Saturday, June 04, 2011

Saturday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
Mikhael Gorbachev.

Today's question is:
What “new” product was released to lavish fanfare in April 1985, but was such a marketing flop that the “old” product was restored less than 3 months later?

14 comments:

Bartender Cabbie said...

New Coke

MikeAT said...

New Coke, which was later called Coke II, then it was given the inglorious death it deserves

LeftCoastConservative said...

New Coke, by the Coca-Cola Company

PeggyU said...

"New" Coke?

Anonymous said...

New Coke.

Jerry Doctor said...

New Coke! - Soon followed by Coke "Classic."

EdD said...

Coca Cola

KauaiMark said...

"New Coke"

neko said...

New Formula Coke

Happy Elf Mom said...

Gotta be New Coke. :)

Joshua Sasmor said...

New Coke!! It stank...

allen (in Michigan) said...

New Pepsi?

Jamie said...

New Coke?
I hope so. I tell my students every year about the "New Coke fiasco of the 80's". They are, of course, too young to remember.

gbradley said...

I don't always drink Cola, but when I do, I drink Pepsi.
I really liked the New Coke when it came out. I remember it as the Max Headrom Coke. The whole thing may have been a marketing ploy, but I was sorry to see it go away.
BTW I'll drink a Coke if that is all that the restaurant serves (In N Out).