Monday, February 26, 2007

Burn, design 1

This can I got in Prague, 2004. It's a Coca-Cola brand and I find the design quite nice.

There's a new design out now here in Sweden which is why I decided to post this particular can. I still haven't made up my mind if the new design - which differs quite a bit - is better than the old one.

This version of Burn contains 205 Kj per 100mg, this gives us 512.5 Kj per can. According to this site (in Swedish) you burn roughly 500 Kj by working out at 100% of your capacity (like running) for 10 minutes if you're a 25 year old girl - 7.3 minutes if you're a man of the same age.

If you on the other hand just sit around watching TV you need 90 minutes to burn the same amount of energy if you're a girl at the age of 25. A man needs 72 minutes.

So, I guess it's a good thing you get the energy you need to burn off the calories you get by drinking the stuff in the first place...

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Red Power

Here's a can that does what a lot of brands before it does; include "Red" in the name in order to leech off of Red Bulls presence. At least it doesn't try to copy the name more or less straight off like some other brands did (more on those in another update).

One thing that puzzles me is that all the text on the can is in Spanish and Portuguese (if I read it correctly) but it's manufactured by a German company and it was bought in Sweden. How's that for international? And sloppy logistics for that matter.

The company still has the brand (as a motor oil of all the wierd things you can cross over to) with the energy drink that once was Red Power now re branded to TECHNO. Other brands of energy drinks they have is Swiss Power and Free Hemp that, according to the can, does indeed contain hemp.

It's going to be interesting to bring that one into Sweden. Speaking of the motherland, all you swedes should take a look at their Swedish section of the site. Could use a proof reader. A Swedish proof reader preferably.

Lack of updates

I'm sorry for the drought in updates as of lately. I might not have a lot of readers but consistent updates are a must for any site that wants to be taken seriously, no matter the number of visitors.

There are numerous reasons for the delays in updates but they should be resolved as from now on.