Oh man, you're not kidding. This really made me laugh. Quite a contrast from the $1 can of pop and the $70 titanium pot, which I also find a great deal of irony in.
Here's a remarkable thing. A popcan stove, a mcdonald's spoon, and a walmart mug - a $3 trip to WM gets you hiking light and entire functional. I love that about lightweight backpacking, it encompasses the full spectrum.