Coke VS Pepsi: An Endless Debate


Madi Wilkerson, Reporter

Many people love to debate whether Pepsi or Coca-Cola is better. Of course, each of these has somewhat its own flavors and it is an opinion which you like better, so this will always be a debate.

Starting off with facts about each soda: Pepsi was created in 1893 and was originally introduced as “Brad’s drink” because the inventor’s name was Caleb Bradham. The soda was then renamed Pepsi-Cola in 1898 and finally shortened to Pepsi in 1961.

The soda Pepsi was originally created to help people with digestion problems or stomachaches. The founder, Mr. Bradham, was a drug store owner.

Many people only know PepsiCo for the soda, but they have a whole line of other foods, such as Doritos. You may eat multiple different PepsiCo products without realizing it’s the same company that creates (some) fan-favorite sodas.

Coca-Cola, often referred to as Coke, was created on May 8th, 1886. The origin is in Atlanta, Georgie, and that is why there is a World of Coke there, where you can go sample many different flavors and drinks that Coca-Cola created.

Originally, Coca-Cola was just a flavored syrup, but it was taken to a local pharmacy to be added to soda water.

Since then, Coke has grown from a small pharmacy gaining billions in revenue. The advertising game Coca-Cola has shared with the world, whether it be the polar bear or just the videos of people drinking and sharing a bottle, is one of the many reasons the business boomed when it could first make a kick-off on a television.

Now, these are just some facts about the Coke and Pepsi industry, but what really makes a soda have a binge-worthy taste even though they share the same flavors? Well, it all comes down to your opinion. Do you prefer the stronger more sweet flavors of Pepsi or the more laid-back and sugary flavors of Coke?

Either way, whichever you decide, you like what you like, and sweet tea will always be better than soda.