Favorite Soda

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Pepsi
9
13%
Coke
19
28%
Dr. Pepper
9
13%
Mt. Dew
11
16%
Root Beer
2
3%
Orange Soda
3
4%
Mr. Pibb
0
No votes
7up/Sprite/SierraMist
1
1%
Other
10
15%
Soda Sucks
4
6%
 
Total votes: 68

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Popeye_Card
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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
JoeyBombs wrote:Seriously, no one else calls it pop?

This makes me sad...I thought all midwesterners called it pop
The entirety of the midwest calls it pop, St. Louis is a bizarre aberration in this aspect.
And thank goodness. "Pop" is the dumbest sounding name for a carbonated beverage ever. It's like a 2-year-old described the sounds it makes.

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Arthur Dent wrote:
maddash wrote:It's a fairly classic case of having two nearly identical products and trying to convince the consumer that one is better than the other.
Wine?

/ducks
Sure, no doubt about it. But you're also savoring wine, and discovering and debating sublet flavor differences are part of the "wine culture". Half the enjoyment of wine is being a geek about it. Plus, wine is rarely ever advertised, let alone in a competitive way. Differentiating between nearly identical wine products is always internally driven, never externally (wine tasters/critics don't work for ad agencies).

I guess you could be a soda geek (and yeah, there are flavor difference between the two), but people almost never get that deep into basic food stuff. The difference between the two products is largely based on public image. Same for beer and potato chips, etc... You're selling a lifestyle associated with the product, rarely the product itself.

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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Combining two lines of thought here, Coke from Mexico is fantastic. I guess they use brown sugar instead of artificial stuff used in the states, and it is amazing.
It used to be made with sugar in the states, but it was changed in 80's to save money. This is due to the tariffs, quotas, and whatnot limiting sugar imports. You can thank the farm lobby which wants to turn everything into a corn product.

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When I first moved to the midwest when I was 6 years old, and heard someone calling it pop, I thought it was the stupidest thing ever.

And I still do.

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Arthur Dent wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Combining two lines of thought here, Coke from Mexico is fantastic. I guess they use brown sugar instead of artificial stuff used in the states, and it is amazing.
It used to be made with sugar in the states, but it was changed in 80's to save money. This is due to the tariffs, quotas, and whatnot limiting sugar imports. You can thank the farm lobby which wants to turn everything into a corn product.
A guy I used to know would pay top dollar for S. American Coke.

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JL21 wrote:When I first moved to the midwest when I was 6 years old, and heard someone calling it pop, I thought it was the stupidest thing ever.

And I still do.
Soda is not a french word.

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jim wrote:
Arthur Dent wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Combining two lines of thought here, Coke from Mexico is fantastic. I guess they use brown sugar instead of artificial stuff used in the states, and it is amazing.
It used to be made with sugar in the states, but it was changed in 80's to save money. This is due to the tariffs, quotas, and whatnot limiting sugar imports. You can thank the farm lobby which wants to turn everything into a corn product.
A guy I used to know would pay top dollar for S. American Coke.
jim jim jim.. i'd expect this kind of joke from leroy or wart.. but not from you..
come on.. you're better than that

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I don't know what they do at McDonald's, but cokes there always taste the best.

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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
JoeyBombs wrote:Seriously, no one else calls it pop?

This makes me sad...I thought all midwesterners called it pop
The entirety of the midwest calls it pop, St. Louis is a bizarre aberration in this aspect.
It looks like there's a good chunk of Wisconsin that calls it soda.

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I grew up calling it pop, but now I use soda. However it still comes out of the pop machine.

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