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My Jones

Jones

I always wondered how Jones Soda picked the pictures that accompanied each flavor. It seems totally random and has nothing to do with the flavor. But maybe that’s the charm of Jones.

After hours of research, here’s what I found.

Jones Soda continually changes the photographs on its Soda and Naturals labels. Except for Root Beer, the photos are all black and white. Its website features a database of several thousand submitted pictures, as well as an archived collection of internal company notes, detailing which pictures appeared when, on what flavors (for collectors of the images). Customers can also submit fortunes (similar to a fortune cookie) to be printed underneath the bottle cap. (Wikipedia)

So that’s the reasoning behind the pictures, but nevermind that.

What matters is you can now put YOUR picture, or any other picture on your very on 12-pack of Jones Soda. Unfortunately, you can’t pick the bottle cap fortune. Just the photo on the bottle and a little bit of text. But still, a nice option. It’d make a great gift.

Head over to Jones Soda and you can beginning setting up your bottles. They’ll cost ya $29 plus shipping. Not a bad deal if you ask me.

Sanjaya Supersized!

Sanjaya

Sanjaya, the American Idol-to-be is already getting offers and sponsors, even though he hasn’t won anything yet. He might not have won yet, but his hair has definitely won over the hearts of America.

Kentucky Fried Chicken has upped the ante on their tasty offer to Sanjaya to see if the extra-crispy Idol will bite!

On top of a lifetime supply of their Famous Bowls, and a charitable donation in his name to Colonel’s Scholars — if Sanjy dons a bowl hairdo during one of his upcoming televised performances, KFC will pay “Idol’s” breakout star $5000 in cash — and give him a starring role in their next Famous Bowl ad! Now that’s music to our ears!

In another open letter to Sanjaya, KFC President Gregg Dedrick writes, “The judges and critics may think you’re a long shot for a recording contract, but at KFC, we think you’re a real ‘original.'” (TMZ)

Just another reason to never eat at KFC.

Diet Coke Plus

Diet Coke Plus

It seems like every month Coke comes out with some new addition to their product line-up. First it was Coke Zero, then Diet Coke with Splenda, Coke Blak, Cherry Coke Zero, Diet Coke with Lime, and now it’s Diet Coke Plus.

Personally, I’m a fan of Coke Zero, but I know a ton of people who won’t drink anything except Diet Coke, even first thing in the morning, which I always thought was a little weird. But the newest Diet Coke appears to be perfectly fine to have first thing in the morning.

Both Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will soon release vitamin-fortified soft drinks – Diet Coke Plus and Tava.

Diet Coke Plus is scheduled to come out this spring, while PepsiCo’s Tava will be available in the fall.

This is in response to hurting sales of soft drinks – which may be in response to the growing obesity epidemic – soft drinks have recently been put in the spotlight as being unhealthy. (diet-blog.com)

What makes this Diet Coke “Plus” you ask?

According to the nutritional label, Diet Coke Plus includes 25% of the recommended daily allowance of niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 as well as 15% of the RDA for magnesium and zinc in each 12-ounce serving. It is sweetened with an aspartame/ACE-K blend that has become the industry norm for just about every diet drink nowadays. (CarbWire)

Will this trend be the next Pepsi Clear or New Coke? You be the judge.

Color Me Coffee

Coffee

I saw this on yumsugar and I thought this was a really creative way to paint. Why is this painting so unique you ask?

For several years, Duluth based artists Andy and Angel Saur have been creating all of their works of art with coffee. Like fine watercolors, the coffee works as washes and shading and each painting is 100% coffee (with the exception of an acrylic coat to preserve the art). It started when the artists were working on a new exhibit for a coffee house. Hoping to create something unique and fun, they decided to work with coffee as a medium. To achieve the different gradients, the artists brew their own thick coffee and dilute as needed. (yumsugar)

I really like the painting above, but browse their site for lots of other paintings, such as this one of George Costanza. The paintings are pricey, but you can get a print for $10.

My only question is, do you think they paintings actually smell like coffee?

Cereal Toys

Cereal

Kid Robot puts out some pretty cool limited edition toys, and these are just as cool as the others.

Growing up, I never had a lot of sugar cereals, but I always wanted to try the spooky trio of Count Chocula, Boo Berry, and Franken Berry. They always had the best commercials, too. Now you can own your very own 2 inch figures.

For $19.95, the 3 are yours. Available in either full color or glow in the dark. (from Productdose)

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