The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool Inside Value advisor Joe Magyer and business-community connector Matt Trogdon discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition of their beginning-investor series, Joe and Matt discuss two great rival brands: Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. They talk about how the differences between the two companies, the state of their rivalry, and which one would be a better investment today.

Joe Magyer owns shares of PepsiCo. Matt Trogdon has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of, and Motley Fool newsletter services recommend, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Whole Foods Market. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.