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Good drink that doesn't cost very much in most shops, can get it almost anywhere really. It seems to have more bubbles and fizz in it compared to normal pepsi and it is actually surprisingly good at helping sore throats.
Pepsi max bottles are widely available. I bought mine yesterday 2 for £2 from WH Smith but you can also find them in Sainsburys, Asda, Superdrug etc, normally on a BOGOF deal or similar.
Taste - it's hard to describe the taste of Pepsi max, it's tasty - very tasty but it's hard to define what the flavour actually is! On the bottle the flavour is described as "Cola flavoured soft drink" and I guess that's loosely what it is. It's sugar free too which is a bonus! I probably should mention though that Pepsi Max in a bottle is so much gassier than full fat Pepsi! If you don't want any embarrassing burps dont drink this! If you do decide to drink it make sure it's nice and cold - I find it best like that.
COST - generally individually these bottles are £1.39 each and you get 600ml which I find very reasonable. It is normally on offer though so it's worth looking out for deals to save a few pennies.
CONVENIENCE - because it's in a resealable bottle it's ideal for travelling with, but if you're on a particular bumpy car journey be careful when opening it as it may fizz all over you.,
Sometimes I love to have a fizzy drink normally with a bit of alcohol added, I drink more water than anything so it is nice to have a bit of a change when it comes to drinks.
I always have a pack of cans in the fridge and like to change around which ones I purchase. In my local Tesco they had a buy one get one free off so opted for Pepsi Max and Cherry Coke! As I said I normally always drink water but do enjoy a can of pop from time to time.
Pepsi Max states that these are maximum taste with out sugar; there are still some forms of sugar in there however just not as much as a normal can. The drink is a brown colour and when pouring into a glass you can see the carbonated bubbles which gives it its fizz.
Personally no matter the weather this is always best served cold I really dislike warm coke. Even though it says no sugar the drink is still rather sweet which I guess is why I like it as I have a sweet tooth. I do find it freshening and also somewhat filling due to the bubbles!
When I have friends over there handy to grab out the fridge and plus great as a mixer in naughty alcoholic drinks. You can get these in cans or plastic bottles all of which can be recycled once empty and I would recommend drinking from a straw as they are not good for your teeth.
Price and Availability:
You can get these is all different sizes and in plastic bottles or cans my cans at the time from Tesco cost me £3.99 for 8 cans which was buy one get one free so 16 cans I call that good value! Bottles start from 99p and you can get diet or normal Pepsi too.
A nice little drink which is nice now and then and great to settle my sweet tooth cravings. Not a drink I would serve to children though, plus it is bad for your teeth and contains aspartame.
So enjoy in moderation, thank you for reading.
Four out of five stars from me.
(c) Copyright VampirePrincess 2013
Carbonated Water,Colour (Caramel E150d) ,Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame K) ,Phosphoric Acid ,Flavourings (including Caffeine) ,Preservative (Potassium Sorbate) ,Citric Acid ,Contains a source of Phenylalanine
This is a review of the Pepsi Max soft drink, which is marketed by PepsiCo. I recently purchased a 2 litre bottle from Tescos for £1.80 (!) This is a similar price to Diet Coke. Tesco own brand diet cola is much cheaper at 17p for 2 litres. However, we won't go there on the own brand diet cola (yuck!) If I was a bit more sensible I would have probably waited for this to come on offer (like a 3 for 2) and stocked up them as it is a costly treat.
*Pepsi max range*
Although I am reviewing the 2 litre bottle you can also purchase Pepsi Max in bottls of 1.5 litres and smaller bottles of 600ml. Cans come in varying sizes. In recent years the company have added to the range including Pepsi Max Cherry and Pepsi Max twist (lemon and lime).
*Pepsi max brand*
Pepsi max is marketed as an alternative to pepsi and diet pepsi. Although I like to watch my weight and do sometimes go through phases of calorie counting (unsuccessfully most days may I add), I wouldn't go as far as saying I am on a diet. Each 250ml serving (of which there are 8 in this bottle) contains 1 calorie which is negligible in my eyes!
