I Want the RB Soda

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

The soft drink aisle at the supermarket advertises “6 pack NRB soda.”  First of all, why do they call it “soda” instead of “pop?” We’re in Chicago for Pete’s sake! Second of all, what the heck is NRB soda?  The only six packs were these little 8 oz cans.

Shama: It must be “Not Really Big” Soda.


Well, Evan. I tried to uncover the mystery of NRB soda…and all I found was this: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nrb


Mystery Solved! Also, Gross.

Oh, you mere pups. I don’t have to look it up to surmise that it’s “non-returnable bottles.” Though the point of specifying the NRB nature of aisle 8 is sort of weird. Because the closest returnable-bottle soda is over in Aisle Michigan.

If you’d like to learn more about returnable-bottle soda, visit your local library.
Also, http://www.schadenfreude.net/2008/06/18/remember-returnable-bottles.php

Yes, well, that makes more sense than “No reason boner.” Now what’s the deal with those tiny cans?

Yeah, those are just stupid. Those must be Nobody Really Buys.

From Innis:


This will answer all your mini-can questions. I think a summary would be “Consumer options” and “portion control”. ZZZZZZ. And they cost more than buying the regular size, which is dumb…

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