PUSSY


…in a can… REALLY? That’s the best fracken name you could think of for an energy drink?

Just when I thought people on the East Coast might not be that weird!!!
Our first stop on our long awaited road trip was East London. Naturally as woman do, we HAD to ‘quickly’ stop round to the local mall.
After countless recommendations to get a Friesland Milkshake – which turned out to be SO worth the trip – us girlies were leisurely strolling through Hemmingways Mall, and low and behold, there was a lady trying to pawn off a new energy drink to us.

Now don’t get me wrong – the packaging looks stunning. Very clean, fresh and feminine. (Which is why this story becomes more hilarious to me the more I ponder it.)
I’m not too sure who exactly their target market is, because the only thing the name managed to do, was shock the living crap out of me even tasting it?

I have tried for the last day and a half to think around the marketing campaign, and what exactly led their PR department to agree to the name. I mean, surely you have a team of reasonably brainy people discussing a new product launch, and why the product might be successful or not. (A thing called market research pops into mind…)
Besides me thinking nothing but obscenities, I cannot, for the life of me, deduce the “brilliant” initiative.
So I looked over their website. I must say, I am less than impressed!
As per the website: “The name Pussy shocks and demands attention – that’s the point. Inhibition is a recipe for mediocrity. This is a premium energy drink named with confidence.”

After posting the pic on Twitter the responses confirmed my concerns: “Now comes in a can!” “Never seen it before. Absolute Currant Pussy” – why people, WHY?!?
I don’t see that name quite taking off… “Can I have some Pussy with my Vodka or Vodka and Pussy please…” Mother hell!
I can only assume this name was thought up on either a drunken pub crawl with many sexual advances being the name of the game, or by a group of desperate housewives. (The website states. ‘Pussy is Jonnie Shearer’s vision. He set up from his bedroom at 21…’ ehm! not surprised then.
The best part is the ‘Natural Energy’ label just under the word ‘Pussy’… now for those who read ‘Wax On, Wax Off’, I’m sure you’ll understand why exactly I’m giggling inside!

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that the drink tastes amazing, and I’m by no means saying that it’s in ANYWAY a bad item for consumption!
I will personally be skipping over ‘Pussy’… in any way, form or packaging!

Comments 8

  1. well for your information this particular brand of pussy tastes revolting. I once tried a pussy & vodka and almost died. Now other types… ok no wait never mind.

    1. Hahaha! Nooooooo comment!
      Ai, I’m still in shock about the name – NOTHING great or sexy about it!

  2. I am still in shock over the name and have to agree, I will not be trying that out in my lifetime! 🙂

      1. Well now Davie – I reckon if you play your cards as per my ‘Knickers Off’ link, then you won’t have to worry about Keg loads of this stuff being brought in 😉
        You will have it at your disposal all the time!

  3. Short term this brand as the ability to well simply because of intrest from both men and women. Its so shocking that it becomes an ‘intrest’.
    Long term, unless it taste great, the brand name behind this drink will be the cause of its own failure because what man wants to be heard buying a ‘pussy drink’.

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