I wasn't into soda back then, but living in the kingdom of Coca Cola (Atlanta) was interesting during all of that. There is a religious position that a majority of Atlantans seem to take - Coke is good, Pepsi is evil. I do know that Pepsi and Coke are very different and I could easily identify in a blind test. But classic vs. original coke? I have no idea! I'm not even sure I know where to find new coke.