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May 30, 2007 8:29 PM   Subscribe

Soft drinks for the undecided. Next time you're in Singapore and feeling thirsty yet noncommittal, why not pick up a can of Anything or Whatever? Just be warned that you won't know whether you're drinking Cola, Cloudy Lemon, or Chrysanthemum Tea until...your...first...sip. (Via the effervescent & esoteric Knowledge for Thirst.)
posted by unregistered_animagus (17 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The drink has created a buzz in certain circles, but perhaps the most interesting sidebar is the ad agency's immediate action to disassemble 450 bus stop displays because their empty cans, if exposed to the elements, present a particularly nasty tropical health hazard.

wait for it... wait for it...

...Viral advertising, indeed.

(I apologize if this is old news. I fear I may have used the least helpful search string ever.)
posted by unregistered_animagus at 8:31 PM on May 30, 2007

posted by Anything at 8:45 PM on May 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

Actually, this is my attitude towards asian drinks in general. Perhaps a native of Vietnam, for example, already understands what penny worth leaves juice is, but from my point of view the soft drink & juice section of a big asian supermarket is still at least 75% wonderful whatever randomness.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:45 PM on May 30, 2007 [2 favorites]

If you complain in Singapore about the contents of a can of soda will they imprison you next to the gum-chewers for 90 days and then strap you to a frame and beat your ass half to death with a piece of wet split bamboo?
posted by longsleeves at 9:11 PM on May 30, 2007

uh... OK.
posted by empath at 9:13 PM on May 30, 2007

They call it "caning," I've heard.
posted by longsleeves at 9:14 PM on May 30, 2007

Empath, I can't remember if I liked the taste of OK soda or just the can.

Cool blog. I'm not into Anything or Whatever, but I do like to try the occasional oddity (like Mung bean juice).
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:05 PM on May 30, 2007

sweet. Im getting a case of this from my buddies in Singapore.
posted by subaruwrx at 10:06 PM on May 30, 2007

This is really what I love about Asian softdrinks. The pure awesome ness of the flavors. Not only this, but in this case, its awesomeness +random.
posted by subaruwrx at 10:07 PM on May 30, 2007

"The decision to make a switch from golf media company to a beverage company was a tough decision."
posted by wfrgms at 10:08 PM on May 30, 2007

Is it just me, or does "cloudy lemon" as a soft drink flavor sound troubling?
posted by ChestnutMonkey at 11:12 PM on May 30, 2007

Probably not just you, but cloudy lemon drinks have been popular in Britain for many decades.
posted by solid-one-love at 11:33 PM on May 30, 2007

Yeah, what UbuRoivas said. But a cute idea.
posted by dreamsign at 2:15 AM on May 31, 2007

Uh, Cloudy Lemon is what the rest of the world calls what Americans call Lemonade. So no, not troubling.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:45 AM on May 31, 2007

They must have had me in mind when they came up with this. I'll have whatever.
Sadly I do not have any buddies in Singapore.
posted by bobobox at 6:09 AM on May 31, 2007

longsleeves: Is that a wish, a fear, or perhaps, both?
posted by Goofyy at 6:29 AM on May 31, 2007

Neat idea, but their website makes me angry.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:18 AM on May 31, 2007

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