View Full Version : Dull Soda Pop Summer?

Mr Zabe
07-22-2008, 06:53 PM
Is it just me or does anyone else think that the summer of
2008 has been a very dull soda pop season? Nothing new
or exciting to speak off. Is the soda pop segment down from
last year?

07-22-2008, 10:28 PM
I was just thinking the same thing myself, we haven't really had anything new since the Dewmocracy flavors came out.

The whole industry is down... not a good time to really be in the soda business, due to rising costs (corn syrup, gas) and lower demand.

07-22-2008, 11:23 PM
Well what was so exciting about last summer over this one really?

07-23-2008, 12:32 AM
I really miss the Sprite Remix line and the Mello Yello flavor extentions. Another great idea would be if Coke released about 12 new flavors of Fanta only in 6-pack cans. They could make a great promotional endcap at a special price. They could call it "Fanta Summer Fun Flavors"

07-23-2008, 09:58 AM
I wish they'd put Fanta Birch Beer in cans, it would sell well around here, this is birch beer country (well, more in eastern PA than here).

And a cherry Sprite.

Mr Zabe
07-23-2008, 10:53 AM
I wish they'd put Fanta Birch Beer in cans, it would sell well around here, this is birch beer country (well, more in eastern PA than here).

And a cherry Sprite. ....or how about fruit punch Sprite (cherry,strawberry,pear, pineapple and apple). YUM

Ram0n C0keah0lic
07-24-2008, 02:48 AM
Here in Mexico in the soda market we had some releases of special edition sizes like the 16 oz. Coke can conmemorating the olympic games, the release of the new bottle of Manzana Lift in all its sizes, and the launch of Pepsi's H2OH! water with a hint of Kas Grapefruit soda, also in the beverage market there had been some releases like Ciel+ mandarin flavor with guarana extract and the new packaging design of Powerade (http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/bevboard-general/32037-powerade-changes-logo-bottle-mexico.html)...

but did anyone saw before this new label of Vault Zero? here's a pic I found at Flickr...


07-24-2008, 08:58 AM
Hey RamOn, do you have a pic of the Mexico 16 oz. Coke can conmemorating the olympic games?

07-24-2008, 11:17 AM
Last summer you had Pepsi Summer Mix and Sierra Mist Summer Squeeze as well. This year, besides the "DEWmocracy 3", we had Sierra Mist Undercover Orange, but that's about it.

07-24-2008, 11:29 PM
so four flavors over two??

07-25-2008, 12:35 AM
I would love to see us come back with the first Sprite Remix that came out. When that drink first came out, it was a freaking monster. We would roll 10 cases at a time to most stores, and you could not keep it on the shelf. Brink it back.

07-25-2008, 12:49 AM
That happens with lots of products when they're first released, and most of them have fizzled out. Remember that Vanilla Coke was outselling regular Coke at one point.

I like the new black label for Vault Zero. It goes along with the current look of Coke Zero, and is a better fit for Vault's youthful image. It's too bad VZ has completely vanished in my area, but I've made a point to get a 12-pack anytime I go to visit my friends in Massachusetts.

07-25-2008, 08:44 PM
so four flavors over two??

Some would argue that the 3 new Dews aren't much different from each other :p

07-25-2008, 10:22 PM
and those some would be wrong :P ..they are all different in taste and appeal..

07-27-2008, 12:27 AM
I agree all three have a distinct taste, although the blue ones are pretty damn close to each other flavor wise.