Coke vs. Pepsi: The History of the Cola Wars

Jul 18, 2012 | Posted by: Burento | Full story: www.cnntees.com

For over a century Coke and Pepsi have been at each other's throats in a constant struggle for a bigger piece of the billion-dollar soda market.A Along the way the companies have picked up a slew of loyalists and fans, adamant that their cola reigns supreme.

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I don't care for cola's or any carbonated drink except beer. :P

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Jul 18, 2012
 
If you're from Ohio, then we'd be talking about salted peanuts in Pepsi!!!

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___MrsMurphy___ wrote:
<quoted text>I have lived in Ohio 40 yrs and have never seen it, I have seen it in Tenn. and Kentucky and Penn.
Really?!! I suppose you never heard of Cincinnati Chili or a Cininnati drink?

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i love pepsi - it's sweeter without being syrupy. regular coke is less sweet and slightly syrupy. diet coke doesn't have the thick texture - has aspartane instead - and diet pepsi. i can't tell the difference between all the zero and diet ones. regular pepsi gets my vote. i have noticed it tends to be less available than coke - pity.

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Down in Disney World they have a building where you can taste Coke and other soda's from around the world. Some of it is pretty good, others, not so much.
Disney has a contract with Coke and carries Coke products like it's bottled water is Dasani. I remember, a couple of years ago they carried larger bottles but stopped the next year. Disney tries to squeeze as many dollars out of your wallet as possible. I was going to refill my water bottle from a water fountain but the water tasted yucky. I don't doubt this is on purpose to make you buy water.

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<quoted text>Disney has a contract with Coke and carries Coke products like it's bottled water is Dasani. I remember, a couple of years ago they carried larger bottles but stopped the next year. Disney tries to squeeze as many dollars out of your wallet as possible. I was going to refill my water bottle from a water fountain but the water tasted yucky. I don't doubt this is on purpose to make you buy water.
I grew up not far from there and the local water is barely a step above Mexico's.

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Jul 18, 2012
 
In the Coke or Pepsi vs Jameson's, the colas have shit for a chance.

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This is one war that is good for us! I drink both and like both, so keep the deals coming!
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Careful...Pepsi (Brad's Drink) was developed in 1898 as a soft drink. The name Pepsi was adopted in 1903. Coca-Cola wasn't patened as a soft drink till 1944, and was previously used as a medicine. I think you have your facts switched around a little. No matter though, I wasn't alive in the 19th century either - enjoy that Coke!!!
Your information is in error. The term "Coke" was trademarked in 1944, but has always been marketed as a soft drink. The original inventor of Coca-Cola had indeed, intended to market it as a patent medicine but never did. Instead, he sold the rights shortly thereafter to another guy who instantly started marketing it as a soft drink.
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If I had my druthers, I would prefer the Doctor over either cola. Dr. Pepper for me, always.
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If I'm buying its Michelob, with a shot of Turkey on the side.
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<quoted text>3way, 4 way and 5 way chili, just made a batch of skyline chili the other day. But never heard anyone claim peanuts in Pepsi as a northern thing.
Red Hot Peanuts in 7-up is the best. Not sure its a geographical thing because I've seen it in lots of places across this big ole country.
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Ironport (but you can't get that much around these parts anymore)

And Corrs heavy ifin I'm drinkin alcyhol.....
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my choice is always Pepsi.
I heard that the Obama administration passed a bill or something that says that pepsi can use parts of aborted babies in the pepsi recipe for flavor and color. Sounds gross to be drinking pop that possible has aborted baby parts in it. Don't know if it is so. Read the article Do your own research.

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My family and I are die hard fans of pepsi, all the way. The war goes on but in my books Pepsi wins.

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