Bevboard


Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Washington-Baltimore Corridor
    Posts
    111

    Post

    The results are in from our workplace Cola Taste Test. We did it as a blind taste test to hopefully keep out preconceived notions. Same deal as the orange sodas, after we tasted them we cast ballots with our top three and bottom three. Based on the number of ballots that the colas appeared on, there was a clear-cut winner with Pepsi coming out on top with six of nine ballots and four #1 rankings, followed by Kosher for Passover Coke and RC. Coke Classic only made it onto 3 ballots, but was top-ranked on two of those. Shasta, a bargain brand, had a pretty good showing also. Every one of the nine colas made it onto at least one ballot:

    THE BEST:

    Brand (No. of top 3 ballots; #1 rankings; Highest rank)

    Pepsi (6; 4; 1)
    K-P Coke (6; 1; 1)
    RC (4; 1; 1)
    Coke Classic (3; 2; 1)
    Shasta (3; 1; 1)
    Jolt (2; -; 2)
    Boylan Cane (1; -; 2)
    Soho (1; -; 2)
    Cricket (1; -; 3)

    There were two clear-cut winners for worst, with Cricket Cola with Green Tea (it was so different tasting it may not have been a fair entrant) coming in on seven of nine ballots with three last place votes, and Soho with five of nine ballots and five last place votes. Boylan Sugar Cane got the remaining last place vote. In somewhat of a suprise (to me, anyway), Coke Classic came in on three of the bottom three ballots. It and RC had the greatest amount of variation:

    THE WORST

    Brand (No. of bottom 3 ballots; #9 rankings; Lowest rank)

    Cricket (7; 3; 9)
    Soho (5; 5; 9)
    Jolt (4; -; 8)
    Boylan Cane (3; 1; 9)
    RC (3; -; 8)
    Coke Classic (3; -; 8)
    Shasta (2; -; 7)

    Next up: Root Beer. It will have to be a two-parter, because I think we have at least 18 different root beers at this point and two more arriving with my sister-in-law on Memorial Day.
    With thousands of sodas available for the choosing, why drink just one or two?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    632

    Post

    See that! Pepsi steals this blind taste test with 67% of the vote! Go Blue!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    738

    Post

    These are great posts. I’m looking forward to the root beer taste test.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Janesville, WI
    Posts
    770

    Post

    haha, i doubt you will be having Grays rootbeer in there? proabaly not, but its a Janesville made rootbeer that is very good, IMO.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Chicago,IL
    Posts
    4,552

    Post

    I agree. I enjoy hearing about these kinds of small pols. Great thread!!!
    Don't worry, be happy. Meher Baba

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Maryland (Metro D.C. Area)
    Posts
    37

    Post

    You send us some of that Root Beer (Grays) or tell us how we can get it and we will add it to our testing. Thanks
    Look around at all the plastic people who live without a care. Try to sit with me around my table but never bring a chair.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Janesville, WI
    Posts
    770

    Post

    allright, lets see... ooh, the store at their website is under construction, theres here: http://www.sodaking.com/product_info...4be721ef9ff21a but their faq says it can take up to 3 weeks for them to assemble your order. if you send me some green, i could get some out to you quicker than that...

    [ 05-17-2006, 01:08 PM: Message edited by: Rob The SURGE Drinker ]

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Washington-Baltimore Corridor
    Posts
    111

    Post

    Rob - no Gray's, but the Badger State is represented by Point Premium and Sprecher's. Never knew Wisconsin was such a root beer mecca until we started looking into them - Burghoff, Blumer's, Gray's, Sprecher's, Point, Baumeister's etc. Maryland produced Frostie, but it sold out long ago. Like bluredoasis said, if we can find 'em, we'll try 'em. Our list so far is:

    1. A&W
    2. JONES
    3. MUG
    4. OLD DOMINION
    5. IBC
    6. STEWART'S
    7. SHASTA
    8. VIRGIL'S
    9. HIRES
    10. ABITA
    11. HANK'S
    12. DAD'S
    13. SARANAC
    14. POINT PREMIUM
    15. ROOT 66
    16. CHOWNINGS TAVERN (Williamsburg, VA)
    17. SPRECHER'S
    18. TOM'S DRIVE-IN (my homebrew)
    19. FROSTIE
    With thousands of sodas available for the choosing, why drink just one or two?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    483

    Post

    now do a cirtus soda test
    Vault Sucks, Do The Dew

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Aguascalientes, Ags. Mexico
    Posts
    1,707

    Post

    KP Coke in second and Coke Classic in fourth?? I'm not agree...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •