Thursday, December 29, 2011

I Must Ask . . . Coke or Pepsi?

Although when compared in double blind taste tests, the majority of people could not tell the difference in taste, people will swear they love one or the other. –WikiVS

Whew! We made it! Christmas has come and gone for another year. For the most part, it looks like we were all pretty on top of things. I got all of my big projects finished up but had a few little things that didn't get done. The gifts that needed to be mailed didn't go out until yesterday and today. And there are a few little neighbor gifts still sitting under my tree. I better get those delivered. Or, I could keep them until next year and save myself a little stress in 2012.

Today's question popped into my head yesterday when I stopped at the drive-thru for a Coke to help with my headace. The particular place I went to didn't have Coke. I was only after the caffeine and I didn't really care about the delivery method so I went with a large Pepsi. And then I wondered if I was going to like it because I haven't had a Pepsi since about 1998. To my relief I discovered that it doesn't really much matter.

I'm really not a big cola drinker. I mostly use it to boost my caffeine intake when I'm trying to shake a migraine. I'd rather have a root beer or a 7-Up when it comes to soda, but that is slightly off-topic. Mr. Bug is a regular consumer of Coke and keeps copious amounts on hand {which were ironically out of yesterday}. To be honest, I thought I was Team Coke, but my encounter with Pepsi yesterday {and again this morning} leads me to believe that there really isn't much difference.

People started asking it in the 1940's. Coke or Pepsi? There is still no conclusive answer. But still I must ask . . . do you like Coke or Pepsi better?

Since it is a matter of taste we may never find out. But I will say this, Coke has the best ads.

13 comments:

SewSara said...

coke ... but more specifically DIET coke. i don't like the taste of regular coke OR pepsi.

and i hate diet pepsi!

QuiltNut Creations said...

Pepsi here and hubby loves coke. But like you, I'm not a big cola drinker, I prefer ginger ale if I drink pop at all.

Did you know that American pop tastes different than Canadian pop? Weird but true.

Annelise said...

Dr. pepper!! ;)

Shay said...

Coke all the way baby! Pepsi just doesnt taste the same.

I LOVE Cherry Coke ..and it's hard to come by here but I have a secret supplier...

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

A & W !

P. said...

I don't drink much soda anymore, but when I did, it was Diet Coke. And I would drink either one, whatever was handy, when I was getting a migraine. Downing it as fast as I could when I first got a migraine aura has saved me an aching head many a time.

Iris said...

Have't had either since high school....we don't drink soda, but as far as I recall, both were about the same. Cherry coke was better than both.

My preferred caffein delivery system is an iced white chocolate peppermint mocha! :)

JazznJenna said...

Drinking caffeine does not run in my family. I have never had more than one sip of cola at a time, and can probably count my total life-time sips on one hand (as soon as I realize what I've sipped I reject it). I think the taste of cola is nasty. But I do love me some root beer on occasion, especially with pizza or with vanilla ice cream floating on top : )!

Anonymous said...

Root Beer is the beverage of Choice here.
Fully leaded.. ( Not Diet ).

Quilt Nut Creations is Correct. Pop does taste different in many Countries. In the US they swtiched from Sugar to Corn Sweetener decades ago. There is a little store here that imports pop from Mexico and it is made with Real sugar and it does taste way better.

~Laurie~ said...

Definitely COKE (Diet that is) and it does make a difference to me ;)

Sarah Craig said...

I drink Diet Coke -and there is definitely a difference between Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi!

Michelle said...

I really don't drink much pop as a rule, but I usually get Pepsi if I have a choice. Really though, I don't care that much. :-)

Jill said...

Neither!! If I had to choose, I'd take a Coke, but I do not enjoy cola.
I'm a Sprite girl. But Ruby Red Squirt is really good if you're looking for caffine!