View Full Version : Pepsi Natural

03-16-2009, 12:49 PM
With the release of Pepsi Natural (http://www.bevreview.com/2009/03/16/review-pepsi-natural/), I thought it would be fun to look through the history of discussion here on BevNET to see how often we talked about this drink. Here are some of the highlights I found: First mention of Pepsi Raw (http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/bevboard-general/25947-pepsi-raw.html) (October 2006)
Pepsi packaging discussion (http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/bevboard-general/28218-new-pepsi-packaging.html) (January 2007)
Pepsi in glass bottles (http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/bevboard-general/30673-there-here-10oz-glass-pepsi-sierra-mist.html) (March 2007)
Is Pepsi Natural/Raw still gonna happen? (http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/bevboard-general/30951-pepsi-natural-raw-still-gonna-happen.html) (May 2007)
What's the story on Pepsi Natural? (http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/bevboard-general/31115-does-anyone-know-pepsi-natural-story.html) (June 2007)
Pepsi Retro discussion (http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/bevboard-general/31699-new-pepsi-retro-mexico.html) (February 2008)
Pepsi Raw discussion (http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/bevboard-general/31705-pepsi-raw-natural-ingredients-only.html) (February 2008)
Talk about Pepsi Natural's delays (http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/bevboard-general/31884-pepsi-can-collector-needs-help-please.html#post362073) (April 2008)
Glass bottle of Pepsi Natural spotted (http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/bevboard-general/32308-pepsi-throwback-mountain-dew-throwback-4.html#post367484) (February 2009)

Incidentally, I was able to track Pepsi Natural down at a local Target here in Chicago. It was actually on sale; picked up a 4-Pack for a little over $3. Frankly, I thought it was pretty good, but it's not really Pepsi. It's a different drink entirely, which I'm fine with. Still tasty, though the nutty/licorice scent throws me off quite a bit.

http://www.bevreview.com/wp-content/image_pepsinatural01.jpg (http://www.bevreview.com/2009/03/16/review-pepsi-natural/)

The bottle is a pretty slick design; very smooth, with an embossed Pepsi logo on top. There's also a unique indentation in the lower back portion that I can't figure out. The logos and product information are attached via clear stickers on the front and back.

http://www.bevreview.com/wp-content/image_pepsinatural02.jpg (http://www.bevreview.com/2009/03/16/review-pepsi-natural/)

Overall, I found the flavor very mellow and smooth, not as edgy or rough as regular HFCS Pepsi. The carbonation is dialed down quite a bit, and it did seem less sweet... almost Coke-like.

Anyone else been able to find this/try this yet?