Why is Coke and Pepsi still so popular when it tastes so bad?

I was just thinking this because at the corner store I had to pick between Coke, Pepsi, or Dr. Pepper, and I realized how much I don't like Coke or Pepsi.  Dr. Pepper is by no means my favourite soda, but at least it doesn't leave thick black sugary gunk on my teeth and tongue like Coke and Pepsi does (I always have to spit after drinking it).  Is anyone with me here, or is Coke or Pepsi actually a favourite for people? 

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Posted by JoelTGM

I was just thinking this because at the corner store I had to pick between Coke, Pepsi, or Dr. Pepper, and I realized how much I don't like Coke or Pepsi.  Dr. Pepper is by no means my favourite soda, but at least it doesn't leave thick black sugary gunk on my teeth and tongue like Coke and Pepsi does (I always have to spit after drinking it).  Is anyone with me here, or is Coke or Pepsi actually a favourite for people? 

Posted by InfamousBIG

You have my bow.

Posted by CaptainTightPants

Yeah it isn't very good, im a Root Beer guy. Nothing better then an Ice Cold Root beer.

Posted by christ0phe
@Jeffsekai said:
" DERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRP HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR DERP HERP DE DERP   DURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR "
Also, I hope you "coke" on a dick
Posted by sodiumCyclops

What kind of question is that? Obviously not everyone thinks it tastes bad considering millions of people buy it.
 
That's like asking why everyone still flies as a mode of transport when it's really scary.

Posted by SethPhotopoulos

Because it tastes good to the majority of people.

Posted by mikeeegeee
@Jeffsekai said:
" DERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRP HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR DERP HERP DE DERP   DURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR "
You said exactly what I was thinking. Or what the OP was thinking, I can't be sure.
Posted by Torrim

I use coke with a lot of mixed drinks, but don't drink it usually.  I do like the taste of coke, but at this point I think it's more of an icon than anything with actual mind blowing taste.

Posted by JoelTGM
@sodiumCyclops said:
" What kind of question is that? Obviously not everyone thinks it tastes bad considering millions of people buy it.  That's like asking why everyone still flies as a mode of transport when it's really scary. "
I'm just wondering if it's actually a favourite for people, or if it's just popular because it's like everywhere.  I don't know anyone who loves the stuff.  And I don't think the question of flying being scary is a good comparison lol.
Posted by Halopower67

I love the taste of both (maybe Pepsi more so because its sweeter) but i do realize it's not good at all in any way for health so i try to limit myself to drinking it once or twice a week. 
 
But yeah, your question is kind of too close-minded, there's millions that think its an awesome drink.

Posted by Xolare

I'm a mountain dew voltage kinda guy.

Posted by SethPhotopoulos
@DOUBLESHOCK: Coke is my favourite soft drink.  But if the majority of people like the stuff they buy it.
Posted by JoelTGM
@Resident4t said:
" Yeah it isn't very good, im a Root Beer guy. Nothing better then an Ice Cold Root beer. "
Yeah totally.  They had rootbeer there, but it wasn't in the fridge unfortunately so I didn't buy it.  An ice cold rootbeer is mind blowingly refreshing on a hot day, gives me instant brain freeze.
Posted by sodiumCyclops
@DOUBLESHOCK: 
 
So you are wondering if people like it because it's popular or because it tastes good?
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Posted by Deusoma

Coke is totally awesome, but then I'm Canadian and I hear it actually tastes totally different down in the states.

Posted by Levio

I avoid soda now.  High Fructose Corn Syrup + Acid + mystery ingredients =   : X
 
But I still agree!  Orange soda and Root beer taste so much better to me, they are like top tier and coke/pepsi is like noob tier.

Posted by Mysterion

Coke is the best soft drink ever
Posted by Skytylz
@DOUBLESHOCK: Coke is my favorite pop, but I don't like Pepsi.  Dr. Pepper is good too though.
Posted by shadows_kill

i hate coke. love pepsi. however for cola i would rake RC any day. 
mello yellow is a good sub or red mtn dew

Posted by rjayb89

Пепси е во ред.

Posted by one_2nd

The title to this thread is pure genius. 

Posted by Zimbo

 You are mad sir. There is nothing better than an ice cold coke on a hot day.  

Posted by Sovereign13

It's called Coke for a reason, but as far as Pepsi goes... Maybe some people like their teeth feeling gritty?

Edited by jakob187

Personally, I only like Pepsi of the two...and I pretty much only drink it with pizza or tacos.  Otherwise, I usually stick to Dr. Pepper, namely because my hometown is the birthplace of Dr. Pepper and we get the good shit here.  = D

Posted by JJWeatherman
@DOUBLESHOCK said:
" ... but at least it doesn't leave thick black sugary gunk on my teeth and tongue like Coke and Pepsi does... "                                          "
Eww. You should get that checked out. 
 
