Most drinkers know what koozies are. It keeps people’s drinks (bottled or canned) cold. But these things actually have an interesting backstory filled with information, a lot of info most people knew nothing about.
These can, or bottle huggers are old, really old
The name koozies or coozies was originally a trademark of Radio Cap Corp – a company from Texas. It was trademarked in 1980. The company let the registration lapse in the early 2000s, which means coozies are pretty old.
For more info about the history of this product, check out this site for details.
They go by more than ten different names
According to an old saying: People can tell how important something is in a group of individuals by how many names the thing has. For instance, Eskimos have fifty name variations in snow. Coozies are for rednecks what snow is to most Eskimos since rednecks have at least ten name variations for this thing, including:
- Bottle jacket
- Can jacket
- Beer sleeve
- Can cooler
- Bottle cooler
- Beer huggies
- Beer hugger
But people need to tip their hats to Australians for the best name; they call these things stubby holders.
Coozies has …