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Bottom Design
Posted by Alinast on 08/23/2012
The design of the bottle makes them very unstable and have had many mishaps when setting it down on less than a hard flat table.

I am a Pepsi addict and would not change but have had many spills. I know the design is a marking tool to fill the bottle less without the customer feeling they are getting less. But if they spill it all the time its not worth it. I am 69 and have used Pepsi all my life.

     
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Posted by trmn8r on 2012-08-23:
I may be naiive, but I don't see the marketing angle regarding fill level. It is a 20 oz bottle (probably the largest pseudo single-serve size), so 20oz is 20oz. If they reduced the size to 18oz and kept the bottle around the same size and changed the shape, I would be on board. Maybe I am missing something?

That aside, if there was a design change that made the bottle more unstable, they need to know about it.
Posted by copper_works_ on 2012-08-23:
I'm pretty sure the shape of the bottom is so the machinery can handle the bottles properly during manufacturing, filling and shipping. The bottles are getting to be thinner plastic, so the shape is going to change.
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No fizz pop
Posted by Dmpetersen1 on 08/20/2012
I never buy pop from a machine anymore. It is always flat, no matter the brand or freshness. I think it is because it is bounced around in the back of a truck for a few thousand miles before it gets put into the machine.
     
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Posted by Skye on 2012-08-20:
I have just the opposite problem with soda. They always explode on me, and my husband told me it's due to living in such a high altitude here in Colorado.

Have you tried contacting Pepsi directly?

Here is the link:

http://www.pepsico.com/Contacts.html
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-08-20:
I swore off pop several years ago after I rotted one of my teeth with it. I've always had soft teeth and should have known better.

I don't know why this would be unique to soda sold in machines if it has to do with delivery. Skye made a good suggestion to contact Pepsi. I am currently trying to figure out a problem with Snapple and have called their 800# a few times.
Posted by Suzy on 2012-08-21:
All pop is bounced around in a delivery truck for hundreds or thousands of miles before being delivered to either a store shelf or a machine. I don't think it's the delivery method that is responsible for the flat taste though I am at a loss to figure out just what it is. I've never had this problem with any I've gotten from a machine but I rarely get pop from machines so I may have just been lucky enough to get the good ones.
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About time
Posted by Www.slydelamar on 06/18/2012
NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY -- I just want to say thank you for going putting your your fine product back in a bottle, I was in the at a store in the Bronx on Westchester ave and Mayflower when I seen your product Pepsi Cola back in A bottle not only did I buy One I brought two, now three days later am in Manhattan at the corner of Broadway and bleaker and again I seen your product again and again not only did I buy one I brought two. So please respect and bring it the B.O.T.T.L.E BACK Not only to New York to New Jersey as well Pepsi keep up the good work.

Sylvester Delamar.
     
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Posted by Sandy on 2012-06-18:
It's always been available in a bottle as well as a can in my area. What choices other than bottles were available to you and how long has it been unavailable in your area?
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2012-06-18:
Are you referring to glass bottles? Soda/pop has been available in plastic bottles for many years now...it's the "boutique" brands, as well as Mexican Coca-Cola, that come in glass. Glass bottles were pretty much phased out by the early 1990's, when the soft drink companies phased out the 16-ounce returnable bottle. And soft drinks do taste better in glass than in aluminum or plastic.
Posted by Cwazychicken on 2012-06-18:
I havent seen pepsi in a glass bottle in at least 20 years. About the time when plastic took over lol.I do see coke sell in glass bottles but very tiny ones, the ones i am talking about were huge glass bottles *long and tall*..they were cool.
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Packaging
Posted by Tcweiden on 06/10/2012
I bought a 12 pack of Pepsi and when I got home and open it 3 cans burst and as I looked further at the cans I found 4 more cans that appeared ready to.

