Thursday, February 19, 2009

This or That Thursday

Today's This or That is about beverages-pop/soda specifically. Now that I wrote that, I am curious, do you refer to it as pop, soda, soft drink, or carbonated beverage? I say pop, which I think is a Midwest thing...But that is not the true question of the day (but feel free to answer it in the comment section!). I'm talkin' brands today. Pepsi brand or Coca Cola brand... PepsiCo sodas include Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Diet Sierra Mist, and the new Mountain Dew Voltage (anyone tried it yet?). Coca Cola soft drinks include Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Sprite, and Fanta! Did you know that Coca Cola offers more than 2,800 products in over 200 countries? Wow!
My pick is below. My favorite Coke is the fountain pop from McDonald's...Yum. I'm thirsty now. I'm even thinking of giving up pop for Lent (even though I'm Lutheran, but the rest of the house is Catholic). My son is giving up all sweets, so I thought I'd give up something. Not sure I can do it though, even though I only have three or four Cokes a week....
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Do you enjoy Coca Cola soft drinks or Pepsi soft drinks? Don't forget to vote on the poll on the right!

13 comments:

lyfizgud said...

Love your picture, Kelly :) I prefer Coca-Cola products because Dr. Pepper is my soft drink of choice...and having just wrote THAT, I guess that's what I call "carbonated beverages"..."soft drink" or "pop" would be my choices...:)

Kelly said...

Oh, I should have put Dr. Pepper in the Coke product list! I love that, too!

Paul Michael Murphy said...

I prefer Pepsi products, but I have to agree that McDonald's fountain Coke is pure liquid fantastic.

slhastings said...

I'm drinking a diet coke right now...

poemhome said...

Neither. Since I was a kid: Hires Root Beer.
Hires Root Beer is a soft drink which is currently marketed by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and shares the title of America's oldest soft drink with Detroit's Vernor's ginger ale.

Hires Root Beer was created by Philadelphia pharmacist Charles Elmer Hires on May 16, 1866, who gave it the name root beer rather than herbal tea. It debuted in 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was sold to the public in bottles in 1893.
But since Dr. Pepper owns Hires I'll say Coke.

Kelly said...

Murph-Pure liquid fantastic! Awesome description!
Sam-That's my hubby's drink of choice! (well, nonalcoholic drink of choice :0)
Douglas-I'm learning a lot about soft drinks today! I forgot to mention root beer! Barq's Root beer is a Coke product, but that is a little too bitter for me. I like other root beers though, especially mixed with ice cream...

Kim Kasch said...

My favorite POP is Diet Coke. My kids hate it though and prefer PEPSI but we all call it POP.

Rena said...

I've always called it "soda" but everyone in Montana calls it "pop". I prefer Coke Zero over anything else. Fun post, Kelly!

Tee Brown said...

Coke...and SODA.

Prince Balthazar said...

Hmm, the only time I drink soda is at the movie theater. I will stop at a drugstore and pick up a Coke to go with my popcorn.

We just don't buy it to have around the house, though.

And I call it soda, not pop. I grew up on the east coast and now I'm in Chicago where everyone calls it pop.

Oh, I have bought Canada Dry Ginger Ale to have around the house now and then.

Christina Farley said...

What a picture! I prefer Coke. By far. And I call sodas soda and not pop.

Brenda said...

We say soda around here...

I love Dr Pepper and coke...As long as it is not DIET...yuck!

The local grocery store around here did the pepsi taste test years ago...they wanted everyone to say they liked the pepsi...but I could taste the difference and I always went for the coke...

sruble said...

I'm a Coke girl! DH drinks Coke too. If we go some place to eat and all they have is Pepsi, I won't have any. Sometimes DH does, but if we're in a food court, he will go in search of Coke to have with his meal (and get me some too :)

I grew up in MN and called it pop forever, but having lived on the East Coast for more than 10 years, I now call it soda. Pop sounds weird to me now because I never hear it called that unless I'm visiting the midwest.

BTW, when I lived in Houston several years ago, I asked what kind of pop they had at a restaurant, they didn't know what pop was!