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Old 12-25-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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You order a coke in a restaurant, they give you this 'fancy' little bottle of coke for 4 bucks. No free refills. If i order a coke for 4 bucks, i'd like the actual real can not this 'half size' coke.

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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You order a coke in a restaurant, they give you this 'fancy' little bottle of coke for 4 bucks. No free refills. If i order a coke for 4 bucks, i'd like the actual real can not this 'half size' coke.

Whats up.

This all started around 2006 when Anheuser-Busch introduced an aluminum bottle. Personally, I thought it was about the stupidest thing I had ever seen but at the time, I was with some of the management team that developed it.

It looks cool and sophisticated. Bar owners think that they can charge more for it than a fountain Coke. Personally, I would pass on it. (Now if they went back to long-neck 10 oz GLASS bottles packed in ice, I am all in.)
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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You order a coke in a restaurant, they give you this 'fancy' little bottle of coke for 4 bucks. No free refills. If i order a coke for 4 bucks, i'd like the actual real can not this 'half size' coke. Whats up.
Funny post. I'm trying to remember the last time a restaurant served me a can, but I'm coming up dry. Maybe a pizza place?

The traditional returnable glass bottle with a waist, which was used for more than 90 years, and was finally retired in the US in August this year was 6.5 oz. By comparison, the standard can is 12 oz. or almost double the size. So Coca-Cola came out with a smaller 7.5 oz can about 5 years ago to more closely match the original serving size. And they've made limited releases of the "aluminum bottle" concept from time to time since. Sounds like what you got.

Price sounds high, yes, but it all depends on where you were. I can think of places it would have been more.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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The traditional returnable glass bottle with a waist, which was used for more than 90 years, and was finally retired in the US in August this year was 6.5 oz. By comparison, the standard can is 12 oz. or almost double the size. So Coca-Cola came out with a smaller 7.5 oz can about 5 years ago to more closely match the original serving size. And they've made limited releases of the "aluminum bottle" concept from time to time since. Sounds like what you got..
Actually Coke is available in MANY markets in the traditional bottles. It is the grey-market Mexican Coke that is available at MOST tacquerias and Mexican markets and can be found in 12 oz and 16oz.

Some people prefer the Mexican Coke as in MANY cases, it is made with cane sugar rather than corn syrup. However, I have seen Mexican Coke that is also make with corn syrup so you need to look at the list of ingredients.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:17 PM
 
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Actually Coke is available in MANY markets in the traditional bottles.
Indeed, what I said was that the last to be bottled and sold in the US rolled off the line in August. The business model for returnable bottles in the US market no longer added up, so they closed that line. .

Independent bottlers in other countries, however, with different economics, could be selling the glass returnable bottles for years if they choose. In some markets, the investment in those bottles is very large compared to the price of the drink, but the average cost with washing and all is still less than plastic or aluminum disposables.

The Mexican coke situation is weird... it should not be sold in the US, but it is, as you say "grey market." Used to be the same situation with Dr. Pepper from the Dublin, Texas, made with cane sugar. They were only supposed to sell in the local area, but wound up shipping all over the country. This year the national bottling company bought out the Dublin bottler and shut them down.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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Marketing gimmicks! What would we do without them? I avoid all the gimmicks as much as possible.
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