Our refrigerator is a collection of things eaten throughout the week and condiments we can’t live without. Upon a deep cleaning of it one day, I noticed the collection of sodas/energy drinks we have gathered throughout the years. Stuff we never had any intention of drinking but sit there on display in the refrigerator.
It’s a neat little collection, nothing I have pursued to collect on a regular basis — we collect enough things as it is — but they are a little bright spot in the fridge.
I’ve only had Ramune, a Japanese soda, once. There is a glass marble you need to press through in order to drink it and it remains at the neck of the bottle. I purchased The Vamp and Zombie cans from shops similar to Hot Topic and are 4-8 years old — I can only imagine what they taste like. I recall seeing the Go-Go can in a magazine (they had to redo the artwork because of the panty shot). I always wanted to say “I’m going to open a can of Whoop Ass!” in conversation but I have an unopened can instead. As for the tiny can of Coke, it was smuggled off the plane from British Airways in 2002.
Remember when Jones Soda was the coolest, new thing? We customized a few bottles as a promo for Paul’s Cool Jerk one summer for the comic convention. We thought it would be a sweet collectors item, and it turned out to be very expensive per bottle (it costs quite a bit to ship a case of glass bottles). And the few people who bought it drank it immediately instead of paying the exorbitant concession prices at the convention center. As for the brussels sprout- and turkey & gravy-flavored soda, no one is willing to drink that!