Skip to comments.The REAL Differences Between Coke And Pepsi People
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
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.
“but you couldn’t certainly distinguish them in a taste test. “
Of course you can
I drink water mostly.
Its better for you...
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
>>Coke drinks consider themselves well traveled.
I, a Pepsi drinker, am well traveled
>>Coke drinkers will show up early.
This Pepsi drinker does.
I drink both, though I prefer Coke over ice. I guess that makes me a snob?
I drink coke and never been to an art gallery, so there!
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)! :)
Naah, putting it over ice and diluting it makes it as bad as Pepsi.
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.
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.
They are the fat ones. :)
I’ll drink either Coke or Pepsi.
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.
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).
MEXICAN COKE with real sugar instead of corn syrup. I don’t drink very many soft drinks, but occasionally one hits the spot and this is what I like. With a squeeze of lime juice.
I’ll have an RC Cola and a Moon Pie. Now.
The only thing missing is that pepsi drinkers are alcoholic wife beating child molesters. (and quite possibly terrorists)
I don’t know. The survey looks entirely reasonable to me. Hehehehe.
Coke with my burger and fries. Coke with the right kind of rum (Santa Tereasa Superior) and lime. Almost never Coke by it’s self.
I just don’t like Pepsi!
I always drank both, but an ice cold Pepsi in the swirled glass bottle almost burned going down and it had a much sweeter and distinctive taste than Coke.
Today, I drink Pepsi Throwback or the Mexican Papsi in the glass bottle if I find a Roach Coach that has it. In CA, they banned Mexican Pepsi because the paint on the OUTSIDE of some of the bottles had lead in it. First thing I ever do is lick the outside of the bottle you know, idiots...
I like an occasional Diet Dr Pepper. Does that make me a fat hillybilly? Or, should I say that I am a voluptuous gal of Southern descent?
Ok fine, but what about us Dr. Pepper people, where do we fit on the spectrum?
You're just weird. ;-)
I don’t fit the stereotype, as a Pepsi drinker. I am a citizen of America (though admittedly the Pepsi rebranding in ‘08 to look kinda like the Obama “O” was not pleasing to me). I work and play hard and am a conservative and vote Republican.
To paraphrase the SNL skit based on the Billy Goat Tavern,
for me it’s “No Coke, Pepsi”. Though diet Coke with lime is OK.
Might be true for fountain drinks, since their are so many variables with mixing syrup and making carbonated water at the dispenser, but any Coke or Pepsi lover can instantly tell the difference in a blind test when using bottled product.
I will drink a little Moxie, if I can ever find it!
Moxie originated as a patent medicine called “Moxie Nerve Food,” which was created around 1876 by Dr. Augustin Thompson of Union, Maine.
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A lawsuit was filed in 1907 by the Moxie Nerve Food Company of New England against the Modox Company and others, alleging that they had copied the ingredients of Moxie ...
Essentially you're saying that Coke drinkers are Southerners or rural folks and Pepsi drinkers are Northerners or big city people.
Or maybe it's the similarity of Pepsi's logo with Obama's.
But that doesn't really work.
Coke has a massive captive audience in the Southeast. People there would probably much rather drink some off-brand competitor than Pepsi.
But apart from that, in the country as a whole, "Pepsi" is kind of a silly name. It's the sort of word grandma might have used.
So those sophisticated urban cosmopolitans order Coke a lot more than Pepsi. The further you get from Atlanta the more likely it is that your poor, stay-at-home country mice drink Pepsi or RC or the supermarket generic and the affluent, elitist city mice buy Coke.
And didn't Jimmy Carter refer to the Coca-Cola company as his State Department when he ran for President?
Wow, that reminds me of growing up back home in Tennessee.
I'm a Coke Zero drinker. The Pepsi Throwback with real sugar is good however.
“... where do we fit on the spectrum?”
(post 27) If you are drinking regular Dr. Pepper then you aren’t voluptuous. There, you fit into a spectrum. LOL
>>Ads for New Coke were booed heavily when they appeared on the scoreboard at the Houston Astrodome. Even Fidel Castro, a longtime Coke drinker, contributed to the backlash, calling New Coke a sign of American capitalist decadence.
Thank you, that was quite interesting. :)
Well, when called for I’m a Coke drinker, I hate Pepsi, although I’m not much of a soft drink drinker anyway. But I sound more like I fit the demographics of a Pepsi drinker!
"What kind of coke you drinkin?"
Unless of course you are drinking Dr. Pepper, then you call it by name.
But of course I'm just having fun, one of my best friends who is a right wing, small business owning, Christian republican drinks nothing but Pepsi. Damn Communist
I agree that there has been a change in taste over the years. Early on I came to like PEPSI in a glass bottle. (Remember HIRES Root Beer?)
>>I drink coke and never been to an art gallery, so there!<<
Yeah, but you’ve got that high falutin attitude. /s
Coke has more bite; Pepsi is too sweet.
Quite the soda fountain. :)
To reach more of the public, it began to be bottled and distributed through general stores in a 6 1/2 oz. bottle.
Competitors emerged, and Pepsi began to compete at labor intensive work site lunch counters in hot climates with its ten oz. serving. It offered more cool beverage and sugar for the same price.
Therefore, the brand of drink took on a class distinction in the South, which is reflected today by ordering by brand. Other locations, North and West simply saw the drinks as ‘pop’ or ‘soda’ without volume, taste, or origin discrimination.
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