Ads from the Cola Wars

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new cokeThe 1980s saw competition between soft drink giants Pepsi and Coke get down and dirty. Kids in my school daily enacted the Pepsi Challenge in the lunchroom and on the morning bus, writing their preference in the morning condensation of the school bus windows. A young Michael J. Fox tried moving heaven and earth to get his building cutie a Pepsi while Cyndi Crawford gulped down a diet to the appreciation of males everywhere and hippie kids just wanted to teach the world to sing along with Coke. There were genius ads going around during the Cola Wars.  Since the 80s we’ve discovered that soda isn;t so great for our waistlines or blood sugar and not to mention diet soda’s effects on the kidneys (shoutout to all my stone sisters). If you’re looking to leave this 80s habit behind and get a little healthier, the folks over at have some tips to help you do it.



Coca Cola: The Real Thing
Coke: Always Coca Cola
Coke: Coke is it!
Coke: Can’t beat the feeling
Diet Coke: Just for the taste of it…Diet Coke.
Diet Coke: 11:30, Diet Coke break…
Pepsi: The Choice of a New Generation
Pepsi: The right one
Diet Pepsi: Now you see it, now you don’t

Coca Cola Ads

Mean Joe Green courtesy stiggerpao

Coke is it! courtesy scificola

Have a Coke and Smile courtesy pizzaguy2002

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing courtesy Iplum4food

Coke is it! courtesy notareptile99

Feel the Heat courtesy Marcello Maiorani

Max Headroom courtesy djfont

Japanese Coke is it courtesy hiro sampei

Diet Coke Whitney Houston courtesy MyranndaMorbid

Diet Coke Paul Abdul courtesy Anthony Carter

Diet Coke courtesy Internet Lurker

Can’t beat the feeling courtesy oonai5000

11:30 Diet Coke courtesy nlucastld

New Coke challenge courtesy retroguy80s

New Coke courtesy eyeh8cbs

New Coke Bill Cosby courtesy Gareth Stearns

Coca Cola 3 litre courtesy Jason Harder

Crystal Pepsi can- t-ricky82

Pepsi Ads






A New Generation courtesy GiraldiMedia

Pepsi Michael J Fox long version courtesy tracy80sgirl

Pepsi Opera courtesy Go4Taste

Pepsi Library courtesy tracy80sgirl

Pepsi twin robot courtesy Jessy Leppert

Pepsi Airplane courtesy pizzaguy2002

Pepsi vs New Coke courtesy tracy80sgirl

Pepsi David Bowie courtesy MyranndaMorbid

Pepsi Now You see it Now You don’t courtesy lucnatang

Pepsi Madonna courtesy MyrannaMorbid

Pepsi Cindy Crawford courtesy vish79

Pepsi Challenge 1983 courtesy GrubcoTV3

Pepsi Future courtesy 28stieren

Pepsi Challenge 1981 courtesy MrClassicAds80s