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“Chill To Thrill” Color Changing Ghosts Mini Halloween Soda Cans!

Chill to Thrill! Ghosts Change Color! Mmm color changing soda ghosts.

I went to Target the other day now that they've finally gotten on board with the 2009 Halloween season, and I'm disappointed to report that Jones Soda has once again released the same old Halloween sodas from the previous years. I always hope that they'll come out with some new "spooky" flavors each season, but they seem more interested in putting out weird holiday packs instead. Ah well, maybe next year.

The good news is that the Dr Pepper Snapple Group has just released some nice decorative mini Halloween soda cans for their 7-Up, Sunkist and A&W Root Beer brands. Sure the flavors remain unchanged, but there's no denying the desire to own miniature cans with Halloween scenery all over them. A haunted tree, jack-o-lanterns and ghosts adorn these lil' cans, but the ghosts aren't just any ghosts... they're "Chill to Thrill" ghosts!

It looks like they've taken an idea from Coors Light by copying their cold activated cans concept. Instead of having mountains turn blue, the ghosts on the cans change color when they get cold. While the Sunkist cans probably look the best of the three, what with the classic orange and black Halloween colors, I had to go with the root beers. Why? I like root beer, that's why.

Why so blue, lil' ghosts... why so blue?

As you can see, the cans live up to their claims and the ghosts do change color after being chilled in the fridge. I gotta say though, while the ghosts do change color, it's clearly not a very drastic one. It's a subtle change from silver to light blue, which is a perfect color for ghosts, but it's definitely not a bright blue. If it wasn't for the note on the cans, I probably wouldn't have even noticed that the ghosts had changed color. Still it's a minor issue and I'm more than happy to drink root beer from mini Halloween cans, whether they're haunted by ghosts or not. At least, if I drink the root beer I can say I did a good deed, for those poor specters will no longer be freezing their ectoplasmic asses off.

In other Halloween news, I went to the Knott's Scary Farm 2009 Haunt this past weekend and took plenty o' photos of the park and mazes. You can expect a new photo essay about it later in the week. Until then, you can check out the photos from when I visited the park back in 2006 here.


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Doctor_Who on 09/29/2009 12:07 am

Time to get my traditional yearly four-pack of Candy Corn flavored soda, then.

I don't actually like it, but somehow I guzzle it down anyway. It's like my taste-buds go into shock and can't believe that anyone would produce such a flavor, so they ask for more just to be sure.

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PoGo on 09/29/2009 12:18 am

Feh. Everyone knows Sunkist is where it's at. Kel Mitchell would agree.

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Dr. V on 09/29/2009 12:47 am

I just got a job at Target. I look forward to consuming this sugary goodness.

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SunnyD on 09/29/2009 9:34 am

oh man oh man oh man!

the trailer for the remake of nightmare on elm street is up! just saw it on youtube.

the director is michael bay sadly and it looks like Freddie is a generic teen originally instead of a child killer from the looks of it.

they changed his burn victim face, and it looks more like the serious freddie from the first one rather than lovable funny freddie from the sequels.

the one thing that makes me sad is its not robert Englund playing him. ;_;


Vert (Guest) on 09/29/2009 11:57 am

Just a quick note: loved this week's episode! Both guests, so to speak, were great, as the movie was hysterically funny. It's a shame that I couldn't (nor will be able to) see it live, but it really was great!


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Captain Seamus on 09/29/2009 7:28 pm

@Sunny D: Michael Bay is only producing it(thankfully). Still, I'm seriously disappointed in the trailer. It looks like a shot-for-shot remake so far. I wish they had done a Silence of the Lambs-esque prequel instead, ending with Freddy getting BBQ'd.

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Drunken_Lemur408 on 09/29/2009 8:07 pm

Hey RoG, why haven't you put up the trailer for the new Nightmare on Elm Street? I thought I would see it the day after it came out.

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Julio on 09/29/2009 10:30 pm

I think that you are disappointed of the changing color of the ghosts becuse it's not the one of your precious Boo Berry.

When I was a kid, I was a sucker for color changing stuff and I remember when a series of Tiny Toons cups were sold here in Mexico. Each cup had a character and a day of the week from monday to friday and they had a different color that changed when they where in the fridge. If my memory serves me right, the characters were:

Monday - Buster (blue) (the only one I never got)
Tuesday - Babs (pink)
Wednesday - Plucky (green)
Thursday - Furrball & Sweetie Pie (orange)
Friday - Dizzy Devil (pruple)

Good times...

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nirvana_infinity on 09/30/2009 5:25 pm

A plus about living in the middle of nowhere and getting maybe seven trick-or-treaters: You can afford to hand out tiny Halloween sodas with the candy. The kids loved me. :)

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-RoG- on 10/01/2009 12:32 am

nirvana_infinity, what's funny is those same kids probably use their trick-or-treat bags - now heavier thanks to your soda cans - to beat anybody handing out crappy candies to death. It's like a scene right out of Bad Boys!

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