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#1 of 55 OFFLINE   MickeS

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:04 AM

I saw these new 8 oz soda cans at Target the other day, hadn't seen them before. They have the same circumference as a regular 12 oz can, but are shorter, so they look a little odd. They seem to be a little bigger than the cans served on airplanes? Who are these for?? Is it just another attempt to try and indirectly raise the price of soda? Who would want LESS soda? The only thing I can think of is that they'd be good for mixing drinks with, since that often leaves a left over when using a regular can. Otherwise, I just don't see the point. /Mike
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#2 of 55 OFFLINE   Leo Hinze

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:07 AM

They might be for people who only want a single serving of soda, since a single serving is 8 oz. I've heard odd rumors that some people find the amounts of soda in a single container (20 oz. bottles for example) to be excessive.

#3 of 55 OFFLINE   Carl Johnson

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:10 AM

I work for Pepsi Cola and both Pepsi and Coke has been offering the mini cans in my area for 6+ months now. Despite the fact that they are more expensive than 12 oz cans hey seem to be popular with women who buy they because they are 'cute' and seniors who think that standard cans are too much for their appetite.

#4 of 55 OFFLINE   Stephen J*

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:19 AM

I used to see them only in hospitals or something, but now they seem to be catching on retail as well.

#5 of 55 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:24 AM

They used to have these when I was a kid. (70's) I think they are cool to have back.

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:30 AM

I toogrew up with these in the 70's..fit perfectly in my GI Joe lunchbox..Cragmont and Shasta were the brand of choice then. I use them even today when I'm not wanting a full 12oz drink and when I'm in a rush eating lunch. Hits the spot.
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#7 of 55 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:37 AM

I have a minibar, and it's the perfect amount to go with certain bourbons and rums. Otherwise, I could be cheap and use a 2 liter bottle (much much cheaper), but I'm paying for convenience. They also take up less space.

#8 of 55 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:41 AM

Hey, does anybody remember a soda or (pop) called "Rondo"? It came in a yellow can and tasted along the lines of MtDew. And how about the candy bar called "Marathon"? Red wrapper, 12" long (according to the ruler printed on the back or the wrapper) in a braided like form.

#9 of 55 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:43 AM

Bring back the 10 oz glass bottles!! Now those were cute.

#10 of 55 OFFLINE   Travis Hedger

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:46 AM

I hate them. I call them "bitch cans" when among friends. The price seems to be higher than if you go the same number of 12 ounce cans.
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#11 of 55 OFFLINE   Seth--L

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:51 AM

Aren't these pretty old? I've at least seen them used on planes and in bars. I always figured the purpose of them was that most glasses with ice do not have enough room for 12oz of soda, so you're always left with a little something in the can.
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#12 of 55 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:56 AM

Wait a minute...they contain less but cost more?

....WHAT FUCKING IDIOT IS OUT THERE BUYING THIS UP AND FURTHER ENCOURAGING COMPANIES TO PULL THIS SORT OF NONSENSE?

If they cost less in relation to their size I could see it..but.......the man was right...one born every minute.Posted Image Posted Image
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#13 of 55 OFFLINE   Kevin Hewell

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Posted July 02 2004 - 09:05 AM

mmmmmmShastammmmmm Do they even make that anymore? And I remember the Marathon bars. I used to love them when I was a kid.

#14 of 55 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted July 02 2004 - 09:34 AM

Finally somebody else! I wanna pop.....I wanna.. shhhhhhasta!

#15 of 55 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted July 02 2004 - 09:35 AM

hmm....guess i'm a fucking idiot. Posted Image

we buy them because our kids like soda, but we don't want them to drink so much of it. so, this way they're happy and we can better control their intake.
 

#16 of 55 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted July 02 2004 - 09:52 AM

In some ways this is a bit retro. Post WWII through around the mid 50s, Coke came in a six oz size (I suppose it could have been 8, but as I recall it was 6). You could down that puppy in a couple or three gulps. Really just right. You could buy one for a nickel. Back then a good many small towns had bottling plants and each plant’s bottles had the town name on the bottom of the bottle. As bottles were returned, they would migrate a bit (you might buy some Coke in one town and return the bottle in another). Us kids would go to the store or gas station or whatever, get a coke and have a pool on who had the bottle from the furthest away.
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#17 of 55 OFFLINE   Bryan X

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Posted July 02 2004 - 10:03 AM

I always thought that these smaller cans were marketed towards the vertically challenged in an attempt to make them feel taller. Posted Image

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Posted July 02 2004 - 10:07 AM



Bingo! When kids ask for a soda, if you don't tell them which one to take they'll take a 2 liter and insist it is ONE soda Posted Image Hehe, the little cans make one soda just enough to be a treat, then they can have juice/milk if still thristy.

#19 of 55 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted July 02 2004 - 10:28 AM

Hey I'm not trying to call you or anybody names Ted but in the end you are paying more for less....you do the math.
Now you say that you are paying for convenience, fair enough but as a consequence IMO you are not only getting bilked and are happy about it but you are encouraging these people to possibly step up the effort in other arenas that effect all of us.

As I said, if the cost reflected the size I wouldn't have a problem with it but it doesn't and I do.
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#20 of 55 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted July 02 2004 - 10:54 AM

While I agree F#$$% Idiot is a little too extreme for use in a thread about a pop cans size. I do understand Kevin's point. On the other hand I doubt it if they'll stop making the 12 ounce "worth every penny" size cans. So the smarter of us can make the more savvy purchase.... ....and hopefully in the process, make the world a better place.




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