Are you a Coke person? Or a Pepsi person? Well, this list might change your answer.
Read on to find out if any of your favorite brands are owned by big soda companies.
Quaker Oatmeal: PepsiCo
Nothing better than starting your day with a hearty bowl of oatmeal with that cute little quaker man and his awkward hat. Turns out every time you enjoy a piping bowl of Quaker Oats, you’re consuming a Pepsi product. Surprised? Us too. Quaker up!
Life Cereal: PepsiCo
Childhood memories, am I right? Life Cereal (among many other products) is a Quaker product. Quaker products are Pepsi products. Simple math – surprising results.
What better to go with your oats than a cup of OJ? Turns out Tropicana is also owned by PepsiCo. Juicy juicy.
Sabra Hummus: PepsiCo
We didn’t see this one coming either. We all know that hummus is incredibly yummy, but did you know that this one in particular is made by PepsiCo?
Stacy’s Pita Chips: PepsiCo
Well, if PepsiCo makes Sabra, it only makes sense they’d make a darn tootin’ dipper for it, right? Those commercials that document the careful crafting of these pita chips are just more genius marketing from PepsiCo.
Aunt Jemima: PepsiCo
With corn syrup as the first ingredient and high fructose corn syrup as the second, this syrup product is basically like a non-carbonated version of Pepsi you can pour on pancakes. Or spaghetti, if Elf is your style.
Naked Juice: PepsiCo
Ah yes, Naked juice. May your visions of a small health company hand-squeezing fresh-pressed juices be shattered by the realization that this is another PepsiCo product.
Orange fingers, anyone? Cheetos are a Frito-Lays product. Turns out Frito-Lays is owned by PepsiCo. Which makes Cheetos (along with Fritos, Doritos, and Sun Chips) a PepsiCo product. The construction-cone orange would pair quite nicely with a highlighter green (PepsiCo-owned) Mountain Dew. Mm, neon.
Starbucks Bottled Beverages: PepsiCo
Starbucks to go? It’s PepsiCo, yo. Whenever you grab a bottled iced vanilla frap from your grocery store or CVS, turns out it’s a PepsiCo product. (This doesn’t apply to stuff you order/drink from Starbucks cafes.)
Lay’s Potato Chips: PepsiCo
Who doesn’t like to get lay’d? Every time you crunch’n’much, you’re nommin’ on yet another PepsiCo product.
Minute Maid: Coca-Cola
More OJ made by a soda company. There’s a cause we can all drink to.
Simply Orange: Coca-Cola
Why would Coca-Cola own one OJ company, when they could own two?! Makes sense, right? With a slightly more wholesome image than Minute Maid, Simply Orange has that just-squeezed vibe. Marketing win.
Smartwater and Vitamin Water: Coca-Cola
We’re not sure what makes this water smart, but the whole Glaceau brand is owned by Coca-Cola.
A Coca-Cola product you see at Whole Foods? Yup. HonestTea is made by Coca-Cola.
Coca-Cola’s response to PepciCo’s Naked Juice. It looks so healthy and small business-like, doesn’t it? We wonder how they came up with the name.
Were you surprised by any of the brands on this list? It’s good to know that Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will continue their mythical rivalry even if everyone stops drinking soda.