Y2K Millennium Meltdown R-U-Ready? Hot Sauce Bottle

Description
As the “Millennium Bug” gained media attention, some businesses used the hype to market special millennium foods. From cars to breakfast cereal, companies like the Figueroa Brothers, Inc., cashed in on the Y2K name. This bottle once contained Y2K Millennium Meltdown ¿R-U-Ready? hot sauce, a spicy concoction made with jalapeño peppers.
The Guardian Life Insurance Company's Y2K Project Team spent over three years working to make their company Y2K compliant. This meant many late nights working and thus many visits to the local restaurants. This bottle of hot sauce was given to the team by the owner of the restaurant most frequented by the team.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
Date made
1990-1999
recipient
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
maker
Figueroa Brothers, Inc.
Physical Description
green (label color)
yellow (label color)
black (label color)
plastic (overall material)
glass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 cm x 4.6 cm; 6 11/16 in x 1 13/16 in
ID Number
2004.3020.08
nonaccession number
2004.3020
catalog number
2004.3020.08
subject
Y2K
Food
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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