When two things of equal value are compared, the analogic expression “apples and oranges” applies highly, as a result. I have been a fan of both Pepsi and Coca Cola (or Coke) for a very long time. In fact, I find it hard to compare the two, as both companies have their individual strengths, as well as, weaknesses. Perhaps, comparing Coca Cola and Pepsi is like comparing apples and oranges?
In 1886, Coca Cola became the ultimate soft drink company selling it’s first “coke”. Back in the 1880s era, people were skeptical because they were being introduced to something so good and so pleasant, they didn’t know how to react. Some theorists created “reasons” not to develop a likeness towards coke, however; skepticism has been challenged and Coca Cola prevailed as a result. I was first introduced to coke as a young girl. The first time I took a drink, I have developed an immediate love and appreciation for it. Coke comes in a variety of types and flavors.
Some are unfortunately marketed towards other countries, some are exinct, and the others remain. In 1903, Pepsi was introduced to our planet and shortly became the ultimate corporation selling it’s first pepsi. Because of Coca Cola’s success, people weren’t as skeptical towards the product, however; Pepsi clearly fueled the competition to which would eventually become so big, it created skepticism towards Coca Cola.
Despite the negative adversity between both of the companies, both Pepsi and Coca Cola were strictly determined to increase the demand for their product. I was first introduced to pepsi as a little girl. The first time I tried it, I have developed strong love and appreciation for it. Pepsi comes in a variety of types and flavors. Some are unfortunately marketed towards other countries, some are exinct, and the others remain.
Coca Cola has achieved a lot of success due to their amazing drink, but what made them even stronger? Building their demand and making their products more interesting, as a result. Coke not only provides us with regular Coke, but drinks such as Coke Zero, Vanilla Coke, Cherry Coke, Coke with Lime, Coke with Raspberry (New Zealand only), Coke with Lemon (United Kingdom only), Coca Cola C2 (Japan only), Black Cherry Vanila Coke, Coke Plus, and Diet Coke (which is available in almost every flavor, minus a few exceptions). Coca Cola also owns Sprite and Mello Yello which provides several flavors, as well as, Fanta which provides a variaty of flavors from all over the world.
The “Green Soda” was extensively popular in Thailand and is very similar in taste to the green jelly drink, which is a common drink in Thailand. The “Green Soda” is not popular in the United States, let alone offered. “Honeydew Melon” is offered in Tawaiian, but is completely non existent in the United States. Coca Cola is also the creator of “Pibb”, which is technically a drink that tastes like Dr. Pepper combined with Rootbeer. Coca Cola continues to increase their success daily and has developed other companies that offer drinks such as Powerade.
Pepsi continues to prove they are capable of coming up with so many innovations of the drink persuasion, despite their competition. Pepsi not only provides us with regular Pepsi, but a variety of drinks ranging from Pepsi One, Pepsi Tarik (Malaysia only), Pepsi Vanilla, Pepsi Ice Cream (Russia only), Diet Pepsi (which possesses almost every Pepsi flavor, minus a few exceptions), Wild Cherry Pepsi, Pepsi Boom (Italy and Spain only), Pepsi Natural, Pepsi Red (Japan only), Pepsi Cafechino (India only), Pepsi Vanilla, Pepsi Carnival (Japan only), Pepsi Jazz which consists of Strawberries & Cream, Caramel & Cream, and Black Cherry French Vanilla flavors, Pepsi Music (Argentina only), and more.
Let’s not forget about the extinct drinks such as Crystal Clear Pepsi , Pepsi Holiday Spice, Pepsi Blue, Josta, Slice, and more. Pepsi also owns Mountain Dew, as well as, Tropicana, Mug Rootbeer, Sierra Mist, and Gatorade. This is not all. Pepsi is also the proud over of other companies such as Quaker Oats and Fritolay. Pepsi also owns more. Pepsi has extended their corporation to the extreme.
If Coke has an advantage over Pepsi and Pepsi has an advantage over Coke, wouldn’t that make them equal? Can you honestly choose which company is better? Have you tried all of the drinks they offer? Did you take the time to calculize individual strengths and weaknesses? Coca Cola and Pepsi both offer great drinks and provide marketable tactics selling their drinks. One may argue that one company has had more failures than the other company successes, but could that company that had more failures have as many, if not more successers than the company that possesses more successes compared to the other companies failures? There is a lot to contemplate, hence why I must ask, is it a quantity versus quantity? Quality versus quality? Or perhaps it is quantity versus quality?