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Is it the real thing?

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Poll started 24 July 2006: Is it the real thing? Coca-Cola is rated the world's biggest brand worth around £40 billion, and Pepsi ain't doing so bad either. So is it just the brand or is it the taste too? Which of these is nearest your answer?

a. Coke/Pepsi are best. I only buy them
b. Coke/Pepsi are best. Yet I'll still buy decent cheaper own brand
c. Coke/Pepsi are best. Yet I still go for the cheapest I can find.
d. Can't taste the different. I buy Coke/Pepsi anyway
e. Can't taste the difference. I buy a decent own brand
f. Can't taste the difference. I buy the cheapest I can find

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  • I voted (a) because my tastes buds are in perfect working order. :D
  • I suppose I should be voting (f). But I haven't voted because the only time I buy these products is when I want to descale the kettle or get rid of limescale in the toilet.

    I can't imagine actually drinking the stuff!
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  • IvanOpinionIvanOpinion Forumite
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    Anybody who can't taste the difference needs to take a wire brush and dettol to their tongue to clean off the gunge. Personally I prefer Coke over anything ... I claim it is because it is not as sweet whereas DW tells me that I am too old to be part of the new generation.

    My favourite though is Maine cola. My dentist just slaps me round the head though and tells me to stop drinking that rubbish.

    Can I also add that 'diet' versions are foul.

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    Can I also add that 'diet' versions are foul.
    Anything diet is foul. Calories, unfortunately, are delicious.
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  • You can't beat "original" Coke out of a chilled glass bottle without a glass. Pepsi is just too sweet!. The diet versions always leave a nasty aftertaste.
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  • Smiley_MumSmiley_Mum Forumite
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    Don't drink coke, only water or fruit juice for me. Last time I bought a bottle of coke it was Tesco Value which was chucked down the toilet to descale it..
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  • IvanOpinionIvanOpinion Forumite
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    Smiley_Mum wrote:
    Don't drink coke, only water or fruit juice for me.
    My dentist tells me that most fruit juices are just as acidic (if not more acidic) than coke and can do as much damage .. I am however assuming that all those 'Ted Hutchinsons' contained in fruit juice are much better for you :D:D

    Ivan



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  • rubix_76rubix_76 Forumite
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    You can't beat "original" Coke out of a chilled glass bottle without a glass. Pepsi is just too sweet!. The diet versions always leave a nasty aftertaste.

    I's funny you should say that, cos my taste buds tell me the opposite, I think Coke is too sweet, but then I like in order of preference:

    Pepsi Max
    Diet Coke
    Diet Pepsi

    So bring on the sweetners !!! :j

    Can't stand all the ones with lemon, or lime, or whatever else they want to add to it now !!!
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    Dont drink any type of coke-it,s disgusting.In the recent hot spell i,ve been drinking Asda,s fruit salad squash in ice cold water.....fantastic.
    I have a deep burning indifference
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