Saturday, January 16, 2021

What Is a Coce-Cola?

You might ask, "What is a Coce-Cola?"  

It's this "can" of soda with Asian writing on it.  You might ask, "What kind of a can is that?"

It's a pencil sharpener.  You might ask, "What does the 2-in-1 sticker mean?"

It also hides a pencil eraser under the lid.  

This is a miniature novelty item someone gave me a while back.  But with no new recent soda cans to report on, I rediscovered this on my bookshelf and decided to feature it.

And no matter how tumultuous the world around you may seem, remember to...

"Have a Coce and a smile!"

Saturday, January 9, 2021

A Major Can Find

Several years ago I wrote a post about gaining over 700 cans from one Craigslist ad.  Now THAT was a major can find.

But last week I made another "major" find... Mtn Dew Major Melon.

It sure does sound delicious.  And this is some of the coolest Mtn Dew art in a long time.  Often their designs are just shapes and explosions and other visually-caffeinated imagery.  But this has an actual character on it... Major Melon.

And I can see why they brought out the big guns.  Just look at this wicked and corrupt malfruit.  It's actually a watermelon with fangs.  You don't see that everyday.

Another recent Mtn Dew flavor featured a shark in the design.  I like this new direction for their designs.  These colorful cans on the shelf have more of a graffiti mural look now than some video test pattern from the 1980's.

So next time you need a flavorful pick-me-up, call in the reserves and have a Mtn Dew Major Melon!

* All parties involved apologize for the clickbait nature of this post's title *

Saturday, January 2, 2021

My Most Fragile Coca-Cola

For Christmas, my collection-tolerant kids gave me this Coca-Cola glass.

It's about the same size as a standard 12oz soda can.  Of course it can be used as a glass to drink your ice cold Coca-Cola, but this will go into my collection as "my most fragile Coca-Cola."

And it's the perfect item for those who can't decide whether to start a bottle or a can collection.  It won't help with the decision, but it's a good start either way.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

The Christmas Monster

Someone gave this can of Monster Ultra Watermelon to me for my collection.

I thought it was appropriate for the Christmas season since the can is red with green trim.  

The person who gave it to me normally doesn't like energy drinks, but they said this one actually tasted pretty good.  I guess so, watermelon flavor is usually good.

It's not an official "Christmas flavor," but I have entered it into my collection as The Christmas Monster.

M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S

Saturday, December 19, 2020


 Stand down, this is not an emergency.  But it is a Code Red.

Yesterday someone asked me if I had this can in my collection.  I was pretty sure the 24oz Mtn Dew Code Red can I had was a different design. So I took this one and compared it to the one I already had.  Yep, a different design.  This one has the red circle behind the words "Code Red" with rays coming out of it.  The old design was this:

The only emergency at this point is getting my hands on a can of Bob Ross energy drink someone told me about.  Maybe in 2021...

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Bubly Lime


Another new Bubly sparkling water can for my collection... Lime.

One thing's for sure about Bubly cans... they're always smiling regardless of how bland the water tastes.  

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Bubly Watermelon

It's another cool, dreary fall day outside.  But if we look at my new watermelon Bubly can, it's "all smiles."

We're still drinking a lot of flavored waters in the house and this was a flavor we hadn't tried yet.  But as with the rest of the Bubly flavors, it's more of a hint rather than a bold taste explosion. 

So if you like slightly-flavored carbonated water I highly recommend watermelon, the flavor that will take you right back to the good ol' summertime of four months ago.