Back in the spring of this year, Pepsi announced a release of some special products for a limited time. Adding 'Throwback' to the name of Pepsi and Mountain Dew and maybe others, they released versions of their soft drinks made with real sugar instead of HFCS. Like they do in Europe and like they used to do in the US.
David told me about it and said he saw a 12 pack of it at a store near him, so he picked it up. That was back in April or May. Pepsi Throwback never made it to Hawaii. Karen and I saw it in Boston when we were there in April. It was in a little shop at South Station. We bought two bottles before boarding Greyhound for NYC. It definitely tasted like Europepsi to me.
Last night Karen and I are headed back from her office/dinner and I decide to stop at the Aloha Petroleum on Kalakaua Ave. We wanted to grab some sodas and see a movie. In the drink cooler they have 20 oz bottles of Pepsi Throwback. Odd. Have not seen it at all in Hawaii. They had 7 bottles, so I bought them all. I don't expect to see it again in Hawaii. If you do happen to see it somewhere on the island, let me know.