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  • 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...

  • #2
    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, 03:03 AM.
    Don't worry, be happy. Meher Baba

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    • #3
      it's a fad.
      banned

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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?
          banned

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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              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.
              banned

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              • #8
                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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