Pepsi or Coke?

Bonnie - posted on 11/10/2010 ( 111 moms have responded )

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Kind of thought of this because of the comparison of butter to margarine, so I am curious....

Do you prefer Pepsi or Coke? And why?

We all know that neither are good for you, but I have always been told that Coke has so much more sugar in it than Pepsi. I have also been told that having to do with the ingredients in it forensics is able to use Coke to help get the blood stains off of cement after they have done their work and investigations.

I personally am a Pepsi drinker because of my husband. That is his drink. It seems as though he converted me. I use to drink Coke and other Coke products when I lived at home because of my family (Except for Dr. Pepper--I love Dr. Pepper, I always have and that is a Pepsi product)

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Melissa - posted on 11/11/2010

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Trying to give it up but there is nothinglike a tall refreshing coke every now and then especially with Pizza!!!

~Jennifer - posted on 11/11/2010

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51 Uses for Coca-Cola



1. Remove grease stains from clothing and fabric (I had to start there)

2. Remove rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil.

3. Remove blood stains from clothing and fabric.

4. Make gooey Coke funnel cakes .

5. Clean oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.

6. Loosen a rusty bolt; pour on some Coke and wait for the magic to happen.

7. Kill slugs and snails; a small bowl of Coke will attract them, the acid will kill them.

8. Help a lawn become lush and green (see my lawn tonic article here )

9. Prevent an asthma attack! Apparently, the caffeine in two 12oz cans can prevent the onset of an attack.

10. Defrost a frozen windshield. Apply liberally and wait (I’ll see if this works in winter)

11. Clean burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.

12. Descale a kettle using the same method in 11.

13. Neutralize a jellyfish sting.

14. Clean car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.

15. Cure nausea; let a can of Coke go flat then take a teaspoon of Coke every hour.

16. Also, flat coke can help relieve an upset stomach (aka “the runs”)

17. Make a Mentos & Coke exploding fountain. This one takes a 2-liter bottle of Coke.

18. Get rid of hiccups; gargle with a big mouthful of ice-cold Coke.

19. Shake up a can and pour it over your windshield to remove bugs and other crud.

20. Use the method in 19 for your car bumpers, too.

21. Clean your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.

22. Relieve congestion; boil and a can of Coke and drink while hot to clear you up.

23. Make a sweet BBQ sauce. Mix a can of Coke with ketchup and brush over ribs or chicken.

24. Baste a ham roast with Coke as it cooks. The sugars will caramelize; the ham will be moist.

25. Add a can of coke to your pot roast to tenderize it and add extra flavor. (Thanks Linsey).

26. Make pretty pennies; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.

27. Make your hair curly; pour flat Coke onto long hair, leave for a few minutes then rinse.

28. Age documents and photos; for that antique look, apply Coke, pat with paper, leave to dry.

29. Clean tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.

30. Mix a can of Coke with a packet of Italian seasoning; cook a tough steak in it.

31. Make better compost; Coke increases the acidity, adds sugars and feeds microorganisms.

32. Dissolve a tooth in it; Use a sealed container, this takes ages. Why would you want to though, unless you’re Hannibal Lecter?

33. Remove gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.

34. Get silky skin; mix a spoonful of Coke with regular lotion and apply liberally.

35. Make low-fat brownies .

36. Pour a little in a cup and set it out an hour before a picnic, away from your site; it will attract wasps and bees so they’re not bugging you and your grub.

37. Remove stains from vitreous china. More info on vitreous materials here .

38. Got a dirty pool? Add two 2-liter bottles of Coke to clear up the water (it acts as rust remover).

39. Add Coke to your laundry to remove bad smells, especially fish.

40. Remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.

41. Mop a floor with Coke to make it sticky. It’s a movie industry trick to stop actors slipping.

42. Remove marker stains from carpet. Apply Coke, scrub, then clean with soapy water.

43. Clean a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.

44. Apply to skin for a deep tan (although this seems like a recipe for skin cancer to me).

45. Supposedly, drinking an 8oz can of Coke every day can prevent kidney stones.

46. Add it to a Sloppy Joe mix

47. Perk up your Azaleas or Gardenias.

48. Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.

49. Strip paint off metal furniture; soak a towel in Coke, sit it on the surface for days. Make sure you keep adding Coke to keep the towel wet. (Seems like a hassle, I’d rather buy paint stripper.)

50. Add it to vodka, rum or bourbon.

51. Drink it straight from the can, if you can (too sweet for me)



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No he is really particular, it is just that the flavour of Pepsi Raw is something he particularly likes.

Bonnie - posted on 11/15/2010

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I don't know of anyone who will drink any type of soda that is handed to them, so I think that would be interesting if he is.

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Yep and they kept giving us cases of it as samples for us bleugh, it made my BIL happy though because he likes it, so he got loads of cases of pop :-)

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Eurgh I tried that and it's disgusting, as is Red Bull Cola!!! I love the sweets but you expect the synthetic flavour, with the drink you don't.

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I tell you what is an interesting but odd flavour Pepsi Raw it is Cola made using natural flavours, and it tastes like fizzy cola bottle sweets, I hate it, which is odd because I love the sweets :-)

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Lol it is isn't it!!! I have phases of liking both then deciding they're both boring and keep thinking what are they actually supposed to taste like lol!~?!?

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I disagree Jennifer to me Coke is definately sweeter in taste than Pepsi, I can taste the syrup in Coke whereas I can't in Pepsi. It's funny how different people perceive taste so differently...

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Lol it cracks me up that what we call Walkers Crisps here has the name Lays in other countries =] I dunno why but it's funny that they couldn't keep the same name everywhere. Here in the UK Pepsi is sweeter than Coke.

