True story. It was one of those nights where I had a ton of stuff to do, and not enough time to do it in. I made a quick stop into Sheetz (a fan favorite of the site) and scanned the energy drinks. Quick side note: Did you ever notice that the cans of the energy drinks look like they are all on steroids? They are splattered in florescent colors, and the writing is all scribbled. Too Macho Man like for me. I’m a simple guy, with simple needs. As I scanned the drink isle some more I came across a rather simple looking can, 1893 Pepsi-Cola – Original Cola.
1893? Is this the stuff that the cowboys drank I pondered. No, this had to be after the cowboys by the look of the ad.
This was the time of hard-working Americans;
and just before the prohibition.
I like taking a step back in time so I grabbed myself a slender can of history. Before cracking the can open I made sure my palette was clean, that I had chilled the can in the freezer for several minutes (a tip I learned from by bud Eric who reviewed Crystal Pepsi), and made sure that I had enough time to enjoy the drink to the very last drop.
Surprisingly, it tasted like Pepsi, but better, with more layers of flavor. Pepsi bousts that 1893 is made from more natural ingredients such as Kola nut extract, dark brown malt flavor, a touch of aromatic bitters, sparking water, and real sugar. The soda, or as we call it in Pittsburgh “pop”, isn’t as carbonated as current soft drinks which is a plus – it has just the right of carbonation. Secondly, the layers of flavors are fun to enjoy. After a swig, you immediately notice the aromatic bitters tickling your mouth, and then slowly, a sweet aftertaste hits you. It’s a delicious, flavorful soda that a lot of people are using to make mixed drinks.
Consume Review Repeat gives 1893 Pepsi-Cola a 9 out of 10 Kola nuts (whatever that is).