Recently the makers of Pepsi made a limited time offer of Retro Pepsi and Retro Mountain Dew in the United States. They already offered such a product in other regions around the world. They charged a premium and sold it my the individual bottle primarily at convenience stores. The primary different between this and the normal stuff was that for sweetener they used real sugar instead of corn fructose. It really did make a difference. At a family get together we did a blind taste test and of the 20 people there all but correct identified which was which. I wish they would bring back this product long term.
For those of you who like the classic real sugar taste, there is also an option for Coca-Cola. Coke is bottled regionally. They use whatever sweetener is cheapest in the area. Around the Midwest that sweetener is again corn fructose, but in Mexico it’s sugar, so if you can get some Coke bottled there (also it still comes in the less gas pervious glass bottles so the carbonization lasts longer) you can still taste the Real – Real Thing.