Florida - Pepsi has announced that in a blind taste test eight out of ten toads prefer Pepsi to Coca Cola.
The taste test took place in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge this summer during evenings over a two week period.
Cola cans of Pepsi and Coca Cola were left open overnight to lure wildlife to try and see for themselves which tasty beverage is most popular.
Results of the taste test discovered that cola is a favorite of tiny blind toads endemic to southern Florida, Myopix Toadaxis. Surprisingly the toads have a strong preference to Pepsi over Coca Cola by a margin of four to one with some toads reported actually leaping into the Pepsi to swim in it while quenching their thirst in order to absorb caffeine directly through their skin.
Proud of the findings, Pepsi established a breeding colony in their bottling plant in Baker County to celebrate the event and increase morale of plant workers. Unfortunately some quality control problems along with the toads' strong attraction to Pepsi resulted in a few of the amphibians inadvertently being "canned" with the famous cola.
Pepsi officials were quick to recover and change labels on their cans as result.
"May also contain toads which provide a good source of fibre. Cans with toads in them may be redeemed for a free Pepsi and a signed picture of the Jonas Brothers."
Coke officials jumped to dismiss the study they say was "Sponsored by Pepsi".
Their own study recently completed in Africa indicates that Wildebeests prefer Coke.