Pepsi vs. Coke

Ryan Marauszwski and Mitchell Scalise, Staff Writer

In Atlanta, Georgia 1892, history was made. Cola, a mixture of vanilla, cinnamon, citrus oils, and other flavorings, was invented. This delicious drink is distributed by two main companies, Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Although Cola, Coca-Cola, or known more popularly as Coke, is obviously the superior drink. This is true because not only does Coke taste better, but it’s more iconic and more established. Even though taste is subjective, Coke is the obviously better-tasting drink. This can be attributed to its deep involvement in the Cola industry by becoming a company a mere ten years after the drinks’ inception. Pepsi lags behind, invented in 1965, a staggering sixty-three years after Coke. This difference in time spent developing the taste of their drinks is clearly represented in their products. Furthermore, Coke is just more iconic. For instance, if you walk into a restaurant and want to drink a cola, you would ask the waiter, ”Can I get a Coke?” not, “Can I get a Pepsi?” Also, Coke is more commonly sold, seen across more establishments, and more engraved in soda culture as opposed to Pepsi. Overall, Coca-Cola is the better choice and it excels over Pepsi in nearly every aspect.