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A True Test Of Taste: Whose Taste Buds Can Rise To The Challenge?

By Inside Columbia
Dueling Djs taste test

Photos by L.G. Patterson

Each issue, two on-air talents from two different Zimmer Communications’ stations will take on a seemingly simple challenge to see who comes out on top. This issue, Brian Hauswirth from 93.9 The Eagle and Aric Bremer from Clear 99 battled to see who could identify the most fast food french fries and soda. Click here to see video of the full challenge!


You have five different brands of soda (Pepsi, Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper and A&W Root Beer) and french fries from four different fast food chains (Wendy’s, Popeyes, McDonald’s and Sonic). The person who matches the most items with the corresponding brand will be declared the winner.


Brian Hauswirth from 93.9 The Eagle, prepared with a smile and the curiosity of a true newsperson, and Aric Bremer from Clear 99, focused and confident.


While Brian finished first, accuracy wasn’t completely on his side when he misidentified the fries from Wendy’s and Popeyes. And even though Aric voiced some hesitation when it came to identifying the sodas, his deliberate pace paid off when he correctly identified every single item.


BRIAN: “The french fries were tricky; I had the Wendy’s and Popeyes flip flopped, but it was a good event. We enjoyed it.”

ARIC: “For me, the sodas were a lot harder, but you know where I went right with the Popeyes? You could taste a little bit of chicken.”

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