Can Holiday: Robert Frost Day – March 26


Origin

Unknown.

How to Celebrate

Today is actually Make Up Your Own Holiday Day.  It is the one day a year that you can be creative and celebrate anything you want. This year I am creating Robert Frost Day.  Robert Frost was an American poet who lived from March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963.  Among his great works, I am particularly fond of "The Road Not Taken".  However, there is another poem Robert Frost penned that makes for a great Can Holiday.  It is called, "Fire and Ice".  Take some time today and read these two poems.

The Cans

To honor this day we are featuring two cans of Pepsi from Thailand in 2004.  This first can is Pepsi Fire.  Pepsi Fire was a cinnamon flavored cola in a plain red and black can.

2004 Pepsi Fire Can from Thailand

2004 Pepsi Fire Can from Thailand

The second is its polar opposite, Pepsi Ice.  This can has more design elements in it as we can see some blue ice crystals all over the can.  Pepsi Ice was an icy mint flavored cola.

2004 Pepsi Ice Can from Thailand

2004 Pepsi Ice Can from Thailand

I wonder if Robert Frost would have preferred Pepsi Ice because of his last name?  According to his poem, "Fire and Ice", he says, "I hold with those who favor fire… but… ice is also great and would suffice." (excerpt from "Fire and Ice", Robert Frost, 1920)

Happy Robert Frost Day (3/26)!

Photos used by permission of CanMuseum.com and CanPedia.net

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