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Ram0n C0keah0lic
02-14-2008, 12:00 PM
Yesterday was introduced in the mexican market the new Pepsi Retro, according to the news release, this version of Pepsi is made with natural ingredients... :confused:, cola nut extract and cane sugar... available in non-returnable glass bottle, 600 ml PET bottle, 500 ml PET bottle and 12 oz. can...

http://www.cnnexpansion.com/photos/2008/02/01/el-lanzamiento-responde-a-las-demandas-de-los-consumidores-que-desean-productos-bajos-en-calorias-cortesia.2008-02-13.0236580105

I wonder if the american Pepsi Raw is going to be like this...
When I saw the poster, the packaging reminded me the american "Pepsi Holiday Spice"

I haven't tried it but I will give my review later...

Soda-MN-Good
02-14-2008, 12:07 PM
I want some...

Tannerman
02-14-2008, 04:28 PM
When I saw the poster, the packaging reminded me the american "Pepsi Holiday Spice"

I think you are pretty dead on in that comparison, at least in style:


http://www.bevreview.com/wp-content/image_pepsiholidayspice1.jpg (http://www.bevreview.com/2004/11/03/review-pepsi-holiday-spice/)

There's obviously a greater emphasis on white space with Retro. I do like that look, however. When it is going to be available?

Ram0n C0keah0lic
02-14-2008, 04:45 PM
Well, obviously the Retro packaging doesn't look exactly like the holiday spice one, I just said it reminded me the holiday spice label, maybe because of the Pepsi-Cola script...

And I think it's available right now at all the country... so if you have a chance to visit Mexico, try it... :)

BTW... the only thing I don't know if it's going to be a limited edition or a permanent line extension...

jmyjunk
02-14-2008, 05:01 PM
Good looking package. But it seems kind of redundent to have that ugly "Retro" type.

lordmadone
02-14-2008, 06:09 PM
interesting..excellent find.

Mr Zabe
02-14-2008, 08:09 PM
I do not care too much about the design.
I sort of wish they named it " Pepsi Cane".
Also, I would rather have strong carbonation.
If it has strong and sweet taste notes.....then it will
be an instant hit.

Ram0n C0keah0lic
02-14-2008, 11:56 PM
I just tried it, and it tastes OK, although a little weird cause it tastes a little bit like raisins... so it really has an organic touch...
one thing for sure is that like MrZ. said, it really has a strong carbonation... when I opened the bottle, the foam almost comes out of the bottle...

BTW, if you want to check the website of Pepsi Retro click here (http://www.pepsi.com.mx/retro_flash/index.html)

popologist
02-15-2008, 09:02 AM
i don't like the packaging. it looks old-fashioned. and, yes, i know what "retro" means. however, "retro" usually has a "trendy" kind of connotation, but there's nothing trendy about that label. it just looks old-fashioned.

also, is it just an optical illusion or is the pepsi actually a lighter color of brown?

liquidlunch
02-15-2008, 12:12 PM
RAISINS! Um, I kinda love raisins. I think I'll kinda love this.

Is it just sold in Mexico? Need some raisin soda!

Ram0n C0keah0lic
02-15-2008, 12:32 PM
Sorry, I used the wrong term, it doesn't taste like raisins, it tastes a little bit like prunes...

Ram0n C0keah0lic
02-15-2008, 12:34 PM
is it just an optical illusion or is the pepsi actually a lighter color of brown?

Maybe the picture quality... I saw the label and the Pepsi-Cola logo is red, but if you can see, it has some leafs around...

Android
02-15-2008, 12:44 PM
Mmmm, looks like something I want! Looks more promising than the RAW is described as being. Raw was supposed to have less carbonation. One thing I liked about the AD Heusing Pepsi was the strong carbonation. I wonder if any of this Retro will find a way across the border. I'd love to try it.!

Andy

Tannerman
02-15-2008, 03:42 PM
Ram0n, would you mind translating the CNN article on the drink (http://www.cnnexpansion.com/negocios/2008/02/13/pepsi-se-tropicaliza)? I ran it through the Google translator (http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnnexpansion.com%2Fne gocios%2F2008%2F02%2F13%2Fpepsi-se-tropicaliza&langpair=es%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8), and my Spanish might not be that fluent, but I'm pretty sure "developed with inputs" is probably not the right translation :)

Android
02-15-2008, 03:58 PM
Hold a sec - reading that article and another I found on the net... uhh... So if this is made with pure sugar cane, how can it have no calories?

Mr Zabe
02-15-2008, 04:35 PM
It can't. LOL

Ram0n C0keah0lic
02-16-2008, 12:15 AM
Ram0n, would you mind translating the CNN article on the drink (http://www.cnnexpansion.com/negocios/2008/02/13/pepsi-se-tropicaliza)? I ran it through the Google translator (http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnnexpansion.com%2Fne gocios%2F2008%2F02%2F13%2Fpepsi-se-tropicaliza&langpair=es%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8), and my Spanish might not be that fluent, but I'm pretty sure "developed with inputs" is probably not the right translation :)

Sorry for the delay! here's the translation, but before that, one recommendation, don't believe the "calorie-free" thing, probably they got confused with the relaunch of Coke Zero...
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PEPSI IS TROPICALIZED AND GETS "RETRO"

A beverage just for mexicans.

The soda company in Mexico released the new Pepsi Retro, a product with "zero calories" (what?) and made with natural goods, that will just be developed and comercialized in the country and soon will be promoted along with the partners of the firm.

The initial investment to show the soda that will use a "retro" look will be of 80 million pesos (aprox. 8 million dollars), and they expect to have a growth of 10% on their sales with this product, explained José Luis Ortiz, Pepsi's marketing director in Mexico.

"Is a product made by us, 100% in Mexico for mexicans with all the taste that we're waiting for", the directive said.

Despite the economic deceleration that the United States is coming through, Mexico's main commercial partner, the company will face the situation with more innovation, releasing more products to the market and without making any cut of employments at least for this year.

Right now, Pepsi, with all the products that offers (foods and beverages), has around 70,000 workers in México.

"We'll wait a complicated 2008, so that's why we're trying to be very innovators, the growth percentages of the mexican government are more tight that we thought, nobody know which is the real effect of the deceleration of U.S.", said the directive in a press conference.

José Luis Ortiz said that the company is still adjusting the results obtained in 2007, but he made the preview that a growth of 1% in sales volume has been obtained compared with the previous year. Plus, he let open the possibility that the firm could make any acquisition during this year.
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Under the pics:
The new Pepsi is made with cola nut extract and cane sugar.
The release responds to the claims of the consumers, that want low calorie products (again, what?)

fusion
02-16-2008, 12:31 AM
Official site:

PEPSI retro (http://pepsi.com.mx/retro_flash/index.html)

The CNN article is wrong. The above site mentions that the drink will be free of artificial colors and sweeteners.

Ram0n C0keah0lic
02-17-2008, 04:25 PM
Here's one bigger pic of the Pepsi Retro ad for those who are interested... :)

http://www.yucatan.com.mx/noticias/20080217/anuncios/0001101935.jpg

Tannerman
02-18-2008, 02:43 PM
here's the translation,Awesome, thanks! :)

sodadood
10-22-2008, 09:09 PM
Ramon - do you know if Pepsi Retro is still available in Mexico? If not, how long did it last and why did it disappear?

Thanks!

Blair

Ram0n C0keah0lic
10-22-2008, 09:29 PM
Well, its still available, but lately I saw it less and less here in my city Aguascalientes, but last saturday I went to Mexico City and the 7-eleven fridges were plenty of Pepsi Retro...