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Peter Hoffman
2021-11-19 13:33:43 UTC
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Speaking of soft drinks, yesterday I decided to go to Burger King
after a bit of studying when I noticed they had a new drink. It was called
Mr. Pip... amazingly it tasted EXACTLY like Dr. Pepper and the label on the
fountain even had the same color scheme. Has Coca-Cola renamed Dr. Pepper
or something? It still tastes like crap no matter what the name is...
That's "Mr. Pibb"; it's been common on the East Coast since my childhood - we
went to Delaware every summer to Grandma's (on the Chesapeake Bay) and while
there the Dr. was not available, but Mr. Pibb was there in its place.
Hoffman> It is the Pepsi version of Dr. Pepper. There are several parallel drinks
Hoffman> in the lineups of Coca-Cola and Pepsi: Mt.Dew and Mello-Yello, Sprite and
Hoffman> 7-Up, Coke and Pepsi -- there is a serious shortage of innovation in the
Well, both Mt Dew and Mello-Yello are Pepsi products, and 7-Up
is from an independent company.
Hoffman> softdrink industry. It seems to me that they find an interesting drink
Hoffman> made by a small bottler and then either buy it or clone it. Check out
Hoffman> "Cheerwine" (a Dr.Pepper/Mr.Pibb type drink) or "Kick-a-Poo Joy Juice" (if
Hoffman> it is still around) which was a Mt.Dew/Mello-Yello type drink. Does anyone
Hoffman> know more details as to who invented these drinks, their availability, or
Hoffman> other trivia? Who is ripping off who?
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Pepsi owns Mountain Dew and Coca-Cola owns Mello Yellow.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Dew
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mello_Yello

It's true that 7 Up is not a Pepsi or Coca-Cola product but it is true that it competes against Coca-Cola's Sprite and Pepsi's Sierra Mist which continues to confirm my point that there are parallel drinks and not a lot of innovation.

Has it really been 28 years? It seems like yesterday! :-)
Quadibloc
2021-11-19 19:30:28 UTC
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I don't know about the others, but Mt. Dew originated here in Birmingham,
AL. It was originally marketed in a bottle that was decorated with a
bunch of caricatures of "hillbillies" and was apparently meant to cash in
on the popularity of the show, "The Beverly Hillbillies."
I didn't know that. For a while in my area, there was a soft drink licensed to
tie in with the comic strip Lil' Abner - named Kickapoo Joy Juice. I think that
Snapple was not licensed.

John Savard
Joe Pfeiffer
2021-11-19 20:40:11 UTC
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Post by Quadibloc
I don't know about the others, but Mt. Dew originated here in Birmingham,
AL. It was originally marketed in a bottle that was decorated with a
bunch of caricatures of "hillbillies" and was apparently meant to cash in
on the popularity of the show, "The Beverly Hillbillies."
I didn't know that. For a while in my area, there was a soft drink licensed to
tie in with the comic strip Lil' Abner - named Kickapoo Joy Juice. I think that
Snapple was not licensed.
Holy necrothread, Batman!

Mountain Dew was introduced in 1940, so it predates Beverly Hillbillies
by over twenty years. It originated in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Charlie Gibbs
2021-11-19 23:20:15 UTC
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Post by Quadibloc
I don't know about the others, but Mt. Dew originated here in Birmingham,
AL. It was originally marketed in a bottle that was decorated with a
bunch of caricatures of "hillbillies" and was apparently meant to cash in
on the popularity of the show, "The Beverly Hillbillies."
I didn't know that. For a while in my area, there was a soft drink licensed
to tie in with the comic strip Lil' Abner - named Kickapoo Joy Juice. I think
that Snapple was not licensed.
"It'll tickle yore innards!"
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J. Clarke
2021-11-20 03:48:52 UTC
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On Fri, 19 Nov 2021 23:20:15 GMT, Charlie Gibbs
Post by Charlie Gibbs
Post by Quadibloc
I don't know about the others, but Mt. Dew originated here in Birmingham,
AL. It was originally marketed in a bottle that was decorated with a
bunch of caricatures of "hillbillies" and was apparently meant to cash in
on the popularity of the show, "The Beverly Hillbillies."
I didn't know that. For a while in my area, there was a soft drink licensed
to tie in with the comic strip Lil' Abner - named Kickapoo Joy Juice. I think
that Snapple was not licensed.
"It'll tickle yore innards!"
I know the word "Drin" from somewhere (likely some story or other) but
can't place it and now it's bugging me. Any idea where that might
have been?
Joe Makowiec
2021-11-23 12:55:55 UTC
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I know the word "Drin" from somewhere (likely some story or other) but
can't place it and now it's bugging me. Any idea where that might
have been?
Maybe you're thinking of Larry Niven's Kzin?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kzin
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Scott Lurndal
2021-11-23 14:28:29 UTC
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Post by Joe Makowiec
Post by J. Clarke
I know the word "Drin" from somewhere (likely some story or other) but
can't place it and now it's bugging me. Any idea where that might
have been?
Maybe you're thinking of Larry Niven's Kzin?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kzin
Or perhaps David Brin?
Niklas Karlsson
2021-11-23 14:39:25 UTC
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Post by Scott Lurndal
Post by Joe Makowiec
Post by J. Clarke
I know the word "Drin" from somewhere (likely some story or other) but
can't place it and now it's bugging me. Any idea where that might
have been?
Maybe you're thinking of Larry Niven's Kzin?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kzin
Or perhaps David Brin?
Or Sergey, for that matter.

Niklas
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J. Clarke
2021-11-23 16:54:16 UTC
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On Tue, 23 Nov 2021 12:55:55 -0000 (UTC), Joe Makowiec
Post by Joe Makowiec
Post by J. Clarke
I know the word "Drin" from somewhere (likely some story or other) but
can't place it and now it's bugging me. Any idea where that might
have been?
Maybe you're thinking of Larry Niven's Kzin?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kzin
I think "Drin" was actually a beverage in the story I have in mind.
Anne & Lynn Wheeler
2021-11-22 03:31:51 UTC
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a.f.c. thread started Dec 16, 1993 with reference to Jolt (and high caffeine)
https://groups.google.com/g/alt.folklore.computers/c/CBvKA_fBv58/m/N1VlfEI3AwAJ

there is a regular invitation only silicon valley conference, Jolt sent
truck of Jolt out to the conference for early beta test.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolt_Cola
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