Afri-Cola! 'sexy-mini-super-flower-pop-op-cola!' The German soda loaded with caffeine and strange as hell ads!

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Thanks to Elvis T for this one:

http://www.afri-cola.com/eng/01/01_03_alternative.html

Ads I would strongly suggest you sample:

1956 -- "Überwindet den toten Punkt"

1968 -- "Nonnen"

1973 -- "Lust" -- "The first time that a "naked man" is shown in advertising."

2001 -- "Message in a Bottle" (directed by Wim Wenders!)

The soundtracks to the first three in particular are thoroughly and completely disturbing.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 18 September 2004 14:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks to Elvis T for this one:

and thanks to me for being the one who sent him the afri-cola link! ;-)

i understand they sell this at cost plus world market. i don't have one near me, but el t said he'd pick me up a few bottles. WHOOOO caffeine rush!

A. Atom Gorgon (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 18 September 2004 14:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

THIS THREAD IS NOT GETTING THE ATTENTION IT SHOULD. You really really must check out those ads.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 18 September 2004 16:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

agreed, they are tremendous

jones (actual), Saturday, 18 September 2004 16:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(the newest ones are pretty unremarkable tho – wenders's in particular)

jones (actual), Saturday, 18 September 2004 16:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

As JBR apparently said to Elvis, though, "It's the most European of ads."

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 18 September 2004 16:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

haha yes! it made me think "vidal sassoon: the soda"

jones (actual), Saturday, 18 September 2004 16:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Whoa.... I really want to try some of this. The ads were damn effective; I'm hoping to trip my balls off.

ex-jeremy (x Jeremy), Saturday, 18 September 2004 16:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

And have German voices hectoring you over industrial/Krautrock collages? A BAD trip.

I like this bit from the official history:

1974
Karl Flach resists the power struggles and desires for take-over from large concerns and holds on to his faith in the confident German middle class.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 18 September 2004 17:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Apparently it has more caffeine in it than Jolt or Red Bull.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 18 September 2004 17:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

considerably more. i don't think the germans have a limit on how much caffeine they can put in their soft drinks.

A. Atom Gorgon (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 18 September 2004 17:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

More Atom Gorgons should be so informative. Usually they're crushing buildings and turning people to stone.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 18 September 2004 17:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

considerably more. i don't think the germans have a limit on how much caffeine they can put in their soft drinks.

-- A. Atom Gorgon (theundergroundhom...) (webmail), September 18th, 2004 1:06 PM. (Jody Beth Rosen) (later) (link)
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this would explain kraftwerk

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Saturday, 18 September 2004 17:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

sheesh, no wonder all the dance kids are moving to berlin

A. Atom Gorgon (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 18 September 2004 17:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

This. Ist. Awesome.

Je4nne ƒury (Jeanne Fury), Saturday, 18 September 2004 17:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the 'lust' one is really something else

g--ff (gcannon), Saturday, 18 September 2004 18:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've had it - good but *odd*, in a way I can't really describe.

Layna Andersen (Layna Andersen), Saturday, 18 September 2004 22:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's good. You can get it in Seattle at Larry's. Never found it odd, but then, my blood is already like 20 percent caffeine.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Saturday, 18 September 2004 23:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

does anyone on this thread want to tell me what to do in Berlin for the next four days?

Dance Kid Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 18 September 2004 23:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

judging by these ads your options are:
1. undergo tests behind frosty glass
2. grow an afro and get called "bush baby" (nobody even wants to acknowledge that one do they??)
3. swim around in a sophisticated black void

jones (actual), Saturday, 18 September 2004 23:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
This one died too soon, so.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 3 February 2005 20:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i still wanna try this shit.

Nimrod Kovacs (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 3 February 2005 20:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

those are excellent!

dave q (listerine), Saturday, 5 February 2005 15:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

They used to sell Afri-Cola in Finland, but I'm not sure if they do anymore. It had a weird but good taste, quite distinctive from Coke and Pepsi even though I think it was supposed to taste like them.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Saturday, 5 February 2005 17:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

PRETTY SWEET.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Sunday, 6 February 2005 20:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

afri cola messin with my head

come on sock it to me (kephm), Sunday, 6 February 2005 23:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
I REVIVE

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Alas, the link's dead.

scotstvo (scotstvo), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 07:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

do they still carry this at cost plus?

Knute Rockne, All American (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 21:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Afri-Cola was available at World Market a couple years ago, along with fruit flavored Moxie. Yum.

Alan Conceicao (Alan Conceicao), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 21:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

eleven years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMdcu1hHSHc

El Tomboto, Monday, 1 January 2018 20:15 (five months ago) Permalink

problematic

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 16:48 (five months ago) Permalink


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