During Passover, the Coca-Cola and Pepsi bottling companies release a Kosher version of their soft drinks made with sucrose (aka sugar) instead of corn syrup. If you’re pre-1990s like I am, I’m sure you’ll remember most, if not all, soft drinks had sugar instead of corn syrup. The change was supposedly made because of the rising cost of sugar.
As of late, there’s been a soda resurgence where Coke and Pepsi have been imported from Mexico because they are made with sugar cane. In Miami, all you have to do is look around at all the ethnic mom-and-pop restaurants to find them. Pepsi has taken it one step further and will release Pepsi Throwback (now known as Pepsi Real Sugar) and Mountain Dew Throwback, made with sugar.
I will buy these retro Pepsi and Mountain Dew drinks when available. During the ’80s, I was a Pepsi-holic, but at some point, I converted to Coke. Let’s see what happens next.