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Diet Coke fizzes past Pepsi (America-hating, Obama-loving PepsiCo CEO flop)
CNN Money ^ | 3/17/11 | Charles Riley

Posted on 03/18/2011 3:22:42 AM PDT by jimbo123

Score one for the Coca-Cola Company.

Diet Coke unseated Pepsi as the second most popular carbonated soft drink in 2010, according to data from Beverage Digest.

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The switch marks a sea change in the industry. According to John Sicher, the editor and publisher of Beverage Digest, Pepsi has held the second position "for decades."

Sicher attributed the decline in Pepsi's market share to its Pepsi Refresh Project marketing campaign, which is focused on community service.

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coke; colawars; communityservice; corporateamerica; dietcoke; indranooyi; obama; pepsi; pepsico
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PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi (Globalist, America-Hater, Obama-Lover, Company destroyer)

1 posted on 03/18/2011 3:22:50 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I have refused to use pepsi products since her speech with her fingers representing the major countries — and guess which finger ended up representing the USA...?


2 posted on 03/18/2011 3:28:30 AM PDT by Pusterfuss (If Obama is the answer, how stupid was the question?)
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To: Pusterfuss

3 posted on 03/18/2011 3:31:16 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
My favorite, much better than Coke or Pepsi. :)

And least it's owned by the Brits now...

RC Cola

4 posted on 03/18/2011 3:45:05 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: jimbo123

This arrogant, incompetent “genius” as been running Pepsico into the ground like her good pal Obama is ruining the country.


5 posted on 03/18/2011 3:45:07 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Pusterfuss

I still call our snack fund guy at work a communist when he stocks Diet Pepsi but not Diet Coke. It’s a mostly-joking reference to the sale of Pepsi in the USSR. The truth is I just like the taste of Diet Coke better.


6 posted on 03/18/2011 3:45:50 AM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

They use aspertame too, very bad, RC does not. Stay away from that aspertame.


7 posted on 03/18/2011 3:50:17 AM PDT by Waco (From Seward to Sara)
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To: Gil4

Jack and coke is my drink. Somehow Jack and Pepsi just doesn’t sound right, sounds kind of gay if you know what I mean. Come to think of it, they usually order cosmos. :-)


8 posted on 03/18/2011 3:56:40 AM PDT by mc5cents (Government doesn't solve problems, it subsidizes them. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: mc5cents
Jack and coke is my drink. Somehow Jack and Pepsi just doesn’t sound right, sounds kind of gay if you know what I mean.

How about milk and Pepsi?


9 posted on 03/18/2011 4:09:51 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Gil4

I find that Coke Zero is FAR superior to any other soft drink out there. Yes, even DIET COKE...;-)


10 posted on 03/18/2011 4:09:51 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Gil4

Thanks for explaining that. I was starting to take it seriously, Gil.

So you just want me to stock more Diet Coke, right? You don’t really think I’m a communist.


11 posted on 03/18/2011 4:11:16 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: jimbo123
It was while doing a Pepsi commercial that Michael Jackson caught his hair on fire.

There is a certain intangible value to that.

12 posted on 03/18/2011 4:11:29 AM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: Yo-Yo; mc5cents

And a Cuba Libre with Pepsi would just suck.


13 posted on 03/18/2011 4:11:46 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: jimbo123
Diet Coke unseated Pepsi as the second most popular carbonated soft drink in 2010

This isn't the first time, I've read the same thing in other years - that Coke held the #1 and #2 positions. Diet Coke is the only cola drink at my house. Nope, we are not over weight either.

14 posted on 03/18/2011 4:23:44 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: jimbo123

That picture right there #3 is why I told my wife not to buy any more Pepsi.

We switched to RC Cola.


15 posted on 03/18/2011 4:24:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Put a Moon Pie with that R.C. and you've got quite a treat.
16 posted on 03/18/2011 4:25:10 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: jimbo123
hopey-Changie drinks the devils brew...


