Posts Tagged ‘Coke’

Forget About Mexican Coke – These Days, It’s All About Mexican Pepsi, Importacion Especial – Not Corn Syrup, Sugar

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

No Coke, Pepsi.

It was hecho’ed in Mexico but it’s available in the 415 now:

Ah, here’s your Mexican Coke, but it’s been readily available at the Costco for four-plus years now.

It’s all Pepsi these days…

Costco’s $1.50 Hot Dog and Cola Deal Has Been Fighting Inflation for a Quarter Century

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Back in the day, back in 1985, Costco used to sell you a hot dog and a can of cola for $1.50.

These days, it’s the same deal, excepting that the dog is bigger and better and you get more soda and you get free refills.

See?

The price for this combo deal might go up at some point, but current CEO Jim Sinegal says he’ll be dead before that happens.

Excelsior, ever upward!

Pepsi Refresh Project: Can Your Community-Building Idea Get Up To $250K?

Monday, March 29th, 2010

You know what Pepsi is doing with all the money it didn’t spend on Super Bowl ads last month? They’re giving it away at RefreshEverything.com, the Pepsi Refresh Project. (Whether this marketing concept works out or not, it’ll be a case for the textbooks irregardless.) 

Click here to see how it all works. Basically, you and/or your organization should come up with an idea that needs $5,000-$250,000 worth of seed money (something like “replace the roof on our school’s greenhouse) and then post it at the Pepsi website. If online voters think your idea is worthy, then ka-ching, baby, you’re financed. 

The process cycles through each month, so I’m thinking it behooves you to submit your ap just after midnight on the first of the month. (When Pepsi gets too many ideas, they’ll tell you to try again next month.) Get cracking. 

 

Last Saturday, Fonzworth Bentley (P Diddy’s former valet, a while back) and some others came to San Francisco to promote this project by hosting a Pepsi Idea Seminar – you know, for kids. Note that Fonzworth’s pants are NOT orange, they’re tangerine. There’s a difference, you know: 

 

Oh, and guess what, former Coca Cola woman Majora Carter is working on this project. Remember that whole Olympic torch fiasco back in ought-eight when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and former Police Chief Heather Fong forgot who they were working for and unnecessarily kowtowed to China in a big way? Well, I’m sure Majora does

Anyway, choose or lose, vote or die - rummage around the website and see if you think it’s worth your time. Your choice. 

Hill Harper, left, Mike Posner, center, and Fonzworth Bentley, right (Tony Avelar/AP Images for Pepsi):

And here’s what Hill had to say to the kids:

“When I got a call about the Pepsi Refresh Project I thought about all the people who have ideas but don’t have the tools to build them. This project is about taking the ideas you can think of and making them happen… Everyone in the SF design atrium today has goals and dreams. What’s the journey to get there? People think they need the hook up, to win the lotto, to be the right place at right time — rather than having the right plan and coalescing resources to make it happen. Fear is false evidence appearing real. Courage to overcome fear comes from your heart. What are you passionate about? We have an intuition of what our heart says we should do but our mind tells us otherwise. What in your life have you not done that you’ve been putting off, but you’re heart is saying to do.

(Call and response with students):
I will act with courage.
I will use my heart to make decisions.
I will not allow fear to stop me.”

All the deets after the jump. 

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Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day a Huge Success in Haight Ashbury, Despite Sit/Lie Violations

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

These little gutterpunks think they can just sit down on the sidewalk at the intersection of Haight and Ashbury and eat ice cream all day. Can you imagine?

Anyway, Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day 2010 is a huge success today, with the line running the length of four Victorian houses.

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The line at Macy’s Union Square is much shorter, as per usual on FCD. Choose or lose.

Thanks Ben, thanks, Jerry!

Free Cone Day 2010 at Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream: Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday!

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

It’s on. Once again, it’s on. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is having its 32nd Annual Free Cone Day this Tuesday, March 22, 2010 from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM. 

There’ll be five four places in San Francisco (79 Jefferson, where you at?) for you to get your cone on. Click onward to see the locations for the South, East, und North Bays on the jump page or just go here to see all locations in northern North America

On Tuesday, this udder will be equipped to dispense four new flavors:

Milk & Cookies - After the company’s recent announcement of its commitment to a full Fair Trade line-up, this new flavor is leading the pack using Fair Trade ingredients. Vanilla Ice Cream with a Chocolate Cookie Swirl, Chocolatey Chip & Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Pieces.

Chocowlate Chip - Fair Trade Certified Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Cows. (Available in Scoop Shops only)

Peanut Brittle - Peanut Brittle Ice Cream with Peanut Brittle Pieces and a Caramel Swirl.

