I've only sampled Pepsi and Coke a few times in my life (I'm more of a Root Beer/Dr. Pepper/iced tea gal myself), and never side by side. As such, I'd never had an answer to the age-old question every American is asked upon birth: Coke or Pepsi?
To determine, once and for all, which is better, we arranged a blind taste test to be judged by me, an (almost) cola virgin.
After much sipping and swishing, I decided Subject A was sweeter, syrupy-er, and had a chemical finish. Subject B brought a fresher, cleaner, more carbonated taste to the table.
Subject A contains 11.87 calories per ounce, 3.25g sugar per ounce, 2.81mg caffeine per ounce, and rang up at a price of $0.074 per ounce.
Subject B contains 12.5 calories per ounce, 3.45g sugar per ounce, 3.15mg caffeine per ounce, and rang up at a price of $0.084 per ounce.
Despite slightly elevated levels in cost and unhealthiness, I chose B as the Ultimate Cola.
That's right, folks! I officially prefer Pepsi over Coke. How could anyone not?
That being said, Coke still wins for marketing (who could say no to adorable animated polar bears?
What about you? Are you all about Partying with Pepsi or are you firmly rooted in Camp Coca-Cola?