Saturday, December 8, 2018

Shasta Party

We have some new flavors of soda at work: orange, lemon lime, grape, and tiki punch.  These are the Shasta cans I brought home for my collection.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

White Grape Peach

Someone gave this can to me a few weeks ago.  Unfortunately they had already drank it.  I was thankful for the new can for my collection, but this flavor sounds awesome!  I'm pretty sure this is the first white grape peach flavored drink in my collection.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Merry Mash-Up

Last week we had our first real snow of the season.  It was enough to cancel school, so we took the opportunity to get a jump on Christmas this year and we put up the Christmas tree and decorated the house.  Now Thanksgiving weekend will be a bit more pleasant since we don't have to do all that decorating "work."

And the tree was the perfect backdrop for my newest can... Mtn Dew Merry Mash-Up.  I had no idea this limited edition flavor existed until someone gave me a can.  And it's full, so I'll get to taste it, too.

This is a cranberry-pomegranate mash-up, two flavors I'm not a big fan of to begin with.  But who knows?  Maybe the combination of the two will be wonderful.

And with Christmas out of the way, now it's time for Thanksgiving!!  Bring on the buffet...

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken

I've mentioned a few times on this blog I'm a fan of the video game Destiny.  And Destiny 2.  So I was happy to get a Rockstar can with a Destiny 2: Forsaken promotion on it.  This is the first big expansion for the game, which released on Sept 6, 2017. 

Along the top of the can it mentions it's a Collectors Edition Can, but what I didn't notice until later is on the side it says this is can #3 of 8.  Wow.  Should the hunt begin?

And during this weekend's BlizzCon, it was announced the base Destiny 2 game is available for free on PC thru Blizzard's Battlenet.  Although I bought it on PS4 at release, I now also have it on the PC.

I'm not sure which is more fun, collecting Destiny cans or collecting the game on different gaming platforms...

Sunday, October 28, 2018

The White Dragon

One of the coolest looking cans in my collection: Monster White Dragon Tea.  I love the black and purple on white.

There's an awesome Chinese dragon down one side of it, partially hidden by a text box with a history white tea.
And the other side has Chinese characters, of which I have no idea what it says.  Possibly "White Dragon Tea?"
Monster cans have had some of my favorite designs and looks in the last few years, and this was shot right to the top.  Keep 'em coming...

Saturday, October 20, 2018

New Ski

Ski has not had many design changes since it was created in the 1950's.  I have a steel can from the 70's and a some aluminum cans consisting of the regular flavor, diet, and UltraRed (their cherry citrus flavor), but they all have the same two Ski logos as above.

So I was surprised to see this can sitting on my desk one day at work.

I had to do a double-take to make sure I saw that right.  Ski had a new design?

Checking the Ski Soda Wiki, it said cans with the REALS started showing up in 2009.  Where have I been?  Anyway, this design now sits with the other two designs in my collection.

Come back in 2043 when I discuss Ski's 4th logo design...

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Pacific Pop

Fall weather has arrived in the Midwest.  But just a few days ago, the temperature was in the 90's which is WAY too hot for October.  And now, we're in the 50's with rain.  When I got this Monster Pacific Punch can, the theme was appropriate.  But now one may look back on the balmy days of last weekend and wish they were on a Pacific island away from this gloomy, dreary weather.  But not me, I love this!!!

But I'll feature this can anyway.  One side of the can has a little story about the drink, claiming the flavor is as deep and wide as the Pacific Ocean.  That's big flavor.

Also on that side of the can there's a nice graphic of a sailing ship and a large anchor, very "oceany."  On the other side is a mermaid and shark, which I believe is the first can in my collection to feature a mermaid.  Or a shark.

Last weekend when I got the can, we also used some Calypso Sands scented wax cubes in our wax burner to give the house an island-smelling atmosphere.

Oh, but that was last week.  This weekend is jackets and umbrellas.  Do they make a wet leaf scent for wax burners?