Pepsi NEXT: Real Cola Taste, 60% Less Sugar
Being “the GrubGrade guy”, I often come home to see an unexpected package at my doorstep. Unfortunately, I can’t get around to featuring everything sent my way. Today I come home to see a box with “THE WAIT IS OVER! You have to drink it to believe it” written on it. Turns out that the wait is apparently over for the latest from Pepsi called Pepsi NEXT. This deserves a quick look for the sweet box alone.
In full disclosure, I have no allegiance to Coke or Pepsi. I’m the last person in the world that should be giving impressions on soda. Anyways, Pepsi NEXT features 60% less sugar than regular Pepsi. There are 16 grams of carbs per 12 oz can. While it’s easy to tell this isn’t regular Pepsi, it’s also a far superior tasting substitute for anything calorie free (I’m sure you’re not at all shocked by that obvious statement).
Pepsi NEXT has 60 calories in a can and boasts real cola taste. I can still taste that sugar substitute flavor that you get in diet colas, but to be expected, its a bit more subtle. This stuff can be guzzled a lot easier than regular Pepsi. Carbonation doesn’t bite as hard with Pepsi NEXT. I’m more of a Wild Cherry Pepsi guy myself and when this stuff goes into Wild Cherry Pepsi NEXT territory, I’m all over it. Any soda drinkers out there? Share your thoughts if you’re tried Pepsi NEXT.
Oops, just read the little card that came with the package. “Congratulations on being one of the first 100 people in America to taste Pepsi NEXT!” The rest of the country will get theirs “later this month”. It’s March 22nd so any day now. When you have your taste, come back to GrubGrade and tell us what you think.