If it does, I am truly disappointed.
I have been a Pepsi drinker for as long as I can remember. I have tried Coca-Cola, sampled other not-so-popular colas, but my loyalty has always reverted back to Pepsi. There is nothing in this world that can compare to that wonderful Pepsi burn. It’s almost like, that first cigarette after long, exhilarating sex. Let’s put it this way – I should considering owning stock in the company – I’d get rich off my own money – well, up until this new logo came out.
*insert bubble burst here*
Christmas 2008 was quite the beverage upset for me and my partner, who is also an avid Pepsi fan. Just to make my point, my partner will not drink anything BUT Pepsi (yes, we have a horrible Pepsi addiction but we’ve pretty much come to terms with it). We were introduced to the new Pepsi logo and thought – “where did this come from, another country?” We tasted it, and our response was less than favorable. We were assured it was REAL Pepsi, but there was no possible way – Pepsi tastes GOOD, this tasted like – Coca-Cola trying to be flatter than usual. We do consider ourselves self-proclaimed Pepsi experts. Our next step was investigating possible ingredient changes. After all, nothing can fool these taste buds.
We inspected the bottle, compared ingredients, didn’t seem like anything changed – but our immediate response was “they did something different”. The taste was extraordinarily flat, there was no famous Pepsi burn, and it tasted extra-syrupy than usual, quite like how Coke tastes. So, okay, maybe they just got a bad bottle. But, *insert sarcasm here* imagine our delight when we were presented with a whole case of this new Pepsi for Christmas. Ugh.
This is NOT a coincidence. The “old label Pepsi” did not have this taste. We were forced to buy cases of the “new logo Pepsi” this weekend and upon cracking open the first can, our disappointment was completely validated. IT TASTES DIFFERENT. What the hell did Pepsi do???? Something is definitely amiss. And we weren’t the only ones to notice this.
We are not happy with the 5 cases of Pepsi we just bought – and good thing it was only 5 cases because we usually buy a lot more than that. But to try and look on the bright side of things, maybe this new taste will help us wean off our Pepsi-sugar addiction. All I can say is, after spending the majority of my 42 years on this earth drinking Pepsi, my heart is officially broken. 😦
And the new logo? I’m not crazy about it. They could have done better with the $1M they spent on it. In fact, every time I see the new logo, it reminds me of the store Target. Now, I am no marketing or advertising guru – but where’s the originality in that? The old logo was undeniably Pepsi – and it didn’t remind me of anything other than, Pepsi.
I guess it’s time to find another beverage addiction. On that note, I think I’ll go grab some more coffee…. *sigh