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meetingpeopleiseasy
04-21-2008, 11:01 AM
They are thiner and grippy-er. Is it a save the plastic save the world kinda thing? Or is it a hey our bottles are grippy and so are our caps!??

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-21-2008, 12:46 PM
In Mexico those caps are now in the 600 ml bottles now, but only in the Coca-Cola FEMSA territories... so in Aguascalientes (CONTAL territory) we still have the regular caps right now...

amyers
04-21-2008, 02:15 PM
It's a part of the whole "our bottles are gripp-y" change. Some bottlers got the new bottles but kept the old caps for a while. College Park GA, Montgomery AL, Mobile AL, and Birmingham AL all recently switched (finally).

Tannerman
04-21-2008, 06:02 PM
It's a part of the whole "our bottles are gripp-y" change.

Because obviously there was a huge problem of folks dropping their bottles because they were too slippery. :p

And who really grips a bottle at the bottom? Only folks in ads :)

popologist
04-21-2008, 11:14 PM
Because obviously there was a huge problem of folks dropping their bottles because they were too slippery. :p

And who really grips a bottle at the bottom? Only folks in ads :)
so true! ha! the grip should be in the middle!

but, then, where would they put their logo? ha!

francoenergy99
04-22-2008, 12:58 AM
Who cares cokes good thats all that matters.

fusion
04-22-2008, 07:27 PM
Thanks for the insightful post, Franco.

No Soda
04-23-2008, 09:46 PM
These caps are smaller to reducing the amount of plastic needed to produce them. The height of the bottles has been reduced too. When you consider the number of bottles produced every year, the savings in materials and costs are significant. I've seen them on the 500-ml bottles and imagine that they will soon be showing up on the 1, 1.5, and 2L bottles soon. I like the way the shortened bottles look, and while they're a bit harder to grip, my only gripe with these caps is that the mycokerewards codes are harder to read due to their liners :D.

SamC
04-24-2008, 07:30 AM
I thought the deal was that the caps had a similarity to traditional glass bottle metal caps, that the "grips" were just faux folds found on an oldtime crown.

BTW, in my CCBCC area the caps are all out, except for black. Apparently they have a lot of old black caps on hand.

amyers
04-24-2008, 11:37 PM
I thought the deal was that the caps had a similarity to traditional glass bottle metal caps, that the "grips" were just faux folds found on an oldtime crown.

BTW, in my CCBCC area the caps are all out, except for black. Apparently they have a lot of old black caps on hand.

Where do you live? All the stuff that comes from SY (most of the black caps : Coke Zero, VAULT 16.9oz 6pk, Country Breeze) and they haven't switched yet.

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-25-2008, 01:15 AM
In Mexico those caps are now in the 600 ml bottles now, but only in the Coca-Cola FEMSA territories... so in Aguascalientes (CONTAL territory) we still have the regular caps right now...

Here's a pic of a 600 ml bottle I bought at Leon, Guanajuato (FEMSA territory), it now has the new cap (it's purple because of a promotion called "happy caps")

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/2439295663_a84033767d_o.jpg

Mr Zabe
04-25-2008, 01:18 AM
Mr R
Thanks. I have not seen this cap.
Chicago does not have them yet.
From the looks of it, I think the old one's
are much better.

Ram0n C0keah0lic
04-25-2008, 01:38 AM
Mr R
Thanks. I have not seen this cap.
Chicago does not have them yet.
From the looks of it, I think the old one's
are much better.

You're welcome! :), here in Aguascalientes we don't have them too... and I also think the old ones are better :p 600 ml bottles look weird with the new cap...

meetingpeopleiseasy
04-25-2008, 10:06 AM
Mr R
Thanks. I have not seen this cap.
Chicago does not have them yet.
From the looks of it, I think the old one's
are much better.
I'm in Schaumburg and Rockford and those caps are on all the 20oz bottles.

Mr Zabe
04-25-2008, 10:24 AM
Cool.
I'll have to take a closer look.

No Soda
04-25-2008, 10:48 PM
Here's a pic of a 600 ml bottle I bought at Leon, Guanajuato (FEMSA territory), it now has the new cap (it's purple because of a promotion called "happy caps")

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/2439295663_a84033767d_o.jpg

I saw them in Canada in New Brunswick earlier this month...

popologist
04-26-2008, 06:16 AM
i don't have a problem with the new caps. i don't understand what all the fuss is about really.

Android
04-26-2008, 11:49 AM
Me neither, I think they are just fine.