If it’s sufficiently cold out, and the refrigerator is sufficiently close to full, it makes a certain amount of sense to leave the Pepsi out in the car, where it will be properly chilled without crowding out the asparagus.

Until, inevitably, this happens:

This week, I brought in one 12-pack from the cold. Except the Pepsi wasn’t just liquid — more like a slushy.

That’s a little too ice cold for my son’s taste.

The closest I’ve come to something comparable was watching someone parking a can of [name of drink] in the freezer on a Friday before a long weekend, presumably forgetting about it, and then retrieving it on Tuesday. By this time, the contents have frozen solid, and, being largely water, they have expanded, meaning the can itself has been deformed into something other than the neat cylinder it used to be. The eventual discovery of this phenomenon was greeted with some choice Anglo-Saxonisms by the owner of the [name of drink]sicle.



  1. fillyjonk »

    22 February 2015 · 1:19 pm

    I know someone who got in big trouble with his wife for putting (regular sugared) Pepsi in the freezer – so it would be cold for the picnic they were going on. At least 2 of the cans froze and cracked and leaked in the freezer.

  2. Lynn »

    23 February 2015 · 8:32 am

    I like drinks best when they are just beginning to get a few ice crystals. I occasionally put a single drink in the freezer and take it out about 20 – 30 minutes later. No disasters so far. People who know me might be surprised that I have never forgotten one and left it for long enough to let it freeze but when I do that it’s always when I really want a very cold drink right fricking NOW so I’m thinking about it the whole time it’s in the freezer.

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