Saturday, January 13, 2018

Rotten Soda

So this is Rotten Soda.  Well, it's one of the Grossery Gang sets and it was given to me a few months ago on my birthday.

Remember Wacky Packages?  Or Garbage Pail Kids?  This is a modern incarnation of something like those.  And as the side of the "can" says, "It's more rotten than..." a bunch of gross stuff.

So this is one of those toys that has TONS of little collectible characters.  In this case, there are 150 to collect and this is series 2.  Doing a little research for this post I found the Official Website.  There you can play games, watch the TV commercials, and even watch the cartoon series!  

Included in this can set are four figures.  I don't know their names, or even if they have names.  You can see three of the figures in the window but the 4th is a mystery!  Which means you have to buy the can to see if it's that rare one you need for your collection.

I tell people giving things like this to me is dangerous.  I'm obviously a collector and it's easy to get me started on a new collection.  But I can pass on this one although I love this can-themed set, it fits in great with the other novelty items in my can collection. 

And what didn't show up in any of these pics is the line on the side of the can that says "Made from the finest sewer juice!"  Now that's just gross.

Saturday, January 6, 2018


Havana, ooh na-na (ay)
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (ay, ay)
He took my back to East Atlanta, na-na-na
All of my heart is in Havana (ay)
There's something' 'bout his manners (uh huh)
Havana, ooh na-na (uh)

Saturday, December 30, 2017

2017 New Dews

These are the new Mtn Dew cans I acquired in 2017.

These have been out for several months, but this is the current can design for Mtn Dew.  Above I have the regular, diet, and caffeine free diet models.

I've done several posts regarding Mtn Dew and their Game Fuel promotions for various video games.  These cans came out to promote the newest console itself, the Xbox One X.

These are two holiday-themed cans that were released.  The first was Dew USA which came out around our Independence Day.  The second one is Holiday Brew which came out for this Christmas holiday season.

I'm sure there were other designs and promotions, but these are the ones I saw.  And now let's see what 2018 brings...

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Triple Shot


An acquaintance of mine went on vacation over the summer and returned with three cans of BANG energy drink, a brand not found where I live in the Midwest.

But the can is clear to state the energy does not come from tons of sugar, which causes a metabolic crash when it wears off.  This drink boosts you with creatine, caffeine, CoQ10 (afraid to ask what this is), and branched chain amino acids.  You know, sugar actually doesn't sound too bad.

And the flavors sound fun: Cotton Candy, Sour Heads, and Star Blast.

So for a no-carbs, no-sugar, no-calorie, no-artificial colors energy drink made in the USA, you can't beat BANG for your buck.

pew pew

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Too Cold & Too Hot

In 2016 Sprite unveiled its lyric cans.  I found a few cans here and there and then decided to buy a 12-pack to see how many different cans I could get at once.  We don't drink much soda in this house, so it took a while for us to make it through that 12-pack.  In fact, one can got buried in the fridge and was in there over a year.  When I discovered it a few months ago, this is what I found:

For some reason this can must have been in a really cold spot, the top had extended.  The soda inside was not frozen, I bottom-opened the can and drained it.  This one went in the Oddities Wing of the collection.

One morning over the summer I arrived at work and in my office sat a Coca-Cola can.  In fact, it was this one:

Where had it come from?  Later that day, our delivery driver said that can had been left in one of the delivery vehicles and the summer heat must have caused the top to extend.  I told him about the similar Sprite can I had at home.  So I bottom-opened this can, drained it, and added it to the Oddities Wing of the collection.

Whether a can gets too cold or too hot, the results are the same.  Now there's a science project for you, kids.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Double Left Hook

Someone I know recently returned from a car show in Daytona Beach, FL.  As a souvenir, I was given these two Left Hook energy drink cans from there.  I've never seen that brand here in the Midwest.

The first was a mango tropical can.  I was told this was the better of the two flavors.  Left Hook is distributed by RaceTrac, located in Atlanta, GA.

The other flavor was citrus.  The caffeine content is 77 mg/ 8 oz, and since these are 16 oz cans with two servings each, that's a lot of caffeine.  For reference, a regular Pepsi has 38 mg/ 12 oz.

I wonder if the name comes from the after-effect when the caffeine wears off... like you just took a left hook to the head.