Monday, August 4, 2014

TMNT Crush: Michelangelo Orange

When it comes to Crush soda, there's no more popular or well-known flavor than Orange.  It's what Crush was originally marketed as and put the brand on the map.  Through the years, a variety of flavors followed and, to this day, you'll find everything from Cherry to Grapefruit on shelves.  It goes without saying that Orange Crush is tag-teaming with Michelangelo in today's TMNT Week post.  Besides the obvious reason of color, I like that Orange Crush is associated with my favorite Ninja Turtle because, when we take it back to origin, I don't think the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would have been nearly as popular as they were in the late 80's/early 90's had it not been for the funny, laid back, care-free, "party dude" attitude of Michelangelo.  Much like Orange flavor being marketing success for Crush, Mikey did the same for the original animated series.  It's a match made in sewers..

This was the first 12-pack I found in stores and if you're still looking, this one should be fairly easy to find.  For as many products as I review, I really don't have a firm understanding of how or why certain stores have certain products and others don't.  Common sense tells me they order the most popular flavors and, as I said, Orange is most definitely the stand-out and has been since the beginning.  Just about everywhere I've looked, from Target to Rite Aid, I've seen either a 2 liter or 12-pack of Michelangelo Orange Crush soda.

The can and box art is phenomenal.  I love graphic design and the artists behind this work deserve bonus points for being so on-point.  The Ninja Turtles logo is places perfectly, the turtle shell and nun-chucks add even more to the character, and the silver scaling over the green can makes for a great contrast and design.  While every TMNT can stands out, none pop more-so than Michelangelo's Orange!  The color against the green background works so well that you wouldn't have to look very hard to know exactly which franchise this can was meant for.  It screams "Turtle Power!"


I don't think there's any need to describe the flavor or review the taste.  I mean, if you've never had Orange soda in your life then whatttttt are you doing on The Holidaze?  Really, is there anybody reading right now that hasn't had orange soda?  If there is, then you need to go out now and pick up the nearest can.  Preferably this TMNT can, but anything will do at that point.  It's delicious and the only one who will love it more than you is Kel Mitchell!

It may not be a new or fancy flavor, but it does everything right!  Go out and find this bottle or can before time is up.  Drinking orange soda is always a good thing, but it's even better coming out of a TMNT can.

Cowabunga, dude!

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