Pop quiz time! (Yes, there's a double-entendre in there.) Can you tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi on the first sip? Do you have a preference between fountain soda and bottled soda? And for the bonus round, do you swear Coke at McDonald's boasts a superior flavor profile?

Well, if you answered "yes" to one or more of the above questions, you not only have a rather refined soda palate, but you're probably curious as to why soda tastes different depending on how it's packaged. You're thirsty for answers, and we've got 'em!

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First things first, when it comes to this ongoing battle: Soda makers will tell you it's the same recipe, same ingredients, and the same manufacturing process being used, no matter the packaging. Still, a poll of UK Coca-Cola drinkers found 84% preferred the glass bottle, and 79% say that's because it simply tastes better this way. But again, soda makers disagree, insisting that perception of taste is influenced by things like how cold your fizzy beverage is and whether it's poured over ice. That's hard to swallow, though, if you're sure you can tell the difference between a can of soda and a bottle and have a strong preference.

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