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ARGH BLEH PTOOIE
thinking, perplexed
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Ok, so a while ago Pepsi thought "Hey, we should put lemon in our cola." And thus was born Pepsi Twist, which is quite good.

And then someone at Coke thought "hey, we should put vanilla in our cola." And thus was born Vanilla Coke, which is quite good.

And then someone at Pepsi thought "Blue is pretty!". And thus was born Pepsi Blue, which is bearable.

And then some idiot at Coke thought "Hey, we should put mint in our lemon-lime soda!" And thus was born Sprite Ice, which I just accidentally bought and which is the most foul carbonated beverage I've had since Spruce Beer. What the heck were they thinking? Mint? Eccch. Stay far away, folks! Stay away!



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I note that:

a) pepsi is based on lemon in the first place
b) years ago, there was pepsi light, which was explicitly lemon flavored diet soda.

Mr. Information.

It's based on orange, not lemon.

Basicly, Pepsi was created to be, as the name implies, a peptic. That is to say, it's designed to turn your stomach. And it does! To this day, old ladies will give little children pepsi when they've got a stomach ache.

Too bad about the taste.

I misspoke. Pepsi, apparently admits to orange, lemon and lime oils for flavoring. The general feeling, however, is that Coke tends to lean more towards the orange and Pepsi more towards the lemon.

Granted, I'm using a slightly old source here ("Big Secrets" by William Poundstone), so this may have changed in recent years.

Oddly, I prefer lemon to orange, but prefer coke to pepsi. weird.

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