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03-17-2008, 05:23 PM
My mum just brought me back these bottles of Coke from a cruise she did around the caribbean, and I thought you may like to see them.
The bottles are from Aruba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Barbados, and Trinidad.
Unfortunately, only the bottle from Trinidad is glass.
03-19-2008, 12:41 AM
Thanks for the pictures very nice.
03-20-2008, 12:47 PM
When I lived in jamaica they never had Coke bottles like that. They were all thick returnable ones. For everything. Those must be a new style they have adopted. Of course it was 15 years ago I lived there.
03-20-2008, 12:55 PM
thanks for the pics. i like the tropical motif.
03-20-2008, 11:31 PM
Why is it that bottle art in the United States is so plain, it is borderline generic? Nice pictures, the tropical theme on a couple of the bottles is a nice touch. BTW, has anyone noticed the lack of preservatives in the ingredients?
I went on a cruise to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and Tortola in 2004. At St. Thomas, I was thirsty for a Coke, so I got a cold can from a small store along one of the island's beaches.
I am not sure who bottled it, but I can say I have yet to taste a Coke as good as that one tasted. It tasted so... pure. Even KFP Coke doesn't taste as good as that Coke. I thought it was because I haven't had a Coke in a long time... nope, tried one when I got back from the cruise and it absolutely didn't taste like the one I got at St. Thomas. It is more bland up here.
If you ever go to the Caribbean, Virgin Islands, or anywhere near the Equator, get a Coke. I stupidly didn't get Coke and Sprite from down there to bring back and now I am kicking myself. Oh well, maybe next time if I make it down there again.
03-21-2008, 03:02 AM
I can relate. LOL
Way back when LOL, nearly 25 years ago +/-,
when I lived in Isreal; glass Israeli Coke tasted much better
than American Coke.
03-23-2008, 07:13 PM
Nice pics! thanks for sharing!