Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Pop/Soda Box Art

Here's a collection of "soda box art" from different displays:

Finding Dory Finding Nemo Soda Box Art

Darth Maul Star Wars Soda Box Art

Soda Box Art

Ghostbusters Soda Box Art

Soda Box Art
There's something horribly ironic about "Farm Fresh Produce" being spelled out by something full of processed sugars.

Soda Box Art

Soda Box Art

And because of the "pixellated" nature of soda box art, it lends itself well to old video games:

Soda Box Art 

Mario Soda Box Art

Donkey Kong Soda Box Art

Soda Box Art

Oh, and here's a Boba Fett example that I showed a few years back.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Frostie Green Apple Soda

I opened this after some snow shoveling today:

Frostie Green Apple Soda

Brand: Frostie Green Apple Soda.

Origin: Detroit, MI.

Purchase Place: Blue Sun Soda, Spring Lake Park, MN.

Sweetener: Pure Cane Sugar.

Review: I sort of expected this to taste like a liquid Jolly Rancher: sweet and tasty. But it wasn't as sweet or as flavorful as I expected. The green apple flavor was weak and had a hint of "wet cardboard." It was OK, but not great. I'll give it an average score.

Score: 5 out of 10.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Jones Special Release Sugar Cookie Soda

I brought this to work with me and enjoyed it at my desk: 

Jones Special Release Sugar Cookie Soda


Brand: Jones Special Release Sugar Cookie Soda.

Origin: Seattle, Washington.

Purchase Place: Cub Foods, St. Paul, MN.

Sweetener: Cane Sugar.

Review: The bottle said this was "a blast of frosty cookie goodness fresh out of the oven!" And it claims it has the "buttery delight" of a sugar cookie but without the crumbs. Would those statements hold up? I wasn't sure.

At first sip, it was VERY much like a cream soda! It had that smoothness and sweetness that you'd expect with a cream soda. But I can see how there's a "frosting" flavor in there - I'm glad the bottle noted that was a "frosty cookie" flavor, but I get that! It's definitely heavy on the "frosting" front and not as much on the "cookie" front. It was a fun flavor, but nothing too special. It got a little too overly sweet as I drank the bottle, so I'll rank this just barely below average.

Score: 4.5 out of 10.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Yoli Sabor Limon

When we were in Mexico last month, my boys each had one of these on Ixapa Island:

Yoli Sabor Limon
Under a little thatched sunshade with the ocean crashing behind me.


Brand: Yoli Sabor Limon.

Origin: "Hencho in Mexico."

Purchase Place: Ixtapa Island.

Sweetener: Sugar.

Review: This was refreshing. But anything on the island would have been! It was a like a 7Up, but a bit smoother and with a heavier lime kick. Tasty while sitting in the sun!

Score: 7.5 out of 10.