I didn’t expect much honestly.
Up until the last 10 years or so I preferred Pepsi over any other cola. It was no contest really. I took the Pepsi challenge back when I was in elementary school and it became very obvious that there was a huge difference between the two major colas.
The “other” cola was all over the place too. I found their advertising to be pompous and the quality of their fizzy syrup to be average at best. Obviously many other people did since “they” tried to change their formula for no known reason…only to come up with a worse flavor.
But I noticed that the quality of the Pepsi product in the 90’s went down the toilet. Especially here in the Pacific Northwest. About six years ago I did have some Pepsis that I bought in Denver, Colorado that were in with some I brought with me from Seattle. The taste between the cans was noticeable and confirmed what I suspected all along. The Seattle area bottler (which at time was Alpac Corporation…may still be..dunno) was using bathwater to make their Pepsi. It sucked. So, I stopped drinking it.
So does Pepsi Throwback remind me of the taste I loved as a kid? Totally! Smoother, better, and no bathwater aftertaste. I like it.
Verdict: It doesn’t suck
Predictably, Pepsi continues their stupidity by making this quality product available for a few months…then gone for good…and back I will go to drinking beer.