Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pepsi Skinny Can

The Pepsi "skinny can" was introduced in early 2011 during Fashion Week.  It was described as a "taller, sassier" version of the traditional can, made in "celebration of beautiful, confident women."

OF COURSE that was going to cause controversy.  Some critics said it promoted the idea that skinny is better.  The National Eating Disorder Association said the new can's image was "thoughtless and irresponsible."  Others complained it conveyed the message, "If you're confident on the inside, you'll be skinny on the outside."

Pepsi replied by saying, "We are sensitive to this interpretation, and that is definitely not our intent."  They said the can and its campaign were focused on design.


Last week a co-worker handed me two new Pepsi skinny cans.

The patterns on the cans could easily be missed, especially on the blue can.  But I thought they were really interesting.

What will they think of next?  Skinny jeans?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Three Cheers

Ok, Three Cheerwines

You know how someone will give you a soda that you don't feel like drinking at the time, so you put it in the fridge for later?  And then someone gives you another one and you put that one in the fridge for later too.  And then it happens again.  I recently took inventory of the sodas I've been given and discovered a nice little Cheerwine collection. 

One is a can labeled "Local Legends National Treasures" which requests stories of local legends be submitted to the Cheerwine website.

Another one is a glass bottle also sporting the Cheerwine Legend label.

The third one is a plastic bottle of Cheerwine Kreme, which is a combination of Cheerwine soda and a Krispy Kreme donut.  I haven't tasted it yet, but that sure does sound SWEET!

Three cheers for Cheerwine!!!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Assassin's Creed Origins

Back in September I wrote a post about an Assassin's Creed Origins Monster energy can someone gave me.  Here's an update...

The game released on Friday, October 27.  I had pre-ordered it for the Playstation 4, so when I got home from work that day it was waiting for me on my front porch.  I've put in several hours so far and I can say it's a great game!!!

And since my September blog post, the other two Monster cans in the set were given to me.

The 16 oz. cans were just advertisements for the game.  Each of the three flavors (above) featured a different character from the game (below.)

But the larger 24 oz. can came with a code inside the lid.  I signed into my Playstation account and redeemed the code.  The next time I played the game I had a bundle of crafting materials waiting for me.  Those materials are collected and used to upgrade your combat abilities.

So if you are interested in ancient Egypt and want to be able to walk around and observe the daily lives of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans in that part of the world and see what the architecture possibly looked like when it was newer, grab a copy of the game and start assassinating.

And grab a couple of the larger Monster cans while you're at it so you can upgrade those combat abilities quicker!  It'll come in handy and it'll quench your thirst.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Sunkist Halloween

And for the final post in this Halloween season, we see a Sunkist holiday can out in the autumnal wilds.

And here we have a couple of pumpkin heads enjoying a flavorful orange drink.

A couple of smiles from orange BFF's.

The Halloween season is coming to a close.  It's been fun watching for seasonal backgrounds to use with  seasonal cans.  But there's a part of me that's ready to get back to featuring video game cans and new designs.  And before we know it...  Christmas will be here.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A&W Halloween

The sun was setting and I could hear the vampires preparing to come out for breakfast.

Tattered strips of cloth from careless mummies littered the dead branches and thorny bushes.

I stepped in a pile of green goo, only to realize it was the ectoplasmic remains of some ghostly party in the woods the previous night.

The old witch's hut was just beyond the hill dotted with grave markers of the sickly frontiersmen that passed through these parts 150 years ago.

And then I found the perfect spot to take pictures of this year's A&W Halloween can... deep in the Haunted Woods.

It may not have happened exactly like that, but it's what I imagined as I trekked through the nature preserve outside of town to take these pictures.  Besides, who could be scared with a can showing such a cute little wolf man and his jack-o-lantern?  BOO!  Less than two weeks away...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

7Up Halloween

The leaves are changing color and falling.  The mornings and evenings are cool enough for a jacket.  The sun comes up later and later each morning, while setting earlier and earlier each evening.

And I got my first Dr Pepper Snapple Group holiday can yesterday.  Each fall their 7Up, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry, Welch's, and Sun Drop cans receive the Halloween treatment with designs featuring iconic monsters or other scary themes.

I've never completed a set, but it's still fun getting just a few.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

October Loco

A co-worker gave this can of Monster energy drink to me last week.  It's one of the coolest cans I have now.  And in the spirit of taking pictures of spooky cans in autumnal backgrounds, I carried it with me today in search of the perfect background.  And I finally found it... a farmers market.

This Monster Juice is "mango loco" flavor.  I didn't get to try it, the can was empty when it was given to me.  But I was told it was very good!

On the back of the can is a short story about Halloween.  By the way, Halloween is only three and a half weeks away.  It'll be here soon...