     
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Posted by lexophiliac on 2012-06-11:
I believe it has more to do with temperature rather than the packaging. Soda cans will explode when warm because liquids expand when they're heated. So as it gets hotter, it takes up more room. If the can is sealed, eventually as it gets warmer & warmer, and trying to expand more and more, the pressure will build up until the can bursts.
Posted by Old Timer on 2012-06-11:
This is a chronic problem with taking canned drinks to the Colorado River during the Summer. We have to keep all the Cokes and Beer covered or in a iced cooler. When it hits 110' or put in direct sunlight and heat the cans start going off. Even inside the truck but in direct sun light they will go off.

They do make for one sticky mess. I notice as we get older we drink a lot more water and iced tea then coke and beer while out in the hot sun on the river.
Posted by Starlord on 2012-06-12:
I have noticed that the companies that make the cans that they sell to soda and beer makers are using much thinner aluminum than they used to, so the cans are more liable to burst or be damaged in transit. everyone, bottlers and customers should demand that they go back to the thicker aluminum, as this thin stuff is making problems.
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-06-12:
A former colleague of mine went to work at Ball Aerospace several years ago. Interestingly, an aerospace company makes many of the aluminum cans on the market, and it is a very tightly controlled process. They can monitor the thickness of the can and the coating on the inside to tight tolerances. They use artificial intelligence to scan for image defects on the outsides of the cans as they fly down the production line.

If the current cans are not acceptable, the beverage makers need to give this feedback to the can manufacturer and arrange for a thicker can. I would think that they will do what they are contracted to do.
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Compliment
Posted by Derooki on 04/20/2012
OREGON -- I would not of bought Pepsi "next" as I am a die-hard Diet Coke fan but my daughter loves it and bought some for our herself and I ran out of Diet Coke so because this is my source of caffiene I had one of hers LOVE it. This in my oponion is by far better then any other Pepsi or Diet Pepsi. I could without a doubt change but I am afaird if I start loving it you will take off the shelf as this on time release item. So Please keep making this product. My daughter and I would love it but I am not blind in thinking we are 2 people out of so so many but hope we are heard! Thank you, Kathy & Michelle DeRoo.
     
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Posted by Skye on 2012-04-20:
OP, I know EXACTLY what you mean! Happens to us all the time. We love a product, and bam, they take it away.

Great review. I'll have to check it out. I'm not much of a soda drinker, but we do keep Coke Zero in the house, and it tastes just like regular coke. I've just added Pepsi Next to my food shopping list.
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-20:
I tried Pepsi NEXT, its good but I don't think it will be a hit. The complaint I have about it is with the 4 different sweeteners it contains.
Posted by Starlord on 2012-04-22:
I must agree with Wally on this one. I can't figure out why the blue Susie you need HFCS, aapartame and sucralose and another sweetener in the same recipe. Normally, we are Pepsi One fans, as it is sweetened with Splenda (sucralose), but we both tasted the aspartame aftertaste, Crystal got the headache, but I escaped it this time. We will pass on Next.
Posted by ED on 2012-07-04:
I never thought I'd do this, but I just realized that after 50 years of drinking, I cannot go a day without a sip of Pepsi.

I have had many situations in restaurants where I specificaly ordered Pepsi, and was served your Competor's drink instead. On one occassion the server said "they're both the same". Can you imagine say hat to a severe Pepsi drinker????. I received a free dinner after I confronted the Manager advising that we consumers know the difference between Pepsi and C. LOL LOL When I ask for Pepsi I want Pepsi. Luv u



Ed koolguy273@yahoo.com
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-07-04:
I'm the same way with my Coca~Cola, Ed.
I HATE when I order a 'Coke' and they bring me a Poopsie without even telling me ... I send it back and tell them I didn't ordere Poopsie and of course, like you said, they say, 'It's the same'...We know our colas, don't try to tell us there's no difference!!!
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Where Did the Call of Duty Cherry Blast Dew Go???????
Posted by Atlasmichelle on 04/18/2012
I am a SERIOUS Pepsahocolic!! If it came in the form of an IV I would buy it. Within a months time I go through 7 cases of Pepsi and 3 cases of Mountain Dew. Found a new kind of dew and now its vanished. That hurts so much!!! Bring it back soon!

