You have to love it, living in a world where companies are allowed to sell you food products, but not required to tell you what they are made
I have always been suspiscious of these soda companies... the reason? I grew up in the Southeastern United States and lived 10 miles from my cousins'
home. At my home, we always drank Coca-Cola, while my cousins were given Pepsi.
We (the kids) knew to take a Coke with us when we would go there for the day, as they did the same when they visited us. Being young kids (6-10 years
old), there were no other options, we were drinking soda and Lord forbid we be stranded at their house with only Pepsi to drink!
Some people even avoid restaurants who do not serve their preferred brand of soft-drinks. There is a drastic difference in taste between Coke and
Pepsi. Coke fans will tell you that Pepsi (or anything other than Coke) tastes terrible, with Pepsi tasting like dirt - vice-versa for the Pepsi
fans. Those soda drinkers out there know what I mean.
I have a feeling they put something *extra* in their product to 'hook' customers on their specific brand. I can't prove it and may probably be
wrong, but I did get a pretty decent and funny memory out of the deal;
My niece lived with us when she was 4y.o.(about 5 years younger than me). One day we took a trip to the grocery store, where we eventually made it to
the soda aisle. My mom asked me, 'What kind do you want? Pepsi?'
I quickly said, "Pepsi-Sucks, get Coke"
We finished shopping and went home.
We were having dinner a few days later when my Mom asked what we'd like to drink. My little 4 year old niece enthusiastically said, "I want
Her mom married a guy a few years later who eventually landed a job for Pepsi, ironic. It doesn't bother him, too much, that we all still refer to
Pepsi as "Pepsi-Sucks", he just makes sure everyone is gone if his bosses visit.