Top 10 Best Soft Drinks (Soda Pops)

The Top Ten
1 Dr. Pepper

Crisp, refreshing, and delicious, Dr. Pepper changed my concept of what a soda could be. One sip and all other soft drinks might as well not exist. Even the diet version is much better than most other sodas.

Nothing compares to that first mouthful of heaven. All colas taste the same, and there is no difference between Crush and Fanta. Dr. Pepper is the original and, 130 years later, is still the best by far.

There is no way to describe the taste other than heavenly. The balance of fizziness and flavor is impossible to comprehend until you try it. Dr. Pepper is the best soda. Period.

2 Coca-Cola

Although I don't drink a lot of soda, I do drink Coke. Coca-Cola is so refreshing and much better than Pepsi. It has a refreshing cola taste and is really bubbly.

It has a distinct taste that you can't replicate. It has a nice kick but also plenty of flavor. Best served ice cold! It tastes best in a glass bottle too, so try to find one. Pepsi tastes like the smell of Lemon Pine-Sol. Nothing is better than Coca-Cola, ice cold, from a fountain or a glass bottle.

Coca-Cola is the best drink there is. It beats Pepsi by a lot, and personally, I think Pepsi ranks more like eleventh or twelfth place. But Coke? It's delicious, refreshing, energizing, and sponsors all the great things in life.

It should be first, and Dr. Pepper should be second. Not to mention, most people hate the fact that in the movie World War Z, the character sat down and drank a Pepsi. Why did Pepsi have to sponsor that movie? Why not Coke? My point is that 76% of people who watched that movie hated that scene. True story.

Coca-Cola is the best, always has been, and always will be.

3 Mountain Dew

It should come as no surprise that Mountain Dew is voted the second best flavor of soda. Its unique, rich, savory taste is unmatched by any other soda. Dr. Pepper, in comparison, is coarse and leaves your throat with an obnoxious itch.

Mountain Dew, on the other hand, runs down smoothly, with a delicate, fizzy finish that leaves you yearning for another swig. Dr. Pepper is such a strong drink that it leaves little room for a fruity punctuation. Mountain Dew's award-winning taste is easily augmented by different fruit juice blends, making it the soda with the greatest assortment of flavors.

I am proud to say that I do the Dew, and you should too!

4 Pepsi

I switched from Coke to Pepsi back in 1997 and really picked up the habit in 1999. Not a day has gone by where I haven't had a Pepsi. It goes great with almost any food, but the true best variant of Pepsi is the short-lived Pepsi Vanilla.

I had a 2-liter a day throughout its entire market run from 2003-2006. But Pepsi, any kind, is a great choice. Love it. Best soda of all time. Pepsi - only my choice.

My father, a long-time Coke lover, did the Pepsi taste challenge (I administered it. It was not the official one - because I know some people think it's fixed), and he called out Coke for being the considerably inferior pop of the two.

I, myself, don't really see one as being better than the other. However, I do have a preference for Pepsi's product line over Coke's.

5 Sprite

Sprite is a refreshing carbonated drink that is perfect for quenching your thirst. One of the best things about Sprite is that it doesn't contain caffeine, making it a great choice for those who want to avoid caffeine. Sprite is made with 100% natural flavors, making it a healthier alternative to other sugary carbonated beverages.

The delicious lemon-lime taste of Sprite is not too sweet and not too bitter, making it easy to enjoy throughout the day. Sprite is a versatile drink that can be enjoyed on its own, mixed with other beverages, or even used in cooking. Sprite is a great mixer for alcoholic beverages, adding a refreshing twist to classic cocktails.

Since Sprite is non-alcoholic, it is a great choice for designated drivers and those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks. Sprite is a low-calorie beverage, making it perfect for those who are trying to watch their calorie intake. Sprite has a classic taste that never goes out of style, making it a popular choice for people of all ages.

