Tag Archives | Soda

…McDonald’s is trying to be automatic?

The last time I was at a McDonald’s, I pulled up to the drive through window and was amazed by what I saw: A machine that prepares your entire drink order without ever needing human interaction.

Here’s the process it goes through: It drops the right size cup (depending on what you order) onto a conveyor belt, moves that cup under an ice dispenser and fills it with ice, moves the cup again under the right soda tap and fills it with the right amount of soda, waits for the fizz to die down, tops it off with more soda, and then moves to where the McDonald’s employee can pick it up. About the only thing it doesn’t do is add a lid, and my guess is that the ability to lid a drink isn’t far off.

Thankfully someone found this whole process as amazing as I did, because I was able to find this video of the machine on YouTube:

I’ve always felt that McDonald’s is going to do everything it can to cut its workers out of the process, and this drink machine just goes to show that the direction they’re heading in is definitely a fully automatic, robotic McDonalds.

Want fries with that?

…Jones Soda is taking their drinks to the polls?

Campaign Cola

Can’t decide who to vote for?

Let the sodas decide!

Jones Soda’s Campaign Cola 2008 is “the one and only website where you can vote for your candidate by purchasing their bottle of cola, regardless of age or residency”.

Flavors include Barack’s Yes We Can Cola, McCain’s Pure McCain Cola, and Hillary’s Capitol Hillary Cola (though now it’s probably more appropriately named Congratulatory Cola).

Every bottle counts, so make sure to drink up to your favorite candidate, and let your opinion be refreshing.

[Jones Soda – Campaign Cola 2008]

[Via: Serious Eats]

…Canouflage makes it easy to get drunk in public?

CanouflageCanouflage is probably one of the best (and funniest) ideas I’ve ever seen: Simply wrap your beer in a vinyl cover that looks like a popular soda brand, and then chug away at what appears to be a harmless 12 ouncer to the outside world.

Available “flavors” include Skunkpiss, Risk, Peski, and Mountain Spew, and they come in packs of four that are also reusable in case the thirty pack that you bought is going to need some extra hiding.

[Via: Random Good Stuff]

…It’s Things Thursday: Jones Soda Holiday Packs?

Jones Soda Holiday Packs

Jones Soda is known for the Turkey and Gravy flavored soda that they put out each year around the holidays, but this year, they’re doing things a bit different, and are introducing a Christmas Pack and a Chanukah Pack to satisfy your strange soda needs.

The Christmas Pack contains Christmas Ham, Christmas Tree, Egg Nog, and Sugar Plum flavored sodas, while the Chanukah Pack contains Latke, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Coins, and Jelly Doughnut flavored sodas.

They might not be the most appetizing sounding sodas, but you’ve got to try everything once, right?

[Jones Soda – Holiday Packs]

…Soda flavored candies look tasty?

Brach’s Soda Poppers

If you’ve been looking for a new way to get your soda fix, then check out Brach’s Soda Poppers.

Featuring four officially licensed flavors (A&W Root Beer, Dr. Pepper, Crush, and 7-Up) they have a hard candy outside and a “firm goo center”.

Now if only they’d find a way to fill these with caffeine…

[Candy Blog – Brach’s Soda Poppers]