17 posted on 03/18/2011 4:26:07 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: jimbo123

Whore B*&#H


18 posted on 03/18/2011 4:26:28 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: jimbo123

I used to be a Pepsi drinker until they changed the logo to look like the Kenyan’s... since then, not ONE DROP in this house.
I have also avoided Pizza Hut, KFC, Frito-Lay, and many of their other brands.


19 posted on 03/18/2011 4:28:23 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (It's easy being a menace to society when WAY OVER half the population is happy being sheep.)
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To: Pusterfuss

I used to buy Pepsi for my son...because it was usually cheaper and he didn’t really care. But after the 2008 election and Pepsi’s love-fest with Barry HUSSEIN, I stopped buying Pepsi. So happy to say that I am a small part of the demographics that helped lower Pepsi sales.


20 posted on 03/18/2011 4:30:56 AM PDT by Josa
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To: jimbo123
Even better than Diet Coke....


21 posted on 03/18/2011 4:31:16 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Josa

Good job!


22 posted on 03/18/2011 4:36:30 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Gil4

>>The truth is I just like the taste of Diet Coke better.

Us, too. The wife even more than I.

“Anything to drink?”

“Diet Coke, please.”

“Is Diet Pepsi OK?”

“Iced tea.”


23 posted on 03/18/2011 4:37:11 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Graybeard58

“Put a Moon Pie with that R.C. and you’ve got quite a treat.”

I’ve been infesting the south for 3 years now and still can’t get into a Moon Pie. There’s something about it that makes my stomach go into revolt. Maybe if I barbecue the thing...

Now Kielbasa with horseradish and RC is great.


24 posted on 03/18/2011 4:38:45 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: Josa

I stopped spending money on Pepsi products when they started supporting gun control.


25 posted on 03/18/2011 4:39:24 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jimbo123

Pepsi has come a looooong way since being the small time soft-drink company out of North Carolina, good ridance!


26 posted on 03/18/2011 4:41:44 AM PDT by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: jimbo123

I love diet Coke but can’t stomach Pepsi. Too damn sweet.


27 posted on 03/18/2011 4:53:02 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: jimbo123
I don't buy Pepsi. That's my answer to Hope and change.
28 posted on 03/18/2011 4:55:13 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: PalmettoMason

Ditto.


29 posted on 03/18/2011 4:59:47 AM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: jimbo123

Good. Pepsi is a huge supporter of the homosexual agenda, and after I learned about that a few years ago, I stopped purchasing Pepsi products altogether. I prefer Dr Pepper (Coke product) anywise. But, as much pop as I drink, the loss of my business alone probably cost PepsiCo at least a dollar of stock value!


30 posted on 03/18/2011 5:13:04 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: TSgt

Diet Pepsi drinker here. Do not like Diet Coke. Just a personal preference is all.


31 posted on 03/18/2011 5:21:54 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Let's party like it's 1773!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Makes me crave a Moon Pie.


32 posted on 03/18/2011 5:22:15 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: FreedomPoster

“Diet Coke, please.”

“Is Diet Pepsi OK?”

“Iced tea.”

You're nice. My response is, "Is Monopoly™  money OK?"

33 posted on 03/18/2011 5:24:00 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: jimbo123
I'm glad that when I do drink pop (which isn't often), it is a Coke product. I have either a Diet Coke or a Coke Zero.

So Pepsi supports hussein eh? Well, I choose not to support Pepsi with my $$$ then. I won't support their support of that un-American, anti-American socialist/fascist.

34 posted on 03/18/2011 5:24:31 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: catfish1957
I'm with you there - Coke Zero is not bad at all. I was going to say "...for a diet drink." But you know, it can hold its own against "regular" pop too.

Full disclosure... Others should take my evaluation with a grain of salt - I don't drink pop very often, and I honestly can't remember the last time I had anything more than a sip of my wife's regular Coke.

35 posted on 03/18/2011 5:28:40 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: humblegunner
It was while doing a Pepsi commercial that Michael Jackson caught his hair on fire.

That was about the same time that Richard Pryor caught on fire while free-basing coke.

The story at the time was that they were starting a new charity called the Ignited Negro College Fund.

