uFlavor (Create-Your-Own Soda)
We've had create-your-own greeting cards, create-your-own-shirts, create-your-own stickers, create your own pizzas and create-your-own everything else already. What next? Hmmm? Create-your-own soda? Yes, you guessed it!
uFlavor are a relatively new company, only launching their website a short while ago, and their ultimate goal is nothing short of incredible.
If you sign up to the uFlavor website, you can create your own drink from 42 different flavour choices. Not only can you then upload your flavour to the site for your own ordering and taste bud pleasure, but if other people like the sound of your creation they can order it too! Oh, and did I mention you can design your own label for the bottle?!
It doesn't end there either, uFlavor's grand scheme is to not only allow you to design your own fizzy beverages and order them online as current, but to eventually have vending machines where you can select your flavours and have it mixed then and there!
You've heard of going viral with good content or videos, now it's time to go viral with a good drink! Not only will it gather you some online notoriety, but a percentage of sales for popular flavours go back to the inventor too!
The only risk is of course that some flavours just aren't going to work, but co-founder Michael Cloran is more than aware and has addressed this already, saying "[it's] just like when you go to YouTube and there are some terrible videos". Luckily uFlavor plan to have a section of their site with a few "soda no nos" to avoid any mishaps.
"Why is it pointless?"
It's easier to buy a can of Coke from the newsagents.
"Why is it cool?"
You could invent the new Coke and become a fizzy millionaire!