Bonnie - posted on 11/14/2010

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Jane, I am the same way in that I can drink both Coke and Pepsi. I don't hate Coke, I just prefer Pepsi. I can taste the difference; Coke is way sweeter to me.

Jane - posted on 11/14/2010

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Coke for me. I haven't read the thread yet but there a many people I know (my husband for one) that say they can't taste the difference but I totally can. I'll drink Pepsi if that's all that's offered...it's not like it's totally yucky or anything but I prefer Coke over any other cola.

Jenn - posted on 11/13/2010

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Other products that are the "same" taste different in different countries. For example Lay's salt & vinegar chips in Canada can knock your nostrils out, but in the States they're very mild and to me should be called "Salt & Salt".

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/13/2010

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I was thinking "nectar of the Gods" about Diet Coke Kate!!!!!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/13/2010

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Diet Coke please!!! Regular coke and pepsi are disgusting to me...pepsi is worse though...I don't even like diet pepsi...but I do love diet Dr. Pepper!

Mrs. - posted on 11/13/2010

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Whelp, there is a real taste difference between the taste of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Despite what the corn refiners commercials say.

Bonnie - posted on 11/13/2010

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I'm surprised to read that Pepsi and Coke are made differently and taste differently around the world. I don't see why that would be...Coke is Coke and Pepsi is Pepsi.

Mrs. - posted on 11/13/2010

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I'd like to think it was a sassy reply on a debate forum. I surprised you thought it was argumentative in tone. I just pretty certain of what I said.

Yeah, I actually do think there might be some Coke or Pepsi product internationally which might be still made just with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. Don't know for sure but they do mess with the formula in different countries.

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I agree, Coke and Pepsi taste different in different countries, they have different ingredients (i.e. the sugar is different because it is grown in different parts of the world). If my memory serves me right Pepsi is sweeter in the States than it is in the UK.

Mrs. - posted on 11/13/2010

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No, Coke, Pepsi taste different because they are made differently. Same with Canadian beer sold in the US, Molson in particular. I know you live in Canada and drank it in the states....but I'm going to choose to listen to my vast amount of friends who have gone back and forth, lived in different countries and attested to the same. I will also rely on my own well travelled palate than a visit to Nevada once.

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Kate, Coca Cola Enterprises has the rights to manufacture and distribute Dr P in the UK, it falls into their portfolio of drinks, as does Schweppes, Fanta and Sprite. Although you are right they do not own it.

Jennifer, Britvic Soft Drinks (BSD) have the right to distribute and manufacture Pepsi drinks as well as 7UP amongst many other soft drinks. Pepsico IS a separate company to BSD but BSD distributes Pepsi in the UK. I KNOW this because I worked for them for more than 3 years.

Ok rant over, sorry guys I think it's a mix of my hormones and being on bed rest I am BORED!

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Coke is Coke - it's all gross! I live in Canada and it tastes the same to me as it did when I was visiting my SIL in Nevada.

Mrs. - posted on 11/12/2010

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I haven't had pop in 10 years but..

In the states, Pepsi is the way to go.

However, if you ever visit Canada or move there like I did, you'll probably like Coke better up here. It taste completely different when you cross the border.

I'm also gonna point out that it tastes different in the the UK too. So you guys who are arguing how much better Pepsi or Coke taste in these different countries are arguing about several different tasting colas with the same name plastered on the can.

Leah - posted on 11/12/2010

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I don't drink regular coke or pepsi, has to be diet, regular is just wayyy too sugary to me. Doesn't matter the brand but I do seem to buy coke more often just b/c my husband is a coke drinker and i just buy a case when i buy a case for him (although my case lasts for like 2 weeks where as his is gone in 2 hours :S Gross...)

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Ah right =] so it's used under licence by coca cola in the UK - just looke don the actual Dr Pepper website and they also made 7up, whereas here in the UK that's used under license by Pespsi...sooo confusing!

Kate CP - posted on 11/12/2010

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No, Dr. Pepper is occasionally distributed by Coca-Cola or Pepsi but it IS its own company and is not owned by a separate company.

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Lol here in the UK they changed the taste of cherry coke a couple of years ago and now it tastes more like cherry...dunno how else to explain it lol =]

Charlie - posted on 11/12/2010

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Who knows Anika this shop often sells stuff wayyy out of date haha !

Bonnie - posted on 11/12/2010

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Jennifer, as I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I love Dr. Pepper, but don't like cherry coke. Tastes like cough syrup and soil to me. I know, strange!

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Lols I'm only saying lol =] I love Dr Pepper, tastes like cherry coke! I do hate root bear though...I had it when we went on holiday to Florida and it is truly rank!

Kayle - posted on 11/12/2010

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Latly I haven't been drinking pop I've been drinking sparkling flavored water. Peach Yummy!

Stifler's - posted on 11/12/2010

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Dr. Pepper came out for a while in Aus, I hated it but my husband is still like .. "I loved it,.. I wonder what happened to it"

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Dr Pepper is gross IMO. I don't think it sells well here in New Zealand. It reminds me of toothpaste. Gross toothpaste.

Kayle - posted on 11/12/2010

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I am a Dr.Pepper person too. But if I had to choose I'd choose coke. Only because my grandma use to make us chocolate cokes. It may sound gross but try it. Just take a coke and mix it with chololate syrup.

But something that is gross is my aunt used to mix pepsi and milk eww...

Hannah - posted on 11/12/2010

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Diet Pepsi is always my first choice.... I like the taste of it better... However hubby prefers Coke....so we have that in our house more than Pepsi :( And I do love Dr.Pepper :)

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