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Halloween Soda: The Official Soda Of Halloween!
by: -RoG-

By this point, I don't think any of us are strangers to Halloween themed sodas. The Extreme Beverage Testers gave all the Halloween Jones Soda flavors a run for their money way back in 2005, and we've seen those same flavors continue to be released practically every year with a few different can designs. In 2009, we even saw three popular soda varieties get a nice "chill to thrill" color-changing can makeover. Of course, carbonated beverages have been promoted in Halloween ads and commercials for ages, so it's not like soda and Halloween are a new combination by any stretch. It's all sugar, and we veteran trick-or-treaters are happy to ingest it in whatever form it comes in on Halloween.

But what if one company was so bold as to actually name their soda "Halloween"? How then would the world react to such news? If the world was like me, it would celebrate by camping out two weeks in advance at the nearest grocery store that planned on carrying the stuff. Okay, so I don't expect the world to follow suit, nor was it necessary to camp out for the stuff, but I'm still here to break the good news to you.

The day is finally upon us: Halloween now has an official soda called "Halloween" and everything about it is incredible!

BEHOLD!

Halloween Soda: The Official Soda of Halloween!

One of I-Mockery's community members (RedCometXIII) was nice enough to tip me off about the stuff being in his local grocery store. I can't believe it's real. HALLOWEEN: THE SODA! This actually happened. We now have a carbonated beverage that we can definitively proclaim to be 100% pure Halloween. And it's super cheap too. A six-pack of these little 8oz cans will only run you two dollars. Two dollars to own the official soda of Halloween? I would've given two kidneys.

If I was in the food industry, I would jump on this idea immediately and give other products the official Halloween moniker. Halloween: The Cereal. Halloween: The Donut. Halloween: The Taco Seasoning Packet. The possibilities are endless.

But before we go making official Halloween this and official Halloween that, let's check out the official soda.

The amazing Halloween soda can!

Beautiful. This can is an absolute work of art and worthy of the name "Halloween", for it uses those three essential visuals - orange, purple, and black. Top that off with a smiling jack-o-lantern in front of a spooky forest backdrop and you've got yourself a winning Halloween can design here.

Halloween soda is appropriately bright orange.

And look at the soda itself. If you somehow managed to capture the Great Pumpkin and you squeezed the the blood from it, it would be a pure orange color much like this. I've always enjoyed cream soda, orange or otherwise, and this stuff does not disappoint at all.

What comes next is what truly pushes this can into legendary Halloween status:

The best thing about Halloween soda? The Halloween soda cans glow-in-the-dark!

That's right... the can actually glows-in-the-dark! Folks, this is no longer a mere can of soda... this is now a decoration that simply must become a staple of your household Halloween celebrations for years to come. I don't care if you have to buy a plane ticket just to get your hands on the stuff, it's worth it. Look at that can for chrissakes! You owe it to yourself and the Halloween spirit within you to track down the soda and erect an honorary place for this glorious can to reside upon forever.

An honorary spot for my can of Halloween soda.
I've already started working on mine.

I can only hope that we will see this Halloween soda released for many years to come. John Carpenter made a smart move by naming his film "Halloween" and it worked out really well for him. Here's hoping the same can be said for Halloween soda.

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Reader Comments

pickled
Sep 13th, 2011, 05:44 AM
I like how the Jack-o-Lantern is made out of an orange.

What's that little orange toy you got beside the ghost?
Baron Von Snugglemittens
Sep 13th, 2011, 09:29 AM
wow! that's a real nice glow in the dark effect. nowadays most glow in the dark things just barely light up, but that can shines!
...Pause at the Beginning
Sep 13th, 2011, 10:43 AM
the orange jack-o-lantern is a nice touch.
Forum Virgin
Sep 13th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Mmmm...gotta try this new concoction...& now that we have the perfect Halloween elixir, to go with all of the flawless Halloween candy...all we need now is the perfect Halloween scent...I vote for Yankee Candle 2 release....(drum-roll) Trick-or-Treat bag!!! A special blend of a million different candy scents like you get when you stick your nose deep into your pregnant pillow case...don't act like you don't do it!!!
It's about time
Sep 13th, 2011, 05:32 PM
That is seriously orange! I would normally advise against drinking something that brightly orange as it looks like antifreeze or some industrial cleaner.
Now I'm off to track some down.
Forum Virgin
Sep 13th, 2011, 06:26 PM
RoG!! So glad you were able to get a hold of some of this stuff after my epic failure to get some out to you last year. You even used the pic I sent you! It's pretty good stuff, unfortunately it hasn't come in yet for this year. Again, stoked that you got some of this stuff.
Im one good looking Troll
Sep 13th, 2011, 07:34 PM
Okay if they sell this stuff at nearby stores I'll happily get it.I'm just hoping the Store Clerk won't look at me weird like last year when I was looking for the halloween Chewbacca Star Wars toy
Member
Sep 13th, 2011, 10:53 PM
Sweet action. I wonder if the 33% less sugar than other orange sodas bit is becuase there aren't any other orange sodas in 8 oz cans? Hmmmmmm. Otherwise Halloween soda gets my seal of approval. As long as it doesn't taste too gross.
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Member
Sep 14th, 2011, 01:02 PM
who makes it? cant find any real info about it
Forgetable Cyborg
Sep 14th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Too bad about the snub-nosed eight-ounce can (Nice catch with the math, Shadow.)
How does it taste? Like a that orange-cream popsicle?
Orange flavor and cream soda are two things that often get screwed up. It could have the way-too-bold "Orange!" flavor (like those gummi sugar wedges). Or it could be like one generic cream soda I tried that tasted like liquid cotton candy (and not in a good way).
Nexus 7 Prototype
Sep 17th, 2011, 07:38 PM
From what I've googled, it's made by Cotts. I've checked my local Aldi's but there doesn't seem to be any in yet.
Forum Virgin
Sep 19th, 2011, 12:26 PM
I originally found these in a North Carolina store and RoG had said he'd never seen themn in his region. I'm not sure if it's a regional thing or not.
It's about time
Sep 19th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Yeah, it looks like Aldi is the best bet for finding the stuff.
My local one said they normally don't get any shipments of it until early October though.
Sympathizes with the foo'
Sep 22nd, 2011, 11:41 AM
Nick: Don't you know? That little orange guy is Gay Blade; the FABULOUS slasher found only in select pack of Fritos products!

No really, I'm not kidding. That's its name now. Check on Rog's blog.

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