As you may have heard, Pepsi has release Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback, versions of the drinks that make use of natural sugar instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup. You can most likely find ’em now at your local mega-mart (/Alton Brown’d), and I just picked up the Dew Throwback up in our cafeteria at work.
The first thing I noticed when taking a swig was that it didn’t have that ‘burn’ to the same degree as regular ‘MtnDew’. The flavor shows through a bit more, and there seems to be less carbonation to me. The ‘finish’ is better, too, with no metallic tinge – just tastes like Dew.
The only downside is that (for now) this is a limited time deal for the summer.