Monday, August 23, 2010

coke vs. pepsi

Our family is always taking sides- the middle child says he likes pepsi, Dave and I have always been loyal to coke. We decided to have a test once and for all.

(Although the test is not quite accurate- they should have been both in bottles, or both in cans)


Everyone got 2 cups....


Dave thought he knew which was which..........


Our pepsi boy will be in for a surprise......


We let the kids vote first so they would not be swayed....

The middle child and Miss Giggle both liked choice A- while the rest of us chose B.


Guess what?! Coke was A! Our poor pepsi fan was brokenhearted. Dave was shocked...but says we need to do it again using Diet. (Dave and I and our eldest chose pepsi, while the two youngest chose coke)


Yes, I did know which was which, but I honestly thought the Pepsi was better!! (we need to do a re-test since maybe the can/bottle thing skewed the results)

You think you know something and then the world turns upside down!

So tell us what you think. Coke or Pepsi??

23 comments:

Jessica said...

Diet Coke with Lime...for sure!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

PEPSI PEPSI PEPSI... for sure hands down... No questions asked PEPSI...

Susan S. said...

Classic Coke...but I think you should re-take the test. Canned Cokes vs. Plastic Cokes taste very different to me....but I really like a fountain coke (if the mix is right). :)

Laura D said...

I LOVE that you did this. You have so much fun in your family. Before marriage I was very much a Pepsi girl. Now I think my husband has swayed me over to Coke side. Although I admit it's been awhile since I've actually tasted Pepsi. When it comes to Sprite like drinks, however, we both agree Sierra Mist is the best. (That's a pepsi product.) When we do drink pop its usually Coke or Sierra Mist, so I guess we are both camps! = )

Jennifer said...

Coke! Silly question!! Also, do the test taste again using diet. If Dave can't tell the difference between diet coke and diet pepsi I will be SHOCKED!! There is a huge difference and diet coke is much better!!

Pam said...

I prefer the taste of the diet versions, and it is the only thing I like with artificial sweeteners. I only drink it on Friday evenings, when I need an extra bit of "pep" to keep me awake for the baking marathon, and at that point, I really don't care which brand it is (even a store brand works)! The rest of the time, I stick with water. :)

Tracey said...

I don't drink soda [coffee for me], but my husband is a huge Pepsi fan. My children all love Mountain Dew [thank goodness I have plenty of land for them to burn all the sugar off].

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

Thet taste the same to me. Although, I've never tasted them side by side:) But I like all the pesi flavors best- lime, wild cherry, etc.

misss_e said...

It depends really. If Im wanting the sweetest of the two I go with Coke. If i want the cola taste more than sugar I go with pepsi. I dont have a favorite.

Monica said...

Dr. Pepper! :)
Our marketing class at Wake Tech did this test with multiple brands, and almost everyone chose the Diet Coke as the Food Lion brand! It was quite funny!

Jeannette said...

We don't drink pop to much caffeine and sugar to the rot the teeth and keep you up at night.I use to drink diet coke though I hate pepsi.

gailsgarden said...

Very funny, especially that "Mr. Coke" picked Pepsi. I agree, you must try Diet Coke and all from the same type of container. You'll have to run to the gas station for fountain Diet Coke!

Garth and Becky said...

Definitely Diet Coke!

Debby said...

Diet Coke. I will drink Diet Pepsi if there isn't Diet COke. My cousin is the opposite but won't drink Diet Coke.

Sara said...

I am conflicted on a daily basis... today, it was Diet Pepsi b/c they were 3/$10 at Target. I'm a sale shopper. ;)

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

Coke - especially from a fountain. Pepsi doesn't tempt me at all. I've heard that kids tend to like Pepsi better but I'm not sure why that would be.

Adrienne said...

from my generation, that was called the pepsi challenge and showed up each year during the state fair of tx... funny memories, funny results!

Charlotte said...

Pepsi throwback - I like pepsi better because I think it's sweeter and I have a horrible sweet tooth. The throwback is the best because it has real sugar instead of corn syrup, which eliminates the slightly bitter aftertaste.

Stephanie said...

I grew up in a classic coke family, but once getting out in the world and tasting pepsi, I'll never go back! Pepsi all the way :)

Erna said...

Definitely Pepsi! :0)

Sue said...

I haven't read any previous comments but I must tell you that I have been a diehard PEPSI fan all my life. I don't drink much cola but when I do it's going to be a PEPSI...until I started forcing myself to drink diet (which I quickly drew accustomed to)...Diet Coke is the best because it tastes (to me) like Pepsi. Diet Pepsi tastes like...soap. In so many words, that's why you Diet Coke fans preferred Pepsi.

Megan Walker said...

EW EW EW...... can't do Pepsi...... AT ALL...... Pepsi tastes like it has some kind of toxic industrial cleaner as one of the ingredients....... EW!!!!

DIET COKE ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!!! :D

Keri said...

Pepsi for sure. And for the record, Calvin once made me do a taste test and I still picked pepsi :)