Coke vs. Pepsi

According to the Independent, researchers have proven that the difference between Coke and Pepsi really is all in your head. Apparently the popularity of Coke's brand image causes people to think Coca-Cola itself tastes better, even though it really doesn't taste very different from Pepsi. As the article says: "When asked to taste blind, they showed no preference. However, when the participants were shown company logos before they drank, the Coke label, the more famous of the two, had a dramatic impact: three-quarters of the tasters declared they preferred Coke." I've long suspected this. Personally I can't taste any difference between Coke and Pepsi, but I have a friend who swears passionately that there's a huge difference. Now I can show him this research to prove that he's simply been brainwashed by advertising. Oh, and the Pepsi Taste Test also turns out to be nothing but hot air: "The findings suggest there is no scientific basis for claims made during the Pepsi ad campaign in which testers purportedly chose Pepsi over Coke when they were not told what they were drinking."

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Posted on Tue Oct 19, 2004


Pepsi is definitely better than Coke
Pepsi has a better taste and logo, no joke

Pepsi is sweeter, and Coke is very, very much hated
Pepsi tastes a lot smoother and Coke is way too carbonated

Posted by The dude who just totally loves pepsi a lot more t  on  Wed May 12, 2010  at  11:43 PM
There is definitely a difference in taste and I can tell blind-folded what is Coke, Pepsi or no-name brand cola. As for which tastes better... I like them both, but I find Coke has a better taste overall and is "stronger" / sweeter. Coke tastes great with alcohol and tastes better at room temperature than Pepsi does.
Posted by Dean  on  Sun May 30, 2010  at  12:49 AM
cool grin
Both really stinks !!
Posted by The one  on  Fri Jun 04, 2010  at  12:39 AM
I personaly LOVE Cocoa-Cola better than Pepsi . Also , I like their catchphrase "Open Happieness"
Posted by Allison  on  Tue Jun 29, 2010  at  08:34 AM
Wow! Some really radical comments here. Let's just calm down about it. One likes what one likes. Big deal?!

I personally like Coke, but that just me.
Posted by Revitol  on  Mon Jul 05, 2010  at  03:20 AM
In the last two weeks, I have had both coke and pepsi, it was not related to this page, I just happened to wonder what the diffrence was after drinking them both and thinking them about the same. well, thinking back on it, I know there ARE diffrences, but i cant seem to name them.... either way, they were both good, and people who get zealous either way are not very smart. for all you know, pepsi/coke causes super aids..... he he

they are both good, but mug rootbeer is the best, and bad company 2 rules, and c4 is better ! ect, random things.
Posted by hitman  in  somewere else  on  Thu Jul 15, 2010  at  01:03 AM
it think thats sooo dumb people calling others names just cause they dont like the same thing.. and i do prefer coke.. but im not going call someone an idiot if they like coke its soooo inmature.. in sixth grade my class did a blind folded test tooo. and pepsi was preffered.. btu blindfolded more people preffered coke.
Posted by Anastasia  in  Canada  on  Tue Aug 03, 2010  at  10:16 PM
Bahaha. I drink two-liters of coke a day, sometimes four-liters. Of course, by now I can tell the taste between even coke and shasta cola - needless to say, pepsi tastes far different to me. Haha, but in my opinion coke triumphs. Even diet coke and coke zero are fails xD
Posted by xMISAKIxSENNAx  in   on  Thu Aug 05, 2010  at  04:43 PM
I have read nearly every post on this page, and most people can see a clear difference between Pepsi and Coke.

I come from a "Pepsi family", but I never liked it. My family tells stories about trying to give me Pepsi when I was a toddler, and now I refused to swallow it-- I just spit it out every time.

This is probably because I don't like sugar, I never really have. Sweet stuff makes me gag. Coke is bubbly and has a good bite to it-- I love the feeling of opening an East Coast bottled Coke and taking that first sip where it's "hard" and cold and the bubbles fizz up my nose. It's a sensation drink. Pepsi tastes much like slimy candy goo to me, and I have only drank a Pepsi ONCE, out of desperation at a vacation house (the pipes weren't working, so no water, and there was only Pepsi in the fridge). And quite honestly, it was God awful. I went out and bought 2 dozen cokes the next day.

I'm a die hard coke lover though, a FANATIC. My room is decked out with anything and everything with the coke logo on it. I'm clearing off a wall so I can paint their logo. I love coke.

I gag at Pepsi. My friend, a Pepsi drinker (who had no taste preference, she liked Pepsi because James Dean advertised for them back in the 50s), made me do a taste test. She poured regular, east cost coke from a 2liter into a glass, and into another glass put that filth she calls Pepsi (also from a 2liter).

Unfortunately, I sipped the Pepsi first, and immediately spit it back into the glass. She was astonished. "You LOOKED!" she demanded.

Months later, I was at her house, and asked for a Coke. She returned with what looked like my request, but the second it touched me tongue, I was like..."This is a Pepsi". She was seriously shocked.

I can tell the difference between coke from the east or west coke, kosher coke, lime coke, diet coke, coke zero, cherry coke, vanilla coke, south/central american coke, fountain coke, coke from a 2l, small bottle, can, or glass bottle.

