Mug as it looks in 2002
I wonder why they removed "great tasting" from
the label. Perhaps it doesn't apply any more?
- Manufactured by independent local Pepsi-Cola Bottling companies, General
Offices, Purchase, NY 10577 under the authority of New Century Beverage
Co., San Francisco, CA 94110. For comments or questions, call 1-800-433-2652
- The Pitch:
- No Caffeine
- The Ingredients:
- Contains: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sugar,
caramel color, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), natural and artificial
flavors, citric acid, modified food starch, erythorbic acid (preserves
freshness) and gum arabic.
- Finally, Mug is reviewed. I was ready to review
it a couple of years ago and took a picture of the can. I just never
wrote the review, only thought I did. Anyway, Mug is pretty decent.
Medium color, no head to speak of, not terribly carbonated. Sweet, like
most Pepsi products. I love it when the ingredients have an "and/or"
in the list. That's basically saying, "We'll use whatever is handy,
we don't care". Fortunately the FDA provides consumers some protection.
There's not a lot I can say about this product. It's middle of the road
because that's what sells. Try to make a great root beer and some people
will hate it. Better to stick to tried and true and maximize sales.
Heck, look at the ingredient list. This isn't a root beer, it's a science
experiment. From a brewery? More like a food lab. Ah well, at least
there's no soylent green in it. And what's up with gum Arabic? Doesn't
Pepsi know that terrorists make money from the sale of gum Arabic so
by including it in a drink we're financing our own doom? Of course,
true. Gum Arabic has many uses; which one applies here I don't know.
So at the end of this nothing review I still have to give a rating.
Middle of the road it is: C.