Coca Cola or Pepsi?
Which one do you prefer when you're thirsty for a Cola?
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I prefer a Coca Cola
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Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines internationally. The Coca-Cola Company claims that the beverage is sold in over 200 countries. It is produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke. Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The company produces concentrate, which is then sold to licensed Coca-Cola bottlers throughout the world. The bottlers, who hold exclusive territories, produce finished product in cans and bottles from the concentrate, in combination with filtered water and sweeteners. The bottlers then sell, distribute, and merchandise Coca-Cola to retail stores, restaurants, and vending machines throughout their territories.
Coca-Cola has been a point of legal discussion in the world. The Coca-Cola Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and incorporated in Delaware. Its stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol KO. The company's current chairman and CEO is Muhtar Kent.
In 1886, Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. He concocted the original recipe in a three legged brass kettle in his backyard. He then carried it to Jacobs' Pharmacy where it was mixed and sold for five cents a glass as a medicine. Coca-Cola was first sold in bottles in 1894.
Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink that is produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. Pepsi was first introduced as "Brad's Drink" in 1893 by Caleb Bradham, who made it at his drugstore in New Bern, North Carolina. It was renamed Pepsi-Cola in 1898 after the Greek word for "digestion" (πέψη, pepsē) and was first used as a trademark on June 16 of that year. Bradham sought to create a fountain drink that was appealing and would aid in digestion and boost energy. In 1903, Bradham moved the bottling of Pepsi-Cola from his drugstore to a rented warehouse. That year, Bradham sold 7,968 gallons of syrup. The next year, Pepsi was sold in six-ounce bottles, and sales increased to 19,848 gallons.