Sprite is widely available at grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, and fast-food chains, making it easy to find and enjoy. Since Sprite is a carbonated beverage, it can help settle an upset stomach, making it a great choice for those who are feeling queasy. Sprite is an excellent choice for those who are dehydrated, as it can help replenish fluids and electrolytes.

Sprite can help relieve the symptoms of a sore throat, thanks to its soothing carbonation and natural flavors. The light and crisp taste of Sprite is perfect for hot summer days when a refreshing drink is essential. Sprite is a healthier alternative to other sugary drinks like soda or energy drinks, which can be detrimental to your health with excessive consumption.

Sprite is a great choice for those who are looking to cut back on their sugar intake but still want something sweet and refreshing. Sprite is a carbonated beverage, which means it can help stimulate digestion and... more

6 A&W Root Beer

ROOT BEER! And the comments on cream soda are wrong. Sprite heals stomach aches. Cream soda is alright, but it is not as sweet as Root Beer. Coke and Dr. Pepper? Are you kidding? Those sodas are not sweet and they are gross. Root Beer takes the crown, there is no question.

Great root beer, great flavor. For those who think Barq's is better, just remember they add caffeine to their product and no one else does, so it's not a true root beer anymore. Also, Fanta Grape and Cream Soda should have made this list.

A&W Root Beer has a hard job up against the mighty, Coca-Cola funded, Barq's brand. However, it does not disappoint. Rather than being defined by the likes of Coca-Cola Inc., it has become a true soda in its own right. Viva la A&W, viva la soda!

7 Fanta Orange

Fanta is decaffeinated, but it also gives the same rush. Its flavor is amazing, and you have to agree. Because the rush and crash effect comes from sugar, you won't get what I like to call Mountain Dew Syndrome.

This is where someone drinks Mountain Dew while playing games and ends up getting withdrawal symptoms. This is common with Mountain Dew because it's the Gamer Drink of the century. Drink Fanta. No withdrawal! No terrible aftereffect other than a minor crash, which can be solved with some ice water, just like with other sodas.

8 7UP

7UP has a different taste than the competitors such as Sprite, Sierra Mist, and Squirt. It's refreshing and it's my secret to my fruit punch. Others have tried to duplicate by putting in Sprite (not knowing that I only use 7UP) and it just doesn't come out with the same taste.

Not to mention it's caffeine-free, which means if you're really thirsty, it will quench your thirst, not make you even more thirsty. That's one of the drawbacks with a lot of the dark-colored sodas. They can dehydrate you. Caffeine is also considered an alkaloid drug, which means if you drink 7UP rather than other sodas that do have caffeine, you won't experience "caffeine withdrawals" such as headaches, nausea, and vomiting. Do yourself a favor, choose 7UP for its delicious taste!

9 A&W Cream Soda

Cream Soda.

That delicious, clear caramel and vanilla taste is undoubtedly the best thing provided to the human race. It is my opinion that the person who created this soda should be held in the same regard as men like George Washington, Ryan Gosling, or Ricky Bobby.

It is very creamy and has a smooth, tingly finish. I get this wherever I go. It has a sweet, awesome taste that is very good for the soul and mind. I drink it whenever I can and wherever I go.

Cream Soda is the best drink ever. It tastes like vanilla, marshmallows, and bubblegum - so delicious! Better than even root beer.

10 Barq's Root Beer

Mountain Dew is disgusting. I surveyed 30 people, asking them to choose between Mountain Dew and Root Beer. Out of them, 29 people voted for Root Beer, and their ages varied. I made sure not to ask the same person twice. I also agree that Root Beer is better than Mountain Dew, so that makes it 30 against 1.

Best root beer ever. It has caffeine, which sets it apart from most. It has a good crisp taste and is widely available. Definitely better than Pepsi's Mug Root Beer, although Mug does more accurately give you a traditional root beer flavor and style. Barq's is just better and original in taste.

