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The REAL Differences Between Coke And Pepsi People
Business Insider ^ | 13 May 2011 | Alana Horowitz

Posted on 05/14/2011 9:45:11 AM PDT by smokingfrog

You probably can't describe the difference between Coke and Pepsi. Perhaps one cola seems sweeter, but you couldn't certainly distinguish them in a taste test. Yet you know without a doubt which one you like more.

The fierce brand loyalties of Coke vs. Pepsi are a marvel of American marketing.

Slightly older, Coca-Cola was always the dominant brand.

Pepsi gained market share in the middle of the century with a series of ad campaigns. In 1975 the first Pepsi Challenge claimed that people preferred Pepsi in a blind taste test. The brand was also marketed as the soda of the new generation, with celebrity spokespeople like Michael Jackson.

Today America's preference is firmly divided by demographics, according to research by Hunch.com. Surprisingly there's a big divide based on wealth and education.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: coke; demographics; pepsi
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B.S. ??
1 posted on 05/14/2011 9:45:12 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

The premise is wrong. Who CAN’T taste the difference between the two? Pepsi tastes like crap and I don’t really give a damn about their histories.


2 posted on 05/14/2011 9:47:36 AM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: smokingfrog

“but you couldn’t certainly distinguish them in a taste test. “

Of course you can


3 posted on 05/14/2011 9:47:36 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: smokingfrog

I drink water mostly.
Its better for you...


4 posted on 05/14/2011 9:48:29 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: smokingfrog

I prefer Pepsi
>>Coke drinkers more likely to have grad. college

I grad. college (B.A.)

>>Pepsi people prefer classic American snacks, like Cheese Whiz and Spam.

That’s me, er—SPAM???

>>Coke drinkers read the New York Times. Pepsi people—USA Today

Me: Neither

>>Coke drinks consider themselves well traveled.

I, a Pepsi drinker, am well traveled

>>Coke drinkers will show up early.

This Pepsi drinker does.


5 posted on 05/14/2011 9:48:45 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: smokingfrog

I drink both, though I prefer Coke over ice. I guess that makes me a snob?


6 posted on 05/14/2011 9:48:59 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: smokingfrog

Yup, B.S.!


7 posted on 05/14/2011 9:50:11 AM PDT by Fireone (Heating the tar and readying the feathers.)
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To: smokingfrog

I drink coke and never been to an art gallery, so there!


8 posted on 05/14/2011 9:50:26 AM PDT by cetarist
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To: smokingfrog

Yes.


9 posted on 05/14/2011 9:51:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: smokingfrog

I drink Tea, or Dr. Pepper. Given the choice tho, I’ll take Coke thank you. :)

BTW, when ordering a soft drink in Texas, you ask for a coke, then the waitress asks what kind, then you ask for a Dr. Pepper, as it is in the coke family. It isn’t “soda” or “pop”, it’s a coke (dammit)! :)


10 posted on 05/14/2011 9:53:49 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Amberdawn

Naah, putting it over ice and diluting it makes it as bad as Pepsi.


11 posted on 05/14/2011 9:53:55 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: cripplecreek

I just like Pepsi Throwback (with sugar!)
I never thought about what little categories I’m supposed to fit into.

I hate Pepsi’s politics however.


12 posted on 05/14/2011 9:54:04 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: smokingfrog

I drink Coke but I like the taste of Pepsi better.

I hate sushi, caviar, Cheese Whiz, Spam, and the New York Times.

But most of all, I hate companies whose CEOs compare my country to a raised middle finger. That’s why I drink Coke.


14 posted on 05/14/2011 9:54:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: smokingfrog
I don't know about telling between them, but you can always differentiate Coke and Pepsi drinkers from the rest of the population.

They are the fat ones. :)

15 posted on 05/14/2011 9:55:26 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: smokingfrog

I’ll drink either Coke or Pepsi.


16 posted on 05/14/2011 9:55:34 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: smokingfrog

When I drink coke, it’s Coke.

And I would be able to tell a difference blind-folded and with the flu. Still, this seems like an advertising piece.


17 posted on 05/14/2011 9:56:23 AM PDT by stentorian conservative (Obama is sinking the boat that was built to stay afloat.)
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To: Sporke

http://www.popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html


18 posted on 05/14/2011 9:58:16 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: smokingfrog

19 posted on 05/14/2011 9:59:01 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: smokingfrog
Pretty simple really

Coke drinkers tend to see themselves as citizens of America

Pepsi drinkers see themselves as citizens of the world.

Coke drinkers work hard and play hard

Pepsi drinkers are dope smoking left wing political activists

Coke drinkers vote Republican and love the Constitution

Pepsi drinkers love the new "Choice of a new generation" Barack Hussein Obama and Communism

Bet you didn't know you could get all that from what soda people drink did ya?

RC Cola and Dr. Pepper drinkers tend to be Tea Partying Libertarians who want you to leave them alone and get the hell out of their country (meaning the State they live in).

20 posted on 05/14/2011 9:59:21 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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