Pepsi's number 1 customer
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-19:
I too used to have an IV sitting next to my desk, allowing Mountain Dew to course through my veins. But for the fear of diabetes, I decided to quit. But while I was still drinking it, I too loved some of the Live Wire, Blast, and other varieties. Unfortunately, they were mostly short term promotions. Good review though!
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-19:
Mountain Dew, truly is a awesome beverage. I have not tried this flavor.
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-19:
It was probably a limited edition flavor.
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-19:
Yaya was a limited edition flavor;)
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-04-19:
I had a friend who did the Dew to the tune of two 2-liter bottles a day. He alwaus talked about how his body didn't need water, though ironically he was a biology teacher (???). After 15 years, he went in for kidney stones and some other health-related issues.
Posted by Kris10 on 2012-04-19:
Yeah, You may want to cut back on how much Pepsi and MD you drink. Not saying you have to, but they're one of the few brands to still use Brominated Vegetable Oil in their drinks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brominated_vegetable_oil

And that alone can cause all kinds of health problems.
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Pepsi next, Not bad!
Posted by on 04/15/2012
Everywhere I go I see the new Pepsi next advertised. I was thinking it was another nasty diet drink. But, with all the hype I picked up a 2 liter to see what it was all about.

It actually tastes pretty good! its pretty much regular Pepsi with 60 percent less sugar. I was pleasantly surprised with the milder taste. I don't think I'll pick it up regularly but I do recommend to folks who like regular Pepsi.
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-15:
Only thing I don't like is that they mix 4 sweeteners in it, Gives it a slight off taste.
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-15:
Glad to see you're trying to be healthier Wally, but diet soda is still bad for you!
Posted by MRM on 2012-04-15:
Yes, indeedy.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-04-15:
I like their commercial with the baby....but, that's all I like when it comes to Poopsie.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-04-15:
ADDY! LITTLESHORTY IS VIOLATING A BASHER RULE!!!It's not Soda, it's POP...P-O-P...POP!!!
Posted by JISCal2 on 2012-04-15:
Good info, Wally. I drink soda as well although I know I should cut down. I was thinking about trying this instead of diet pepsi/diet coke. I'll go ahead and give it a try now.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-04-15:
ADDY! JOHN IS VIOLATING A BASHER RULE!!!It's not Soda, it's POP...P-O-P...POP!!!
Posted by FoDaddy19 on 2012-04-15:
I'm curious, does it have that god-awful aftertaste that diet *sodas* tend to have?
Pop is someone you buy a father's day card for :)
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-04-15:
Man-O-Man...you people!
Posted by CrystalSword on 2012-04-15:
Pepsi NEXT is another new one we can't drink...it contains ASPARTAME, and we both get raging headaches from it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-15:
Fodaddy, it has a slight aftertaste not as bad as a diet soda. I don't think Pepsi NEXT is gonna be the next big thing. But its worth a try if your a soda enthusiast like me.

Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-15:
I consider it the Frankenstein of sodas, because it contains 4 different sweeteners.
Posted by JISCal2 on 2012-04-15:
Four sweeteners? Dang!
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-15:
High fructose corn syrup as a sweetener, but also aspartame, acesulfame potassium, and sucralose.

lol addy change my compliment to informative. It
tastes good but I don't feel comfy drinking something with 4 different sweeteners in it.

