The package is this hideous blue like Pepsi and honestly it is hard to tell the difference with the regular soda. The logo is also suppose to be retro or more like the original logo. The logo is placed vertically, so you will have to tilt your head to read it. (i.e. there may be lawsuits with people who have neck problems). The commercial reminds me of the 70’s and the Jackson 5. (Check out the commercial below)
Now what does it taste like? Well, like Pepsi. The difference is minimal, but a good one. The taste is more subtle. The sugar adds a more mellow flavor than the corn syrup. I left the can half full while tasting the soda and it was fizzling the whole time. It was a pretty annoying constant sound, but as the glass became more empty the sound was less noticeable. The best part of the soda (apart from the taste) was the after-taste. Usually with Pepsi, you have that gunky almost like a bad oil change taste afterwards. With this Pepsi Throwback, you notice the aftertaste much less if any. Which is better Throwback or the current Pepsi? I’d have to go with the Throwback cause it’s taste is slightly better.
(Note: There is also a Mountain Dew Throwback as well.)