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    Question Flip flops about HFCS vs. sugar

    Well, Snapple said they were made from the best things on Earth. Yet, they switch away from their long used HFCS to sugar in some products. Hansen's has been selling there sodas now with cane sugar, instead of the HFCS they used for decades.

    Jones made the switch as well. Retro Pepsi & Retro Mt. Dew are now here, with sugar.

    Is price the reason? Taste? Health concerns?
    Life is too short to drink crummy sodas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksaw View Post
    Well, Snapple said they were made from the best things on Earth. Yet, they switch away from their long used HFCS to sugar in some products. Hansen's has been selling there sodas now with cane sugar, instead of the HFCS they used for decades.

    Jones made the switch as well. Retro Pepsi & Retro Mt. Dew are now here, with sugar.

    Is price the reason? Taste? Health concerns?
    Is about marketing and catagory optimization....MONEY.
    ( Roll out coupons, hot sales pricing )
    Give these new variants time and the honey moon effect
    will moderate the sales number.
    Last edited by Mr Zabe; 05-20-2009 at 03:03 AM.
    Don't worry, be happy. Meher Baba

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    Cool

    it's a fad.

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    I agree that its a marketing trend -- though happy to see it. You'll note that the brands that have made the switch aren't market leaders, they are usually #2 or #3. It's one way to differentiate your product from the #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tannerman View Post
    I agree that its a marketing trend -- though happy to see it. You'll note that the brands that have made the switch aren't market leaders, they are usually #2 or #3. It's one way to differentiate your product from the #1.
    so once coca-cola gets on board, the trend will be over. remember C2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by popologist View Post
    so once coca-cola gets on board, the trend will be over. remember C2?
    Well, it helps if your product doesn't taste like refuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tannerman View Post
    Well, it helps if your product doesn't taste like refuse
    i actually liked C2 and was sad when it went away. thank goodness they gave us coke zero. i just don't like diet coke much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popologist View Post
    i actually liked C2 and was sad when it went away..
    Likewise with myself and Pepsi Edge. Then they reformulated Pepsi One which became my main Pepsi product to drink. Who knows how much longer that one will be around for though.
    Give me some cane sugar real Pepsi in a glass bottle... and not Throwback!

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