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wonkapete
04-19-2006, 11:50 AM
My buddy just brought me back this bottle from Arkansas. You guys ever seen the 50.7 oz??

http://static.flickr.com/50/131197452_d6b63fed01.jpg?v=0

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-19-2006, 11:52 AM
:eek:

Thanks for the pic, Pete!

It's a 1.5 liter bottle, I've already seen it in McAllen, TX and San Antonio, TX, there were a lot of Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite in 1.5 liter and few 1 liter bottles...

Here in Aguascalientes there's also Coke in 1.5 liter bottles but it isn't available in all the grocery stores...

[ 04-19-2006, 11:58 AM: Message edited by: Ramón Cokeaholic ]

Mr Zabe
04-19-2006, 12:00 PM
MrR,
The sad thing, I would still drink the whole bottle in one short sitting. smile.gif Is this size a popular C-Store item or it is a grocery store item that competes in price with the 2 ltrs?
You would think 2 lts would still be a better value?

mjb1124
04-19-2006, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by Mr Zabe:
Is this size a popular C-Store item or it is a grocery store item that competes in price with the 2 ltrs? In my area, these bottles are available in supermarkets, often in place of 2-liters.

jmyjunk
04-19-2006, 01:03 PM
Though, I have never seen it here in these parts, They are quite common in other lands.

I remember fondly when I live for a time in Australia, 1.5 litre coke bottles. They go great with rum! smile.gif

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-19-2006, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by Mr Zabe:
MrR,
The sad thing, I would still drink the whole bottle in one short sitting. smile.gif Is this size a popular C-Store item or it is a grocery store item that competes in price with the 2 ltrs?
You would think 2 lts would still be a better value? It's true... 1.5 liters and 2 liters compete in price... a 1.5 liter Coke costs $10 pesos (one buck) while a 2 liter Coke costs $12 pesos (1.2 dollars)... 2 liter for many people is better cause you have more soda for less money... but 2 liter bottles are losing appeal here after the release of the 2.5 liter bottles even in some cities the 2 liter bottles were discontinued...

mjb1124
04-19-2006, 02:10 PM
IMO, there should just be 12 oz cans, and 8 oz, 16 oz, 1 liter, 2 liter, and maybe 3 liter bottles. All these crazy sizes are getting out of hand.

fusion
04-19-2006, 02:27 PM
The NYC metro market sells 1.5 liter as their main large bottle package.

I also saw them in Arkansas, at one c-store/gas station. Code was NW. Still no idea where that is, but I suspect it's in Texas.

popologist
04-19-2006, 03:12 PM
i drink a 1.5 liter of coke zero at work every night during the week. smile.gif

No Soda
04-21-2006, 10:24 PM
It's a great deal! You now get 1.5 liters of soda for the price of what a 2 liter bottle cost in the past. Typical soft-drink industry thinking.

fusion
04-21-2006, 10:36 PM
Umm, hello.. The snack and ice cream companies have been doing this for years. It's called sizing down. Most ice cream is now 59 ounces, not 64. Bags of chips that were 6 ounces went to 5.5, and them down to 5. 12 ounce bags to 11.5, and then to 11. All the while, the price stays the same.

All the new orange juice packages (the carafes) are 59 ounces as well, instead of 64 like the paper cartons. Nothing new under the sun here.

popologist
04-22-2006, 06:52 AM
wow! i hadn't realized that!


Originally posted by fusion:
Umm, hello.. The snack and ice cream companies have been doing this for years. It's called sizing down. Most ice cream is now 59 ounces, not 64. Bags of chips that were 6 ounces went to 5.5, and them down to 5. 12 ounce bags to 11.5, and then to 11. All the while, the price stays the same.

All the new orange juice packages (the carafes) are 59 ounces as well, instead of 64 like the paper cartons. Nothing new under the sun here.

SamC
04-22-2006, 09:27 AM
The main idea of the 1.5 is to keep prices consistant. In high cost big cities, the 1.5 substitutes for the 2 at the same price.

The alternative would be to charge substantially more for the 2 in urban areas.

No Soda
04-22-2006, 01:18 PM
I remember reading in Consumer Reports about this happening with Bounty paper towels and some brand of cereal. I've seen Tree Ripe orange juice is now provided in a 59-oz paper carton. It's touted as being easier to handle--it's a bit skinnier, but taller. Never realized that handling an orange juice container was such a problem.

The 1.5 liter bottles also are available in the New York suburbs-I think in the territory served by Coke NY's Maspeth plant. Has the cost of doing business in the suburbs increased there as well?

Sorry, but to me sizing down and charging the same price is nothing short of a ripoff, no matter what the product. I think it'd be more honest to raise the price and keep the size the same. Also, if the cost rationale were true, why hasn't Pepsi gone to 1.5L in this market?

Lepke
04-22-2006, 01:28 PM
For decades the Hershey bar was 10¢ (I think that was the price) and over the decades to keep the same price they reduced the size till it got to the point (in the late 60’s I believe) they decided to raise the price. I guess it couldn’t get any thinner or smaller.

Mr Zabe
04-22-2006, 01:29 PM
Come to think of it,didn't the big players in the canned coffee business do the same thing?

Spartan Dan
04-22-2006, 02:35 PM
I like those 1 liter bottles of coke. When those 2 liter bottles are too big, and a regular coke bottle is too small, its a perfect middle size.

Spartan Dan
04-22-2006, 02:35 PM
50.7 Fl OZ bottles would be great for Lan parties.

fusion
05-17-2006, 03:40 PM
As an update to this thread, Hellman's mayo is now 30oz instead of 32oz. Oh, and about a year or so ago, Hershey's went from 10 bars in their snack size to eight bars. And I saw some new mid-size bar in Walmart yesterday, for 92 or 94 cents. I guess to replace the old big bar?

Mr Zabe
05-17-2006, 07:04 PM
Food packaging is getting smaller and or larger,yet either way we are getting fatter. LOL It seems we will eat till the conainer/ package is empty in one big snack meal(very true for soda pop freaks LOL).

The food companies make good fat margins and we get fatter. Go figure. LOL

[ 05-17-2006, 07:09 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

David J.
05-17-2006, 08:38 PM
I think I have seen these in upstate new york.