I think the brand is aimed more towards a male market (because of the cool slick black design) or for people who perhaps don't want to be seen as dieting. Bearing this in mind, I'm undecided really on how positive the brand message is.
Pepsi max has been around in the UK since 1993 and by now is one of those recognised brands, partly due to their extensive advertising campaigns and also wide availability in stores across the world.
*Pepsi max v Diet Pepsi*
I will go on to my taste review below but I wanted to make mention to the difference in the two products. In so far as taste I feel that Pepsi Max has a much sweeter taste than Diet Pepsi which is why I prefer max over diet. I think this is due to the different sweeteners used (please see more below on this). I have also read that Pepsi max has a much higher caffeine content that it's diet sibling.
I very rarely drink any kind of soft drinks and my drink of choice would be tap water, sparkling water or juice (or wine but not every day of course)!! The reason I bought this is in reserve for those (very seldom) hangover days when I need a bit of a pick me up without consuming sugar (diabetes is a common feature in my family). This morning I reached for the Pepsi Max.
The taste is very sweet which is just what I was looking for. I think too much consumption of this does get very sickly however and the 'max' (pun intended) I can drink of this is probably two 250ml servings without getting too overwhelmed.
There is also a bit of an after effect as, especially if I drink it too quickly I will get very gassy afterwards! I also don't feel this is very good for my teeth as they do feel a little bit coated afterwards which isn't pleasant - although isn't something immediately noticeable.
The sweetness of the drink comes from the asparatame and acesulfamate potassium, which although doesn't APPARENTLY have significant health affects can be bad if consumed in large doses for people with anxiety and sleep disorders. The product also contains caffeine (although it doesn't say how much), which I'm sure wouldn't help either disorder either.
Although in preparing for this review I read a bit of research into the potential dangers or health affects of such sweeteners I am still not convinced I am knowledgeable either way as to the potential side effects and it would be nice if the company were a bit more transparent on this. In conclusion, whilst I don't think this will stop me from drinking Pepsi max again I think I will certainly think twice and would definitely not have this as a daily drink.
*The other stuff*
The soft drink is made in GB and has a fairly decent best before life (February 2014). The bottle is recyclable. Once opened the drink does tend to lose it's fizz.
Yes although I'm knocking two stars off for price (although it tastes better than own brands it is still very expensive for what it is and I can't help thinking all that money can't surely go into production!) and also for the uncertainty around the sweeteners.
I recently went on a shopping trip into town and one of my local discount shops was offering Pepsi Max on offer in a large quanitity of 20 cans, I decided to give them a try as the branding on the cans looked really good and they looked healthier than regular cola! I wish I never bought these now as they really do not excite me at all, I will now go into more detail on this product and explain my reasons for disliking it!
I paid only £12 for 20 cans when on offer. They usually cost between £2-3 for 6 cans. You can also buy this in larger 2 litre bottles for £2 and smaller 500ml bottle for around £1. As with all major brands, the price can fluctuate greatly from week to week, look out for offers and if you like the drink I would advise stocking up your fridge when you notice a good low price. I prefer drinks out of a can, but the other options are handy if you only want a small amount in a glass!
For me, the taste is bad! It is very weak and has very little sweet tastes! I know the drink does not include sugar, but the lack of sweetners make the cola very bitter. It doesn't even compare to diet Pepsi or even diet coke. It is very fizzy with little satisfaction! However I do know people who much prefer Pepsi max. With soft drinks it always comes down to personal opinion.
It is much more masculine than diet Pepsi and I belive it is aimed at the male market. The black design they use looks really good, it's just a shame the branding doesn't match the taste at all! I would much prefer to be seen drinking from this can instead of a girly diet coke design!
Even though this is not for me at all, I would recommend that you try it, you may be surprised and like
It. It's personal opinion. The packaging is appealing and the price can be cheap when on offer, keep
An eye out for this product and try it for yourself. I am giving this 2 stars.
Thanks for reading!!
For years I have been a diet fizzy drink fiend. I know it's not good for me but at least I can tell myself that I'm not ingesting all the unnecessary calories from the sugary fizzy drinks. My favourite of these fizzy drinks is Pepsi Max. For years I was a Diet Coke girl but picked up some Pepsi Max when my beloved Diet Coke was sold out in my local supermarket and I have never looked back!
