Best cola? We rank the house brands

If you're a college student, you're in one of two predicaments right now. Situation A: You're gearing up for that hellish week that is finals. Situation B: You're done with school and it's time to celebrate.

Either way, you could use some cola. If you're up all night cramming for exams and writing term papers, that soda will set you straight and keep you up. And if you've already taken your exams (and are 21), you can do a little celebrating with your friends with a rum and Coke.

Now Coca-Cola is the big brand leader in this category, and frankly one of the strongest brands in the world. But we were wondering if that was all hype. Is there a chance that cheaper store brand varieties could provide the greater value?