Louise Queen

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Coke Vs. Pepsi

In My day to day on February 24, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Recently whilst browsing the internet, I came across the following video;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAP2yVsgI6c

Coke Vs. Pepsi, one of those classic, age old debates. So maybe it’s about time someone tried to solve it…

First, a little history..

Cola was originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton, Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.

Pepsi was first introduced as “Brad’s Drink” in New Bern, North Carolina in 1898 by Caleb Bradham, who made it at his pharmacy where the drink was sold. It was later named Pepsi Cola, possibly due to the digestive enzyme pepsin and kola nuts used in the recipe. Bradham sought to create a fountain drink that was delicious and would aid in digestion and boost energy.

So if both drinks were originally made to have similar purposes, what are the differences?

Coca-Cola is the original cola, while there isn’t a huge difference in taste, Pepsi mirrored their cola after Coke’s, being just different enough in taste to not actually be the same drink.

Pepsi tastes sweeter than Coca-Cola, This is the reason why many prefer Pepsi over Coca-Cola in a blind test but prefer Coke when drinking an entire can.

Coca-Cola has more carbonation than Pepsi depending on what region you are in. It was said that depending on where each one was made the amount of carbonation in them will be different therefore proving that neither Coca-Cola nor Pepsi have more carbonation than one another.

Both drinks are no longer seen as a beverage but mainly as a brand. Both companies commit heavily to sponsoring outdoor music festivals and even charitable projects in third world countries.

Personally, I believe that they will both successfully rot your teeth. Unless of course you opt for a diet option – in which case there is clearly only one winner!

Thee Original…

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Halifax Meetup Group

In My day to day on January 12, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Being new to the area, Cam and I have been on the look out for things to and new ways to meet people. Hence we discovered the Halifax Meetup group. Everything to do with the Outdoors. Hiking, Mountain Biking, Camping, Swimming, Surfing, Beach Volleyball and we have done lots of social events like Scavenger hunt, Quiz nights.

On Sunday we attended out first event – curling (something that we thought we might just know a little about). As it turned out we were some of the more experienced curlers there and Cam and I ended up play opposing skips.

The Whole Crew

The Whole Crew

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