First off, I love the taste of Pepsi Max. Of all the diet colas I have tried it is definitely the one with the most intense taste. On the odd occasion where I have a Diet Coke (usually when at the cinema or bar, where that's the only diet cola available), I find it very watered down tasting in comparison to Pepsi Max. It is significantly less fizzy than other diet colas, but for me this is only a good thing as I don't want to be burping all night long! Appearance wise, I like the design of the cans and the bottles - it is more unisex than the distinctly girly Diet Coke, which would probably make it more appealing to men who want to drink diet drinks. Recently the packaging has come with celebrities' faces on them, including Dynamo and Beyonce, which I like.
The only downside I find of Pepsi Max is that it is not as widely available as Diet Coke - especially in bars and pubs. In this case I always opt for a Diet Coke if Pepsi Max isn't available because I think Diet Pepsi is disgusting - which is strange, because the ingredients are probably fairly similar. Again Diet Pepsi tastes very watered down in comparison to Pepsi Max.
The price is also very competitive - I often see the 2 litre bottles for £1 in my local supermarket and the multipack cans are more reasonable than Diet Coke multipacks. I normally buy the cans because I find that they retain their fizziness better than a bottle and they are more convenient for travel.
All in all, a product I couldn't live without!
Through the years I have tried a few different diet drinks, I stopped drinking full fat coke when I was in my early teens, and switched to Diet Coke until I was in my late teens. A couple of years ago, an ex girlfriend of mine used to have a mix of either Diet Coke or Pepsi Max at her house, so it became quite easy to switch back, we had also tried Coke Zero ("Real taste, zero sugar", should have been zero taste, zero sugar). The one that really stood out for me was Pepsi Max, and normally I'm a Coca Cola drinker, but I think Pepsi nailed it with this one.
== What is it? ==
Pepsi Max is a low calorie soft drink, which first appeared on the British market in 1993, it has only recently been unveiled to the American public, although with higher amounts of caffeine included (Enough said). The difference between Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Max is rather a small one, the sweetening ingredient in Pepsi Max is a mixture of Aspartame & Acesultame K, whereas Diet Pepsi only has Aspartame, this is why Pepsi Max tastes just that little bit sweeter.
== Nutritional Information ==
Energy - 1.8 kj (0.4 kcal)
Protein - 0.1g
Carbohydrate - 0.1g
of which are sugars - a trace
Fat - 0
Fibre - a trace
Sodium/Salt - 0
So as you can see by the nutritional information here, it is more than ok to consume a lot of this whilst on a diet.
== Price ==
As with most food items, the price varies from store to store and dependent on whether you are buying a 330ml can, 2 litre bottle or a 600ml bottle. The three stores I have selected below have all got offers on Pepsi Max at the moment and as you can see, the variations in price are so different, but Morrisons appears to have the best offer on at the moment.
Morrisons - 8 x 330ml can - £2.00
Sainsburys - 6 x 330ml can - £2.00
Tescos - 1 x 2 litre bottle - £1.00
== Verdict ==
After drinking a few diet cola drinks, this one definitely gets the full five stars from me. It tastes great, and you wouldn't think that it is a diet drink. Like most diet drinks, it is quite gassy, quite often when filling up a glass, you have to wait a few seconds for the gas to settle. Saying that, I will definitely not be switching back to drinking normal coke again, maybe I have an addiction to it, I have consumed a lot of it in the last few weeks, so there's the negative thrown in...it can be quite addictive, or moreish if you would rather not admit that you have a Pepsi Max addiction. Maximum taste, 0 sugar, Minimum Calories, what more is there to say?
To my horror, I have read some reviews on here that have compared Pepsi Max to Coke Zero. This is nothing short of an insult. Coke Zero tastes absolutely awful and is the worst product Coke have released. Even Diet Coke cannot be compared to the superiority of Pepsi Max. For once, the advertisement of a major company is truthful - it really is "maximum taste" with "no sugar". Compared to the horribly acidic Pepsi and the dull and tasteless Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max has been perfected to both taste incredible and have no calories. It will of course have substitutes for sugar and, equally, do not be naive enough to think that it won't be just as bad for your teeth, but at least it won't hinder our diets.
