Remember These: Orbitz, The Drink with Balls

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Orbitz was the product name of a noncarbonated fruit-flavored beverage, made by the company Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation (makers of Clearly Canadian), that had small edible balls floating in it. It was introduced around 1997 and quickly disappeared due to poor sales. The drink was marketed as a “texturally enhanced alternative beverage” but some consumers compared it to a portable lava lamp.

The small balls floated due to their nearly equal density to the surrounding liquid, and remained suspended with assistance from an ingredient known as gellan gum. 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.

The website for Orbitz existed for a while, but was taken over by the Internet travel agency of the same name.


  • Raspberry Citrus (introductory flavor)
  • Blueberry Melon Strawberry (introductory flavor)
  • Pineapple Banana Cherry Coconut (introductory flavor)
  • Vanilla Orange (introductory flavor)
  • Black Currant Berry (introduced later)
  • Charlie Brown Chocolate (introduced later)

Top 10 Late-Night Drunk Food Places at Penn State

10.  D.P. Dough – Open until 3:30 AM on weekends (Deliver)

Just making it into the top ten, D.P. Dough is king of calzones.  With over 50 different styles of calzones, you really can’t go wrong with what you choose.   And if your with your buddies, feel free to get few different kinds and split em’ up.

Food of Choice: Buffer Zone (Buffalo Chicken) or Construction Zone (Build your own)



Best Valentine’s Gift For a Guy? The Conair For Men i-Stubble

It’s tough to think of a gift to get a guy for Valentine’s Day. However, a beard trimmer is a great idea. I was actually in the market for a new one when the greatest thing happened. Conair for Men got in touch and offered me their newest model called the i-Stubble for free to review on my blog. So, here is my review…

The i-Stubble is absolutely amazing. Hard to believe that those words could describe something as simple as a beard trimmer. However, from the moment I opened the box, this thing was impressive. Instead of moving the different length clip up and down, it moves electronically (shocking at first, thought it was transforming into something from a Michael Bay movie). It’s also is easy to remove the clip which makes cleaning the hairs out an easy task. Additionally, the digital screen tells you what length your cutting and how much battery life is left.

Here’s what else makes the Conair i-Stubble “i-deal”:

  • Electronic motorized length control system with 15 ultra-precise settings, so you can maintain your preferred facial hair style at all times
  • Electrochemically formed blades with a clean, sharp edge that provides the most accurate trims on every face (from a .4mm shadow to a short beard with easy digital display)
  • Floating contouring head, which tracks the curves of your face for accuracy and comfort
  • Ergonomic design

The i-Stubble is so new that it’s not even on store shelves yet. However, keep an eye out for this great product, which gets the Perez Solomon seal of approval! Ladies, take my advice and get him something he wants.

The i-Stubble comes out in March and will cost $59.99