Sierra Mist has undergone some major changes in the past few months.
And fans aren’t too happy about it.
In 2010, Sierra Mist replaced high fructose corn syrup with a cane sugar-stevia blend and began marketing the soda as “natural” to stand out in the crowded marketplace. Sierra Mist Natural enjoyed a short-lived run on market shevles.
— Dix & Eaton (@DixandEaton) January 5, 2016
Then in December, Pepsi’s answer to Sprite changed its name to Mist Twst. For awhile, both Sierra Mist and Mist Twst were available in stores (spotted side by side on Consumerist) and Sierra Mist’s Facebook page now redirects to the Twst page.
But now it looks like Mist Twst is the only lemon-lime PepsiCo soda in town. And many are puzzled by the name change:
WTF are you doing? This is the stupidest name change ever, Sierra Mist. pic.twitter.com/9UXTX8I1TS
— murphy78 (@enjoy_murph) May 11, 2016
Why would you change the name of Sierra Mist to Mist Twist? What was the point? Why change something so beautiful, to something so stupid?
— Logan James Palm (@flikfan30) May 8, 2016
And while the word “natural” bears little meaning in today’s crowded marketplace, Twst has given up on even trying to be a better-for-you soda. Mist Twst’s new recipe has high fructose corn syrup and fans of the soda have taken to social media to proclaim their outrage.
Sierra Mist is now Mist Twist. It sounds even more like a stripper's name, with a twist of corn syrup instead of sugar. C'mon @pepsi
— Jaygarmeister (@Jaygarmeister) May 14, 2016
Sad that Sierra Mist has become Mist Twist replacing the sugar with high fructose corn syrup. We don't want HFCS.
— Buckeye Mom (@buckeyemomof2) April 28, 2016
FoxNews.com has reached out to Pepsi but did not hear back at the time of publication.