Water Polo Gum

by brendan on 02/22/2009

I made a red vines run to my local Chevron the other day, and I found myself waiting in line behind a bearded guy who really enjoyed chatting up the lady clerk. As I stood there, pretending not to hear their conversation about beef jerky flavors, my eyes came to rest on this gem:

That’s right. It’s Jolt Gum, which is apparently the official sponsor of USA Water Polo. The first thing I thought was, the Jolt brand is still around? And the second thing I thought was, USA Water Polo has sponsors? Who knew?

I picked up a pack, of course. I’ll report back after I give it a chew.

There are 3 comments in this article:

  1. 02/24/2009FFF says:

    As you may or may not know, Mr. Eulberg was once a big fan of Jolt soda. He famously downed 4 two-liter bottles in a 1 hour time period. I believe it was his purchases that carried the Jolt brand name through the “lean years”.

  2. 03/2/2009brendan says:

    Wow. I didn’t know about the 4 2-liter bottles, but it does sound like a crazy bob caper.

    And it was clearly for a pure love of the bitter stimulant, since that was probably before the recent trendiness of caffeinated everything.

  3. 03/6/2009Courtney V. says:

    OMG! How did I miss this post for so long! GREAT! Where does one find Jolt gum in the midwest? I want to support and Olympic sport!

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