It is our choices which differentiate us from one another. Whether it be in fashion, television shows, food or hairstyle we all have our own unique tastes and quirks about us. And speaking of tastes, we all have our own go-to foods. But while some of us may prefer Burger King, others will choose McDonald’s. So here are 5 differences between some products that are remarkably similar.
1. Lipton Ice Tea and Nestea. While both drinks are essentially sweetened lemon teas, they are actually incredibly similar. They are both concentrated tea, water, and either sugar or sweeteners. According to the nutrition facts that are available on Google in regards to iced teas, Nestea uses natural flavorings while Lipton chooses to use nature-identical sweeteners. According to Fortune.com, Nestle and Coca-Cola will end their 16-year venture in the iced tea business. Nestea is set to close down their production in most countries in 2018.
2. Coca-Cola versus Pepsi. While these two drinks are often substituted for one another, there is a group that is made up of ardent supporters of one and another group that is a fervent lover of the other. While they are regularly used to replace one another, these drinks are actually mildly different from one another.
According to a Business Insider study that looked at Pepsi and Coke, Pepsi is known to be a tad sweeter with a hint of citrus while Coke has a slight albeit noticeable vanilla flavor. The contents of Coke are written evidently on the can on its label, but Pepsi identifies its additives with codes. For example, Pepsi uses orthophosphoric acid but it is coded as E338 on the label. Moreover, the formula for Coke is a secret whereas Pepsi’s is public.
3. Original Lays vs Original Pringles. According to BBC News, Pringles are actually only 42 percent potatoes and utilize fermented dough in their creation process. Pringles also contains potato flour, corn flour, wheat starch and rice flour. Lay’s, on the other hand, are actual potato chips in that they are deep fried potato slices.
4. Orbit versus Dirol gum. Once again, while both of these gums are generically substituted for one another they actually have some minute differences. According to people who chew gum regularly, Orbit tends to last a bit longer than Dirol and Orbit will tend to crumble apart after chewing for a long time whereas Dirol will usually stiffen and become hard.
5. The age-old question of Burger King versus McDonald’s. The buns on these two fast-food giants are different. Burger King has sesame seeds whereas McDonald’s does not. Burger King burgers come with onions while McDonald’s comes with no onions. And as per their own respective nutritional menus on their websites, a regular cheeseburger at McDonald’s is 300 calories whereas a cheeseburger at Burger King is around 550 calories.