Although Coca Cola and Pepsi are both cola-based drinks, there’s always been a noticeable different between their flavours. As such, for generations these two drinks have caused divisions over which one tastes better.
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But what exactly is it that makes these two drinks so different? Well, luckily we no longer have to wonder, as author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell has confirmed that the reason is down to a slight difference in the recipes. Apparently Pepsi has more of a citrus flavour, whereas coke has a raisin/vanilla tang.
He also says that due to the sweeter, citrus taste, Pepsi actually does better in taste tests. This makes sense when you look at the nutritional content, as Pepsi contains more sugar, calories and caffeine, whereas coke has a little more sodium.
So there you have it. You now know why they taste different. One question that has been left unanswered though is, if Pepsi wins more taste tests, why is Coke considerably more popular? It must be something to do with their branding.