I was digging through my parents’ cabinets looking for something and came across two six-packs of Coca-Cola Classic in 8 oz glass bottles. The date on the cap is “Dec 09 98”. The bottle has a date of 1996 on it.
I for the life of me cannot figure out why they are there. The thing is, my parents don’t drink Coke. My dad hasn’t drunk colas (dark sodas) since he was diagnosed with kidney stones in 1988. Mom doesn’t drink coke - occassionally Dr Pepper or root beer, but not coke.
But what’s even weirder is these had to have survived a big move around 2003. They relocated states after they retired, and they cleaned out a lot of stuff accumulated over the years in their previous house. Then for some reason they got buried in the back of a cabinet not used for pantry items, but holding beverage storage containers like plastic drink bottles and coffee travel cups. I haven’t noticed them in the 18 or so years they have lived here, and I’ve been living in the house the past 5 years.
I asked but they can’t remember about them. I thought it might have been intended as a souvenir when coke retired the “Classic” label, but that didn’t happen until 2009. Maybe my mom thought they were original cokes pre-New Coke. Or maybe she thought they wouldn’t be kept in production for too long.
Anyway, the question for the masses is “What should I do with them?”
- drink them
- sell them on ebay
- give them to you to drink or sell
- save them for posterity
- donate them to a museum (?)
- other - please specify
I’m tempted to just try drinking them unless there’s some value off ebay. What do you think?