Throwback: Pepsi & Mountain Dew
Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:32 PM
Table sugar = 100% sucrose. HFCS = 55% fructose, 45% glucose. They're metabolized in the same way, but that doesn't mean they're identical in taste or mouthfeel. I'm not sure if there are other tweaks in the formula beyond the substitution of sweetener.
Incidentally, contrary to my comment above, the drinks don't specify "cane sugar," but merely "sugar" (which could be beet sugar, cane sugar, or a combination).
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:51 PM
Googling around, there are discussions that claim the recent distribution of Throwbacks and the upcoming Heritage Dr. Pepper are all made with beet sugar. I honestly can't taste a difference compared to the Summer 2009 release of the Throwbacks. Still haven't seen the Heritage stuff around here but I'm not too worried since I regularly stop by Chicken Express for my fix.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:11 PM
There is no difference chemically between beet and cane sugar so any discussion about a switch from one to the other shouldn't be a cause for concern. The processing of each is different, but the end result is the same as long as you're talking about refined sugar. The only difference between the two is that you can't get "raw" sugar from beets like you can from cane.
Posted 06 January 2010 - 12:32 PM