Discontinued Foods Bracket: Surge vs. Mr. Pibb Eick April 5, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket 21 Comments Voting on this match-up is now closed. Surge (91%) crushes Mr. Pibb (9%) to advance to the Final Four. Elite Eight voting in the Discontinued Foods Bracket continues! Winners will be announced Monday morning, when voting on the Final Four will begin. Surge was Coca-Cola’s answer to Pepsi’s Mountain Dew. Despite a massive marketing campaign and high initial sales upon test market release in 1996 and national release in 1997, sales slid, and the soda was gone from cans & bottles by 2002 and fountains by 2003. So far in the tournament, Surge has rolled, crushing Sprite Remix 93%-7% and Crystal Pepsi 92%-8%. Created in 1972, Mr. Pibb was seen as way for Coca-Cola to cut into the market share of the incredibly popular Dr. Pepper. In 2001, Pibb Xtra, was introduced, which used a different flavor formula than Mr. Pibb, which was then phased out fairly quickly. So far in the tournament, Mr. Pibb easily defeated Mtn Dew Pitch Black 66%-34% and Jolt Cola 59%-41%. Take Our Poll (Elite Eight Bracket, Click to Enlarge) The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Fast Food Bracket Round 1: Jack in the Box vs. Five Guys, KFC vs. Checkers - March 3, 2016 BK’s “Polygameat” Campaign Shockingly Similar to Wendy’s “Meatatarian” Campaign - September 16, 2014 Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 21 Responses Feed The Rush April 5th, 2013 SUUUURRRRGGGEEE!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/surgemovement Reply joshua thompson April 5th, 2013 SURGE SODA FEED THE RUSH. Reply Lona April 5th, 2013 Sorry, Pibb was better than Surge. It’s a drink you could drink to just chill, while Surge made you dry hump the mattress. There seems to be a lot of people that miss humping the mattress.. Reply krogan-charging April 5th, 2013 SUUURRGGEEEE Reply Sabrina April 5th, 2013 I do not drink coke products (I am a pepsi girl), but if Surge came back on the market my fridge would be overstocked with SURGE!!!! My favorite soda of all time…go Surge!!! Reply Ryan Burton April 5th, 2013 Mr.pibb still exists. Its called pibb extra. And Dr pepper is pretty much the same. We need surge back! Reply SABRINA MCBRIDE April 5th, 2013 Surge!!! Reply SABRINA MCBRIDE April 5th, 2013 Surge Soda Reply Amy April 5th, 2013 I think there’s some kind of voting/poll bot in play here…and I don’t like it! Reply angelica April 5th, 2013 Surge 🙂 Reply Rachael April 5th, 2013 Surge! Reply Jitlar April 5th, 2013 @Amy No bot! Just fans of Surge trying to show our support. Reply Jason April 5th, 2013 Not a bot, a movement! http://www.facebook.com/surgemovement Reply Zim April 5th, 2013 For the people doubting the legitimacy of the polls.. Surge has a facebook site with almost 12k likes… So 900 votes is not surprising at all.. Reply Jeff April 5th, 2013 SURGE! Reply Matt April 5th, 2013 @Amy, no, that’s just the consumer demand you’re seeing. Reply joshua thompson April 6th, 2013 Hi i like to see surge soda in stores all over the USA (hey coca cola headquarters employees you guys wished you never made surge soda in the first place) so heres what i think SURGE SODA SHOULD HAD NEVER BEEN DISCONTINUED IN THE FIRST PlACE!!!!!!!!! Reply Justin April 6th, 2013 Surge hand down… Or Vault.. What the hell ever happened to that!? Also, Pibb isn’t discontinued. They just changed the name of it. It never stopped selling. http://www.pibbthug.com/history/ Reply Eick April 8th, 2013 Hey Justin, as the info on that link you posted explains, Pibb Xtra is a different formula/taste than Mr. Pibb was, so Mr. Pibb definitely no longer exists. Reply BCEinCalif July 11th, 2013 I just found out that pepsi will be pulling the plug on Mr Pibb this is from a distributor that pulled the soda from our vending machine i just bought 20 cases but Mr Pibb never held up to storage so i guess flat mr Pibb is better than no Mr Pibb help save Mr Pibb Reply BCEinCalif July 11th, 2013 I just realized i said Pepsi makes Mr Pibb due to reading it a thousand times lol Coke makes Mr pibb not Pepsi we have a coca cola vending machine Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.