Back to drinking my lovely Dew!!
Posted by ok4now on 2012-04-15:
Too many high risk ingredients for me. I'll continue drinking something safe...Coors-Lite!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-15:
lol right on ok!
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2012-04-15:
Had it once, only because a store was selling 20 ounce bottles of it for 99 cents. I'll stick with Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke. Pepsi Next reminds me of early-1970's diet sodas, which were made with a blend of sugar and saccharin. At the time, saccharin was the only artificial sweetener out there, since cyclamate was banned, and aspartame wouldn't hit the market until the early 1980's. Because saccharin had a bitter aftertaste, sugar was added.
Posted by JISCal2 on 2012-04-15:
LOL Wally! Do the Dew!
Posted by Cwazychicken on 2012-04-16:
I always call it pop myself :D. I admit im a coke person though but i will drink pepsi every so often (i do say its better in fountain than in a bottle.)
Posted by onlooker on 2012-04-16:
tonic you guys, it is called tonic......coke, pepsi, mountain dew, ginger ale etc.....tonic
Posted by madconsumer on 2012-04-16:
very helpful review.

even though i do not drink soda's of any type.

best comment fodaddy!!
Posted by jktshff1 on 2012-04-16:
called junk drinks.
I finally realized how bad cokes were when I quit drinking and adding booze to them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-16:
All those added sweeteners = 60% less real sugar, 60% increased chemicals. Stay away from the Next, Wally.
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Cans Were Leaking
Posted by Bill.craig92 on 04/13/2012
I got a case of Pepsi and 7 cans were leaking.

     
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Posted by trmn8r on 2012-04-14:
When you took them back for replacement, what were you told?
Posted by Starlord on 2012-04-14:
I have noticed they are using lighter gauge aluminum cans, I imagine as a cost-cutting move. the cases get jostled in shipment and the slightly weaker cans get leaks. This is not peculiar to Pepsi, as there are only a small handfull of makers of the cans, who sell to major bottling companies according to the program, 'How'd They Make That?' The only problem is, it is almost impossible to find out the manufacturer of the cans. Complain to Pepsi, Coke or whoever has cans that you find leaks in and have them complain to the can makers.
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Pepsi One is the only soda without aspartame
Posted by Terrygrace on 04/05/2012
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- I have been to 4 grocery stores, all the major drug/variety stores, and many delis, and no one except D'Agostino's is selling Pepsi One. Why is Pepsi not promoting it as the only non-carcinogen soda. Aspartame, which is in all diet sodas except Pepsi One causes liver shutdown and cancer. FYI, Aspartame is "Equal". Don't use it!
Pepsi One is sweetened with Splenda, famous from Dr. Atkins years ago and now also distributed under the Kirkland brand at Costco. But why can't the soda makers, esp. Pepsi move totally to Splenda instead of aspartame. It's an outrage. If any soda is "good for you", it's Pepsi One. Please I need it or I will be drinking hot tea all day which is very inconvenient. I cannot drink juice (too much sugar), cannot drink other sodas (aspartame and I am already a cancer survivor and need my liver), and I cannot sit near a kettle or coffee machine all day, esp. in Summer. And water is boring and expensive and ecologically irresponsible if bought by plastic bottle. HELP. We need our Pepsi One. PLEASE, PEPSI, PUT IT BACK ON THE MARKET!
     
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Posted by Cwazychicken on 2012-04-06:
My grandmother drank diet pepsi for a good 40 years. She lived to be 92 and besides having a little bit of breast cancer (hereditary in her family), she did not have liver problems. So i dont know, it may contribute to some people but it certainly hasnt contributed to my family. The diet pepsi did not cause her breast cancer thats for sure. Most my family drink it and most of them do not have cancer.
Posted by BigAl on 2012-04-06:
The formula goes something like this:If a 1 pound rat eats 40,000 pounds of aspartame it has a 2% higher risk of developing cancer. Not really but you get the picture.
Posted by FoDaddy19 on 2012-04-06:
Alternatively you could also just drink regular Pepsi, it doesn't have aspartame. Or if you also happen to have an aversion to HFCS, then there's always Pepsi Throwback.
Posted by dan gordon on 2012-04-06:
I think if you researched a bit Aspartane would have to be consumed in the gallons per day to have an effect on the liver. Any sweetener in pop still has a negative effect on blood sugar which is far more damaging than the fake sugar.
Posted by madconsumer on 2012-04-06:
most of these artificial sweeteners gives me a headache, even from one little packet.

very helpful review!
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-04-06:
If aspartame in the amounts involved was shown to cause cancer, it wouldn't be in the product. That's my take on it.

