Houston-Based Company Sells Coffee in Bottles Resembling Activis Cough Syrup to ‘Honor’ DJ Screw
In a bit of WTF news, Houston based coffee company XELA is selling their new speciality coffee brew—get this— in what looks like "Activis" cough syrup bottles. The move is in effort to pay "homage" to Robert “DJ Screw” Davis Jr., who died of a codeine overdose in November 2000.
Although the “Screwston” is a special coffee brew currently available at select coffee shops in the Houston area, its Activis bottle look-alike has folks stopping in their tracks, for obvious reasons.
“We went through a few different bottles before finally finding the one that looked like the Activis bottle," a spokesperson for XELA said.
So, if they were a candy company based in the Bronx, would it be cool to put rock candy in a vial for a special promotion?
The company says it plans to “put aside some of the profits” to help independent Houston musicians, and would like to “partner with the Davis family in the future."
Activis eventually stopped production of their codeine syrup after they found out that it was being abused.