Thursday, April 22, 2010

Question of the Day, 69:

Why is raspberry flavor always blue in drinks?

Yesterday, the guys on the Dan Patrick show were talking about Icees and Slushees, and commented on how great they always tasted and looked. One of the guys (I can't tell them apart) said "What flavor is blue, anyway?"

That was a dumb question: everyone knows it's blue raspberry, but that made me wonder (clear through to today) why is raspberry always blue in drinks?

Raspberries, after all, aren't blue. Regular raspberries are red. And, after looking into it, I found that blue raspberry flavor is modeled on whitebark raspberries, which are shown in the picture on this post, and are also not blue.

But beyond that, if you google Why is blue raspberry blue, you get... nothing.

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