Change to reported speech:
Lili said "I want chocolate ice cream"
1985 was not a good year for Coca-Cola. In the beginning of the 1970s, the company started losing market share to its biggest rival, Pepsi. By 1984, sales of Coke and Pepsi were almost even.
In response to these disturbing trends, Coca-Cola developed a new, sweeter formula. It held almost 200,000 taste tests, with mostly positive results. On April 23, 1985, the new formula hit the market. Many people liked the taste, but a growing number of consumers were upset that "their" Coca-Cola had been changed. Thousands of people wrote angry letters and telephoned the company, demanding that the original formula be brought back. In songs, TV shows, newspapers, and magazines, people expressed their unhappiness with New Coke. In the meantime, Pepsi took over as the top soft drink in the country.
What happened? In blind taste tests, people preferred the new formula. What Coca-Cola did not consider was how strongly people were attached to the original taste and brand. Millions of consumers grew up drinking Coke, and they had fond memories of sharing the drink with friends and family members. In short, the original Coke was an important part of their lives, and people had an emotional attachment to the drink.
25. What was the main reason behind the general dislike towards New Coke?