I don't ordinarily drink pop but once in a while I go wild at a restaurant and order one, or try to. I don't want regular so generally the choice is limited to a diet cola (I SO wish we could get brewed unsweetened ice tea up here—Calgary, Canada—but that doesn't seem to be happening). Often when I say "Diet Coke" the response is "Is Pepsi okay?" It's not as I dislike the aftertaste.
1. How many people have a preference vs. how many really don't care? Could also be regular Coke vs. Pepsi, 7-Up vs. Sprite, whatever.
2. What low-cal, non-alcoholic, cold drink can you suggest for times I just want something other than the water I usually get at Pepsi places? I sometimes go with cranberry-and-soda or oj-and-soda; anything else?