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What the hell is going on with Coke?

Old Nov 13th 2013, 10:39 pm
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Why have they gone from the aesthetically appealing sleek, clean, futuristic lines of an aluminium can to these nasty stubby, mini bottles that hold a much smaller volume?
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Originally Posted by Charismatic View Post
.....that hold a much smaller volume?
The answer is in the question...
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The answer is in the question...
So they want us to consume less of thier product?
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So they want us to consume less of thier product?
No - they want to charge us the same price for less product.

It's the same with Mars Bars, Wagonwheels, bags of rice, you name it. Shrink the product, leave the price 'as is'.
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I think 'C' may realise this. He is being obtuse as always.
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Pepsi Max is more my thing actually and that still comes in a nice can, in fact you can get it in a very big can and it really does make you feel very peppy indeed .

Still don't get the coffee thing though, it just doesn't hold a candle to a nice cup of tea.
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The smaller bottle is a reaction to nutritionists and medical professionals who blame the comsumption of drinks of this ilk for a number of various ailments you'll be familiar with.

It turns out that Coca-cola actually make an even higher mark up on their world reknowned brand than they did before with this new smaller volume portion.

In short, don't drink it. Unless supplemented with Rum.
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In short, don't drink it. Unless supplemented with Rum.
NOW yer talkin'!
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The smaller bottle is a reaction to nutritionists and medical professionals who blame the comsumption of drinks of this ilk for a number of various ailments you'll be familiar with.

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That's what they tell you but it's just a convenient excuse to do something that happens to save them money. Same as McD switching from fat to oil - oil is cheaper so if they are getting pressure from health lobbies that's fine by them, and they can claim to be thinking of their customer's welfare at the same time.

Don't like sugar in your pudding? Let's put sweetener in instead. Oh look, it's cheaper than sugar - who knew?
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You mean Sucrose or HFCS? I don't have any problem with artificial low-cal sweeteners but as a society we have a few problems with calories.
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You mean Sucrose or HFCS? I don't have any problem with artificial low-cal sweeteners but as a society we have a few problems with calories.
That's what the food manufacturers want you to believe. That way they can continue replacing real food with cheaper alternatives and claim to be caring about your health.

Have a read of Gareth Morgan's new book. Here's a blog post to give you a flavour:

http://garethsworld.com/food/got-fooled-fake-food/
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That's what the food manufacturers want you to believe.
It's also what the MoH, NHS and FDA would like us to believe!

If only more people embraced the truth, wore tin foil hats and used the healing crystals to cleans themselves of the scientists lies.
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It's also what the MoH, NHS and FDA would like us to believe!

If only more people embraced the truth, wore tin foil hats and used the healing crystals to cleans themselves of the scientists lies.
I use to have faith in the authorities too. I was pretty conservative in my thinking until I started reading the science. It's actually quite interesting.
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