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Monday, January 24, 2011

The Pepsi Challenge:

This ad campaign started around 1975, and ran up until the early '80s. There would be 2 cups of soda on the counter (Coke and Pepsi), and the participant would take a sip from each and try to guess which was which (they were always wrong, btw). I used to think if I took the challenge I'd be able to guess which was which, but then they wouldn't have put me on tv, so I didn't pursue it..


Kal said...

I annoyed the hell out of the girl by picking right all the time. In glass bottles you can always tell or at least I can. One time she actually took the button 'I took the Pepsi Challenge' away from me.

ChiTown Girl said...

I took the Pepsi Challenge, and won. :) I've always been a Coke girl, so I can tell in an instant when I'm drinking that other swill.

Blast from the Past said...

I was a coke guy for the longest time, but I've been a Pepsi fanatic since about '85. I always thought I could easily tell the difference, but I only ever got it right about 50% of the time.

Oh, well! I have cut way back on how much pop I drink - and that's a very good thing!

joe said...

Kal: Wow, harsh

Chi: So do you still have the button?? Or a t-shirt??

Blast: I think most people know the difference. I think the people who got it wrong lied so they could be on tv.

Sunnydaze said...

I loved these commercials. I'm definitely a Pepsi girl. :D

joe said...

I prefer Coke, but I don't really drink soda anymore. The older I guess the less I like sweet things. I'd take a cup of coffee over soda any day.