Pepsi all tastes the same to me (with the exception of their flavors)

Pepsi? Hep-C. Coke all the way.
Posted by Miss Allie  in  Massachusetts  on  Fri Aug 06, 2010  at  02:36 PM
My apologies for all the typos, by the way.
Posted by Miss Allie  in  Massachusetts  on  Fri Aug 06, 2010  at  02:40 PM
I like the taste of coke way more than pepsi and it ain't my imagination. Coke has a more crisp flavor, probably more carbonation. Pepsi has a thick syrup flatish flavor... I also drink a lot of plain seltzer water and always prefer the brands with the most carbonation...
Posted by rob  in  usa  on  Sun Aug 15, 2010  at  12:11 PM
Coke is so much better and sweeter. It is so easy to tell the difference.
Posted by Oliver  in  Cleveland  on  Wed Aug 18, 2010  at  09:04 PM
Pepsi drinkers in the family-Mother, grandmother, aunt, girlfriend, 10 yr old cousin, and female friends, basically all the females in the family drink pepsi. Coke drinkers- Me(20 yrs male), father, brother, male friends, male anybody. I think its something about the carbonation of the two that attracts its drinkers. I rarely find a woman that independently likes coke.
Posted by Kelden  in  St. Louis, Mo  on  Wed Sep 08, 2010  at  09:07 PM
tongue wink tongue wink poop on you coke i love i mean love Pepsi who's with me????
Posted by Emily Brown  in  Walkerton Indiana  on  Sat Oct 16, 2010  at  09:58 AM
tongue laugh i dont drink pop so i wouldnt know!!!!! tongue laugh
Posted by Riley Hockett  in  Walkerton  on  Mon Oct 18, 2010  at  08:45 AM
long face their is so much confusion in the coke and Pepsi stuff my mom loves Pepsi and my dad loves coke they always fight about it it drives me nuts. i like both i like the fizz of coke and the sweeter taste of Pepsi, that's why i always go get Dr. pepper i cant taste the difference but i can tastes everything else trust me, most of the time i don't even know what im getting.
Posted by alexis  in  MN  on  Thu Dec 30, 2010  at  09:07 AM
There is a huge difference between Coke and Pepsi!!! COKE IS WAY BETTER!!! You can tell a huge difference!!! smilesmile:):):):)
Posted by Taylor Patfield  in  Barrie  on  Mon Jan 03, 2011  at  07:56 PM
mad honestly i like coke tons more cuz it tastes better, lasta longer and it came out first, pepsi is a rip off and tastes gross.

I was just drinking a pepsi and after about 2 hours it tasted gross and when i leave a coke out that long it still tastes good.
Posted by nicola mosnas  on  Tue Jan 11, 2011  at  09:17 PM
im a girl love coke and everything coke lovers say is true but the pepsi lovers lie its a known fact with me on this site. All my friends and family like pepsi more than coke but coke is the best. I was thinking of a science project and here it is, i would ask everyone i can to see if they like pepsi, coke, or cant tell the difference and i am going to use it i dont care what the teacher thinks someone needs to step up and get rid of peopsi it sucks!
Posted by nicola again  on  Tue Jan 11, 2011  at  09:22 PM
I think coke is like Zeus and pepsi is Poseidon. That said, Dr. Pepper is Hades. Now, in serious, packaging is what you taste. Yes, the products taste slightly different but the contrasting blue and red packaging is the difference.
Posted by joey  on  Wed Jan 19, 2011  at  03:10 PM
Personally I find no taste difference, however I do find coke has more of a bite. Thats why I prefer it
Posted by Melissa  on  Wed Jan 19, 2011  at  06:03 PM
the new lids on the pepsi bottles are very painful to open please go back to the small lines on the lid,s the big groves hurt like hell.i am thinking about going to a cheaper brand just bucause of the stinking lids they should have done a servey on the lids befor retooling for the new sucky ones
Posted by GARY MOOREHEAD  in  hamilton alabama  on  Sun Jan 23, 2011  at  10:57 PM
Well personally i think the both are very good (though secretly i drink more coke). Coke is definitely more fizzy, more acidic, and has a light flavor, a good all around drink.
Now with Pepsi it is sweet, less fizzy and acidic, goes flatter slightly faster, and has a stronger flavor, so it's more of a drink to go with Pizza or a sandwich
Posted by Miles  on  Tue Feb 15, 2011  at  04:55 PM
Pepsi is the bomb but coca cola is healther because Pepsi tastes better
Posted by Hada  on  Thu Apr 14, 2011  at  12:56 PM
PEPSI WHUTT Coke sukes
Posted by Miles  on  Thu Apr 21, 2011  at  12:16 PM
pepsi is better then coke.
Posted by bellalaaa  in  your ass  on  Fri May 06, 2011  at  12:40 PM
personal i think coke taste good but pepsi taste like crap
Posted by bradley  in  flintstone  on  Tue Jun 28, 2011  at  06:09 PM
Coke is way better than pepsi. Pepsi is for sissys, doesn't even taste like cola
Posted by Jake  in  California  on  Sat Jul 16, 2011  at  11:41 PM
I have always been a Pepsi drinker. Recently bought Pepsi Maxwith 0 calories. Very disapppointed. It is disgustingly sweet and leaves an after taste like diet sodas of any kind.Guess I will have to switch to another brand.
Posted by cynthia  in  e syracuse ny  on  Fri Jul 29, 2011  at  01:14 PM
I prefer Coca-cola over Pepsi. Pepsi tastes way too sugary, like tea with too much sugar. Coca-cola tastes sweet, like a nectar. I have more happy memories with Coke than I do with Pepsi.
Posted by Ayden  in  Little Valley, NY  on  Sun Feb 26, 2012  at  11:23 AM
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