Why Is An Empty Pop Can For Sale In Cedar Rapids?
A popular drink company just released a new product, and people are trying to make some serious bank from it.
Some people will do anything for pop, I unfortunately am not one of them.
A few weeks ago, I got a message from a friend from my home state of Pennsylvania. I was out at a gas station filling up after getting off of work. She is the type of person who is always up to date on the latest trends online.
Her message said, "Have you found or tried boozy Mt. Dew???"
I'm not a big fan of pop or as we call it back from where I'm from "soda" so I was kind of surprised by her question.
I responded that I had seen the hard version of this beverage around at some gas stations, but thought nothing of it. After confirming this she responded quickly with,
"Lucky duck!!!! Limited release in Iowa and Florida!"
In a press release that came out last summer, The Boston Beer Company partnered with PepsiCo to create a boozy version of the soft drink.
"We know that adult drinkers' tastes are evolving, and they are looking for new and exciting flavorful beverages. The combination of our experience in brewing and developing the best-tasting hard seltzers and hard teas, and MTN DEW, a one of kind multi-billion dollar brand, will deliver the excitement and refreshment that drinkers know and love," said Dave Burwick, Boston Beer's CEO.
Officials said that the drink would only be available in select states. The hard pop has 5% alcohol and comes in four flavors; Mountain Dew, Watermelon, Black Cherry, and Baja Blast.
Fans of Mountain Dew can only find these cans in Florida, Tennessee, and Iowa. Due to its limited availability, people are getting a bit desperate.
One person in Cedar Rapids is trying to sell an EMPTY can of this stuff online.
The price of the EMPTY "Mountain Dew Hard VERY Rare 24Oz Empty Tall Boy Hard Mountain Dew Watermelon" is $34.99. With shipping, it actually comes to be around $40!
I have so many questions...are there really Mountain Dew Collectors out there that would go for this?
People are also so desperate to try out these drinks that they are also traveling from out of state to get them. Some people are coming to Iowa to snag boxes of the stuff!
There is no word on how long it will be before they become available across the country.
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