Pepsi Max is also relatively cheap and usually cheaper than Coke (not because of quality, simply because of brand marketing) which is always advantageous when you inevitably get addicted. I believe it tastes best out of a chilled can but it is more expensive to buy the multi-pack cans than the bottles. It has a distinctly sweet but very smooth taste, in contrast to the terribly harsh and chemical-like taste of the aforementioned drinks, particularly Coke Zero. Pepsi Max manages to be sweet and fizzy without being overly acidic and medicinal-tasting.
I will finish on the ostensible unhealthiness of Pepsi Max. A 330ml can is about one calorie and contains no sugar. Therefore, in terms of your diet, Pepsi Max is unlikely to cause a problem, e.g. causing a calorie surplus. It does, however, have high amounts of caffeine (about 70mg per can) and can therefore compete with energy drinks. I personally don't see this as unhealthy as long as you do not drink excessive amounts on top of coffee and other high-caffeine drinks. To the contrary, the fact that it is high in caffeine can serve as an advantage, especially during tiring times such as exams, long shifts and late nights.
I'm more of a coke fan to be honest, never really been a big pepsi fan.
I'm still a little confused about the different product lines, but I think pepsi max is the equivalent of coke zero- but then if these 2 are 'sugar free' what's diet?
I see coke as a classy brand, diet coke is a quintessential girls drink- but pepsi max is a boy's drink, the design of the logo and everything about the 'max' branding say's 'boys' to me.
In terms of taste it's very gassy, and the taste isn't very nice. I'm not too familiar with the taste of regular pepsi, but it definitely doesn't taste too different- but as I don't like pepsi I don't like this either.
it doesn't taste like diet drinks, it's actually very sweet still, so they deliver on their promise of 'maximum taste'
if you like pepsi give it a try, otherwise probably don't bother as it's nothing special
I always drink Pepsi Max when I come to my sisters house as it is her favourite and she likes to keep some available in her kitchen. I used to prefer Coca Cola to Pepsi but she has now converted me to this.
Pepsi as most people will be aware is a coke flavoured drink, and I actually was not aware until recently that the Max version is actually the zero calorie diet version. There is also diet Pepsi, which has that typical diet taste to it, but Pepsi max is the one which tastes the same as normal pepsi but just with less calories. Thats why I didn't realise, as it does have a full flavour and does not seem watered down or weaker at all.
It is quite sweet but I do find it refreshing. It is very carbonated and fizzes a lot when you pour it out, so sometimes you do need to be careful not to let it overflow, but it is not so fizzy that it makes me feel sick. It can make me feel a bit full, but not too bad.
Even though it is low calorie it has got sweeteners and probably is still bad for your teeth but I think it is fine to drink every now and again.
It can be bought in different sizes such as 500 ml, 1 litre or 2 litres. I bought a 2 litre bottle today for £1.85 from Tesco to bring to my sister's house. This price is okay but not the best as you can occasionally get it for £1.
This can also be used as a mixer for alcoholic drinks such as vodka or rum, and in addition it can be used to make an ice cream coke float dessert so it is somewhat versatile, although I normally do just drink it on its own.
Overall it is a good drink to have at times, as it does have a nice full taste but still has no calories.
100th review yay! Sorry couldn't contain myself too special to miss. Ok so here we have Pepsi Max which is actually quite contradictory to what the name suggests. Max to me means everything, nothing left out where as at Britvic it clearly means something else.
Pepsi Max is a low calorie version of the popular Pepsi soft drink and it is also sugar free. So what about Diet Pepsi? Well apparently that has zero calories and no sugar so that's the differences out the way. Pepsi Max along with other more fashionable names for diet where introduced to appeal to the male population. The word diet is usually associated to women and what self-respecting guy would order diet. So this is supposed to be an alternative option for us macho men (apparently). Either way I think the name is a little misleading but I'm just being picky.
