Food of the Nineties, Cappio
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Put out by Maxwell House. "The thrill is the CHILL". It was an iced capuccino flavoured drink with enough caffeine to power a small town all night. Sold in a 4pack - pre-coursor to Starbucks cold coffee drinks, and much better. It was sweet not bitter and very creamy. Yum. But it's gone forever. *sob*
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ginny - July 17, 2007 - Report this comment
The ads were super cool, too!
Robin - August 07, 2007 - Report this comment
The bottles were huge. I don't remember the four pack where I was. Hmmm. Maybe I was a test market. *I could never drink one of the large single sale bottles in one sitting* but ohhh, it was super yummy. I wish that they would bring it back. Given a choice between the two products, I would prefer Cappio instantly.
mikehl - May 03, 2009 - Report this comment
The ads WERE super-cool! I remember they had a great jazzy organ piece in them that, until that time, I had never heard (I was 14 in 1992 when Cappio was out), but I later learned it was "One Mint Julep" by Ray Charles. A damned good drink that was WAY ahead of its time.
Christina - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved the commercials! So mod!
zach - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I would drink so much of the stuff my parents had to make sure I wasn't buying it on my own...I was only 10 at the time, but it was delicious. I don't know if its just my memory but I thought it was way better then all those new iced coffee drinks in cans.
J Daddy - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
The adds were as smooth as the drink! Check this out Cappio fans... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhkGhAe0rNg Thanks to hereinmylifetime for youtubing it.
sonja - November 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I named my dog Cappio. I was addicted to that drink in 6th grade. I think my parents misread the ingredients. He was an awesome dog. cockapoo. Short and fat.
dannys00 - January 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Back in my High School days, my best friend and I would sit around swigging these like they were beer. Anytime we got together, Cappio came along. Good times!
Kristina - October 25, 2011 - Report this comment
My boyfriend at the time introduced Cappio to me and it had me at first sip, which turned me into a coffee addict! I agree that it was sweeter and creamier than Starbucks. I wish it was still around.
Jerry - November 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved the stuff and it was SO much better than what's available now.
Harold - June 04, 2013 - Report this comment
The part about Cappio having enough caffeine to power a small town all night is certainly true. It kept me going through a part time early morning delivery job I had I the 90's. And it was GOOD! Smoooooth, and far superior to anything Starbucks put out now! I really miss it!
Merle W - September 01, 2013 - Report this comment
What is the value of an unopened bottle of Cappio now? I have one.
Alan T - January 20, 2014 - Report this comment
One of the highlights of my PR career was promoting a casting call for "Ferdinand the Cappio Man." Kraft General Foods sponsored women's tennis then and we brought Ferdinand to the U.A. Open for a week. Hilarty ensued.
Jerry R - January 08, 2015 - Report this comment
Merle, I'd love to purchase that bottle, if you still have it.
Antonio - August 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved, loved, loved Cappio - how I miss that drink. I wish I knew they were going to phase it out I would have stocked up!
Jeff and Doug - December 17, 2018 - Report this comment
We still talk about the "Lost Cappio Weekend" of 1993 ... babysitting a loon who was housesitting after being kicked out by his boyfriend.
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