August 31, 2016

Pepsi 1893 Original Cola

Pepsi1893-1.jpgPepsi 1893 Original Cola, despite what the advertising says, is not a “totally unexpected cola experience.” Don’t get me wrong–it’s a fine tasting cola. It may even be one of the best I’ve tasted. But it’s still just a cola. Pepsi describes is at “boldly blended,” but I didn’t think there was anything bold about the flavor. It had a very smooth, drinkable flavor, actually. And that “touch of aromatic bitters” that is supposedly includes? They must have accidentally left it out of the can that I drank. “But,” the folks at Pepsi would say to me, 1893 is made with ‘sparkling water’.” Huh? Isn’t this just carbonated water, the same thing that’s in every other soft drink? 1893 probably deserves a “Good” rating, but I’m knocking it down a notch because it’s not nearly as revolutionary as Pepsi wants you to think it is. Don’t believe the hype.

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Jim on August 31, 2016

missus ghostmarine and i were out the other day at our local wallyworld, and i came across the latest offering from pepsico...uh, yeah...about that cola...maybe my can was from the bottom of the vat, but whew, it tasted awful. it was to my sense of taste pretty bitter and sugary at the same time. pepsi's 1893 wasn't what i was expecting at all taste-wise. i would love to say that i would purchase the product again, but i don't think so. i would love to say that i liked the cola, but no, i didn't. 99 cents only stores, here it comes...

Posted by: ghostmarine at September 10, 2016 1:37 PM
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