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%.

Surge vs. Pibb

(Elite Eight Bracket, Click to Enlarge)

Discontinued Foods Bracket Elite Eight

21 Responses

  1. Lona

    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..

  2. Sabrina

    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!!!

  3. Ryan Burton

    Mr.pibb still exists. Its called pibb extra. And Dr pepper is pretty much the same. We need surge back!

  4. Amy

    I think there’s some kind of voting/poll bot in play here…and I don’t like it!

  5. Zim

    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..

  6. joshua thompson

    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!!!!!!!!!

    • Eick

      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.

  7. BCEinCalif

    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

  8. BCEinCalif

    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


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