Archive for category: Food

E.T. Cookies that Poop Reese’s Pieces

We’ve made E.T. cookies before here in the Pop Rewind Kitchen, but with Halloween just around the corner (that’s right– E.T. is technically a Halloween movie, so this post is hella festive) we need to up our game. Presenting: E.T. Cookies That Poop Reese’s Pieces Ingredients: -Your favorite sugar cookie dough dyed green for E.T. for Atari or brown for...

Pop Rewind Podcast: Zombie Beverages

Linz and Lee give their take on the old beverage resurrection happening over the past few years! Zima*, Ecto-Cooler, Crystal Pepsi, it’s all covered this time on the Pop Rewind Podcast. Download or stream from Soundcloud: Heck, it’s even on iTunes! Mentioned in this Episode: Dinosaur Dracula’s Zima review is much more favorable than Lee’s. Clearly Canadian is back, and Linz...

Pop Shoppe Memories

Growing up in Ontario, weekends in the 80s were highlighted by a trip to the Pop Shoppe– a store full of pop (or soda) in stubby glass bottles, aisle upon aisle of flavors. You couldn’t dream of a place like this nowadays, which is likely why the Pop Shoppe wasn’t around much in the 90s and early 2000s. NHL player...

Make Your Own Orbitz: The Drink with BALLS.

Chances are you have a memory of Orbitz, whether it was gleefully chugging chunky sugar water or side-eyeing someone as they chugged chunky sugar water while you, smartly, abstained because wtf are those balls and why are they floating? One thing we can agree on: Orbitz sure made an impression on us. It was just so weird and out there,...

Clearly Canadian Returns!

Clearly Canadian was a summertime staple for me. Between Wild Cherry Clearly Canadian, Cracked Magazine, and hanging out on Lake Erie, summers were pretty great in the 90s. After my family’s regular vacations ceased, I never gave much thought to Clearly Canadian. I rarely bought it back home (although, I did purchase one and dub it my “germ bottle,” much...

Cereal Origin Stories Hollywood Style

Look, you read this article title and were like, “Really?  Cereals with a backstory?”  Well, Hollywood has been doing it with everything else for years.  I mean, there is a Battleship movie.  Really?  Did that need a deep origin story?  Well, somewhere between the Battleship movie and Mrs. Butterworth 2: Meet Mr. Butterface lies a whole chain of untapped mascots...

Beyond Ecto Cooler: Hi-C Teamed Up with NKOTB?!

When many people of our generation think of Hi-C, they immediately think of Ecto Cooler– the highly successful Ghostbusters juice box tie-in that outlived the cartoon series it was based on and even went on to see a successful resurgence in 2016 (but has since been discontinued). Ghostbusters’ Ecto Cooler wasn’t the only 80s/90s promotional campaign that Hi-C had going....

Retro Recipe: Awful Waffle

Who didn’t want to spend a summer with Donkey Lips at Camp Anawana?  Salute Your Shorts was a TV show that served as a voice for awkward kids everywhere.  The show did a perfect job depicting what happens when a hodgepodge of kids are stuck at camp, which I realize as an adult is not that different from work. If...

6 Dead Beverages That Have Been Resurrected

Those of us in the retro/nostalgia community have certainly been spoiled over the last couple years. Sure, there are lots of things (Hot and Cool Nerds, we’re lookin’ at you!) that have been lost to time with little hope of returning. There are also many beverage-y items we thought we’d never taste again and here we are drinking Crystal Pepsi....

Ghostbusters 2016 Stay Puft Marshmallow S’Mores Cocktail & Shot!

It just wouldn’t be an informal Theme Week here at Pop Rewind without Linz going into the kitchen and getting drunk. As Lee mentioned in Monday’s article, the Ghostbusters are Back in the Mainstream, which leaves us with some fun Ghostbusters products to get creative with. Let’s go! Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallows S’Mores Cocktail & Shot Sure, you could roast...