Den Pops are a unique addition to Purdue’s already eclectic culture. If you don’t know what they are, Den Pops are delicious 32 oz. fountain drinks that allow you to mix and match pretty much any kind of soda for just 65 cents. And it’s so worth it. There are signature flavors that always guarantee a perfect concoction, but you can also add your own flair to this refreshing Boilermaker staple. It’s all in the combination, much like a personality. Everyone knows it, and we know you do too.
1. The Tweety Bird: (1/3 Mountain Dew, 1/3 Sprite, 1/3 Pink Lemonade)
The social butterfly. You’re bubbly, energetic and always down for a good time. You’ve got the party connections and can always hook your friends up with the best flavors too.
2. Barbie Doll: (2/5 Coke, 2/5 Dr Pepper, 1/5 Red Cream Soda, 3 splashes of Sprite)
You’re a boss. You don’t take any BS and are determined as hell. You excel academically and socially, so you really do have the best of both worlds.
3. Purdue Twirler: (Equal parts of everything besides water and teas)
The one who has absolutely no idea what they want to do with his/her life. You’re so indecisive you can’t even choose what to drink, so you always pick the same Den Pop time and time again. You have no idea what you want to do after college, but the good thing is you’re totally okay with it. You are the definition of a chill-pill, just like the ever-so-refreshing Purdue Twirler.
4. Dr Love: (1/2 Dr Pepper, ¼ Code Red, ¼ Red Cream Soda)
The one who always gives relationship advice, but is still inevitably single. You like to play matchmaker and help your friends with their significant others, or lack thereof. It’s a shame that you happen to be the single one. Ironic, isn’t it?
5. Mid Day Lovin’: (1/4 Pink Lemonade, ¼ Red Cream Soda, ¼ Sprite, ¼ Code Red)
You are a true optimist. Always looking at the bright side of life, you don’t let a bad moment keep you down. Your positivity and shining smile never fail to make everyone’s day so much better.
6. Bug Juice: (1/5 Mountain Dew, 1/5 Blue Powerade, 3/5 Sprite)
The adventurer. You are always out doing new things, so it’s no surprise you like to try the most extreme drink combinations. You have ambition and a crazy personality that will take you far in life, and that makes everyone else really jealous of your potential.
7. Powerade: (100 % blue powerade)
The one who’s desperately trying to fit in. You are easily influenced and pressured by your peers. Everyone knows you don’t want a Den Pop, but you’re too embarrassed to admit you don’t even like soda in the first place.
8. Mr. Popular: ( 2/3 Mountain Dew, 1/3 Blue Powerade)
The overly confident/borderline egotistic one. You know your strengths and are not afraid to flaunt them. Sometimes you come off as too strong, but you don’t need anyone (or any drink) that can’t handle your awesomeness, right?
It’s amusing how much your favorite Den Pop combinations can say about you. Much like Purdue, Den Pops represent the endless ways you can confirm your boilermaker spirit, and we are proud to have such a tradition on campus. Whether you want to shake it up or stay true to your personality, grab a Den Pop and prove the beauty of your uniqueness to the rest of the world.