# New coke bottles

Cyrus
Anyone else notice the new coke bottles sold in 6packs are now 16oz. I think its a good idea to reduce the size of sodas. I LOVE to drink soda dispite the fact that its so bad for you. I just love the taste of the stuff. I can drink a 2 liter in a day, easily if you gave me one. But I think reducing the size to 16oz is much more reasonable than 20oz. That way I don't drink as much soda and I don't throw away food if I don't finish.

I hope all bottles become 16oz, but I doubt it.

They looked exactly the same except the diameter was not as big.

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:rofl: You're probably the only one to notice a company is selling you less product for the same price and to be happy about it. :rofl:

I do agree, those 20 oz bottles are just too big and nobody needs that much soda, though 16 oz is still a lot for one bottle. I just don't like that they're going to charge exactly the same amount for it. It's like those 6 oz cans that are just the perfect size for packing with a lunch, but they cost as much as the 12 oz cans.

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:rofl: You're probably the only one to notice a company is selling you less product for the same price and to be happy about it. :rofl:

I do agree, those 20 oz bottles are just too big and nobody needs that much soda, though 16 oz is still a lot for one bottle. I just don't like that they're going to charge exactly the same amount for it. It's like those 6 oz cans that are just the perfect size for packing with a lunch, but they cost as much as the 12 oz cans.

Well, it probably only costs 1 cent or 2, if that, to fill up the rest of a 12 oz. can.

Cyrus
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AHAHAH, you people are soooo buying me that for my birthday.

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Are those coolers?

Cyrus
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Are those coolers?

No, its a hella lota soda baby.

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My bad, 16.9 oz. I think the bottle actually looks better slimmer than the 20oz bottle.

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I just realized that those things don't even exist!

mattmns
Soda, ewww! :yuck: I stopped drinking soda about four years ago (I now drink nothing but water). I had a can of Dr. Pepper last thanksgiving and I had to water it down to even make it drinkable, and my entire mouth felt nasty for the next few days. That stuff is nasty and bad for you!

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AHAHAH, you people are soooo buying me that for my birthday.

LMAO! Awesome.

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Cyrus
"The three-liter didn't fail because it was too big, but because it was not big enough," Coca-Cola CEO Vic Hertner said. "With our new 30-liter size, that won't be a problem. Two liters is nothing. I could urinate two liters for you right now. But 30 liters? That's untouchable."

Mk
Oh my god what? They reduced the size? I'm disappointed personally.

And since when was Diet Coke bad for you? Or Coke for that matter. I only drink diet because I prefer aspertame's taste over sugar actually.

out of whack

That's a half liter. Coke must be going metric.

Cyrus
Makes sense. They have 1L,2L and 20oz. Now its 0.5,1L,2L and 30L.

Loren Booda
How many ounces in 7-11's Super Big Gulp? I remember finishing off that in two hours, then back to the store for its sidekick, the 48-ounce Big Gulp.

Cyrus
Its 44oz.

You should get a double gulp, 1.9 liters. :rofl:

Mk
How many ounces in 7-11's Super Big Gulp? I remember finishing off that in two hours, then back to the store for its sidekick, the 48-ounce Big Gulp.
Guess you saw the bathroom a few times then eh?

moose
I do agree, those 20 oz bottles are just too big and nobody needs that much soda, though 16 oz is still a lot for one bottle.

I buy 1 liter bottles of coke for my breaks at work sometimes :uhh: Sometimes...

EDIT: You've never seen the 500mL bottles before (16.9oz = 500mL)? We've had them forever at our store. I don't like them at all. I like the 20oz or 1 liter bottles.

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eaboujaoudeh
i'm so with 20 Liters, the 2 Liter bottle just vanishes quickly, especially while working on a pc...and i don't want to start smoking until the doctors forbid me to drink soda :)

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When are you lot going to get to grips with the metric system?!

The 500ml size Coke seems to taste the worst. 250ml glass bottles are best, then 330ml cans, then 2 litre bottles. I remember the 3 litre bottles not fitting in a fridge door.

Ahh I love Coke.

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I buy 1 liter bottles of coke for my breaks at work sometimes :uhh: Sometimes...

EDIT: You've never seen the 500mL bottles before (16.9oz = 500mL)? We've had them forever at our store. I don't like them at all. I like the 20oz or 1 liter bottles.

