The New Pepsi Max – Zero Calories Maximum Taste


PepsiCo re-introduced their Pepsi Max soda with new logo design and a simple message that emphasizes “Zero Calories, Maximum taste” to the beverage world back in July 2010.  Personally, I do not like the new logo design because it’s hard to see the splash on a black background and it’s not attractive either. They should have made the splash a bit bigger to show the effect. As for the color scheme and the word max, both are similar to the European Pepsi Max design.

Like other carbonated soft drinks, when you open it, you will hear the “gas sound. The first couple sips weren’t taste like diet at all, but there’s definitely a lot of carbonation in the beverage because when you sip it, the amount of bubbles in your mouth makes you think you were drinking foam. If you spit it out your sip, you will see a lot of small bubbles. After finishing half can, the gas starts to coming up from your stomach and it wasn’t pleasant either. The taste still has a bit of sweetness in it and it tasted similar to diet Pepsi. The effect of caffeine wasn’t much of big deal and the aftertaste was same as other diet beverages.

Since this carbonated soft drink has zero calories, it is sugar free and contains 35mg of sodium for 12 FL OZ can. The ingredients that make this Pepsi Max zero calories include:  Carbonated Water, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Potassium Benzoate, Panax Ginseng Extract, Phyenylalanine, Acesulfame Potassium, Calcium Disodium EDTA, Caramel Color and 69mg of caffeine.

I think I will go back to the regular Pepsi because this Pepsi Max zero calories just taste like the diet Pepsi and it just not my type of soda to drink. I was actually hoping that they had gotten rid of the caffeine because I don’t react well to the caffeine blend.


Price:  $.50

Size:  12 FL OZ /355ml

Flavor:  Diet

Aroma:  Pepsi

Calories:  0

Where to buy:  local Supermarket

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  • Larry Stanley

    Well, just because a beverage has “no calories” or sugar doesn’t necessarily make it healthy. It could have a whole lot of other nasty stuff in it, and I notice that this Pepsi product has 35mg of sodium.

    I prefer Syfo Beverages, they make seltzer and naturally-flavored sparkling waters. I pretty much stick to the sparkling waters. They have no sugar, sodium or artificial sweeteners and they taste great. They are also made with 100% purified waters using reverse osmosis. I live in Flordia and I think Syfo is sold only in the Southeast but you can also order online at


  • Ron Mikelson

    Keep pepsi max get rid of pepsi zero


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