Monday, June 20, 2011

Bring Me Another Cold One, Wilma!

Yabba Dabba Doo
Fred Flintstone's favorite beverage was a fictional drink called Cactus Cooler.  That was the inspiration for the real-world Cactus Cooler started decades ago and found mainly in California and the southwest.  It comes in a yellow, orange and green can and boasts an orange-pineapple taste.  It is slightly carbonated and sweet enough to provide a slight sugar rush.  It was distributed by Canada Dry for many years but is now part of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

A seller on eBay had a Cactus Cooler can in his collection and I bought it for $1.  I received it today.  It's the first "favorite drink of a cartoon character" in my collection.

7-18 Update - I just received some cans from an eBay purchase and it contained an older style of Cactus Cooler.  Before becoming part of the Dr Pepper/Snapple Group, it was distributed by Canada Dry.

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