The Contenders
11 Coca-Cola Cherry

Ah, Cherry Coke. The holy nectar of everything fizzy. Just the right amount of cherries. I don't even like regular cola. Add cherry, and you have something awesome. Besides water, there is nothing I'd rather have than an ice-cold Cherry Coke. That stuff is holy.

Coca-Cola is very good, but Coca-Cola Cherry is far better and tastes great. With the extra cherry and amazing flavor, this soda should be number one. In fact, I'm actually drinking Coca-Cola Cherry now!

It's awesome but so expensive, as I live in Australia. I'm an addict! I absolutely love it. It tastes like my two favorite things: cherry and Coke, so it's a must for me! In fact, I might go out and buy some now!

12 Canada Dry Ginger Ale

You can really drink it anytime. It does not make you super hyper or anything, just adds a bit of life in you. Personally, it's not as bad for your teeth - not good either. I prefer Canada Dry.

Mmm, Canada Dry. Although I'm an American, I do appreciate this fine creation our neighboring country has offered us!

Ahh, I'm drinking it right now! Good stuff! It's the perfect balance of ginger and sweetness - nice and crisp too. It's especially good on a nice hot day.

13 Crush Orange

Ever since Pepsi started making Crush, it has replaced Tropicana Twister in stores. I really like this because Tropicana is too sweet. Crush has a good balance between sweetness and actual fruit flavor.

Now the only thing left for Pepsi to do is buy Crush from Dr. Pepper so they can have Crush in all Pepsi restaurants. Pepsi is hard enough to find in restaurants, but Crush is extremely hard to find in soda fountains, especially outside WabaGrill.

Crush is my favorite soda. It should be beating Coke, but some people haven't tried Crush or any other soda other than Coke. They're so attached to Coke that they think all the other sodas suck. Coke is the most boring soda I've ever tried.

14 Coca-Cola Vanilla

I couldn't live without Vanilla Coke! I don't drink a lot of soda, but when I do, if it's one of the options, it's the first thing I will grab! I hate Dr Pepper - it's so gross!

The best type of Coca-Cola! Absolutely delicious. That small twist of vanilla is so refreshing!

Vanilla Coke is just pure heaven manifested into a soda. Oh, the rejuvenating, carbonated sweetness...

15 Sunkist Orange

Sunkist is like the best soda ever! At least I think so. Though Sunkist is way better, I also love Dr. Pepper and Mt Dew.

It is the only drink that is a fruit drink and tasty, and even has many flavors too! How can I refuse these attractive drinks!

I love this orange deliciousness. But Orange Crush and Orange Fanta taste exactly the same!

16 Pepsi Wild Cherry

There's nothing to match Cherry Pepsi. It has a burst of delicious cherry flavor and is much better than regular Pepsi!

I drank Pepsi a lot as a young child. Once I had a cup of Pepsi Wild Cherry, I refused to go back to regular Pepsi. Until now, and this still applies, I would not drink regular Pepsi.

I will only drink the cherry kind. If my mom accidentally buys the normal kind, I'll just add cherry syrup. I will not drink regular Pepsi.

Wild Cherry Pepsi... the nectar of the gods. No soda even comes close, and I've tried most other flavored Pepsis. Cherry is king.

17 Mug Root Beer

I like Mug Root Beer because it's so creamy and has a really good taste. It really should be number one because it just blows your mind! Root beer is my favorite.

Very good flavor! The best root beer. Love that creamy texture with the bubbles.

Definitely a must-buy soda pop to have at parties, dances, graduations, while having sleepovers, and even while having pizza! This soda pop is so addictive, so good, and one of my favorites.

18 Mountain Dew Code Red

Code Red is definitely the greatest drink out there and deserves the number-one spot. I am insanely addicted to it and drink one every day.

By far the best tasting. Reminds me of my childhood days of taking a sip of a Shirley Temple with cherries. It's a must-buy!

The cherry flavoring in Mountain Dew was very needed. It tastes like Mountain Dew was kicked in the rear by cherries.

