Carbonated Water , Sugar , Colour (Caramel E150d) , Phosphoric Acid , Flavourings (Including Caffeine) . ~~Nutrition~~ A 330ml can contains 139 calories, 36.3g of sugar and no fat. ~~Availability and Price~~ A can will cost around 70p, a 500ml bottle around £1.00 and a larger 2l bottle around £1.80. Asda currently offer a pack of 8 cans for £2.00. ~~My Thoughts~~ Being a former coke addict (Coca Cola that is), I am used to cola type drinks. I rarely drink Cola now due to my teeth being so bad from the sugar content and normally stick to diet drinks. Pepsi isn't something I have ever bothered with to be honest, only having it if there is nothing else available. My sister comes down for lunch every week and this week she brought a fridge pack of Pepsi Regular and the extra cans got left here for us to use up. The can design is fine but I think Coca Cola is more attractive and recognised. I agree these are best served chilled as the first can I had hadn't been and was lacking in flavour in my opinion. Anyway, as I drink straight from the can, I rarely notice the appearance of a drink. Pouring this into a cup to share with my neice the other day, I noticed it didn't have the same intense blackness as Coca Cola but was excessively fizzy and had a light, subtle sweetness buzzing about it. I'm not keen on the way Pepsi feels in my mouth to be honest, the fizziness is a bit harsh on my tongue to the point where I just want to swallow it down as quickly as possible. A can of Pepsi tends to last me ages as I cannot gulp it down like Coca Cola. Anyway, the taste when you get past the fizz isn't anything special. It is quite weak and lacks the sweetness that I find cola normally offers. Its almost like they mixed up fizzy water, poured any a little sugar and just a drop of cola flavouring and stuck it in a can. Despite the amount of fizziness when the can is opened, if left open for an hour or so, it starts to go flat. Last night I opened a can late and couldn't finish it so I popped it in the fridge and it was almost flat by this morning and flatness certainly doesn't improve the overall taste. ~~Conclusion~~ Pepsi lacks the sweetness that Coca Cola does despite the amount of sugar in each can. I find Pepsi Max a bit tastier but not much but wish my sister had brought a pack of that in or nothing at all. If you want a decent cola flavour, stick to the more popular brand! Thanks for reading :)
There are possibly two brands of cola that are world famous, Coca Cola and Pepsi. Pepsi seems to be the poorer relation to Coca Cola, not because it is a bad product or inferior in quality and taste but purely because the Coca Cola marketing machine is so well run and has built up a massive loyal customer base. It is difficult to describe the taste of cola but you can definitely tell the difference between these two rival brands. I watched a programme on the television recently that gave some really interesting insight on the relationship between these two manufacturers in which Pepsi decided to try and prove that the only reason customers purchased Coca Cola was because of the brand and not because they preferred the taste of the drink, this was called "The Pepsi Challenge". There was some really interesting footage shown of taste testers from the general public. They were given two unbranded glasses to try and the look of surprise on some faces after it was revealed they had preferred the Pepsi was tremendous and really scared the top people at competitor Coca Cola in making desperate changes to their formula. I think I probably am loyal to the Coke brand but I do every now and again purchase Pepsi. It really stands out on the shelves due to the blue cans and labels on bottles with the recognisably famous red, white and blue logo. A 330ml can is around 65 pence and a 2 litre bottle of this is currently available on the Tesco website for £1.79. Pepsi cola is best served cool straight from the fridge maybe with two or three ice cubes and a slice of lemon and this especially great in the summer months. The taste is crisp and refreshing. Although very flavoursome carbonated drinks are best enjoyed in moderation and Pepsi is no different as 250ml contains 105 calories along with 27.5g of fat. Sugar is also a major component so make sure you clean your teeth at the end of a day when this has been your drink of choice
Now, I am a huge fan of coke, and used to feel disappointed when that wasn't on the menu I had to settle for pepsi instead. I don't know if they have changed the ingredients, but now it tastes gorgeous, and I really don't mind at all choosing this one over the other! The packaging --> There are bottles or cans that Pepsi comes in, but they most often one I buy is bottle. It comes in a clear plastic bottle, which is ribbed around the top and bottom. It then has a blue lid, and a matching coloured label with the logo pepsi on. This is for regular only. Pepsi has been going around for many many years now, under the brand 'Britvic' - something I wasn't aware of until recently! I do trust this brand to give the best to its customers, and feel like it listens to what people want. They so sell other types too, such as Pepsi Max (no sugar) and Pepsi diet (contains sweeteners!) Nutrional Information --> ypical values per 100ml Energy (kcal) 42g Sugars 11g Fat and Salt: 0g It does have a reasonable amount of sugar in, so Pepsi created alternatives for people who are trying to watch this amount. I don't worry too much, as I will just use less in tea, and I also don't drink it every day so know I am not having too much. I think this product is best when served cold, or over ice! It does contain caffeine, which also needs to be monitored especially in pregnancy and to younger children. Cost --> This is on offer quite a bit in Asda, for a 2l bottle at £1. At some other supermarkets it can cost up to £1.50. For 6x 250ml bottles, it costs £2.50, and 8x330ml cans for £3.50. So overall, not bad prices. For a single bottle of 500ml, it is about 80p. It's so hard to explain pepsi, it tastes very sweet and less fizzy than coke. I find it is incredibly moreish, and definitely helps to quench that thirst! A must have drink. It contains a caramel flavour, which does begin to explain why its hard to refuse another. At a pub it is often the cheapest cola drink around too, so I would recommend to choose this over the others!
I find myself wondering to myself why I feel the need to review Pepsi (after also reviewing Coca Cola only moments before) but it seems a review of one leads to comparing the other so here goes! To keep this short and snappy, here are my main points: Packaging: Not the greatest fan of plastic bottles, the drink becomes warm quickly, and if you walk around with it, it soon becomes flat. Glass bottles are much better, though I see its disadvantages in terms of breakage, chances of it being recycled, and inability to place in vending machines. Taste: Like coca cola, it can taste quite sickly (particularly for some reason in the morning) and has a habit of sticking to your teeth and staining them. However, I always used to choose Pepsi over coke when I could due to the lemon flavour in pepsi, which I found made the drink more refreshing and less sweet in taste. Health: As we all know pepsi is not particularly flat chest or teeth friendly, with each serving containing a lot of sugar and calories, but unfortunately the only other alternative is diet pepsi which in my mind (like all diet drinks) is pretty pointless as given that it doesn't taste of anything, you may as well just give up pepsi and go for water/squash if you're calorie conscious. Accessibility: Due to its market dominance, you can however get pepsi anywhere, and you always know what you're going to get with it! Due to its fizziness I don't drink pepsi on its own now, but I still find pepsi, like coke or lemonade, is a necessity when it comes to mixers - which is why you'll never go to a house party without seeing a few bottles laying around! Thirst quenching? I play a lot of sports and would never drink pepsi after exercise as it only seems to bloat you rather than quench your thirst. If I was to drink pepsi as a last resort I would have to shake it up to make it flat beforehand. Lucozade remains the answer in this aspect.