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July 11, 2001 10:31 AM   Subscribe

There's thirsty, and then there's THIRSTY 7-11 announces a 52-ounce Xtreme Gulp. Gaw-DAMN that's a lotta pop!
posted by briank (45 comments total)

 
What happened to the Double Gulp? (64 ounces) Did it lose some weight and become extreme?
posted by fluxcreative at 10:35 AM on July 11, 2001


tub-o-soda
posted by clavdivs at 10:37 AM on July 11, 2001


Whaaa...there was even a BIGGER one?

Who can drink that much soda before it all goes flat?
posted by briank at 10:39 AM on July 11, 2001


Diabetes medication sold separately.
posted by dong_resin at 10:40 AM on July 11, 2001


The Great Pop vs. Soda Controversey
(sorry to those who have seen this a million times, but I still think it's awesome, and the use of "pop" above made me think of it.)
posted by jeb at 10:41 AM on July 11, 2001


What's the holdup? Just sell a 2-liter bottle of Pepsi with a straw in the cap and a handle on the side already!! Geez...
posted by yarf at 10:41 AM on July 11, 2001


this is just the thing for those occasions where you eat too much jello mix and need some liquid to get rid of the awful stomach that ensues.
posted by sighofrelief at 10:43 AM on July 11, 2001


Regardless of the urban legend, anyone attempting to drink THAT much Mountain Dew: Code Red should have their reproductive capabilities hampered.
posted by gnutron at 10:45 AM on July 11, 2001


The Onion did a story on the increasing size of sodas a while back. Here's the story, if you are interested. Pretty funny stuff, actually.
posted by bradth27 at 10:47 AM on July 11, 2001


Sorry maam, you can either have cup holders or a CD player on that new Explorer, but not both...
posted by machaus at 10:48 AM on July 11, 2001


We've had these in NJ for about 2 months now and g'DAMN they are big. They (7-11) claim that it will keep the soda cold for up to 6 hours. Plus after the initial ($3.99?) investment, refills are signifigantly cheaper.

One of these days I'm planning on getting one to keep me going though those long 4-hour master's classes...
posted by stew560 at 10:50 AM on July 11, 2001


from the onion article:

"The three-liter didn't fail because it was too big, but because it was not big enough," Coca-Cola CEO Vic Hertner said. "With our new 30-liter size, that won't be a problem. Two liters is nothing. I could urinate two liters for you right now. But 30 liters? That's untouchable."

LOL
posted by o2b at 10:53 AM on July 11, 2001


One of these days I'm planning on getting one to keep me going though those long 4-hour master's classes...

keep you going it will

When you factor in the ice, you're probably talking as little as 35 oz. of soda, less than two 20 oz. bottles. As long as the ice lasts, it doesn't go flat, so you're good for a long drive.

With pit stops, obviously.

I like lots of soda with lots of ice. The problem with the larger cups is that it seems to be increasingly difficult to get a lid to fit snugly and stay on as the diameter of the cup increases.
posted by anapestic at 11:04 AM on July 11, 2001


When you factor in the ice, you're probably talking as little as 35 oz. of soda, less than two 20 oz. bottles. As long as the ice lasts, it doesn't go flat, so you're good for a long drive.

Ahhh, but don't forget that the ice melts over that long drive and you drink that water along with the dispensed soda. Probably not enough to make up the remaining 27 ounces, but it adds up on those long lonely roads where there are no places to pee.
posted by briank at 11:07 AM on July 11, 2001


pfft. there's *always* a place to pee.

you just have to be imaginative.
posted by jcterminal at 11:17 AM on July 11, 2001


Obviously, once you've emptied that damn big bucket o' soda you can pee in that!
posted by briank at 11:22 AM on July 11, 2001


Only a male would say "there's *always* a place to pee."

I'll stick with my 20 oz. bottles of water, thanks.
posted by Dreama at 11:23 AM on July 11, 2001


hell, you could house a family of four in that big bucket o' soda.
posted by ColdChef at 11:24 AM on July 11, 2001


Re: always a place to pee.
The other day outside of K-mart there was a guy sitting on his motorcycle. He had his dick out of his shorts and was unobtrusively peeing.
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:27 AM on July 11, 2001


That sure makes me thirsty.
posted by mmm at 11:31 AM on July 11, 2001


You got to live in a bucket of soda? Luxury!

When I was a tot we housed sixteen of my brothers and sisters in a styrofoam coffee cup, in the middle of the road, surrounded by rats!

In regards to the "x-treme", it's all marketing. The 64 oz. has been around for ages. Excellent for wandering around town with half-lemonade/half-vodka. (Not that I would know anything about that.)
posted by amanda at 11:33 AM on July 11, 2001


Only a male would say "there's *always* a place to pee."

I'll stick with my 20 oz. bottles of water, thanks.


I think it would be harder to pee in a 20 oz. bottle than it would be to pee into a 52 oz. cup...
posted by jennyb at 12:06 PM on July 11, 2001


The 64 oz. has been around for ages. Excellent for wandering around town with half-lemonade/half-vodka.

Good to know i'm not the only functiong alcoholic on MeFi.
posted by tj at 12:22 PM on July 11, 2001


the only functiong alcoholic on MeFi

well, functioning is debatable... :-)
posted by quonsar at 12:25 PM on July 11, 2001


Look, I don''t need to *hic* take that kid of *hic* crap from a someone from bland rapids!
posted by tj at 12:29 PM on July 11, 2001


I'd prefer some more honest packaging. Couldn't they come up with names like...

