8/05/09 - all natural

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8/05/09 - all natural

Post by snafu » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:47 am

How about Pepsi Raw, as it is called originally in the UK?
Although i would like to see Greg try to sniff the stuff - its like a reverse drink-sneeze (or laugh). prickling.

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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by queenis » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:31 pm

How about "The Patch"? Pepsi + Natch.

I think it's a fitting app for an addict.

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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by Kraggh » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:02 pm

Reader,
I share the same interest as Greg, in this comic. I like to shorten things down and have a pet peeve against words that are longer than they need to be. I like it when I can express a thought in as few syllables as possible. Thus, I find this joke amusing because I can relate to it.

I am in support of Pepsi Natch.

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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by Tetsuei » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:04 pm

I take full responsibility for this strip.

Sort of.

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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by bagheadinc » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:26 pm

What about Mellow Yellow? It doesn't fit your soft drink nomenclature rules. And what about the flavored drinks, like Pepsi Vanilla, or Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper?
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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by Greg Dean » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:37 pm

Mellow Yellow also doesn't get SOLD around here. Pepsi Vanilla can be shortened down to just "Pepsi 'Nilla", which while it's not quite three syllables, rolls off the tongue better than the harsh 5-syllable "Pepsi Natural". And frankly, Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper doesn't have any reason to exist, anyway, let alone be shortened for use in everyday speech.

In short - 3 syllables best, 4 is tolerable... 5 is right out!

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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by Hirschof » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:40 pm

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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by Promethean Sky » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:00 pm

Not to mention that there's already a drink called Cocaine. I so wish I was kidding.

Pepsi 'Nach makes you sound like a surfer who's been hit in the head with his own board too often. Personally, I like Pepsi Raw, even if it's not technically accurate.


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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by Jirin » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:10 pm

Pepsi's making a drink with actual sugar? If they do that and coke doesn't they'll have a new convert.

What would I call a cola drink that uses sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup? Pepsi DRINKABLE.

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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by Kraggh » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:12 pm

Greg,
You have valid point about Mellow Yellow and Pepsi Nilla rolling off the tongue. If it can't be three syllables, then it had better roll off the tongue.

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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by BusteeQT » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:45 pm

Is there a way to correct the date for this thread since today is the 6th? I briefly got confused and thought I'd missed a comic.
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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by SouthernKnight » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:00 pm

Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback (made with real sugar) weren't bad...but (don't throw sharp objects at me Greg) I just didn't like the way they tasted compared to the real sugar Cokes I've had.

As to the whole Pepsi Natural thing...I got nothing for name suggestions.
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by Tetsuei » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:34 pm

I seem to recall referring to it as Greg's Holy Grail...

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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by barawn » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:08 pm

Jirin wrote:Pepsi's making a drink with actual sugar? If they do that and coke doesn't they'll have a new convert.
The surprising part is they appear to be actually using cane/beet sugar, rather than invert syrup like Jones does (which is why Jones's ads are hilarious - invert syrup is from cane as opposed to corn, but it's not sucrose, it's fructose and glucose just like HFCS is, except the sweetness isn't rebalanced to taste like sugar - meaning Jones sodas actually don't taste like they're sweetened with sugar). Using raw sugar in a processing plant is a nightmare, since sugar syrup crystallizes (hence the entire draw of using HFCS - no, it's not all about the corn lobby). This stuff's going to be way expensive.

Unless they're lying on their ingredients label, which wouldn't be the first time that happened.

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Re: 8/05/09 - all natural

Post by Greg Dean » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:22 pm

It's not JUST that it's made with sugar... (cane, BTW) - ALL the ingredients are natural in origin. Apple extract. Kola nut extract. Natural caramel. And it's not as expensive as you'd think - I found 4-packs at the local Nugget Market for 4.50... just a little over a buck a bottle. EXPENSIVE, yes. Incredibly expensive, no.

And it actually tastes pretty good, to boot. It tastes a bit appley at first, but if it's REALLY cold, it's quite delicious. Still not great for you, since it's not 0-calorie.. but whatevs.

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