Saturday, September 26, 2015

Lionel Richie at Church

Last Sunday when I walked into church, a gentleman came over to talk to me.  He said one of his co-workers had a few old Pepsi cans he wanted to get rid of, so this man from church thought of my collection and took the cans.

After church we met in the parking lot and he gave me the bag of cans.  A couple of them were beer cans that I gave back.  Another one was a can I already had.  But one was a cool can from 1985 celebrating the 50th anniversary of a Pepsi bottling company in Columbia, Missouri.

And the cans that surprised me the most were three Lionel Richie Pepsi cans from the mid 1980's, each featuring one of his hit songs.  I had no idea there was a collectible series featuring him.  Upon closer look at the cans, I saw it was a series of 6 cans.  These are numbers 1, 4, and 6.  So I guess someday I will need to find the other three to complete the collection.

3 of the 6 Lionel Richie Pepsi cans
But my question this week is, does anyone else have a good Lionel Richie at church story to share?  haha

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Summer Ski

There's a bottling facility for Ski in my area, so I've always been aware of the soda even though I'm not sure I've ever drank it.  Ski is a brand of the Double Cola company and was introduced in 1956.  It's a citrus soda made with lemon and orange juices and has been compared to Mountain Dew, Squirt, Mello Yello, etc.  
It's a can with a design that doesn't change very often.  Since the 1980's, there have only been two major designs (with possible slight variations) that I'm aware of.  The earlier cans were white with one green and one blue stripe (see picture below).  Then in 2009 the cans went to a solid color scheme (see picture above).  I have a few cans with the solid color scheme, but only one with the earlier design (circa 1980's). 
Extended steel can

And for the summer of 2015 only, a limited edition can has been released to celebrate Ski's 60th anniversary.  Someone found this can on the side of the road and gave it to me, which is what inspired me to do a little research on Ski.

2015 Limited Edition

So where did the name Ski come from?  When it was created in 1956, employees were asked to come up with a name for it.  After a ski weekend trip, one of the employees suggested "Ski" and the name stuck.

Saturday, September 12, 2015


I keep seeing Mtn Dew Dewshine at the store.  It's been out for quite a while.  So I finally decided to give it a try a few weeks ago.  And these are my thoughts on it.

To me, it tasted really sweet.  Almost too sweet.  Could it be the real sugar?  Maybe.  It also left a light but strange aftertaste in my mouth.  After I drank the first bottle, it was about a week before I tried it again with the second bottle.  At that point I decided to give the other two bottles away.  But a couple more weeks went by and I got thirsty so I tried the third bottle.  It's a taste I'm just not acquiring.  I have one bottle left and I still might give that one away.

But as far as its clear look and the old-time packaging, it gets two thumbs up for me.  I even kept one of the bottles for my very small bottle collection.  I just wish they would do a limited edition in cans.