Saturday, July 30, 2016

WV Trip 2016

In the past few years I've written a few posts about the annual trip to West Virginia to visit family and the cans I got on those trips.  I didn't go this year, but that doesn't mean I didn't get cans from there.

Other relatives still went and brought back these cans.  Apparently Kroger is popular there, as five of the seven cans are Big K (Kroger) brand.

One can is an Ale 8 can.  I posted about Ale 8 five years ago.  This can has a newer design than the ones that are in my collection.

And the final can is a Cheerwine can.  I recently heard some news regarding Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme donuts, but I'll save that for another post.

Another summer, more cans from WV.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kroger Pun

Someone came over to my house last week and brought this Kroger can.  My eyes were immediately drawn to the old-time photo around the top of the can.  You don't see photos like that on cans very often.  I was impressed.

And then I noticed the name... The Fizzicist.  Haha, that's a great pun!!

On the side of the can is a thrilling and compelling story about the
high quality and good prices of American food and drinks from the late 1800's.

I give the can design of this "cheap" brand an A+.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Return of Crystal Pepsi

I don't often have a good reason to take pictures of my one and only Crystal Pepsi can, but with the recent news that Pepsi is re-releasing the brand, this was the perfect opportunity.

After proving successful in test markets in 1992, Crystal Pepsi began to sell in the USA the following year.  After a successful launch, sales dropped quickly and by 1994 the final batches had been delivered to retailers.

In March 2015, an online campaign launched to bring back Crystal Pepsi.  After a few promotional stunts, Pepsi announced last month that the brand would be re-released in Canada this month and the USA in August.

What's interesting to me is the 90's version was caffeine free, yet the new reformulated version will have caffeine. With or without caffeine, it's the "clear" that draws people to this traditionally dark cola.  And if you're eager to drink it again, or try it for the first time, be quick.  It will only be available for eight weeks.  And then it goes back to the Pepsi Vault.

Monday, July 4, 2016