Sunday, February 04, 2007
Caffeine price hike
It's cold, folks. Officially. As Chili would say, stupid cold. Single digits today, wind chill factor about 20 below. I went to the grocery store today only because we ran out of milk. It was probably a good thing to get the car started and run it for a bit, too.

Many of you know, I am VERY brand loyal to certain things. I don't always care about things like socks or ponytail holders or furniture. But I do care about other things. Diet Coke being the one I most am known for. My Diet Coke addiction is well known. Rarely am I without one. I admit to drinking far too much of it, but whatever - it's a thing. My excuse is always this: I could be addicted to far worse things. Anyway, I'm telling you all of that to give you an idea of how difficult a decision I had to make at the grocery store today. I bought Diet Pepsi. I know. But MAN. Diet coke was $4.19/12 pack and $8.19/case. Talk about seventeen kinds of ridiculous. Diet Pepsi was on sale for less than half of that. What was I supposed to do? That Diet Coke price is damn near vending machine prices. I'm not sure if there has been a large increase in price of production or what....I mean really. How much can it cost to produce soda? Water, some bubbles, caramel color, caffeine and bam....soda. And all I really need is the caffeine anyway.

We're watching the super bowl....hard to feel bad for the people who spent thousands of dollars to sit in the rain :-) The commercials sure are good, though!


4 Comments:

Anonymous mrschili said...

It helps to be a little flexible. I, too, love Diet Coke (though my variety is the caffeine-free kind), but I've recently branched out to diet root beer. If the Coke is stupid-expensive, I go with the root beer, which is good because I'm NOT brand loyal to root beer: A&W, Mug, Barq's - it doesn't matter. Whatever is on sale is good with me. I'm sorry, but I would go without before I'd drink Diet Pepsi. Bleh.

You think the commercials are good? I'ma little disappointed, really - though the rock-paper-scissors ad in the first quarter was pretty good...

Anonymous mrschili said...

Okay, the talking lions in the Taco Bell ad were pretty good. "Ricardo Montalban?" Funny...

Blogger The Grammar Snob said...

Those are the two I liked as well.

And a couple Doritos ones weren't bad.

Anonymous mrschili said...

I think - I'm not SURE, but I THINK - the guy who made the winner ad is from the next town over. I heard it on NPR on Friday. The only Doritos ad I saw was the one with the guy using the chips as an airbag when he rear-ended someone because he was busier looking at the cute chick than he was with his driving...

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