Category:
Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Make milk a social drink

1960: The dairy industry, noting that coffee, tea, beer, liquor, and soft drinks are traditionally served at parties but milk isn't, started plotting ways to make milk a "social drink."

If you add alcohol to milk it could be considered a social drink. Otherwise, I'd say their campaign fizzled.

Akron Beacon Journal - Dec 4, 1960



Port Angeles Evening News - Mar 9, 1960

Posted By: Alex - Sat Nov 26, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Food, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, 1960s

Its The Real Thing


Some think of a pool full of Coca Cola and Mentos and say, "Why?" These guys said, "Why not!"

Posted By: patty - Tue Jun 28, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Drones, Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Candy, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Canada Dry Liquors

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The complicated story of how a soda company came to market its own brand of booze is entertainingly told here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 21, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Advertising, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, 1960s, Alcohol

“I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke!”



Egyptian swingers get down with Coke.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 12, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Foreign Customs, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, 1950s

Climate Change Coke



As our poor abused planet whipsaws between extreme cold and extreme heat on a minute-to-minute schedule, only Coke can help soothe our pain. The "melting glacier" allegory at the end is effective, albeit unsubtle.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 09, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Nature, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #234





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Message: it helps to be crazy if you want to drink Gold Spot.

More info here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 10, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, India

Vegetarian Water


The makers of the Prestige LifeStraw water filter claim that their filter is so good that it produces "vegetarian water."

Prestige LifeStraw uses Ultra filtration with hollow fibre technology that physically REMOVES all virus, bacteria and Cysts, leaving only pure and Vegetarian water with NO germs, dead or alive in it. This is termed as VEGETARIAN water.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jun 30, 2014 - Comments (18)
Category: Vegetarians and Vegans, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Fresh-Up Freddie

Disney characters have touted much merch. But rarely has the studio designed a character expressly as a corporate spokesman. The exception is Fresh-Up Freddie for 7-Up.

But what a godawful mess he was, all over the stereotype map.

In this non-embeddable commercial Freddie is manic like Woody Woodpecker or Daffy Duck. Then he does a Maurice Chevalier imitation. There are real humans and teenybopper birds.



Still manic, but now he's also a "teenager" Fred Astaire.



Some kind of socialite William Powell/Richie Rich.



Texas oil baron.



Now he talks like Speedy Gonzalez, as a bullfighter.



Cowboy.



And last but not least, Freddie has a sex change.


Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 25, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Stereotypes and Cliches, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Cartoons

Soda Drinker Pro

Soda Drinker Pro is the premier in software in the first person soda drinking genre. Experience what it’s truly like to drink a soda at the beach, in the park, and even… in SPACE!!!
With Soda Drinker Pro, you don’t need to have a soda in hand to experience a soda in your mind.

Soon to be available for the Xbox One! More details at sodadrinkerpro.com.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 17, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Videogames and Gamers

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