Pepsi vs. Coke

March 5, 2008

This evening while I was sitting down having a chat with my mother and father, I noticed that they were drinking Diet Coke. Personally, I don’t like Coke in general and Diet Coke..well it’s not my cup of tea. I decided to do a bit of searching on which Soda is the “best” brand. I found this video. It’s cute because I favor Pepsi.

I’ve been noticing that more and more restaurants over Prince Edward Island have been switching from Coke to Pepsi. Great move guys! Although, while in Dominican, I didn’t even see one bottle, can, let alone a sign for Pepsi. With that said, while working at the restaurant one night, two couples from the States were in dinning. While taking their drink order, they asked why most restaurants on PEI only serve Pepsi..I found that interesting considering Subway has recently switched from Pepsi to Coke.

According to Wikipedia, Pepsi’s market has drastically shot up compared to Coke. Ah ha! I knew it!

Now that I’ve put more thought into it, it seems that “the baby boomer” generation grew up on Coke which is why they prefer it. Most of my friends and I only drink Pepsi, the other half doesn’t drink pop. I find that when I’m drinking Coke, it feels like my throat is burning away. Terrible feeling. Not only that, it has a terrible taste. Some people feel that they taste the same but each to its own I guess. My mother is an Emergency Nurse and she was telling me that when patients are choking on a piece of meat such as steak, they give the them Coke because it desolves the meat. I found that disturbing…

Personally, the only thing Coke has going for them is their awesome Christmas commercials. Keep up the good work guys!!.


Withering Newspapers

February 7, 2008

While reading Jeff Javis’s story about the withering newspaper industry, I started thinking about Charlottetown’s newspaper, The Guardian. I don’t feel that The Guardian has been withering away because of the Internet. It’s practically an islander tradition to wake up in the morning and have your breakfast while reading the newspaper – oops..and a Tim Horton’s coffee too!

I realize that newspapers in other parts of Canada and the United States have been hit hard with this online newspaper frenzy which is really too bad. Personally, I enjoy reading paper rather than a computer screen. Reading a newspaper rather than a computer screen is more of an enjoyment to me because I do most of my school work by computer. I think that my parents generation feel the same. Coffee + newspaper = relaxation (or vacation).

If anything, I think that The Guardian has an advantage over the Internet as more people of my parents generation read the paper. In a few years or so, it could be a different story. But as of now, I think that the islands “gossip” has a huge impact on The Guardian because of the fact that very little of it gets on the web…unless it’s big news.

-Kate 🙂