View Full Version : Possibly the dumbest question I will ever ask

09-27-2003, 09:37 PM
I see quite a few bottles of Crystal Pepsi selling on ebay right now. So here is my question, this may sound really stupid, but wouldn't the soda be completely flat by now? I assume it would be, but I'm not sure. Thanks in advance to anyone who can answer this for me.

09-27-2003, 09:54 PM
Aww geeze, I see that bidding has already ended on the items in question.

Oh well. I guess my question still remains...would the stuff be flat as heck by now, or would the fact that the bottle has been sealed for a decade somehow prevent the fizz from dissipating?

09-28-2003, 11:56 AM
I honestly don't think it would be a good idea to drink it because i'm quite sure it would be flat by now.

I have had a 20oz. glass bottle of Coke II in my fridge since 1994 and I dont plan on opening it but it does look like it lost carbonation over time.

09-29-2003, 11:35 AM
I wouldn't think anyone buying it would be to drink. It would be for display. 16oz NR Glass is probably the best displaying container Crystal Pepsi was sold in.

speaking of that, I remember that when Pepsi had a "look under the cap" type giveway promotion when Crystal Pepsi was around, that it was very easy to find out if you were a winner or not without opening the bottle first. smile.gif


09-29-2003, 09:52 PM
I wouldnt be surprised if someone were to drink it -- we get hundreds of inquiries a month about NY Seltzer...We often write back telling people that the product has been discontinued for years. They don't really seem to care....Given how unnatural a bottle of Coke or Pepsi looks, perhaps they think it can never go bad?

09-29-2003, 10:54 PM
I can recarbonate it with some of my testing equipment....Probably for 50 cents or something...Its just a little C02 injection....I am sure as long as the seal hasn't been broken that bateria and what not hasn't grown. Because the C02 escaping from the smallest of cracks doesn't allow oxygen back in...

One of my 15 pound C02 tanks and injection tubing...

The testing cap unit. Screws onto small PET bottles, 20oz-2litres.

That big silver thing is one of my smaller carbonating vessels.

Some carbonated coffee experiments...(Experiments# 45 47 and 48)

09-30-2003, 07:35 AM
I would imagine the use by date is an indication of how long a fizzy drink will keep its fizz plus maybe a few more months. I personally keep any strange and wonderful can designs I ever come across. Imagine a Supper Mario Brother lemonade can that was released maybe 12 years ago. Its use by date I think was sept 93. :cool: