Top Ten Beverage Mascots
Boy, drinks are delicious, right? Oh yeah, nothing screams relaxation like a tasty beverage. Yet, did you ever stop and think about just how many of these drinks have mascots? No. Probably not.
Well, for the sake of argument, let’s just say that ten of the most popular beverages have a anthropomorphic ‘thing’ as their spokes… thing. Seriously! For this list we’ll focus on the “soft” drinks and follow it up with a list of Alcoholic Beverage Mascots in the future.
Oh, and we stuck to North American mascots (sorry, no Pepsi Man), so grab your glass, and take a look at these ten famous beverage mascots.
10. The California Dairy (Milk) Cows
9. Donald Duck Orange Juice
8. Sprite and the Sun Fizz
7. The Icee Polar Bear
In the 1960’s, the ICEE machine was first introduced, and its mascot was created as a Polar Bear. Makes sense, but who knew they’d become so widely available at K-Marts, Wal-Marts, Sears, and Burger Kings? Not me, that’s not who.
6. The Great Root Bear
The Great Root Bear has been the popular mascot for A&W Root Beer since 1974. The Great Root Bear’s role as mascot was reduced in the late 1990’s as A&W became more known as a burger chain, but he is still used to this day.
5. The 7-Up Cool Spot
4. Nesquik Bunny (“Quiky”)
Since 1973, this sugared-up animated rabbit has been gracing the adverts and packages of this powdered and liquid chocolate milk mix, as well as the pre-bottled Yoo Hoo evil twin. Tasty. He also appears on our Top Ten Bunnies in Pop Culture list.
3. Coca Cola Polar Bears
The Coca Cola Polar Bears were introduced in 1993 and have become one of the most popular advertising campaigns for one of the most popular beverages. In fact, they became the mascot quite accidentally, as a one time commercial was so popular that they continued to come up with new ideas for the Bears, which are seen primarily in the winter.
1. Kool-Aid Man
Starting in 1954 as the oddly-named (duh) “Pitcher Man”, his name was thankfully changed to the “Kool-Aid Man” in 1975. And he’s been causing massive building damage ever since. He is joined by lesser mascots such as Purplesaurus Rex and Sharkleberry Fin, but only the original made our Top Ten Mascots list. Oh Yeah!