Monday, August 15, 2005

frawg

Apple soda, not my fave, but for its fans: 7-Eleven and Pepsi are intro'ing Frawg, an apple-flavored caffeinated soda targeted to teens & 20sumthings. (Is that the 1st generation that grew up drinking apple juice?) For a year, it'll be available exclusively at 7-11 in SlurpeeĀ® and Big GulpĀ® form. Things that make this cool: 1. an exclusive 2. first apple-flavored carbonated drink not from a little guy. Coke=sucker.

22 Comments:

At August 15, 2005 4:34 PM, Blogger BK said...

Frist!

 
At August 15, 2005 4:35 PM, Blogger TG said...

man you are fast - i'm still verifying the #@$ links! heh

 
At August 15, 2005 4:58 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

T.G., what took you so loooong?!!

 
At August 15, 2005 5:04 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

I believe apple juice has been given to babies and toddlers -- and older kids, too -- since at least the publication of the first dr. spock book.

 
At August 15, 2005 5:11 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

wow! apple soda!! i'm certainly going to JUMP into a -11 for a frawg!!!

 
At August 15, 2005 5:20 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

T.G., that's a very good lay-out today with your Frawg photo. (I know you like people to notice.) I won't be trying the apple soda, but keep up the good work on your lay-out designs!

 
At August 15, 2005 5:32 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

I also like today's layout, and loved the link to Jones Soda Co. In addition to their weird publicity-generating products like their Turkey and Gravy flavored soda for Thanksgiving one year, they also have WhoopAss -- the slogan for which is "Open up a can!"

As a result, one of their early SEC filings had the following priceless sentence: "In August 1999 we created, and in October 1999 launched, Jones WhoopAss Soda, the third product extension of Jones Soda Co."

"Great" packaging, too:

http://www.jonessoda.com/media/whoopass-large.jpg

 
At August 15, 2005 5:35 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

This is nothing new. Britvic has had Apple Tango for years.

It's not at all bad, if you like bubbles in your apples.

http://www.britvic.com/NR/rdonlyres/e5t5daezwwe5xqnl3xg4yl5emyeikylhhjhwnojrhmku5ca6afkihv4clgw5dvu4vxmerjdxlt5i2aazbuqhpcjcbnf/tangoapple.gif

 
At August 15, 2005 6:02 PM, Blogger TG said...

i just added what i think is a hilarious link to my item that wasn't there before. not that anyone has to go find it. (and i know ms.ery won't find it hilarious. good hint, huh!)

 
At August 15, 2005 6:39 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

tg, of course everyone had to go find it, but, being me, i knew it was coming before you added it.

 
At August 15, 2005 8:10 PM, Anonymous soofsayer said...

clairevoyant thinks she knows EVERYTHING

 
At August 15, 2005 8:42 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

In the interest of science, I'll go find one of these F-ing Frawgs and see exactly if there's anything to fuss about. Stay awake and stay tuned.

 
At August 15, 2005 9:18 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

ms.ery liked the link to scott's report on maple ave. spots. the brother's place sounds great. new link is old, stale stuff

 
At August 15, 2005 9:19 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

careful, twisted. i heard drinking frawgs can give you tummy warts

 
At August 15, 2005 10:02 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

OK, i got one of these frawg things. Surprisingly, it tastes nothing like an apple, but more like a watered-down mt. dew with a slightly sour element. The color is gorgeous, though. Even more brilliant than blue raspberry. So you know it's healthFUL.

BTW, Frawg and the Frawg design are trademarks of The Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland.

 
At August 15, 2005 10:52 PM, Anonymous not easily confused said...

Not very apple-y, then. Does Twisted LIKE mountain dew? What was tried - slurpee or soda? And what color IS it, exactly? Green? Your comment seems to suggest it's BLUE. (You say it's more brilliant than blue raspberry. You can see where that would be confusing.)

 
At August 15, 2005 11:04 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I assumed you know it's green. there's a PICTURE of the thing on the post after all. It is more brilliantly green than blue raspberry is brilliantly blue. Also, I tried the slurpy version and why do you want to know if I like mt. dew?

 
At August 16, 2005 1:04 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

Sounds like it tastes like "surge." Whatever happened to Surge?

 
At August 16, 2005 1:42 AM, Anonymous orangella crush said...

if surge tasted as blah as twisted says frawg did it must have gone the way of all bad ideas

 
At August 16, 2005 2:28 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

Huh, well I'm off to bed. Don't call on me until morning! Like late morning.

 
At August 16, 2005 10:52 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Surge came back as Vault. We don't have any 7-11's round here so I won't be trying one. Jones Soda rocks. That is all.

 
At August 16, 2005 4:31 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

One of my favorite drinks is "Lilt" made by Coca Cola. It's not sold here but big in Europe and elsewhere. You can buy it in certain import stores here, or if you're in Atlanta, go to the "World on Coke" and try it there. It's pineapple and grapefruit "with a totally tropical taste." Just stay away from the Chinese Cokes. It was like lychee and something but the combination tasted terrible.

 

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