Cigarettes + Beer = Japanese Win

Posted on April 11, 2010

Japan has somehow managed to combine two of the greatest vices in the world into one affordable package: cigarettes and beer.

Cigarettes + Beer = Japanese Win picture

Nothing says weird like a two pack of “ice mint” Marlboro cigarettes (I presume that’s methol), a can of what presumes to be beer, and an American cowboy enjoying what appears to be a cup of coffee on the packaging. The cost is 640 yen, which translates to just under $7, making this one Hell of a deal. If sold here, it would cost at least $15, and the beer would probably suck.

If sold here and at the Japanese price, it would be the defacto purchase for most college students. Make the beer Pabst Blue Ribbon and it would sell like hotcakes.

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merican super industries: please package a starbucks mocha shot with a pack of camel filters, thanks.

wayne
wayne

thats a nice BoGo pack. I'd buy it... american super industries: please package a starbucks mocha shot with a pack of camel filters, thanks.

Abdel
Abdel

Ad WIN, you FAILed this time :)

OptimusPabst
OptimusPabst

Canned coffee + METH = what Toyota execs must have been living off of the past several months as they have completely destroyed what was the planet's most respected car company.

Blah
Blah

The cigarette/coffee promotional combo pack is nothing new in Japan.

Waylander
Waylander

And no-one is worried about the Meth cigarettes! ;) Methol.

super bus
super bus

Georgia does not make beer and never has It is a brand owned by Mikuni-Coca Cola the Japanese subsidiary of Coca Cola.

Captain Crush
Captain Crush

Pretty sure its a type of beer as well tho. My friend from Japan said that georgia does both.

Will Vautrain
Will Vautrain

I hate to state the obvious, but it appears the can contains coffee, rather than beer. I wonder if anyone else will come along and confirm the same.

Shinkenger
Shinkenger

Has anyone mentioned that's a can of coffee yet?

LYCURGUS IS AN IDIOT
LYCURGUS IS AN IDIOT

It's coffee, not beer. Lycurgus, you're an idiot. Know the difference or don't bother posting stuff. Get your facts straight and don't spread your stupidity.

Shinjirarenai
Shinjirarenai

I'm in Tokyo now and have been living in Japan for 13 years...I can guarantee you 100% that it's coffee. But why in the hell didn't the writer just look at the picture of the Marlboro man drinking coffee....AND also look at the small coffee cup on the can itself above the letters Georgia. Unbelievable!

Boatzilla
Boatzilla

And don't forget the illustration of the coffee mug above the logo type. This is why we hear stories about 100 dollar melons. Because those writing are not on the STREET.

psjapan
psjapan

it's not so difficult guys, it's written in katakana ON the can: コーヒー COFFEE

RWJ
RWJ

1st google georgia emblem black first page canned coffee. Do some research before posting.

beechnut
beechnut

"what presumes to be beer" ...the FoxNews standard of reporting

Bystander
Bystander

Cigarettes and coffee, no mistake about it. What's really annoying is that for every person who spots the mistake in here, there will be 10,000 idiots who see this post and go around spreading the misinformation.

sfdgd
sfdgd

No its beer! I swear...

Lionel
Lionel

hahaha as everyone has already said - it's coffee not beer

Kari
Kari

it's funny that the writer noticed the cowboy's coffee, but couldn't make the correct deduction. dumba**.

read
read

dont write shitty articles without confirming your story. Georgia is a coffee brand. Maybe you should look for asahi or suntory for your beer story

anon
anon

indeed it is a can of coffee... there's one sitting on my table right now.

Phil in Kyoto
Phil in Kyoto

Umm, it is not beer. Georgia is a brand of canned coffee...

RSW
RSW

this is can of coffee, not beer

Sarcasmo
Sarcasmo

Dude, you get the lolz /thumbs up

Aio
Aio

There are $100 melons and even $200 mangos in Japan. Try the department food stores! But you're right, that is most definitely coffee!

Sarcasmo
Sarcasmo

Like, DUH. If it's written in KATAKANA, how could anyone miss it?

ChimChim
ChimChim

ya the author is being a noobcakes