Pepsi Cola Complaint - Pepsi consistently bad tasting
FAYETTEVILLE, TENNESSEE -- I really thought that I was just getting the unlucky batch of Pepsi lately. I have preferred Pepsi over Coke my entire life and have been the Pepsi generation. In the last year on the occasions that I have purchased Pepsi or Mountain Dew, whether it was a vending machine purchase, grocery store purchase or convenience store purchase, I have noticed a distinct taste difference. There is a flatness as well as an acrid after taste. It has become so common that I have gradually begun purchasing Coke products. Recently there were no Coke products available so I went with Pepsi. Again, failure. It was so vastly disappointing that I now cringe when I see Pepsi. I hate that. But in googling why there might be a taste difference I saw that there were MANY that have observed this. And I've noticed that there seems to be no common thread such as expiration dates or damaged containers....what gives?
Even Pepsi in restaurants is horrible. And I know they are required to have their machines calibrated by the manufacturer and service installers.