For a year and a half, we’ve been talking about the Chill-Can. Now we can finally see how it works.
Mitchell Joseph, CEO of the Joseph Company — which makes the Chill-Can — sent us three of them to test out.
You just turn the can upside-down and twist the black cap on the bottom.
After the can was activated, it took anywhere between 1 minute and 10 seconds to 1 minute and 20 seconds to get the can cold.
When it was done, it was cold, but not ice cold. The outside of the can didn’t show any visible condensation, but the top of the black cap did.
The original Chill-Can was activated by a button, but after the button was tested, the plan changed.
“Our consumer focus test in Atlanta with Coca-Cola, we found out that the original Chill-Can that was demonstrated with a button was a little difficult, especially with ladies with long fingernails. So we went back to the drawing board and we created the twist cap,” Joseph said.
The drink’s brand name is Fizzics — a sparkling coffee. Right now, it’s being tested in 15 7-Eleven stores in the Los Angeles area.
The Chill Can logo is on one side and on the other side are detailed instructions — six sentences worth — on how to activate the Chill-Can.
They’re also testing the price — it’s going anywhere from $2.99 to $5.99 a can.
Right now, the cans are being made in LA but the plan is to be making them in Youngstown by next summer.