Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NINTENDO THEMED SHASTA SODA

   In the late 80's and early 90's in the mist of the the NES's success, Nintendo did a lot of different things to promote and advertise there video games and characters. One of the ways the did that is by teaming up with the soda making company called Shasta. They came up with four different flavors in 8 oz cans that featured four different characters from the Mario Brothers universe. You could also have a chance to win Nintendo prizes from the cans.They were out for a limited time, but very much missed by fans that grew up with the original Nintendo.

 The four characters chosen to be on the cans are Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Yoshi. Each character had a different flavor. Mario's was fruit punch and came in a red can called Mario Punch. Luigi's flavor was berry and was in blue can called Luigi Berry. If I remember right it was a blue berry flavor, that is why the can was blue. Don't make much sense since Luigi wears green.Princess Toadstool had a cherry flavor in a pink can called Princess Toadstool Cherry. Yoshi's flavor was apple in a green can called Yoshi Apple.

   The cans were only 8 oz cause they were trying to market them to kids. And even thought they don't have the Mario themed soda cans anymore, Shasta still do have the flavors. I remember going to the grocery store as a kid with my mom and rushing straight over to the soda section asking if we could buy some of the Mario soda. It's a shame they don't still make them in the Nintendo themed cans. You also don't really see themed ideas like this anymore. I know they have a Mario Brothers theme energy drink, but there not the same as the themed ideas of the past. 

8 comments:

  1. I used to drink Shasta Mario soda's, in the early 90's. Great childhood memories of growing up.

    Sincerely, RetroRichie82 :)

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    1. Yeah there where really good. Happy my post was able to being back a good childhood memory for you. Hope you like more of my post. Thank for the read and comment.

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    2. DANG IT I WAS BORN IN 2003 ):< I wish I could have some ); If they still made these I would pick Luigi Berry He is my favorite character.

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    3. Yeah I been hoping that they would bring them back.

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  2. I still have these (empty cans). I doubt there worth anything but they've been sitting in my covert for decades

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    1. That's pretty cool, even if they are empty.

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  3. Ya these cans do bring back memories, and I found a couple of them when i was cleaning my basement :p. I have the princess and Luigi, but am trying to find mario and Yoshi cans. Hey Al G, if yr wanting to sell them let me know, thanks

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    1. I wish I had kept some! Thank you for the comment!

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