My wife last night was doing an online pickup order from Target ahead of our weekend camping trip. We usually grab a 12-pack of zero-sugar Sierra Mist for the weekend in the camper. She couldn't find it, so she picked a different lemon-lime pop (or soda for those not from Minnesota). I asked her what it was called and she said it was Starry something.

Then I had a flashback to just the other day when I was at the bowling alley and I saw the label for Starry on the soda fountain. I remember thinking that must be an off-brand I'd never heard of.

A quick search revealed what had happened. Pepsi has killed off our favorite Sierra Mist. It's been around since 1999, and a 24-year run is now at the end.

Pepsi has replaced it with Starry and Starry Zero sugar.

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Starry even has its own YouTube channel already. Lots of people on social media are complaining. Others are asking if this is just Sierra Mist with a different branding.

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If you go to Ebay, you can see that people are selling unopened bottles of Sierra Mist for up to $5 a bottle. At this point, it may be a collector item.

So what do people think about the new lemon-lime product from PepsiCo?  Starry says it's refreshing and "hits different." How different can it be? Most lemon-lime sodas taste the same to me, so I'm not too worried. I just wasn't sure what the heck we were buying.

Most people don't notice a difference between the new Starry vs the discontinued Sierra Mist.

Some people, like this guy wearing a toilet rug, thought it has more lime flavor. Hmm?

Curbside2go tried it out for us, and he describes it as a mix between Mt. Dew and Sprite.

So what do you think? Do you like the new Starry? Or do you miss your Sierra Mist?

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