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4 07, 2011

My Cup of Cups Runneth Over

By | 2017-03-17T00:52:52+00:00 July 4th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Having just purchased "The Thirst Avenger" aka Captain America Tri-Cup Coolatta from Dunkin Donuts, I decided to dig out all the super hero-themed novelty plastic cups I have. (Focusing on plastic here, not glass. Glass might be another post.) Much to my surprise, they were all from places I never/rarely frequent these days.Most of them [...]

2 07, 2011

(Nerd) Lunch Special: The Thirst Avenger!

By | 2017-03-17T00:52:52+00:00 July 2nd, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Okay, this is technically not called "The Thirst Avenger," but Dunkin Donuts missed out on a really apropos name for any one of their new Captain America: The First Avenger-themed drinks.Over the past few years, very few super hero themed food products have grabbed my attention. The Hostess cakes that I chose for my Atomic [...]

30 04, 2011

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Kosher Coke

By | 2017-03-17T02:54:10+00:00 April 30th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |5 Comments

My last foray into specialty/vintage pop was underwhelming, but I decided to give it another go. In conjunction with Passover each year, Coca Cola releases Kosher for Passover versions of Coke and Diet Coke that are made with sugar instead of corn syrup. The Chicago area has one of the larger Jewish populations in the [...]

16 04, 2011

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Sun Drop

By | 2017-03-17T02:59:03+00:00 April 16th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |10 Comments

In preparing for my recent movie watching spree with buddies, a 2 liter bottle of Sun Drop soda made it into my shopping cart. Sun Drop is a citrus flavored pop that until recently was only available in the Midwest. Dr. Pepper/Seven Up has decided to take the Sun Drop brand national and my local [...]

31 12, 2010

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Sprecher Puma Kola

By | 2017-03-17T00:59:03+00:00 December 31st, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , |3 Comments

My family isn't much for holiday traditions, but one thing I can count on during a visit home is experiencing some new junk food. This year my mom's snack splurge was an assortment of Sprecher sodas. Sprecher is a craft brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that produces several types of beer, gourmet sodas, and even some mustards [...]

12 10, 2010

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Mountain Dew Throwback

By | 2017-03-17T02:54:11+00:00 October 12th, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Back in early summer, CT expressed his disappointment in the new Mountain Dew flavors which were part of the Dewmocracy  campaign. Another gimmick from our friends at Pepsi is the Throwback line of vintage formulas. Mountain Dew Throwback replaces the extreme sports branding with original hillbilly styling and the high fructose corn syrup with sugar. [...]

6 05, 2010

Don’t-mocracy

By | 2017-03-17T01:00:46+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Sadly I missed the first Dewmocracy, although I have sampled the winner Mountain Dew Voltage which is okay, but nothing I'm going to seek out ever again. I would like to have tried the other flavors, particularly the strawberry flavor. Jeeg and I both have a passion for strawberry soda and I'd like to see [...]