Friday, June 24, 2005

Oh Yoo-Hoo!*

Who knew Yoo-Hoo was a valuable brand name? ("who-knew yoo-hoo", pretty good huh.) These spin-offs seem both brilliant and "duh", like it’s about time. 1. Yoo-Hoo fudge pops. Doesn’t the drink itself seem like a melted fudgsicle anyway? 2. Dyna-Mocha Yoo-Hoo. Ya got all these other companies making coffee+choc bevs, why not Yoo-Hoo add coffee to its CHOC drink and make one, too? Supposedly Yoo-Hoo once dominated the "blended-coffee-drink category" but it took Sbux' bottled frapps to make it seem good. Yoo Hoo has been around since 1920; it does smart mktg by maximizing its weirdness and targeting the extreme-sports crowd; it used to give away freebies at Warped, the skate-punk tour (which stops in Dallas today, howzat for convergence).

*plz forgive gratuitously stupid hed

29 Comments:

At June 24, 2005 10:55 AM, Anonymous R.S. said...

"extreme-sports crowd" - you mean kids? certainly there isn't an adult that drinks yoo-hoo

 
At June 24, 2005 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yoo-hoo, nobody cares about yoo-hoo. nothing against your posting. or maybe it's an age thing

 
At June 24, 2005 1:31 PM, Blogger TG said...

i feel deeply saddened that the yoo-hoo products aren't as spellbinding as hoped. pleasing readers named anonymous is at the top of my list. that said, i must point out that any/all mocha drinks fit squarely within NYCE territory. sometimes our medicine doesn't always taste so good, does it

 
At June 24, 2005 3:03 PM, Anonymous dagwood said...

back in the day, i used to like yoo-hoo. now i want to know where to buy french's maynard. it would save me opening two jars when i making a sandwich

 
At June 24, 2005 3:36 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

really, yoo-hoos aren't bad. rather like a new york chocolate egg cream, which all you foodies know has neither egg nor cream, just being a mixture of chocolate syrup, milk and soda water. of course, you gotta hate the yoo-hoo name unless you're from arkansas

 
At June 24, 2005 3:57 PM, Anonymous hot doggin said...

dagwood, have you heard there's a mustard mixed up with horseradish? i like my condiments pure myself. i just discovered there's a noticeable difference in taste between brown mustard and yellow. always thought they were all pretty much the same

 
At June 24, 2005 7:32 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

Squirt is the soda I miss. You hardly ever see it in stores, though you can buy it online. Refreshing on its own, pretty good mixer with vodka or gin.

Rock Star seems to be THE STAR of the bottled beverages at my Kroger, especially the diet Rock Star. They can hardly keep it on the shelves, and it has gone from $1.99 to $2.29 a can in price. Is it the name, or is it really that good and invigorating? (I buy it for someone else. I'm a bourbon person with a splash of water mostly.)

 
At June 24, 2005 7:32 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

Love those Big Reds.

 
At June 24, 2005 7:36 PM, Anonymous ms. ery said...

Hot Doggin: Besides horseradish, jalapeno mustard is widely available. We tried one brand, Griffin's out of Muskogee, Okla., that my daughter -- not usually a mustard person -- really liked. Don't know where we bought it and can't find it anywhere, except online. Anyone help me? Otherwise think she is going to send off for a case.

 
At June 24, 2005 7:58 PM, Anonymous mary hartman mh said...

i vote for grapette

 
At June 24, 2005 8:35 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

root beer with vanilla ice cream, i.e., a root beer float

 
At June 24, 2005 8:38 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

since Rose died and her "secret" place on Greenville closed, does anyone know anyplace that has longneck soft drinks served in an old-fashioned cooler, where you freeze your hand off searching for just what you want from the icy depths? the colas always seem colder and it takes me back to my youth

 
At June 24, 2005 8:39 PM, Anonymous polar negri. said...

we made egg creams with musk ox milk in greenland

 
At June 24, 2005 8:44 PM, Anonymous miz eller said...

Jess is talkative tonight. usually I don't say anything, but in Oklahoma the local movie theater would put a squirt of pickle juice in your coke. made it lots livelier. also, the drugstore soda fountain had a drink called a 900 or a a 1,000 -- I'm foggy on the numbers -- that sounds just like the NY egg cream. A small size was called a 500, or some other number. Wish I could remember more; I loved them though.

 
At June 24, 2005 8:45 PM, Anonymous clair d'loon said...

we haven't heard from twisted. maybe they have salmon sodas in portland or the other mysterious part of the nw he hails from.

 
At June 24, 2005 8:50 PM, Anonymous bipolar negri said...

tereese: if you posted something INTERESTING imagine how many comments you might get!

 
At June 24, 2005 9:39 PM, Anonymous polar negri said...

ignore bipolar, tg, she ALWAYS has to say something mean.

 
At June 24, 2005 9:57 PM, Anonymous isak dinesen said...

You know in my later years, I didn't partake of anything but oysters and champagne. I can't imagine what the diets of people today do to their systems. And they sound so crude. I mean, Yoo-Hoo? Whims? I would druther eat blubber with Polar Negri.

 
At June 24, 2005 10:41 PM, Blogger TG said...

jess i haven't had rock star and i, too, have noted its enormous popularity. but the name puts me off. bipolar, i don't want to reward your bad manners (or maybe it's just your psychological imbalance) but i promise to post something interesting next week. i have 2 or 3 things here begging to be posted - got another good one from pepperide farm, how about that! but i like to mete them out, one per day

 
At June 24, 2005 10:43 PM, Blogger TG said...

forgot to ask this about rock star: is it another red bull clone? that's the drink everyone wants to be. it's popular in clubs where people mix it with vodka

 
At June 25, 2005 8:40 AM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

tg: can't compare rock star and red bull since i am not into energy drinks. but looking at a can of rock star, i see that it comes from las vegas and has a web site: www.rockstar68.com

 
At June 25, 2005 8:43 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

on the soft drink issue. as everyone likely knows, coca cola memorabilia is by far the most collectible. in other parts of the country, orange crush is no. 2, but in the south, pepsi and dr pepper are 2 and 3. (the orange crush stuff is the best-looking of the lot)

 
At June 25, 2005 9:00 AM, Anonymous red ennk said...

ya see where there's a new case of mad cow and rumors are linking it to texas? beets are looking better and better to me.

 
At June 25, 2005 9:04 AM, Anonymous bipolar negri said...

Another INTERESTING posting is coming from Pepperide Farm! I can hardly wait. Yawn.

 
At June 25, 2005 9:17 AM, Blogger TG said...

This is a troubling sentence from the story on the mad-cow disease: "The animal in question was a so-called downer, kept out of the food supply because it could not walk. Such animals are thought to be at greater risk for BSE." I remember when the reports first came out, it seemed so cataclysmic; but now it's just another news story

 
At June 25, 2005 9:20 AM, Blogger TG said...

bipolar, it's your kind of enthusiasm that fires me up to keep looking for more great pepperidge farm items

 
At June 25, 2005 11:15 AM, Anonymous ms. ery said...

excuse me if this is old news because usually i don't go for candy bars much. however, my kroger now has snickers at 3 for 99 cents, and besides the regular, there's one with almonds and another called "cruncher"

 
At June 25, 2005 4:39 PM, Anonymous i'm a rock star said...

rock star IS an energy drink

 
At June 26, 2005 11:56 AM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

tg:
the food subject in the sunday ny times mag is fizzy lizzy, the fruit juice beverage that apparently is all the rage. i went on their web site and it is sold here at siegel's on inwood and central market. have you tried it?

 

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