Speaking of Pepsi Max

I mentioned Pepsi Max in my post yesterday, and I think it deserves some more attention.

Until a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea what Pepsi Max was. I saw it in stores and restaurants and assumed it was Pepsi with extra caffeine or extra sugar or something. I would never have imagined that it was Diet Pepsi. The word “max” doesn’t seem like it belongs on anything that has zero calories!

Coke and Pepsi are everywhere here, but diet soda is hard to come by. You can buy Coca Cola light in some convenience stores, but not most of them. I like drinking soda, but I didn’t want to get into the habit of drinking the sugary regular stuff, so I started buying Coca Cola Light for my apartment. It was ok, but not as good as the Diet Coke at home. I didn’t discover Pepsi Max until I was at Phuket FantaSea in Phuket. Their menu said “Pepsi Max (diet)” on it. So I ordered a Pepsi Max and was really happy with it. Now I buy Pepsi Max instead of Coca Cola Light. Pepsi Max is also more common here. I can find it in any convenience store and some restaurants serve it too!

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