Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sprite Holiday Design

I found two new cans at work this week.

Pic taken on 1/27/16

One was a new Coca-Cola can featuring a shirt design.

The other is the Sprite holiday can which I'm a bit confused about.  My place of work just purchased these cans of Sprite last week, so I assumed this is the 2015 holiday design.  But looking at my collection website, this looks like the exact same design on a Sprite can I got during the 2014 holiday season.

2014 Sprite holiday can
I think it unlikely Sprite used the same design two years in a row, but I can't explain it otherwise.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dr. Pepper's New Cherry

I'm not sure when it happened, but the cherry on Dr Pepper cans got a new look while I wasn't paying attention.  A man from my church brought a bag of cans to me this morning and I found these Cherry Dr Pepper cans inside.

Also in the bag I found yet another Diet Coke holiday can I didn't have.

And earlier this week, a coworker gave me a Monster can I hadn't seen before.  It's called Pipeline Punch.  Figures not included.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

This Week's New Cans

No crazy stories this week.  No weird cans.  Nobody looking at me like I'm crazy.  Well, maybe.  But here are a few cans that found their way to me.

The holidays cans continue to trickle in.  I had a regular Coca-Cola version of the "Naughty or Nice" can and now I have the Diet Coke version too.

Speaking of Coca-Cola, this new football can showed up at work.  I like how the stitches are Coke bottles.

I can't mention Coke without mentioning Pepsi.  Also at work, I found this Diet Pepsi can with the information "Now Aspartame Free" written above the logo.  

At Walmart yesterday, I found this Mad Max Rockstar can.  It's a promotion for the Mad Max Fury Road video game, which I have yet to check out.  I've been too busy dealing with cans.  haha

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Instant Snow in a Can

I like an occasional gimmicky can that's not a soda can.  And the kids gave me something for Christmas I've never seen before.  It's instant snow in a can.

I noticed right away it had English and French print.  Wow, an import :)  The directions say to put the contents of the can (which rattles around in the can like a sugar cube) into a container, add water, and you get something that looks and feels like real snow.

The can is about the size of an 8oz shorty here in the USA.  On the back of the can I saw it comes from Canada.  Yep, that explains the French.  But the weirdest thing about the whole can is the fact that there is a pull tab on the top which removes the entire lid (like a can of pudding), yet on the bottom there is another tab that looks like the top of a soda can.

The kids were excited to open it and try out the snow.  But I had to deny them that joy, this thing is going in my collection.  Unopened.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 19, 2015

What I Got Out of Training (vol 2)

I had two days of training at work last week. There was plenty of coffee and energy drinks around me both mornings.  On the second day I noticed the guy next to me was drinking a Monster energy I didn't have yet.  It was called Ultra Black and had a cool red/black design on the textured can.  

I have no problem asking for cans any more, so I'm proud to say I now own a Monster Ultra Black can :)

You can read my first training story here.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cranberry Sprite Zero

A couple at church had driven to Texas and back last week.  Their daughter, who lives here, had mentioned how she likes Sprite Zero Cranberry but she hasn't been able to find it in our area yet.  So the couple stopped at several Walmarts on their way back from Texas until they finally found it.  They bought several 12-packs, some for them and some for their daughter.

As they were finishing that story at church this morning, he looked at me and said he'd save one of the cans for me.  He came by this afternoon with this one.  It's a nice, clean design.

I asked how it tasted and he said the cranberry flavor was a bit milder than he expected.  He said he'll bring me a full one to church next week.  Awesome.  Taste-test inbound...

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Two Cans Yes - Five Cans No

I was doing some Christmas shopping today and saw this Diet Coke aluminum bottle at Target.  It has a neat "digital"-looking design, so I picked one up.  

At Big Lots I found this V8 energy drink.  The problem is I don't care for V8 products.  My kids like them but they sure don't need the energy boost this provides.  Maybe we'll leave it out for Santa to drink :)

We also stumbled upon an antique store we hadn't been in before.  One of the booths had five colorful Coca-Cola cans from other countries, including Canada and Germany.  I took a minute to arrange them in such a way I could get a good picture of their colorful designs and realized I'd left my phone in the car.  It had died earlier and was recharging.  So you'll have to take my word for it that they were some pretty neat looking cans, but at $5-$10 each they weren't neat enough for me to buy.