Ok so onto the important things how does it taste? Surprisingly I don't think it tastes all that much different from the original version. I think Britvic have done well to reduce the calorie and sugar content without losing too much of the original flavour. Unlike Coca Cola I would say that Pepsi isn't as fizzy but the Pepsi Max version does seem the froth up more than original Pepsi. It also has a much smoother taste compared to its main rival
You can stop Pepsi due to its well known association with the colour blue. The only thing really different is that there is a MAX plastered somewhere noticeable so you don't get it confused. There are usually sports people or something like this on the packaging, I think to try and show it's youthful and energetic.
As with most fizzy drinks it comes in a variety of forms from bottles to cans, so you can pick whichever is suitable to your needs at the time.
Pepsi max is supposed to be the 0 sugar version of pepsi. Quite how it differs from normal pepsi and pepsi diet I am not too sure. I guess taste wise its like standard pepsi, but with the calories of diet maybe?
Anyway, you can pick up a 500ml bottle for around 70p to 1 pound depending on where you get it from. Or you can get 24 multipack in 330ml cans for around 6 pounds or so (from farmfoods, i always find it cheapest there). The taste of these is like normal pepsi, a sort of cola flavour with smooth undernotes of caramel maybe? Not sure, it sure does taste good though!
Note that just because this is low in sugar doesn't mean it good for your teeth. Its 2 principle ingredients are phosphoric acid and carbonic acid. 2 very strong acids that will eventually dissolve away your precious teeth!
As for things like diabetics and so on, I am afraid I do not know if this is suitable. Not being diabetic myself, I do not check these things, but perhaps this version of pepsi is ok for diabetic people? Please don't take this as fact, I am not a doctor, and do not know.
Anyway, I personally prefer standard pepsi. I always figure that if you drink so much pepsi you would actually benefit from not having sugar in it... your probably having too much pepsi! About a can a fortnight is roughly how much I drink, so I just go for the normal one!
I can openly admit to the fact that I am a caffeine addict. I would on average, drink around 6 cans a week, which seems like a ridiculous amount and thats because it is! But with around 1 calorie per 250ml I'm not too worried about this addiction of mine. Pepsi Max is available in many different varieties of packaging, including : Cans, Individual 500ml bottles and 2 Litre bottles. As of yet, I haven't seen any 1.5 litre bottles, so I assume they do not make these yet. I usually buy the 2 litre bottles or the cans, as they work out cheaper. The bottle Pepsi Max comes in has a mainly black label, with the logo on the front and Pepsi Max written in red lettering.
Pepsi Max has a very sweet flavour, which is quite smooth and caramel-like. The actual liqiud is very dark in colour, almost like the colour of Guiness and incredibly fizzy when I pour it into a glass, and there is a foam on the top which does down after a few seconds of it being in the glass. I have found that it does maintain the fizz well too, compared to other brands of soft drinks I have tried.
Fizzy drinks are obviously not 'good for you' so I wouldn't recommend drinking this every day (even though I do, but each to their own). But as the occaisional treat, it is perfect over ice or as a mixer with vodka instead of normal coke. I prefer the taste of Pepsi Max to Diet Coke, as I think it doesn't have such a 'chemically' taste like I find with Diet Coke. I think Pepsi Max is the closest in taste to other 'full fat' (or full sugar) soft drinks, but without all the empty calories.
I find that Pepsi Max usually works out cheaper than Diet Coke in my local supermarket and is on offer most of the time, for 6 cans for just over a pound, or for 2 for £2 for 2 1 litre bottles. Considering the fact that I actually prefer Pepsi Max, I think this is a real bargain.
Overall, a really good product at a great price.
I should probably preface this review by saying that I am probably quite biased...I am a massive diet cola drinker! I drink far too much of the stuff, typically up to six cans a day, and I know I need to cut down. However, perhaps that makes me somewhat of a diet cola 'expert,' and I have to say that of all the diet cola drinks I have tried, Pepsi Max is by far my favourite.
I usually buy the six can packs, however it is also readily available in 2l bottles and 600ml bottles, which is different as most 'grab and go' type fizzy drink bottles are only 500ml, and Pepsi Max isn't usually any more expensive, so it works out at much better value for money. It also comes in 330ml bottles and 1l bottles that I have seen, but these aren't as easily found.
