Lest you think I am touting a product only you'd be both right and wrong. I do favor Coke over other soft drinks. I always have but, I am a southern girl. And we southern girls don't call fizzy drinks 'soda' or 'pop', we call them all Coke or Coca-Cola regardless of brand. It is not uncommon to hear someone say "I want a Coke...Make mine a Pepsi!" (or Dr. Pepper or Fanta, etc.).
Growing up ours was a divided family. Yes, it's true. Daddy's side favored Pepsi and Mama favored Coca-Cola and Granny mostly favored store brand or Kool-Aid type drinks.
Interesting fact here, my Daddy's father took a Pepsi each day and poured a bit into his iced tea. Why? Well Grandmother used saccharine in her sweet tea to save on sugar and it wasn't quite sweet enough to suit Granddaddy, so he'd pour in about half a glass of Pepsi and then top it up with Iced Tea. As kids, we only drank Pepsi in the way that Granddaddy did, lol. Give us a bottle of Coke though and we drank it as it came.