Here at The Impulsive Buy we like to push the envelope and do things no other quasi-review website has ever done.
Today we will be doing TWO reviews in ONE review. Itâ€™s like buying one and getting one free or two for the price of one. Of course youâ€™re not paying for anything, but you get the idea. We came up with the idea from the national grocery store chain we shop at, which has various buy one and get one free offers. So yeah, we copied them.
What are you going to do about it?
Speaking of copying, our reviews today will pit the two top cola companies in the world, who constantly seem to copy each other, Coke and Pepsi. Think about it: Caffeine-Free Pepsi and Caffeine-Free Coke. Cherry Coke and Wild Cherry Pepsi. Vanilla Coke and Pepsi Vanilla. Pepsi Twist and Coke With Lemon. Crystal Pepsi and whatever Coke was creating, just in case Crystal Pepsi actually caught on.
This time around theyâ€™re trying to cash in on the latest low-carb craze. Introducing Pepsi Edge and Coke C2. Okay Iâ€™m making like these just came out, but as we all know, theyâ€™ve been around for a few months.
We were going to compare the two to see which tastes better, but we felt that it wouldnâ€™t serve our reading audience of seven people, because some people prefer Coke over Pepsi and visa versa. Instead we decided to focus the review on each companyâ€™s claim that these reduced carbs and sugar colas taste similar to their big brothers.
Because The Impulsive Buy isnâ€™t funded by some federal government grant, we could only buy one 20-ounce bottle of Pepsi Edge, Coke C2, regular Pepsi, and regular Coke from the national convenience store chain down the street.
When we got back to The Impulsive Buy Laboratories, we split the soda evenly among the reviewers. Unfortunately, in the laboratory there werenâ€™t enough cups, so we ended up using whatever was around: measuring cups, beakers, test tubes, and a ladle.
We all chugged the Pepsi first. One of the reviewers actually swirled it around like it was a glass of wine and smelled it.
Itâ€™s a damn cola in a frickenâ€™ beaker, it doesnâ€™t need to breathe!
Then we all drank the Pepsi Edge. Another reviewer swirled it around and smelled it, just like the first reviewer.
Oh come on! Why would you WANT to smell the cola? The fizz might get up in your nose.
Next was the Coke. The third reviewer followed the other two and swirled it around and smelled it.
I give up!
Finally, we got to the Coke C2 and I just followed everyone else and swirled it around and smelled it.
Like it made a frickenâ€™ difference!
At least they didnâ€™t spit it out.
After the tasting, all of the reviewers agreed that Coke C2 tastes much closer to regular Coke than Pepsi Edge is to Pepsi. However, nothing can beat the sweet, sweet, succulent, sugary taste of original Coke and Pepsi.
Also, some of the reviewers feel that Pepsi Edge is more on the edge of being Pepsi One than regular Pepsi.
Item: Pepsi Edge / Coke C2
Purchase Price: Pepsi Edge – $1.29 / Coke C2 – $0.99
Rating: Pepsi Edge (3 out of 5) / Coke C2 (4 out of 5)
Pros: Less carbs plus less sugar equals less hyperactivity.
Cons: Less carbs plus less sugar equals less taste.