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Old 12-01-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The end is near for a white can that has many Coke drinkers seeing red.

Coca-Cola Co. is switching back to its time-honored red just one month after rolling out its flagship cola in a snow-white can for the holidays. New seasonal cans in red will start shipping by next week, as white cans—initially expected to be in stores through February—make an exit.

A Frosty Reception for Coca-Cola's White Christmas Cans - WSJ.com
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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I like the white cans so what...!
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Liberal Northern Virginia
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I am glad they are going away. I work in a hospital with diabetics and when they want a drink it has been confusing because the Diet Coke AND the winter regular coke are both silver.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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It was really stupid product design. It looks just like Diet Coke.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: texas
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As long as it's Coke, I don't care what color the can is.....
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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I am glad they are going away. I work in a hospital with diabetics and when they want a drink it has been confusing because the Diet Coke AND the winter regular coke are both silver.
Surely anyone who can read can tell the difference ...
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I love the "Others thought that Coke tasted different in white cans." Give me a break.

That said, when your branding is as universal as Coke's, it's stupid to mess with it. Like it or not, predominantly red can = Coke.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:02 AM
 
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I love the "Others thought that Coke tasted different in white cans." Give me a break.
Same reason I don't like blue M&Ms. LOL
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:03 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Why undo a tradition? Coca-Cola is packaged in red, so it should stay in red.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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I got my 12 pack home and paniced thinking I had accidently bought Diet Coke. Used to the can now and it's actually quite pretty. I still prefer the more recognizable red can. I confuse easily the older I get and prefer not to have curves thrown to me.
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