19 Mountain Dew Baja Blast

I was at Taco Bell one day, and I got a medium soft drink cup. I decided to try the "Baja Blast Flavor" because it sounded interesting. The rest is history.

As I was going through the list, agreeing and disagreeing, I stumbled upon Baja Blast. The rest is history.

This is the best soda that ever existed! It's so sad I can only get it at Taco Bell. It makes regular Mountain Dew look like a fool. The flavors are too amazing to explain!

20 Pibb Xtra

I would say Dr Pepper, but if you take Pepper and Pibb to a blindfold test, like my family did last Thanksgiving with 23 family members participating, everyone having two 8-ounce cups of the spicy cherry soda and then breaking them down into 3 categories to be judged in. One was the carbonation, the other a mouth swishing and spit, then last but not least, actually drinking. So, out of 23 people, Mr Pibb won by a landslide in all 3 categories. Altogether, only 4 out of the 23 selected Dr Pepper. It was so one-sided that family members wanted to try it again on Christmas Eve, saying the Dr Pepper wasn't at the right temperature.

So once again, 23 judges, but this time Mr Pibb took another one-sided win with only 1 there backing Dr Pepper. The final verdict was that Mr Pibb had more of a spicy cherry bite and a much more carbonated soda, as a soda should be, and Dr Pepper had a much weaker flavor as well as the fact of it seeming very flat. So my choice, and the choice of my family, is Mr Pibb hands down. It is excellent.

21 Mountain Dew Voltage

The first time I ever had Voltage MD, I was at my friend's house and I fell in love. I love anything with a raspberry or blueberry flavor.

I don't drink it constantly because I often choose fountain drinks over bottled ones. But the day Mountain Dew Voltage is available at a fountain drink station, I'll be there with the biggest cup!

I always like variety, and Mountain Dew is good with that. I'd say of all the flavors Mountain Dew has put out, Voltage is by far the best. It's kind of like those blue Mondo drinks you had as a kid, but with carbonation.

22 Welch's Grape Soda

So good. It's my second favorite after Coke. We need this in the UK more often! It doesn't taste anything like normal grapes, but it has that sweet, sugary, artificial grape flavor from our childhood that none of us will forget. Try it if you haven't already! You're missing out on so much!

Grape soda satisfies my thirst better than almost anything else. That also includes grape drinks like Snapple Grape, Arizona Grape, and Grape Kool-Aid. Something about the flavor really cools me down.

It's so delicious in every single way. From the flavor to the texture to the way it feels going down your throat, I could drown in a sea of grape soda and be perfectly at ease.

23 Coke Zero

The true 'diet' Coke. It has the same basic formula. Most people have no idea that Diet Coke is not the diet version of Coca-Cola.

It was the basis of New Coke, the failed drink in the '80s. They use the Coke name to make billions, so I don't blame them, but Coke Zero is my favorite, and it's time people realize the real difference between Coke Zero and Diet Coke, or so it's called.

Not as sweet as other regular colas, but with no medicine-like aftertaste like other diet colas. Coke Zero is the perfect balance between the syrupy sweetness of regular soft drinks and the zero-calorie benefit of diet sodas.

24 Diet Coke

Best soda ever! I love Diet Coke, even though regular Coke is better for you. I don't care. Diet Coke tastes very sweet. My friend and I drink Diet Coke like it's beer. We love it!

I have an unbeatable addiction to Diet Coke. I drank it non-stop for a long period of time, and now regular Coke tastes too sweet! Best ever!

Best ever! I'm a fan and addict. I would never bother with the regular. Why would I when I can save calories for dessert and enjoy this instead?

25 RC Cola

Best cola ever. They just dropped the ball on advertising. Royal Crown Cola is much better than Coke and Pepsi...

I saw it in Walmart and Food Lion. Then I thought, "I'll try some," and it is pretty good!

It's still around and a nice alternative to Coke or Pepsi.

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