Hello, I'm rather new to your blog so can I ask you a question? Do you know of any Halloween/horror themed soft drinks around? I thought you might, since you enjoy creepy things. Examples I can think of are the "Pitch Black" Mountain Dew and a discontinued (I think?) soda called DraCola. Thank you.
Mountain Dew Pitch Black is the big one; I’ve written about every version of it since its 2004 debut. Sadly, not many seem to embrace it the way I do, thanks in part to how it was only firmly marketed as a “Halloween soda” in its first year.
Only a soft drink on a stretch, but Kool-Aid’s “Ghoul-Aid” flavor is the other big one.
Jones Soda usually makes Halloween flavors, you can see my review of last year’s batch over here.
Stretching things further, there have also been a few Slurpees with a Halloween theme.
I fell asleep for a little while earlier, and had a crazy dream/nightmare. It was so impossibly odd that I actually grabbed my phone and sent a few of the bullet points to myself in an email, fearful that I’d forget it.
The email reads exactly as follows:
Game show Three giant kids Real life Kids were. Bully characters
So in the dream, I’m with some of my nieces and nephews watching what’s basically a Nickelodeon gameshow. I can’t remember many of the specifics, but the idea was that young contestants had to beat three “bully” characters (child actors) in trivia rounds.
The gimmick, though, was that the bullies were not normal-sized humans. The three ranged in size from “three times as big as a regular human” to “absolutely Godzilla-sized.” On the show, they used a cheesy green screen deal to bring that to life. (Like, you’d see the giant kids slide down into the gameshow area, all menacing, but it was obvious that they weren’t actually there.)
Well, you know how dreams can change scope immediately without any rhyme or reason? This one did. Suddenly I was on the Atlantic City boardwalk, and suddenly, those giant kids were REAL. Skyscraper-sized evil children literally raining from the clouds, bringing all sorts of tornadoes and tidal waves and crazy shit with them. Hotels were blowing away as if by atomic bomb.
I can’t remember much else besides that, but I think GIANT MONSTER CHILDREN FALLING FROM THE SKY is enough.
Most of you can skip this, I just needed a place to put it to link interested parties. :)
As you’ve probably guessed by now, I’m just gonna dive straight into the Halloween Countdown — which starts 8/30. And I mean midnight on the dot. Which is actually Friday night. So be around. :)
This means I won’t be putting new posts on DD before then, because there’s just too much to do and it’s not worth losing prep time to get one last random post up.
This also unfortunately means that the “weird mugs exhibition” that so many of you contributed to is being pushed back for now. I hope I can sneak that into the Countdown months without it seeming too incongruous, because people may kill me if they have to wait longer. (Sorry, I thought I’d be able to to get it online this week but it’s really gonna take a full straight hardcore 8-12 hours to handle that many images and that much text!)
The Countdown is looking to be a good one. Just throwing that out there. :)
September Funpack orders are shipping late this week and into next week. I haven’t been plugging them actively because there are honestly not many left and I need to take inventory!
So yeah, apparently, this is happening. Ghostbusters donuts from Krispy Kreme. Not sure exactly when, but they promise that this year’s Halloween season will be a contender for best ever. (Thank you Brandon C. for the tip!)