36 posted on 03/18/2011 5:29:03 AM PDT by N. Theknow (A gun in the hand, beats a cop on the phone.)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

“I find that Coke Zero is FAR superior to any other soft drink out there. Yes, even DIET COKE...;-)”

Here Here...I totally agree with your statement! Coke Zero is like mother’s milk to me.


37 posted on 03/18/2011 5:29:38 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
I prefer Dr Pepper (Coke product)

Dr Pepper is not owned by Coca-Cola. They are owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., the parent company of Dr Pepper and Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. They are a spinoff of Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB) from Cadbury Schweppes plc.

http://www.drpepper.com/info/corporateinfo/

38 posted on 03/18/2011 5:31:13 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: thackney

I think Coke’s version is Mr. Pibb. I always thought Dr. Pepper was made by Pepsi because it was available only at fast food places that had Pepsi and not Coke.


39 posted on 03/18/2011 5:33:07 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
RC Cola is a Dr. Pepper Product.

http://www.drpepper.com/info/faq/

Q: Is Dr Pepper owned by a larger company?
A: Yes. Along with a number of other great brands, Dr Pepper is a brand within the Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG). DPSG is one of the largest producers of soft drinks and premium beverages in the Americas. DPSG's brand portfolio includes Snapple, Dr Pepper, 7UP, A&W Root Beer, Sunkist soda, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch, Schweppes, RC Cola, Diet Rite, Slush Puppie frozen drinks, Mott's Apple Juice, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T, Holland House mixers, Rose's, Mistic, Yoo-Hoo, Orangina, IBC, Stewart's, Nantucket Nectars and other well-known consumer brands.

40 posted on 03/18/2011 5:33:10 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: sergeantdave; Graybeard58
I’ve been infesting the south for 3 years now and still can’t get into a Moon Pie. There’s something about it that makes my stomach go into revolt. Maybe if I barbecue the thing...

Nah, just put some Texas Pete hot sauce on it. It make anything edible... /g

41 posted on 03/18/2011 5:49:28 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: sergeantdave; Graybeard58
I’ve been infesting the south for 3 years now and still can’t get into a Moon Pie. There’s something about it that makes my stomach go into revolt. Maybe if I barbecue the thing...

Nah, just put some Texas Pete Hot Sauce on it. It makes anything edible... /g

42 posted on 03/18/2011 5:50:18 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
I find that Coke Zero is FAR superior to any other soft drink out there. Yes, even DIET COKE...;-)

Completely agree (with the exception of Diet Dr Pepper)! I wish more restaurants would offer Coke Zero instead of the almost undrinkable Diet Coke.

43 posted on 03/18/2011 5:51:03 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: jimbo123

However on a positive note Pepsi is switching to again using real sugar instead of corn syrup. If only Coke would follow that lead.


44 posted on 03/18/2011 6:10:16 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: thackney

Thanks, so long as they’re not owned by Pepsi!


45 posted on 03/18/2011 6:16:03 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: jimbo123
Arizona Peach Ice Tea - a great alternative to diet soda.
46 posted on 03/18/2011 6:23:40 AM PDT by Apercu ("Obama is graffiti on the wall of American History")
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To: catfish1957

Agreed. Coke Zero is the BEST!!!


47 posted on 03/18/2011 6:30:49 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Waco
They use aspertame too, very bad, RC does not. Stay away from that aspertame.

Yes, stay away from that aspartame!

Diet RC:
Ingredients: carbonated water, caramel color, phosphoric acid, potassium citrate, Sucralose (Splenda brand) a non-nutritive sweetener, citric acid, potassium benzoate (a preservative), caffeine, gum acacia, and natural flavor

48 posted on 03/18/2011 6:32:35 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27; Waco
Yes, stay away from that aspartame!

Whatever you do, don't risk eating chicken with a glass of red wine, apple juice, orange juice or tomato juice. Doing so could be ten times more dangerous than consuming aspartame.

49 posted on 03/18/2011 6:52:18 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase

I get a reaction to aspartame - I can’t tolerate the stuff.

Same with anything ending in “tol” -malitol, sorbitol, xylitol

Eating at a restaurant can be challenging....


50 posted on 03/18/2011 7:23:29 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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