Maple Blondie - Maple Ice Cream with Blonde Brownie Chunks and a Maple Caramel Swirl - all in honor of Olympic Medalist Hannah Teter

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Or just go for the cone, your choice.

Be aware that the B&J outlet at Haight and Ashbury can get a little crunchy and also quite a bit busy after school lets out. And without the (mostly harmless) sit/lie law on the books yet, look out for this kind of Nevius Nightmare:

Look at them there, they were just sitting / lying on the sidewalks back on Free Cone Day ’08. If I owned a house in the outer East Bay, well, my sensibilities would have been offended and my blood would have been boiling.

Anyway, observe proper Free Cone Day etiquette and…

See you there!

All the places, after the jump.

West Bay: 

Ben & Jerry’s Argonaut
475 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
           
Ben & Jerry’s Jefferson Street
79 Jefferson Street
Rocket Shop
San Francisco, CA 94133

          
Ben & Jerry’s Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 41
San Francisco, CA 94133
           
Ben & Jerry’s Macy’s
Macy’s Department Store
San Francisco, CA 94102
            
Ben & Jerry’s Haight Ashbury
1480 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117  

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“FEMALES NEEDED: Do you currently use cocaine?” Then This Study is for You

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Here’s a Craiglist ad that you might have missed:

FEMALES NEEDED: Do you currently use cocaine?

“If you are female, at least 18 years old, currently use cocaine, and are in good health, you may be eligible to participate in a confidential non-treatment research study being conducted at the San Francisco VA to investigate impulsivity. All participants are compensated for their time.”

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I’m sure it’s confidential…

Cherry 7 Up is now “Cherry 7 Up Antioxidant.” Really?

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Well, it’s finally here in San Francisco: Cherry 7 Up Antioxidant. Apparently, the Dr Pepper Snapple Group threw some yummy Vitamin E into their regular Cherry 7 Up to create Ch7UpA. Seriously.

Who knows – maybe you’ll like this shockingly pink drink, ’cause, you know, you’ll buy anything.

Look, Canada Dry is getting into the act as well. As seen at the Lucky:

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But let’s hear from a “brand manager”:

Ian Norton, brand manager of marketing for 7UP, said: “Cherry 7UP Antioxidant gives consumers a refreshing way to enjoy more of the antioxidants they are looking for. People want to fall in love with beverages that taste great and provide a fun way to get benefits. And that’s exactly what Cherry 7UP Antioxidant delivers.”

O.K fine, hop aboard the bandwagon today!

Baffling Life-Size Tin Soldier Guarding Giant Pepsi Ad in San Francisco

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

So fine, Pepsi has their new logos out, but what’s up with this rooftop exclamation point dressed in uniform. Is this a real person? Doesn’t look that way, but you can never be sure.

Keep an eye out for it when you’re on the Embarcadero near Mission looking south.

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Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day a Raging Success in San Francisco

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Normally, teens never sit around on sidewalks in the Haight, but today was special so these kids made themselves right at home on Ashbury Street.

The favorite flavor of the thousands of patrons? That would have to be Cake Batter, one of the best ever. And almost definitely salmonella-free.

Check the video of Ben and Jerry’s recent visit to the Bay Area. Why not?

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Happy 30th birfday, B&J!

Free Ice Cream Tomorrow From Ben & Jerry, Unsponsors of Your Genocide Olympics 2008

Monday, April 28th, 2008

It’s on. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is having it’s 30th annual Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. 

Founders Ben and Jerry were most recently in the local news for launching an Olympic protest during our recent torch relay. (You hear that Coke? You don’t need to sponsor every Olympiad that comes down the pike.) 

Anyway, there’ll be five places in San Francisco for you to get your cone on. Click onward to see the locations for the South, East and North Bays on the jump page or just go here to see all locations in northern North America

This udder will be equipped to dispense the four newest flavors: Coconut Seven Layer Bar, Imagine Whirled Peace™, ONE Cheesecake Brownie™, Cake Batter:

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mkdougal via Flickr

See you there!

West Bay: 

Ben & Jerry’s Argonaut
475 Jeffersont Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
           
Ben & Jerry’s Jefferson Street
79 Jefferson Street
Rocket Shop
San Francisco, CA 94133
          
Ben & Jerry’s Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 41
San Francisco, CA 94133
           
Ben & Jerry’s Macy’s
Macy’s Department Store
San Francisco, CA 94102
            
Ben & Jerry’s Haight Ashbury
1480 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117  

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