Tag: Soda

Now with 15% more words!

Now with 15% more words!

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By now you've probably seen the ad campaign for Pepsi's so-called "Throwback" soda.  The main selling point is that it's made with real sugar, which of course only serves to point out that their usual product is not (it is of course made with high fructose corn syrup, which is evil, but that's for another time).  (Incidentally, you can also find "Throwback" Mountain Dew and "Heritage" Dr. Pepper for a limited time.) So PepsiCo now finds itself in the awkward position of trying to sell their limited-edition product by making their flagship product seem less desirable or outright inferior by comparison.  After all, any sane person watching an ad touting Throwback Pepsi as being made with real sugar might ask themselves, "So what's in the Pepsi I drink now?  And is it any good?"  It's a bo
Retrotisements: Holiday cookout edition

Retrotisements: Holiday cookout edition

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For those of us in the good ol' U.S. of A, Independence Day celebration time is almost here (that's the 4th of July in case you're reading this from foreign shores).  And that means that for those of us not spending the day looking for fingers blown off by illegal fireworks, it's cookout time!  So invite your friends and family over (Except for your second cousin Fred.  Holy crap, that guy's a boor.) and let's consume some charred flesh! First things first: let's fire up the grill!  (Kingsford Match Light charcoal, 1981) Who's up for some hot diggity dogs??? (Armour Franks, 1956) Or maybe burgers are more your style?  Don't forget the ketchup/catsup! (Hunt's Tomato Catsup, 1954) I don't know about you, but cleaning all those dirty glasses can be a real drag.  So break out the p