Product Type: Britvic Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Pepsi vs Coke-Cola - who wins your vote?
Britvic Pepsi Max
Member Name: sweet_veritas
Britvic Pepsi Max
Advantages: Great taste
Disadvantages: Not as healthy as water!
If you're a coke/pepsi fan then it's the general assumption that you like either one or the other or both. For me I used to be the type of person who liked both but now my preference goes towards Pepsi Max.
This drink was first made in America but it wasn't until 1903 when it became known as Pepsi-Cola and was seen as a rival to Coke. It of course is known for it's Pepsi ads that have starred the likes of Britney Spears, Pink and many more.
These smaller bottles can be found in a variety of places, including but not limited to:
- Corner shops (£1.25)
- Supermarkets (£1.25 or sometimes two for £2/£1.90)
- Poundland (2 for £1) - BEST DEAL I'VE FOUND SO FAR
- Vending machines (varies depending where you are)
(all prices are approximations)
The bottle itself has changed slightly over the years, the latest design is slightly larger than the previous, where as the one that proceeded it had a skinner feel to it where as this one is bulkier. You can still hold it easily but may not be so good for kids with small hands.
From the moment that you open the bottle and hear that familiar 'tss' sound of the bubbles escaping, you're greeted with the familiarity of a pepsi drink. I've found Pepsi Max to be less sweet than the full on Pepsi version as it's supposed to be. It also has slightly more flavour than the Pepsi Diet version. It's a strange type of taste to try and describe. It's definitely a sweet glucose type flavour that mixes itself with bubbles to add to that classic soda feel.
There are relatively few calories in Pepsi Max. According to the information each 250ml there's 1 calorie, 0g of sugar, 0g of fat, and only a trace of salt. As far as sugary drinks go I think it's one of the better ones out there and I seem to remember a few years back a dentist telling me that it was a soft drink he preferred his patients to drink if they had to (of course he advocated water and healthier options afterwards)
Overall, I generally like the design of this product, the colours have been very well matched and all the necessary information is there and of course it's widely available.
So next time you're out grab yourself a Pepsi and enjoy!
Summary: Drink and be merry