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carter8505
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Agamura
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Coke is better than Pepsi

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Agamura
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/26/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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carter8505

Pro

Beginning round isn't a part of the debate just for joining. I will fight the point of coke, you will fight the point of pepsi
Agamura

Con

Hello,
I thank side proposition for this debate and look forward to your arguments.
Debate Round No. 1
carter8505

Pro

carter8505 forfeited this round.
Agamura

Con

As side proposition hasn't provided any arguments, so I will build my case.

1. Consuming Pepsi is Healthier Than Coke
Due to the sweeter nature of Pepsi and it's success in the Taste Tests people are less likely to consume large amounts. This means that they can drink other liquids or foods that provide nutrients and essentials not in soft drinks. This allows them to enjoy the sweet taste and as it overwhelms them past the first few cans, they can forcibly stop, whereas with coke people can consume it in the litre's without any immediate effects. An analogy would be eating slow would allow you to consume less as it alerts your brain your full, similar to Pepsi where your brain is alerted and overwhelmed by the sweeter taste and therefore you consume less.

2. Coke's Marketing Strategy is Destructive
Coke markets aggressively to children, even to the point of creating the red and white idea of Santa Clause we have today. This has a huge effect on the childhood rates and Coke is feeding off of that vulnerable market. They've also associated coke with symbols and positive images like Happiness and Polar Bears, completely avoiding what it is their selling; sugared water. Pespi on the other hand focuses on what their product does and is, a refreshing beverage. This allows people to differentiate between sugary drinks and enjoying life.

3. Coke's Foundation is Reflected Today
John Pemberton was the founder of Coca-Cola, an individual who was addicted to morphine and satisfied that with his new product that contained cocaine and caffeine. Today, people are just as addicted even though the cocaine isn't there, to the brand and it's subliminal promises of happiness. He created another breed of addicts with it's own set of problems, namely obesity, a huge issue in America. Rather, there should be warnings on coke-cans like there is warning on Cigarette boxes about the affects as people consume it and just ignore it, regardless of their health. Pepsi doesn't dodge this and presents a more real and honest product through their marketing.
Debate Round No. 2
carter8505

Pro

carter8505 forfeited this round.
Agamura

Con

It's a shame you weren't able to debate this with with me.

In conclusion, Pepsi's inherent qualities allow for a more enjoyable initial experience while reducing the total amount of beverage that is consumed. It is supplemented with a down-to-earth, comedic and entertaining marketing strategy that doesn't deceive the audience and associate it with concepts and ideas from happiness to a children's hero Santa Clause. It boils down to the fact that it is the lesser of the two evils, in this case the high and mighty Coca-Cola brand that will do anything to make money while ignoring the ramifications.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by CynicalDiogenes 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I love Pepsi......FF,
Vote Placed by Swagmasterpoopoo 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by black_squirrel 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct and arguments go to CON because PRO forfeited. S&G also go to CON because in one of the 2 sentences PRO wrote, there is a period missing. No sources were used.