Nope, not as far as I know. But then, I really don't like Coke much and drink Pepsi when I have a choice. I'd be happy for them to reduce the size of the bottles, because the 20 oz size is the only size our cafeteria sells, and if I start drinking it, I finish it. That's just SOOOOOOO much sugar. I can't stand the taste of diet drinks, so would never choose diet Coke. The other thing I've noticed in recent years is that the bottles just don't keep their fizz anymore. You used to be able to open a bottle, pour a glass, close the bottle and stick it back in the fridge and still have fizzy soda for a few days (except that last glassful out of the 2 L bottles, which is always flat). I've tried that with the 20 oz bottles, just pouring out a cup and putting the rest in the fridge for the next day, and it's always flat. It seems that once you break the security seal on it, you can never close it tight enough again to keep the fizz from escaping.

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The look of the 30L bottle makes me vomit.

Loren Booda
The main problem I see with the large volume (besides diabetes and peeing liters) is loss of carbonation. Its a conspiracy!

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The main problem I see with the large volume (besides diabetes and peeing liters) is loss of carbonation. Its a conspiracy!

Sugar doesn't cause diabetes directly. You can drink Coca-Cola everyday for your whole life without the risk of getting diabetes from it. Of course, there are other problems you can get, but not from the sugar itself.

http://www.healthcastle.com/sugar-diabetes.shtml

http://msucares.com/health/nutrition/nutrifaq23.html
http://health.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=120426

And so on...

Mentor
I used to drink Diet Coke, it tastes much better than regular coke, and Pepsi is way too sweet for me, but for the last few years about the only soda I drink is Fresca.

Mentor
On the Navajo Reservation, folks have trouble getting good water. They have to haul it long distances in barrels. With the advent of food stamps, buying canned soda, usually coke, became a de facto standard for something clean to drink.

The rate for type II diabetes reported there in 1980 was less than 2% of adults. In 2000, ~30%, and PHS models predicted levels like those on the Papago Reservation ( circa 65% ) by 2020.

Of course there are a lot of other factors contributing to developing type II...

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On the Navajo Reservation, folks have trouble getting good water. They have to haul it long distances in barrels. With the advent of food stamps, buying canned soda, usually coke, became a de facto standard for something clean to drink.

This is a devastating fact.

I'm happy to live in a country with high quality water. (Then again, I'm unhappy to live in a country which doesn't seem to be able to take advantage of that fact.)

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I love Coke. I buy those small size 100 calorie cans.

moose
I love Coke. I buy those small size 100 calorie cans.

They cost more than a normal 6-pack. I would have to drink all of them!

Loren Booda
My diet preferences: diet, caffeine-free Dr. Pepper; diet Canada Dry Gingerale, sugar-free Tropicana lemonade; Fresca (including new flavors); Sprite Zero.

A medicine I have to take (Zyprexa) may cause diabetes.

dontdisturbmycircles
Pepsi for me :) Actually I switch every other week, it doesn't really matter I like both coke and pepsi. Unfortunately I don't like the taste of diet, though. :(

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I only drink Minute Maid Cranberry Juice, Pomegrante Juice (from some weird place), Low Acid Old South Orange Juice and Milk. I'll have soda when I go out and that's about it.

dontdisturbmycircles
I had some Pomegranite(sp?) Juice once, very tasty, but a bit too expensive for me. It was like $5CA (~$4 US) for 250ml . Orange juice is the best. :)

Cyrus
I only drink Minute Maid Cranberry Juice, Pomegrante Juice (from some weird place), Low Acid Old South Orange Juice and Milk. I'll have soda when I go out and that's about it.

Your Minute made has high fructose corn syrup. The same bad for you junk in my pepsi, buddy. You also have 30g of sugar per serving, 2 grams more than my bottle of pepsi sitting infront of me.

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Your Minute made has high fructose corn syrup. The same bad for you junk in my pepsi, buddy. You also have 30g of sugar per serving, 2 grams more than my bottle of pepsi sitting infront of me.

Um... I never said anything about people drinking soda. Plus, sugar doesn't really bother. It's more the acid.

I have no idea where you're coming with this. I just mentionned what I drink.

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I had some Pomegranite(sp?) Juice once, very tasty, but a bit too expensive for me. It was like $5CA (~$4 US) for 250ml . Orange juice is the best. :)

Yeah, it is expensive. What I do is fill half the glass with it and the other half with water.

This brings me back to Cyrus' comments. I buy frozen juice and add about 40-50% extra water, so in fact I have less sugar!

Note: One time I just ate the frozen can. So freaking good! I won't do it again though... well... maybe.

Also, when I go to the movies, I get the largest coke cup, which is who knows how big. That's the bad part. The bad part is that I refill it!

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Cyrus
Um... I never said anything about people drinking soda. Plus, sugar doesn't really bother. It's more the acid.

I have no idea where you're coming with this. I just mentionned what I drink.

Im the soda nazi, NO SODA FOR YOU!