Soda Taste Test FAILURE! I Challenge You to Try It!
I was surprised with the results!
My wife, Stacey, and I have been watching the TV series The Food That Built America on the History Channel, and we were inspired by an episode covering The Cola Wars. We had to have a taste test of our own!
For those who don't know, Pepsi Co. sought market dominance in the 80's with an ad campaign featuring their product in a head-to-head, blind taste test against industry giant Coca Cola. The ad comparing the two was inspired by actual results that saw Pepsi cola chosen more times during research studies. Pepsi Co.'s marketing campaign was a resounding success, despite Coca Cola maintain their position as cola king of the hill.
To recreate this challenge at home, we took turns leaving the room while the other person poured shots of Coca Cola and Pepsi.. We were to return to the room and, not only differentiate between the two samples, but also pick which one we liked the most. The whole plan fell apart though!
Our testing samples! Can you tell the difference by appearance?
They had the same exact coloring.
It started with me tasting the first samples; and I nailed the differences immediately. After declaring which soda samples came from which brand, I couldn't select one I liked more! Then it was Stacey's turn to go, and she couldn't tell the difference between the two. I went again, and I couldn't tell the difference anymore. We waited until the next day, and I couldn't tell the difference between the brands yet again! I tried it a fourth time, the next day. AND I STILL COULDN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE! We even tried adding a third sample, adding a double of Coke Cola or Pepsi, and I still couldn't tell.
Random extra added and they all still tasted the same!
So, I challenge you, FoodTribers! Can you tell the difference? I would like to see you guys try this challenge at home. Include your friends and loved ones and share the results on FoodTribe!