PEPSI COMEBACK CUP

The first Pepsi Comeback Cups were made by Whirley Industries and issued in 1986 and 1987. The idea was that after buying the logo-emblazoned cup filled with Pepsi, you could bring it back to get a refill at a nominal cost.


In this case, it is the lids that are of interest. Most cup lids were made with flat tops and square sides, but not the Comeback Cups whose lids were shaped more like a flying disc. To highlight the fact, “FLIPIT” was embossed five times around the outside edge. Whereas most other drink lids had the straw hole in the middle, the FLIPIT lids had theirs near the edge. All 6 cups in the picture have FLIPIT embossed lids.


The second version of the Comeback Cup made by Whirley Industries had the FLIPIT embossing replaced with “32 oz”. Both cups in the picture have 32 oz embossed lids.


The third version of the Pepsi Comeback Cup was made in 1988 for Dunkin’ Donuts by Betras-USA and called the Super Liter Pepsi Comeback Cup. There is no embossing on the lid, but all other features are the same as the FLIPIT lids.


The fourth version of the Pepsi Comeback Cup was made in 1989 by Teledyne Mecca. It had 2 styles, red and blue logo, and single-color blue, both with round handles. The Teledyne logo is embossed on the underside of the lid. There is no topside embossing, but it is the same size as the earlier lids.


The fourth version of the Pepsi Comeback Cup was made in 1989 by Teledyne Mecca. It had 2 styles, red and blue logo, and single-color blue, both with round handles. The Teledyne logo is embossed on the underside of the lid. There is no topside embossing, but it is the same size as the earlier lids.

The ones without the straw holes are from the same molds and, viewed in the right light, vestigial remains of the straw hole can be seen on the underside.