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Pepsi or Coke: which one wins the cola war?

We all remember the cola wars, because most of us lost something special in those endless years of combat between Pepsi and Coca-Cola.  

Usually it was our innocence, shattered amongst thousands of ads bombarding us with taste tests and celebrities slugging it out on the front lines.  For Michael Jackson, it was most of his scalp, from that time his hair lit on fire while shooting that Pepsi ad.  No one's life went untouched, and the act of saying 'Pepsi' or 'Coca-Cola' at a diner became an act of political partisanship that today's Congress can only dream of achieving.

I'm kidding, of course -- the cola wars were about the about the most friviolous thing in the world, but both brands have their partisans and I think it was about time we got this sorted out.

Tell me Reckonauts!  When you're sitting down at a diner to order your chicken parmigiana, which cola do you go for?  Coke or Pepsi?

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I'm a diet cola drinker, yes, yes, I know, I know.  Having already made that shameful admission, I must say that Coke Zero is the best thing going.  Diet Coke is OK, Diet Pepsi takes like a soda made of bathroom air freshener spray.

I prefer Coke over Pepsi, but really, I prefer RC Cola or Dr. Pepper over both of those.  In any case, as I've gotten older, I've stopped drinking soda pop on a regular basis--it's just too sweet, no matter what brand it is.  I drink sweetened iced tea on a daily basis, but I control the amount of sugar.   Tea also has less caffeine than most soda pops and coffee, unless of course you specifically get the decaffeinated kind.

Over the summer, when we had the 110 degree heat, I found that I liked a certain brand of flavored sparkling (carbonated) water, sweetened with Splenda (most brands are sweetened with aspartame, aka Nutrasweet).

No Coke 2 option?  For shame!  

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