Would You Like Your Coronary Super-Sized? Before we get too far, chia seeds can be dangerous so make sure you soak them and don’t eat them dry and choke on them. It costs $5.49, though if you spend $7.09 to add fries and a soda they'll throw in a small defibrillator for free. That you could drink. 125. In 1997, Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp. introduced a non carbonated fruity drink called Obitz. google_ad_client = "pub-2272530224845696"; Update: Orbitz was discontinued long ago. In short, it looks very much like a lava lamp, plus you can drink it. For being over 20 years old, the bottle of Orbitz looks very much like it did back in the '90s!!!! I went to the Beverage Network in an attempt to learn more about Orbitz and because, frankly, I have too much free time on my hands. But we here at Pop Rewind aren’t the science-y kind, so I had to think of something a little less intimidating to act as floating balls. The gellan gum provided a support matrix—something like a microscopic spider web—and had a visual clarity approaching that of water, which increased with the addition of sugar.”. -Wild Cherry Clearly Canadian This drink was clear, with small multi-colored balls suspended in the liquid. High praise indeed. That's brilliant! The drink I am thinking about is all gel. Orbitz came out later in the 90s than the drink I am talking about it. When your colored chia seeds are ready, add a couple spoonfuls to the glass or bottle you’ll be drinking from. Not only did they have pages for their "good" and "arcane" mail, but they also had a page dedicated to "bad" mail. One thing we can agree on: Orbitz sure made an impression on us. Hell, he or she probably got a promotion, and that's what's really confusing. With 1,420 calories and 107 grams of fat, this burger contains two 1/3-pound beef patties, four strips of bacon, three slices of cheese, and mayonnaise on a buttered sesame seed bun. Orbitz came in several flavors: Raspberry Citrus; Blueberry Melon Strawberry (Like the small floating balls still float and are intact!) Archives/Links Orbitz: Orbitz was made by Clearly Canadian, who if you’ll recall were neck-and-neck with Mistic for jurisdiction over the realm of sodas that posed as fruit-flavored waters. -Mountain Blackberry Clearly Canadian, Balls: -The balls of gelatin floating in your Orbitz drink. It was just so weird and out there, and since it went to the defunct beverage graveyard back in 1997, nothing has compared. You'll thank me later. It makes me feel rather inadequate to realize that while I'm still a temp the person who had the presence of mind to invent a drink featuring round floaty chunks of something or another is no doubt still employed. At time of writing, you can buy these for about $20 a bottle on eBay. What? Thanks for all of your responses, but the drink I am thinking about is not Orbitz. google_ad_width = 120; ive seen people talk about bubble tea being similar, its a southeast asian drink. ( More... ), December 14, 2004 But it’s not like anyone fondly remembers Orbitz for its taste. m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) Orbitz has a web site. Trying out a few fun things for an upcoming Pop Rewind article, stay tuned! I started with the good mail. "It's about time you owned a cookbook," my mother told me, and so she recently gave me a reprint of "Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book," originally published in 1950. It sort of looked like a lava lamp. //-->. While the Orbitz drink itself wasn't as bad as some people made it out to be, it … A major corporation, Clearly Canadian in this case, has actually released a drink that features little gelatin balls floating in it. One person wrote: And perhaps the most cogent comment of all was: "Very trippy. And later on there was another ringing endorsement: "The orbitz in the drink were cool at first! I think Orbitz should go down in history as the most awkward phase of the '90s , like, ever. The difference is that Clearly Canadian, the company behind Orbitz, used science. We all have an inherent curiosity to taste disgusting things, because we think "they couldn't possibly be that bad." Unless you're the type of person who has ever stared into a lava lamp and thought, "Well, gosh, I'd sure like to take a swig of that," my advice is to avoid Orbitz completely. Introduced in the late ‘90s, Orbitz was widely seen as a marketing disaster. market. Well, there's a simple and plausible explanation. -1 tbsp chia seeds They’re not the same as the Orbitz balls, but it’s edible and hey– actually healthy? And those balls only made it worse. ", Chairman of the Board: "Round Floaty Chunks! And I'm not the only one who hates it. Also Orbitz is liquid with those little jello-like balls floating in it. The fruit-flavored beverage had balls that floated inside, which some people would say made it look like a lava lamp. This soda was designed to … Rich, I say.". Raspberry Cherry Peach Blackberry Chia Orbitz. No big loss there lol. The boba, or tapioca pearls, sink to the bottom, unlike the Orbitz balls that stayed suspended in the liquid. The flavor combinations were also unusual, … Round Floaty Chunks! Eight hours before you want to chew your refreshing beverage, mix the chia seeds, water, and food coloring in a bowl. In 1997, Clearly Canadian launched its unique beverage called “Orbitz Soda”; A fruit flavored beverage with small edible balls floating in it. joe@joelavin.com, May 3, 2005 This Week's Column that yellowish one like banana coconut cherry or whatever i think was the best if anyone ever finds this product find me!! Orbitz 1997's non-carbonated fruit-flavored beverage with edible floating balls suspended in equal density to the surrounding liquid with an ingredient called gellan gum. Clearly Canadian has returned after charging my credit card two years ago. ( More... ),