It's not my favorite but it's perfectly fine for me to drink on occasion.
Posted by spankingaddict

Because a lot of people love to drink awesome liquids....its that simple, mmkay...

Posted by Arbie

I like coke, but I'll never forgive them for taking vanilla coke away. =[

Posted by Sanryd
@Skytylz said:
" @DOUBLESHOCK: Coke is my favorite pop, but I don't like Pepsi.  Dr. Pepper is good too though. "
Likes Coke, but doesn't like Pepsi... 
 
DOES NOT COMPUTE
Posted by EvolutionX0

coke kinda like alcohol, it tastes like shit and it causes health problems. but we still drink it. 
 
Dr pepper is winner.

Posted by Jeffsekai
@DOUBLESHOCK: Coke is fucking amazing you shut your whore mouth.
Posted by Bones8677

My Favorite soda is Sprite. Coke is my second favorite. Pepsi is good too. They're all fine drinks. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's actually bad.

Posted by animateria

I like Coke... 
 
Not a fan of Root Beer but I like some Dr. Pepper or Mr. Pibb.
 
Although I guess my best drink is Mountain Dew nowadays.
 
Or water... I'll go with water.

Posted by Hockeymask27

Dr. Pepper is the best. Trust me it catching on. 

Posted by Meteora

People think it tastes good. I think it tastes good. Not to mention, its a big brand, though that probably doesn't warrant shit if it tastes like shit.

Posted by iam3green

pepsi is the best kind of drink there is. i think you should find a better corner store to go to if all they have is coke, pepsi, and dr pepper.

Posted by Steve_C
@Erzs said:
" I like coke, but I'll never forgive them for taking vanilla coke away. =[ "
I always found those coke variations pretty disappointing. Everything sounds so awesome up until you taste it. The added flavour is so weak you may as well be drinking normal coke. Especially vanilla as it smells so gorgeous normally (though it never translates to taste). Damn, I was so bummed out after trying it. Actually, cherry coke is great. The one exception.
 
I do like Coke though. I find Pepsi to be overcarbonated and too sweet. I never get any residue lingering around after drinking it either.
Edited by HitmanAgent47

It goes well with food, so they serve it with resturants. Also I like the taste of pepsi, not coke. I think it's refreshing.

Posted by Dark_Jon

Dude, try Mexican Coke. It uses cane sugar and tastes awesome. No disgusting aftertaste.

Posted by Trilogy

I like coke from a soda fountain but not from a bottle or can.
 
I like pepsi in a bottle or can but not in a soda fountain.

Posted by wefwefasdf
@jakob187 said:
" Personally, I only like Pepsi of the two...and I pretty much only drink it with pizza or tacos.  Otherwise, I usually stick to Dr. Pepper, namely because my hometown is the birthplace of Dr. Pepper and we get the good shit here.  = D "
You live in Waco? o_0
Posted by Hostile

Everyone has different tastes. Get used to it. I think root beer and alcoholic beverages tastes like crap. So what.

Posted by 71Ranchero

Im not sure were OP is buying his Cola at because I have never had any "black sugary gunk" in my mouth after drinking it in all of my 30 years of life.

Posted by artofwar420

If you're in the US then most soft dranks have corn syzzurp in them. That is what leaves the sticky aftertaste. I seriously doubt that you've found Dr. Pepper that has sugar instead of syzzurp. And about Coke or Pepsi's flavor, well I disagree, especially about Coke, that shit is delish.

Posted by cap123

Coke's strange, but i love it. It tastes pretty good but the real appeal is how satisfying it is when ice cold. Like no other soft drink.

Posted by MAN_FLANNEL

Quality thread.

Posted by 71Ranchero
@artofwar420 said:
" If you're in the US then most soft dranks have corn syzzurp in them. That is what leaves the sticky aftertaste. I seriously doubt that you've found Dr. Pepper that has sugar instead of syzzurp. And about Coke or Pepsi's flavor, well I disagree, especially about Coke, that shit is delish. "
No clue what post this is referring too but he may have been talking about the throwback line of Pepsi products. They have cane sugar instead of corn syrup.
Posted by gamb1t

I spend the extra money to get coke with canesugar (in the glass bottles) because soda nowadays has HFCS.....more like garbage

Posted by Redbullet685

Dr P, Mtn Dew, and Orange Soda. My favorites.

Posted by Pinworm45

I'm going to shove this bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle.

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