Taste Test Tuesday: Coke, Pepsi, or Generic Cola?

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By Guest Blogger Charmaine Ng I UNIVERSITY OF OREGON:Ambitious and talented, honest and human, this tri-lingual social media strategist and curator is also a published author. Harbors a secret desire to one day have a multi-hyphenated title.

Earlier today, 29 awesome BookRenter employees and interns participated in our caffeinated cola taste test. The challenge: can you tell the difference between Coke, Pepsi, and generic cola?

Rebecca and I laid out trays on our underused beer pong table and handed out voting sheets and pens. Some complained about the warmth (the refrigerator wasn’t cold enough!) and flatness, but hey, what can you do? Others were confident that they had matched the drinks correctly, while others debated about the merits of Coke and diet.

In total, 15 people guessed all of the sodas correctly. The generic cola was the easiest to guess at 18, and the Coke and Pepsi were equally recognizable at 15 correct guesses.

And the fan favorite of the office? Coke with eight votes! Four preferred Pepsi and three generic zero-calorie cola. Many people disliked all of them.

We had lots of fun doing this taste test and can’t wait to have another one next Tuesday. Prepare your taste buds for French Fries!

2 Responses to Taste Test Tuesday: Coke, Pepsi, or Generic Cola?

  1. Yolanda Houtby says:

    Soda tasting challenge? I think I’ll be able to tell the difference between Coke, Pepsi and Diet Soda. I’ve been drinking Pepsi and Coke alternately over the years and I can really distinguish “apple” from “orange” in this situation. Any diet soda for me is just plain flat, bland, a taste I have not learned to enjoy at all.

  2. Laura says:

    Yes, I guessed Coke correctly!! Mixed up Pepsi and the generic, but that’s just cause Pepsi is generic : p