questionsis pepsi better than coke?

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pepsi leaves a tacky/gritty feeling on my teeth. Coke doesn't.
I prefer diet coke over diet pepsi or pepsi max by a huge margin, but for some reason from a soda fountain, I don't mind diet pepsi.
We're a coke family.

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Exactly what @kamikazeken said. Pepsi leaves this horrible feeling on my teeth that disgusts me and can actually be very uncomfortable. Always been a coke fan.

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Pepsi is better.
If I want a coke I add water to my Pepsi to lower the flavor and make it flatter.

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I used to despise Coke when I was younger. I thought it had a bad aftertaste and thus would only drink Pepsi. Then I went through a phase where I would would drink as much soda as I could get my hands on. Spoiler alert: drinking lots of soda didn't make me get fat like anti-obesity advertisements are always claiming. Now I am at a place where I much prefer the less sweet flavor of Coke. I guess it's like coffee where it tastes horrible the first time but when you get outer and try it again it can grow on you. I have been going through a rough patch lately because my college has an exclusive deal with Pepsi and the closest Coke is 3 miles away.
I seriously feel bad for anyone who can't tell the difference between Pepsi and Coke. They must not have very sensitive taste buds. Are your friends smokers by any chance? I think the difference between Pepsi and Coke is about the same as the difference between Vanilla Coke and regular Coke.

PS: I think Vanilla Coke is better than both combined.

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When dining out I will ask for diet Coke. If they ask if diet Pepsi is okay I just opt for water. The exception is if they have diet Dr. Pepper.

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Pepsi, I never liked coke b/c of the after taste. I think it just depends what you grew up with. Everyone I love drinks pepsi :D. DP and A&W root beer are my fav's as well.

I used to work in the corn milling industry, mainly HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). That stuff is not good for you, just saying. Coke and Pepsi used the same dextrose percentage (55%) and DP used 42%. I thought that the difference would have been what makes the difference but it isn't b/c they're the same.

Pepsi Co is the most strict company when it comes to product compliance, ie they want their syrup within 10º of the specified temp, one degree off it gets returned, no bee's in the syrup, has to be curtain ph, color (all syrup is clear), etc.

Dr Pepper with hot cheetos mixed with buttery popcorn is one of the best combo's ever.

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For me, it depends on the type of cola (flavoring).

Plain: Coke > Pepsi (when they are flat, for some reason I like Pepsi more)
Cherry: Wild Cherry Pepsi > Cherry Coke
Diet: Coke Zero > Diet Pepsi
Vanilla: Split; I like both

@gilfilent: That suggestion sounds like a great combo, I'll try it out. Thanks!

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The consensus I experienced when I worked for Coke as a merchandiser is that more people prefer coke over pepsi. Based on whenever pepsi is on sale, coke sells just as much as pepsi as a regular price.

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I dislike both "Coke" and "Pepsi" (don't care for colas) but Pepsi's Mt. Dew is the only way to go. If the restaurant is only serving Coke products(Mello Yellow) I pass and go with water. Sundrop isn't too bad but never see it as a fountain drink, only rarely on sale in cans/bottles.

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@jjeff: I think Faygo's Moon Mist is the best of the citrus sodas, but is also the hardest to find, outside of the Detroit area. Although I did come across in 20oz bottles in a gas station in Clinton, MS a while back. No clue how that happened, but I bought half a dozen of them.

I generally prefer Pepsi to Coke but Cherry Coke to Wild Cherry Pepsi. I don't like diet sodas, but Pepsi Next isn't horrible. It just doesn't taste like Pepsi (not sweet enough). And, despite having lived in Texas for almost 14 years, I still don't like Dr. Pepper.

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I'm a Diet Coke drinker and find little difference between caff and decaff. I don't care for Pepsi at all. Too sweet for my taste. In fact, my preference is so strong that, when I go to a restaurant that only offers Pepsi, I opt for water. Since most hotel chains have contracts with Pepsi for their vending machines, I've been known to stash a few Diet Cokes in my suitcase (praying they won't explode on the airplane), just to tide me over until I can locate a drug store or gift shop that DOES have Coca-Cola products.

I'm sure it's entirely a matter of what you're accustomed to drinking. DH doesn't care about which brand he drinks, as long as he can shake it up first to "defizz" it a bit. Urgh! I can't tell you how many times I've poured a nice cold glass of Diet Coke from a 2 liter bottle in the fridge, only to discover that he has been defizzing it!

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No preference as I don't drink either one.

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Prefer Diet Coke to Diet Pepsi, but if I can't get the Coke products I'll deal with the Pepsi. Yes, I can tell the difference, but I can deal with Pepsi.

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I remember reading an article about a guy who would bring a 2ltr of Pepsi with him to any resteraunt just in case they didn't serve pepsi. If they refused to allow him to drink his own soda he didn't dine.

He's my hero.

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@potter412: You never hear about anyone dying from Pepsi ;)

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Coke is generally more engrained at restaurants (outside of the TacoBell/KFC/PizzaHut/Arbys conglomerate), but if I'm going to drink a cola from a can or bottle, I much prefer Pepsi. Fountain drinks it varies so much from place to place because of their soda/mix ratios.

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If you mix Pepsi and Coke, it blows up.

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@mserebrenik: That's because no one drinks it. :o

Ba-zinga!

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i vote pepsi and mt dew all the way, but if it comes to diet sodas i go diet coke.

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Coke is indeed the real thing. Mexican Coke with real sugar is even better.

I've never been able to stand any Diet soda, and can't understand marketing that claims that it tastes the same. I wish I could develop a taste for Diet, because I don't need the extra calories from regular Coke. So I drink more water, and when It's time to treat myself with something tasty, it's Coke.