Customer Review

Reviewed in Australia on 7 May 2019
having a modern history without this drink.

I was never allowed sodas while growing up, so sodas sort of became something special for me in high school (when I could buy them whenever I wanted). Probably because of this, I drink Coke on practically a daily basis now.

* Coke has "sharper" carbonation than Pepsi
* Coke is tangier, less sweet
* Do not drink canned Coke directly after eating pepperoni pizza - the taste disappears, and for some reason the carbonation is more painful
* Coke does not go flat as quickly as Pepsi, and this is especially true at ocean level
* Canned Coke tastes better than bottled Coke. Fountain Coke is a good compromise
* According to William Poundstone's book, "Big Secrets," the de-cocainization process cannot remove 100% of the cocaine. In effect, you have to drink 25 million gallons of Coke a day to introduce 1 ounce of cocaine into your body. In reality, cocaine *was* completely alleviated from the cola in 1925, when the above statement was probably true.
* Coke is less aggressive with the alternative soda market, competing with Pepsi's strange new sodas only by releasing New Coke, and Coke II. These ultimately failed (like Pepsi's sodas). New flavors that probably won't disappear quickly are Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Diet Coke with Lemon, Diet Coke with Lime, Coke with Lime.
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