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Pepsi vs Coke

November 28th, 2004

We are a Pepsi household. This wasn’t always the case. In fact, ever since I was a kid, I considered myself a Coca-Cola gal. Sure, I’d drink Pepsi if that was the only choice, but I didn’t go out of my way to drink it, nor did I buy it.

When Joe and I got together, I’d buy Coke for myself and he’d buy Pepsi. Once I started watching my weight, I decided to switch to diet pop, but Diet Coke was intolerable, so I started drinking Diet Pepsi. I’d still buy regular Coke, though, for “special occasions”.

Well, I hadn’t bought any Coke in awhile, so I got a 12-pack last week. I had a can with dinner one evening and my stomach started to cramp shortly thereafter and I felt sick the rest of the evening. Wondering if the Coke had anything to do with it, I had a can with dinner two days later and again, my stomach started cramping and it made me sick. OH MY GOD! All this time that I thought I had IBS, could it be that the Coca-Cola was making me sick? And here I thought it was all the stress that my ex-boyfriend put me under (although I still think that contributed since the symptoms lessened dramatically when I started dating Joe and I was still drinking Coke occasionally). So that’s it – no more Coke; it’s Pepsi from now on.

Joe likes to think he converted me to Pepsi, and I will give him some credit. But ultimately I’m turning my back on Coke because it makes me sick. Of course, that won’t stop me from drinking Pepsi out of my Coca-Cola holiday glasses for the next month and a half.

Which do you prefer, Pepsi or Coke?

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  1. plum
    November 29th, 2004 at 21:05 | #1

    Coke here. DH grew up drinking Pepsi but he drinks pop so rarely, he’ll drink Coke (but he just bitches about it the whole time, “too carbonated!”). Occasionally I do keep a stock of Sprite or Sierra Mist for him though.

  2. November 30th, 2004 at 02:16 | #2

    When I was in college – I was a diet coke-aholic. My mother claims I made her switch to diet coke.

    Then in 1985 – coke announced that they were doing away with their regular coke and introducing a new coke. I haven’t had a diet coke since.

    For regular soda I definitely prefer Pepsi. Coke always tasted too sweet to me.

    I really did enjoy the Pepsi Max we had in London. I called Pepsi – they told me the recipe is SIMILAR to Pepsi One. But there is really a marked taste difference.

    At least you figured out the problem!

  3. November 30th, 2004 at 17:06 | #3

    Pepsi! In fact I’ve had many discussions with a friend in Mississippi (Coke country) about which was better. Funny how serious some people take such a silly little thing.

  4. December 4th, 2004 at 17:43 | #4

    I prefer Coke, but the Pepsi company makes my most favorite: Mountain Dew.

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