Confession time: I honestly cannot taste the difference between Coke and Pepsi. I suppose that there may be slight differences in their recipes, but they taste exactly the same to me. I’d love to hear the perspectives of anyone to describe in detail how they taste different, because I can’t for the life of me.
Also, use this thread to talk about any other soft beverage or soda (ginger ale, root beer, sparkling juice, etc.) and have a fun time.
I’m excited to see if the Squozen Cola holds up against the others. The algos must have been pushing this guy’s videos because I caught his start to replicating one of Coke’s original recopies (a 1880ish one iirc).
I can tell the difference between coke and pepsi, but it’s not huge, pepsi is a bit more sickly sweet to me. I’m not a huge soda drinker any more.
I did find an amazing Ginger Ale called Blenheim when I was in Seattle one year, it’s everything I never knew I wanted in a Ginger Ale. It’s hot and not too sweet. I love buying a case of them and giving them away as gifts to friends to see their shock when drinking it.
There is a big difference between Coke and Pepsi, but it’s rather odd because I find Pepsi to be less sweet than Coke but it seems most people find it the opposite. To me Pepsi definitely has a more noticeable background tartness. The difference is even more noticeable with cane sugar versions, which is all I drink when I do occasionally indulge. I have almost completely replaced sweet soda with fruit flavor seltzer water ala La Croix but I get the store brand.
I see it all the time in Star/Shaws and Stop and Shop. You pretty much have to be at a supermarket to find it unless you find a truly ancient corner store. Like, not Cumbies, but the ones that are basically just pakies with chips.
I can tell the difference, prefer Coke by a wide margin. Especially when you get it in a restaurant, the syrup mix for Pepsi always seems to be wrong. To me it’s not so much that Pepsi is sweeter, it’s that it tastes artificial, like diet products do.
These days, I prefer juices if I feel the need for sweet drinks, but for hangover recovery, nothing beats Coca-Cola.