A nice cool drink is a welcome addition to any hot day, but how many beverage containers conveniently convert into a super-soaking toy after consumption? Actually, there is only one that we know of and thy name is Burple. What’s that you say? You don’t remember Burple? One can hardly blame you, for this was a very short lived product, only appearing on the market for a couple of years in the late 80s. But if you were a proud member of the Burple demographic during that era, you might just remember these accordion-esque containers that packed some punch. Let’s remember together, shall we?
Burple consisted of a plastic expandable container that was filled with a flavored sugary powder purported to include actual juice. Stretch out the container, add some water, and shake vigorously and you became the proud parent of a fruit-flavored beverage, one that tasted remarkably similar to Kool-Aid. Five different varieties were available -strawberry, grape, cherry, orange and peach.
If you happened to glance at the label while you were consuming your Burple, it included valuable information about how to convert your container into a pretty powerful squirt gun (and we’re talking way before the advent of the Super Soaker). Simply poke a hole in the cap, rinse out the sticky Burple remnants and fill the extended container with water. Hold, aim, squeeze and proceed to soak your siblings and friends. Let’s see Tang compete with that!
So, let’s hear from all you former fans of Burple. Was it a part of your school lunchbox, or did the Burple only get broken out during summer? Was there a particular flavor you preferred? Share your memories of all things Burple in our comments section as we give the proper respect to this juice/toy hybrid whose time on Earth was way too short. Burple, we hardly knew ya.