According to Coca-Cola, Surge “amassed a cult-like following among its young male-dominated fanbase, who loved its bright green color, bold citrus taste and quirky sense of humor.” My younger brother was the prototypical Surge fan, reaching his preteen years right at the height of its popularity. He begged my parents for its sweet, caffeinated nectar, but (sensibly), they’d only let him drink it when we were on vacation. This invariably led to what I recall as Surge binges, during which time my 11-year-old brother suddenly turned into a monstrous, sugar-fueled hybrid of the Hulk and Tony Hawk.


If that sounds great to you, get to a Burger King with a Freestyle machine sometime in the next six months.