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Friday, August 12, 2005

Pepsi (partial credit)

Pepsi recently changed the recipe for their Diet Pepsi product to what they incredulously claim is it’s ‘best ever taste’. To say that this is false advertising is a gross under-statement. The taste is awful, its now tastes more like a vanilla coke than anything else.

Reminding one of my fellow Pepsi-heads of ‘Rolla Cola’, it remind me of that awful Virgin Cola that beardie billionaire Dickie Branson tried to push on the UK unsuccessfully about 10 years ago! Wakey Wakey Pepsi Co, people don’t want diet Pepsi to taste sweet!! That’s why we drink diet soda!! No one really thinks its going to help slimming or weight control with or without a calorie controlled diet. But what we do know is its not going to make my teeth fall out and its not going to leave a texture like I’ve been drinking syrup on my palette.

Whilst most hard core caffeine freaks are happy to take their fix from the god awful coffee machines dotted around our office, others like me, rely on Diet Pepsi and to guide us rather shakily through the daily train wreck that is our careers. With out sufficient caffeine, I’m liable to go postal!

Or maybe that’s the whole sadistic point Pepsi Co are trying to make. Maybe they woke up one day and said ‘Hey, let’s see how awful we can make our beverage before the junkies give it up? It’ll make good TV when all the stressed out caffeine monsters go on a killing spree’.

I for one will be switching to Diet Coke from now on, my new best friend. Unfortunately the vending machine here doesn’t stock it, so I’ll just have to hope they don’t relax the guns laws in the meantime…

Yours twitchingly,



  • like the post Sir. why not try our cola at http://www.sainsburystoyou.com/index.jsp?bmUID=1123846342914

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, August 12, 2005  

  • You know Paul, you COULD have just bought a regular pepsi and saved yourself the rant :P

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Saturday, August 13, 2005  

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