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01-19-2006, 03:42 AM
As I sit here drinking from a 13.2oz bottle of Dr Pepper (from Coke United in Hattiesburg MS), I got to thinking about all the different bottle sizes.

I really like this 13.2oz bottle. If I'm in the car, and I stop somewhere for a drink, I'd rather it be out of something that I can easily reseal. I think I paid 89¢ for this bottle, which isn't too bad considering the rising costs of 20oz bottles. I wonder why more bottlers don't offer two sizes of PET bottles in cold CSD sales.

Now, on the flip side, we are running the 24oz 6pks of Coke, Sprite, Diet Coke and CF Diet Coke as a monthlong promotion in Food Lion this month @ $2.69. I thought for sure this package was gone from Maryland, since I haven't stocked it in any stores in my area for quite a while. They did update the labels, now it says "Pour the 24!"

24 ounces just seems like way too much soda.

Mr Nethead
01-19-2006, 06:20 AM
Yes. 24 ounces is the equal to two cans of soda. :eek:

I have friends that can knock back a 2-liter. It's usually of the diet variety though.

Where I live, we have 24oz bottles of Coke in 6 packs, 16.9oz bottles in 6 packs, and 12oz bottles in 8 packs. We also have those mini-cans. (Are those 8oz?)

In summary, I could buy Coke in 8oz, 12oz (can or bottle), 16oz, 24oz, 1 liter and 2 liter. Things are really starting to get out of hand. tongue.gif

01-19-2006, 12:39 PM
Here in Aguascalientes we don't have 24 oz. bottles, Pepsi released for a limited time a 750 ml bottle for Pepsi and Manzanita Sol, but now they're gone. Only few cities like Mexico City, Leon, Morelia, Puebla, Veracruz, Guadalajara and Torreon have the priviledge of having Coke in 24 oz. bottles... in fact Guadalajara and Torreon doesn't have 600 ml bottles... only 500 ml glass bottles and 710 ml PET bottles...

[ 01-19-2006, 11:39 AM: Message edited by: Ramón Coca-Colero ]

01-19-2006, 10:00 PM
I'd love to see bottles between 12 and 16 ounces for sale at less than $1. I never finish a 20oz bottle.

01-22-2006, 01:33 AM
It's hard to believe that Americans are so fat these days. 8 ounces of soda used to suffice -- it's since gone from 12 to 16 to 20 to 24.

01-22-2006, 02:22 AM
Soda companies increased their sizes in order to satisfy families or groups of people, for example in the 50's Coca-Cola, in order to make housewives easy to buy Coke at the store, they released a familiar size, so in that way, housewives can carry only one bottle instead of six 6 1/2 oz. bottles... and the number of members in the family increase so the size incresases too...

Although sometimes people aren't satisfied with one size... so they want a bigger one, for example the 24 oz. bottles...

01-22-2006, 08:49 AM
In my area, Coke (CCBCC) features 16.9 oz in a 6 pack and 12 oz cans in a 12 pack as their primary retail packs. Also has 12 oz 8 pack bottles. Singles are 20 oz but the 13.2 oz is coming in to many locations. Only at Wal-Mart does it offer 24 oz bottles.

Pepsi (PBG) features 24 oz in a 6 pack, along with cans. It also has 12 oz 8 pack bottles, and singles are the same. On a very rare occasion you will see 16.9 oz in a 6 pack in a few stores.

24 oz is WAY too big. It is not appropriate for a single serving.

But, from day one, Pepsi's main marketing has been offering a larger amount for the same price.

01-22-2006, 11:42 AM
In my area Coke (CCE) has 20oz singles, & 24oz 6packs. Occasionally we will see 6pack 500ml, but only for special chain ads. PAS has 20oz singles, 12oz 6packs, 500ml 6packs, 500ml 12packs & 24oz 6packs. WIS-PAK has 20z. singles, 12oz 8packs, 16oz 6packs, & 24oz 6packs.

01-23-2006, 12:16 AM
PAS Collierville TN production produces practically every flavor imaginable in 16.9oz 6pks. It's insane. I even saw the mid-line Lipton flavors in 6pks - I had only seen them in the shrinkwrapped 12pks before that.