View Full Version : when sodas went to 20 oz.

07-07-2006, 04:21 PM
I was recently exploring an old abandoned house down the road for bottles. I came across these:


So, I dug out some of my Pepsi ones. The Pepsi bottles were still in glass when they started their way toward the 20 oz. bottles:


[ 07-07-2006, 03:21 PM: Message edited by: wonkapete ]

Ram0n C0keah0lic
07-07-2006, 05:47 PM
Awesome! thanks Pete!

When 20 oz. non-returnable bottles were a novelty that time... that remember me when here all the sodas were in half liter glass bottles with foam paper like the Pepsi ones...

Mr Zabe
07-07-2006, 05:53 PM
I remember when those 20oz Pepsi bottles came out.
I use to buy them at my favorite convience store.

07-07-2006, 07:31 PM
I remember when they came out. About 1990/1991ish. Coke in St Louis still had glass bottles, with the old styrafoam lables. They labled it as %20 more for free! Those were the days when it was like 89cents or so for a bottle. Thanks for sharing the picutres.

Mr Zabe
07-07-2006, 08:00 PM
Yeah,Chicago had them priced around 89 cents a bottle which was a good price as 12oz cans were selling around 55 to 60 cents.

[ 07-07-2006, 07:01 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

07-07-2006, 08:16 PM
yeah, there are up to 1.29 now. But that's not to much of a leap from 15 years ago. However, the price of canned soda has remained the same. I can still find it in many places at .50c to 60c, or out front of Wal Mart for like 45c. and there is even a liqor store that has soda machine that the sell it fo 25c. (And I am talking about Coke/Pepsi/DrP7up products) So it amazes me that the price really has not changed, and if you account for inflation and new techonlogies, and the dreaded HFCS, the price has been stable. Now, if we could only run our cars on soda, the world would be a better place.

Rob The SURGE Drinker
07-07-2006, 09:52 PM
i was in the woods yesterday, and being the soda freak i am, i was staring at the ground, looking for old cans/bottles, and i came across an old, tattered, sun faded mountain dew label, with the same logo as above, that had a yellow band going across the top saying, "new BIG 20 oz Plastic botle!" on it...

Ron Swedelson
07-10-2006, 02:07 PM
I remember the BIG, but wasnt that a 24oz that came out in 1992 time or so? I remember when I was in Elementary school, 4th grade back in 87-88, once in a great while my mom would give us a can of soda as a treat in our lunch...and thoes few times the cans were a promotional 16oz. size, man...I could never finish that whole thing.

07-10-2006, 06:28 PM
Wasn't the Pepsi 20oz was called a Big Slam

07-10-2006, 07:26 PM
the big slam was the 1L bottle. i believe the 20 oz bottle was called the quick slam.

07-11-2006, 01:53 PM
I remember the summer Pepsi started pushing the 1 liter plastic bottles as the Big Slam. I'd seen 1 liter Pepsi products from time to time in the years before that, but it was like, a niche product sold in with the alcholic drink mixers. But anyway, the summer the Big Slam came out, I did a road trip which had me going across the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, and found the bottler there was still filling 32ounce glass returnable bottles. The "original" Big Slam, you might say. I bought as many as I could find at local stores, didn't find very many, and when I visited there a couple of months later, those bottles were gone, I'm sure a victim of the Big Slam. I think I was lucky to get the ones I did find.

David J.
07-11-2006, 02:54 PM
Wierd, there's still 1L bottles in my area. A 1L Mountain Dew sure comes in handy. smile.gif

Ram0n C0keah0lic
07-11-2006, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by NRGSLLR:
Wasn't the Pepsi 20oz was called a Big Slam I think it was 24 oz...

07-11-2006, 09:20 PM
crum186 is right. I used to be addicted to those pepsi points...