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    I really think BevNet "tasters" need to grow up on Coke. I actually like Pepsi more now, but I think the black cherry vanilla grows on you and now it is one of my favorite sodas (Right up there with MDX and mountain dew). Why do they only give it a 2 star? Beats me. All I know is they don't like coke. It isn't fair to have to be this biased. Coke is still above pepsi in sales, I mean. anyone else agree?

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    2*'s? They badly overrated this garbage...and to think they got rid of a 4* like vc and dvc for this garbage. What kind of morons are they?

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    It's sorta of like when Xerox photo copiers were first on the market. They were the Big Daddy,they the only copiers on the market. Soon as a few years past other copies slowly competed with Xerox.

    Xerox still makes some of the best photo copiers but not that much better than it's competitors.
    Some companies will not even consider Xerox products because they feel Xerox is an old bran.
    Granted this view of Xerox based on ignorance.

    Maybe there are similarities with Coke reviews?

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    Bevnet tends to not like mainstream beverages. The only 4 star review I noticed for a mainstream soda is Josta. And that soda has been discontinued! While I admit that I could've missed some reviews, when I sorted them by rating I didn't see a single Coke or Pepsi product rated 4 or 5 stars. (except Josta)

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    well i can say i grew up on coke it only makes you more sick of it.

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    The bevnet reviewers are analagous to a too-hip-for-the-room music reviewer. That is, if it is popular band, it must be bad. Similarly, the bevnet reviewers view any "popular" beverage brands as mere fodder for the masses.

    Another question: the reviews always say "we this" and "we that." Are there really multiple reviewers who all simultaneously try these different beverages. I find it hard to believe that they would all share such similar tastes as to come to a star agreement on each one.

    Seems more likely that "we" is meant in a Unabomer sort of way.

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    bevnet is consistently against coke/pepsi products; well,.. mostly that is.

    if you give me a new coke product or pepsi product; i can with 75% accuracy predict the coke product is bland, and the pepsi product is a copy or too sweet or something.

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    Originally posted by Jimmy O'Sullivan:
    bevnet is consistently against coke/pepsi products; well,.. mostly that is.

    if you give me a new coke product or pepsi product; i can with 75% accuracy predict the coke product is bland, and the pepsi product is a copy or too sweet or something.
    I support your theory...

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    One of the few times I agree with BevNET.


    Most of the BevNET criticisms in this thread are correct, I believe, especially the one asserted by Bevorama, which I've been trying to push here for a while now.

    And I've noticed that BevNET has become so anti-HFCS(even though 99% of full calorie soda uses it), that they've now started to rate diet versions of drinks better than the normal counterparts.

    I'll quote BevNet's DBCV Coke review: "The diet variety is lighter and doesn't have the syrupy body of the original..." This is BevNET speak for "Sorry Coke, but you again chose HFCS over the more expensive and less available cane or rock sugar, sweeteners that most consumers wouldn't be able to differentiate. But it doesn't suit our tastes. So here's your low score. Again."

    Btw, they say "we" because, thank God, BevNET is not one person. They're a body of industry specialists.


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    mind you also; its smart to rate pepsi/coke products lower for their business.. small beverage companies rely on their information, data, expertise, etc... if they were seen sucking up and loving coke/pepsi, it might drive away business.. by constantly bashing them, it leaves the door open for all these new/upstars/smaller beverage companies and creates a more niche/indie feel for their website/consulting/magazine... its just simply good for business.

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