Something about being different made them stand out, and all the cool kids were seen with these instead of boxes.
You also had to have had some amount of skill to get the straw in the pouch without fucking things up. It wasn't just a game of "find the hole and stick it in" like the normal juice boxes. This one was at a funny angle, and took finesse...
(ladies, read into that as much as you like... don't hold back... need a second to collect yourself? I'll wait...)
As an adult, I have had Capri Sun's from time to time, and I still love the look and the 'different' aspect. Often times I have wondered "Why don't they make these for grown ups? Maybe drinks with more adult tastes?"
"WHAT ABOUT AN ALCOHOLIC CAPRI SUN???"
Daily's frozen wine-cooler pouches, and come in flavors like Mojito, Spiked Lemonade, Strawberry Daiquiri, Margarita and others.
They're 5% alcohol, and they were about $2 each. The price you'd pay if you were buying a can of beer at the liquor store, so it works out nicely.
And bonus, they're in those little squishy foil pouches. They're bigger than a Capri Sun (10oz) but that just means they're "Adult Size."
They're supposed to be frozen and used as a slush. But I say fuck that. Stick them in a fridge, put them in a cooler when picnicking or camping, and enjoy them just like the old skool juice boxes.
Yes, I'm drinking wine coolers. But you know what? They're Capri-motherfucking-Sun grown up wine coolers, dammit. I think they're awesome, and I'll be packing these on my next camping getaway.
Sometimes it's fun to be a kid. Sometimes it's fun to be an adult. Every now and then, you get to do both, and it's awesome.