Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sierra Mist with a Twist

Maybe I've been under a rock.  Maybe I've had blinders on.  Maybe I just don't pay as much attention to soda as I could should.

Last week a co-worker brought a funky green can to my office.  The design looked like something from the Brady Bunch Hour back in 1976-77.  I noticed a small yellow lemon that said TWST.  Hmm, some new hipster beverage?  Then I saw it said Mist TWST.  A quick check with Google and I had all the answers.

PepsiCo's Sierra Mist came on the soda scene in 1999 and used high fructose corn syrup until 2010.  Then it became Sierra Mist Natural when they replaced the HFCS with sucrose, aka table sugar.  

In 2016, they reverted to the high fructose corn syrup and changed the name to Mist Twst.  And that's the can I was given.

But in breaking news, just this month they are returning to the 2010 formula using real sugar.  And they are changing the name once again to... Sierra Mist.

My head hurts.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Summer with Coke

It's summer, which means Coca-Cola has begun their traditional can messages.  I've had a few come my way already, so here's the pile so far:

I'm sure that pile will continue to grow as the weeks go by. 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Britney, Michael, and Ray

There's a new set of Pepsi cans out, and I have two of the three cans:

A co-worker asked if I had any of the "singer" cans yet and I said no.  The next day he brought Britney Spears and Michael Jackson to work with him.  Well, not the real Britney and Michael.

I like that each can has a different retro design, although Pepsi currently has the old Pepsi design in stores already.

So now I'm on the lookout for the Diet Pepsi Ray Charles, the third and final can in the set.  Hit the road, Coke, and don't you come back no more no more no more no more...

Monday, June 25, 2018

Can of Water

I was called to serve jury duty last week.  While I was out of the office one of my co-workers was given a can of water, who in turn gave it to me today.

It's from Anheuser-Busch, who often sends cans of water to disaster areas such as during floods or tornadoes.  This can also carries the American Red Cross logo.

I have other A-B cans of water, but not this particular design.  And usually the print is black and white, this one has color.

On the side of the can it notes the use of the American Red Cross logo and is labeled "not for sale."

It also has an expiration date on the bottom of the can.  In this case, it was November 2014.  Oops.

So if there's a zombie apocalypse anytime soon, I'll have my stale can of water nearby... to either drink or eBay for lots of $$$$$.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father's Day Cans

Another year, another Father's Day.


I received a couple of cans this weekend.  The first one is a novelty can from my kids, who'd be more than happy to give this one a "taste test"...

The other one is a current St Louis Cardinals Coca-Cola 16oz can.

Cans.  They're not just for Christmas anymore...

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Clear Cans

Last year I posted about a Monster Hydro "can" someone gave me.  It was the Mean Green flavor.  And I already had the orange Tropical Thunder flavor.  That just left one flavor left to get...

And I bought that one last night.  For some reason the Walmart closest to me never had the Manic Melon flavor.  So when I finally saw it yesterday I grabbed it!!

So if you pretend the middle bottle is full of a bright green drink, you'll see my complete collection of plastic Monster Hydro cans.

Ok, now it's time to drink the other two...

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Lighter Spiders

Are you afraid of spiders???

How about these Lighter Spiders?  Someone recently gave these three sugar free energy drinks to me.  I love the style of the spider image.  And the orange can would make a great Halloween prop.

The three flavors are Original Citrus Bite, Mimic (Classic Energy Flavor), and the most chilling flavor... Widow Maker Berry Bite.

The orange can shows they have a suggested retail price of $.99, but these were purchased 3/$1.

I plan on putting these in the fridge and waiting for that sluggish summer afternoon when I need a little pick-me-up, then I'll break out the spiders...