My love affair with Royal Crown Cola began in college when we started drinking RC with Crown Royal whisky. That drink is commonly known as "Royal Crown Crown Royal," but we just called it "Double Crown."
RC Cola lives in a magical taste palace somewhere between Pepsiland and Cokeville. Like Pepsi, it's sweeter than Coke, but it isn't as overpoweringly sweet. And like Coke, it has a fuller "cola" flavor than Pepsi, but doesn't have that lingering stale cola aftertaste.
As the author notes, RC does go well with Moon Pies. It's also the best cola with which to concoct my favorite Appalachian snack. Open the bottle and pour in a handful of peanuts. Then as you drink the cola, you also eat the cola-soaked peanuts. Pepsi will do as a backup, but RC is the best.