However, I've heard some complaints about the taste of Pepsi One, so maybe it would be wise to try different ingredients.
Posted by Churro on 2012-04-06:
"If aspartame in the amounts involved was shown to cause cancer, it wouldn't be in the product. "

By that logic then is it safe to assume there's not enough tobacco in a cigarette to cause cancer?

The OP makes a great point.
Posted by madconsumer on 2012-04-06:
best comment Churro!
Posted by MRM on 2012-04-06:
Churro, I was going to state the same comment, but changed my mind.
Posted by lexophiliac on 2012-04-06:
Aspartame, other artificial sweeteners, and many other potentially harmful ingredients are found in thousands of food products, so ingesting a small, purportedly benign amount in one product does not accurately reflect the total amount ingested when taking one's overall daily diet into consideration or how long the substances are stored in the body, and how, if at all, the buildup over time could affect the body and its organs.
Posted by Kris10 on 2012-04-06:
Really, this is why I try to avoid drinking soda as much as possible. Making your own iced tea is a good way to avoid things like this.

Not to mention that Splenda isn't much better for you than Aspartame. http://www.3fatchicks.com/11-sucralose-side-effects/
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-06:
Soda, in general, is bad for you
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-04-06:
Interesting point, Kris. I make homemade iced-tea year round, and put a small amount of sugar in it when it is hot, so it dissolves. I know what's in it, because I put it there.

If I drank smaller quantities, an occasional soda I might indulge. When I had one a day, it definitely had an affect on my health. Each to his own.
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-04-06:
Is that what makes Basher so naughty, yaya?
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-06:
Soda is bad for you, but it's so dang addictive and tasty.
Posted by madconsumer on 2012-04-06:
lexo this is why it is best to avoid all processed foods and products. great comment!
Posted by MRM on 2012-04-06:
Wally, I used to drink alot of sodas when I was a young buck (and Im still a young buck) but now I only sodas occasionally. Most of the time I drink water.
Posted by lexophiliac on 2012-04-06:
The real problem is man, madc. Man cannot simply let things "be". Nature has provided the biosystems of earth with the perfect foods, but man, in his infinite arrogance, thinks he knows better than nature and has sought to pervert it, and has, to his own detriment.
Posted by madconsumer on 2012-04-06:
mrm soda is the curse to many overweight children.

like stevia, it is a natural plant, not some chemical that is man made.
Posted by Churro on 2012-04-06:
Man Lexo is on fire on this one.
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-06:
But there are warnings on cigarette packages to alert you to the dangers of the product (allowing you to make a more informed decision to use the product or not). Pepsi doesn't warn you (last time I checked) of any potential danger. As such, I am assuming it's okay in normal quantities.
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2012-04-07:
Are eggs good or bad this week?

Drink enough water and that too can kill you.
Posted by Nohandle on 2012-04-07:
Good question about the eggs Chuck. My parents went through that and I recall my mom stating the doctors couldn't make up their minds about shrimp at that time. One week they were fine to eat the next bad for your cholesterol. She finally decided you had to eat something so eat what you liked. Seriously, many have reached that point. They are weary of the warnings about everything.
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Pepsi New/new Taste
Posted by Pepsijunkie on 03/30/2012
I recently tried the new 'Pepsi New' . I thought it tasted like diet Pepsi. I hate the taste of diet drinks, therefore; I did not like it. If they were going to remove 50 percent of the sugar, they should have done just that and left it alone. BY ADDING ASPARTANE, they made a big mistake. it tastes much sweeter than it did before.
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2012-03-31:
Being a "Pepsi Junkie," as your name suggests, tells me Pepsi makes other products that you love. While this new product didn't work for you, count your blessings that you probably have another Pepsi product to return to.

While I don't - and won't ever - drink Pepsi, thank you for your quick review of this new Pepsi product. I'm sure other Pepsi lovers appreciate it.
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