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Old 05-26-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Does anyone remember that it was Bill Cosby who was pushing New Coke on us in the commercials? I remember him taking a long swig and saying that we were going to like it better than Old Coke. Bill, you lied to us.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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New Coke was awful, I switched to Pepsi.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:05 AM
 
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New Coke was no good and current Coke is no good. I prefer Mexican Coke.
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Could be, could be. All I know is, New Coke was Nasty Coke. It was way too sweet, like Pepsi.
Odd. I've always found Coke to be sweeter than Pepsi. I think my taste buds are off... but I have recently switched to Pepsi. "Born in the Carolinas!"
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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New Coke was no good and current Coke is no good. I prefer Mexican Coke.
Bolivian or Peruvian coke costs more.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I prefer Mexican coke, but try not to drink it at all. I'm trying to cut down on my sugar intake.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Yes, I didn't like it. I also took the Pepsi Challenge (also back in the 80's, I think) and picked Coke!
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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"More people prefer Pepsi over Coke". More than what? They tried to infer that it was more than those who preferred Coke over Pepsi, I guess, but that's not what they said.

"More people prefer Pepsi over Coke, than prefer ice cream with sardines on it" would have been a little more logical. Something like that.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:41 PM
 
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As many have stated, it was a lot sweeter and similar to Pepsi. Why they thought Coke drinkers wanted Coke to taste like Pepsi I will never understand. I mean, if we wanted something that tasted like pepsi we already had it......it was called pepsi and we would have been buying it instead of Coke.

I also took the "Pepsi Challenge" while on vacation somewhere once way back then. I can't remember where it was but they had one of the tables set up. I tried them both and of course could tell which was which immediately and told them I liked the Coke better......the guy was like ok well which one is that? I picked it and of course needless to say he was finished with me. lol
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I was 6 years old in 1985. I'm sure I tried it but I have no memory of it. I do remember Crystal Pepsi which I wish they'd come out with again (even though I'm not a Pepsi fan).
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