As with most diet cola drinks, Pepsi Max is sugar free and artificially sweetened, and thus very low calorie; according to the can I am drinking now it is 1.3 calories per can. This combined with the fact that it is caffeinated makes it a great choice either mid morning or midafternoon when your energy levels are lagging a bit but you don't want to munch on high calorie snacks.
It is also very sweet and very fizzy. I can really taste the difference when I drink other cola drinks as they are usually nowhere near as sweet and fizzy, which is the main thing I love about Pepsi Max
However, one thing I DON'T love about it is the price. It is definitly comparable to the other leading cola brand, however, when compared to stores own brands it is much, much more expensive. Paying extra is worth it to me though as the taste is so far superior, and Pepsi Max seems to be almost always on special offer somewhere; it is very rare for me to pay full price, and it is very often buy one get one free!
Overall this is my favourite drink...ever! I can't go a day without it.
It's a Sunday morning, and my boyfriend's still in bed having not slept well. Being at his house there's not a great deal to do, and I can never figure out which buttons to press on his remotes to get the TV working, or how to make the PS3 work and play a game.
So, as a result I'm stuck with the laptop, and since I'm sitting here drinking a can of Pepsi Max, I thought I'd write a review of it. I should point out that I don't usually have Pepsi Max for breakfast, however I thought I'd wait for the boyfriend to get up before making coffee.
---Why did I buy?---
I don't like 'full fat' (as I call them - I suppose 'full-of'sugar' would be more accurate) drinks, mainly due to the unnecessary calories which I'd prepare to save for food, but also due to the feeling that they are rotting my teeth. And quite frankly I just don't like the taste.
Diet Coke is my drink of choice. However, I don't have much money, so probably buy Pepsi drinks (which are produced by Britvic) more often as they tend to be cheaper. I picked up 8 cans (the standard 330ml) for £2 in Asda. It would be cheaper to buy it in bottles, however in my opinion drinks taste MUCH better from the can (and obviously keeps better) so long as the cans have been in the fridge. I'm always slightly confused at parties if I'm offered a pint glass for my cider or lager - ruins the taste, and causes pointless washing up. Or perhaps I'm just common!
I don't drink a LOT of fizzy drinks, but will often buy a 6 or 8 pack for the fridge at work. I used to get those big boxes of cans of Diet Coke, but ended up drinking them way too quickly, so at home I tend to stick mostly to squash.
Pepsi Max has a more sickly sweet taste than Diet Coke, however in my opinion not as much as Diet Pepsi. Without having lots of different cans in front of me, it's impossible to do a taste test. I definitely prefer Diet Coke, but probably prefer Pepsi Max to Diet Pepsi.
When the drink is out of a cold can, I don't think the differences in taste are really enough for me to justify paying more for Diet Coke. However, that's a matter of personal preference. My best friend likes full fat Coke, but hates Diet Coke. However, she does like Pepsi Max, and also likes Coke Zero (which I don't like, finding it tastes too much like normal Coke). Each to their own. Apparently Pepsi Max is more aimed at the male market as apparently it isn't seen as masculine to be buying 'diet' drinks.
Obviously I enjoy Pepsi Max, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it, however it does leave a slight after taste which I don't think Diet Coke does.
---What's in it---
I seem to recall writing a review once before of a diet 7 Up drink, and had some comments about aspartame causing all manner of deadly illnesses. Pepsi Max unsurprisingly contains aspartame. Personally I couldn't care less, and even if I did, I wouldn't have thought I drink enough to cause problems - my wine consumption I imagine is more of an issue!
Otherwise Pepsi Max contains Carbonated Water, colour, sweeteners (there is no sugar hence the lack of calories), phosphoric acid, flavourings (including caffeine - I didn't know caffeine was a flavoring), preservative and citric acid. It contains a source of phenylalanine. In terms of calories, a can contains 1.3, which is every so slightly more than Diet Coke. I don't know the effect that these drinks have on children, not having them, so obviously that is something that you should consider before giving to any children.
Currently each can of Pepsi (any variety I imagine) means that you are contributing a 1cm squared bit of grass for a football pitch So, there you go.
To find out more about Pepsi Max visit www.pepsi.co.uk