The Kidney-buster Kup
The Pee Primer
posted by darren at 1:01 PM on July 11, 2001


Yes, I'd like to order the Bladder-eXpander
posted by tj at 1:07 PM on July 11, 2001


This reminds of an old Seinfeld joke. Someday Big Gulps will be so huge, they won't even be served in cups. You'll have to go around to the back of the building where someone will just hook you up to a really big hose.

(At least I think it was Seinfeld.)
posted by bilco at 1:16 PM on July 11, 2001


You'll have to go around to the back of the building where someone will just hook you up to a really big hose

That'd be great. Then they can put in a catheter and call me non-reversible filter!
posted by fooljay at 1:51 PM on July 11, 2001


I would regularly drink Diet Coke straight from the two-liter bottle all throughout high school. Finish it before second period was over, too. I miss being indestructible like that.
posted by youhas at 2:32 PM on July 11, 2001


I think it would be harder to pee in a 20 oz. bottle than it would be to pee into a 52 oz. cup...

No, no, the whole point is that 20 oz. of water is less horrible-need-to-pee inducing than 52 oz. of anything. These are things you think about when you've birthed a few kidlets and find with each successive one your bladder capacity decreases by about a quarter.
posted by Dreama at 3:32 PM on July 11, 2001


Thats why God invented the Stadium Pal .. not just for Stadiums. 7-11 should sell them too.
posted by stbalbach at 4:31 PM on July 11, 2001


52 ounces of Coke goes well with the 48-oz ribeyes that lots of steakhouses serve. I don't eat red meat, but I imagine that you'd need all the caffeine to keep you up after eating that much beef (provided your local steakhouse allows you through the front door with a 7-11 cup).

Which gives me another idea: these mega-gulps may help me stay awake on the ride home from Thanksgiving dinner.
posted by amyscoop at 5:25 PM on July 11, 2001


I just like that the word "Extreme" is now associated with two things:

1) People engaging in athletic events which require a staggering amount of physical prowess; and
2) People sitting on their fat asses and imbibing a staggering amount of cola.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 5:33 PM on July 11, 2001


This was on Fark yesterday, with nearly the same comments, and I'm still confused. 7-11 has had a Double Gulp at 64 ounces for years and I can put away two in about an hour when I'm thirsty. It's really not that much, only half a gallon. Of course, I usually get them with water and a dash of lemonade, an option not available at most 7-11 locations. There is such a thing as too much coke.
posted by Nothing at 6:44 PM on July 11, 2001


48-oz ribeyes that lots of steakhouses serve.

Do you by any chance live in Texas? I've been to a lot of steakhouses in the midwest and have never seen anything as big as a 48 oz steak on any menu.
posted by gyc at 7:01 PM on July 11, 2001


the only functiong alcoholic on MeFi

Now don't anybody get the bright idea of making a linkless frontpage post asking "How many MeFi'ers are functioning (or otherwise) alcoholics? I just gotta know!"

(with apologies to bytecode)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:15 PM on July 11, 2001


While I can inhale 32oz of water in about five seconds if I'm particularly parched, the thought of downing the same amount of soda in that short a time makes me physically ill.
I don't like pancakes. I do like waffles, however.
posted by darukaru at 9:37 PM on July 11, 2001


anapestic said (or quoted, not sure): One of these days I'm planning on getting one to keep me going though those long 4-hour master's classes...

I used to show up to my 5 hour Saturday English Lit. class late every day with nothing but a 64 Oz. soda from Circle K (Gatorade if I had a hangover, Diet Coke otherwise).

Finally, the teacher was fed up. "Sir, you show up at least an hour late to every class with no notebook, no pen, no text book and your giant drink. I think you need to leave my class," said he.

I asked him if I should come back the next Saturday. He calmed down a little and told me to try again next week.

I ended up with an 'A' in that class...
posted by syzygy at 5:31 AM on July 12, 2001


I think it would be harder to pee in a 20 oz. bottle than it would be to pee into a 52 oz. cup...
Regarding the bottle over the cup, two words, jenny, "no splashback".
posted by plinth at 6:16 AM on July 12, 2001


7-11 has had a Double Gulp at 64 ounces for years and I can put away two in about an hour when I'm thirsty. It's really not that much, only half a gallon. Of course, I usually get them with water and a dash of lemonade, an option not available at most 7-11 locations

Half a gallon of water with a little lemon flavor and half a gallon of high fructose corn syrup with carbonated water are two very different beverages, my friend.
posted by briank at 6:27 AM on July 12, 2001


And if you were wondering why surveys keep showing more and more Americans are overweight....

Once upon a time Coca-Cola was only sold in eight-ounce bottles. Think about that.
posted by werty at 6:51 AM on July 12, 2001


I can feel my teeth rotting just thinking about that much pop. I'm pretty much done after 2/3 of a can of Mt. Dew.
posted by binkin at 7:40 AM on July 12, 2001


Oh, and while we're at it, somehow we forgot to notice that Wednesday (yep, 7/11) was 7-11's 74th birthday (yes the press release is from last year, but the effect is the same)
posted by briank at 7:47 AM on July 12, 2001


No, no, the whole point is that 20 oz. of water is less horrible-need-to-pee inducing than 52 oz. of anything.

I know.

And Plinth, the no splashback feature only works when you've got the proper equipment for precision aim...
posted by jennyb at 10:19 AM on July 12, 2001


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