New Coke

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  1. Kor

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    I don't think that foam was thick enough to prevent the bottle from breaking if it fell on the ground. Hmm, I see a bottle of styrofoam-label Sprite on ebay for $10. :cool:

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  2. J.T.B.

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    Not if it fell very far, no, but maybe enough to reduce breakage in handling.

    Don't drink it!
     
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  3. Marc

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    How thick was the foam?

    In Australia they used to have things call "stubby holders" which you'd slip your beer bottle into to while drinking. Not sure if was to keep the beer cold, the hand warm or so people know who's drink was who's (or perhaps all three).

    Perhaps what was on the soda bottles was along those lines.
     
  4. Gary Mitchell

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    I have an old can of 7-Up in the back of my fridge that has Trump's ugly mug on it, some sort of promotion for "The Apprentice". I wonder if it's worth anything to anyone. Certainly not to me.
     
  5. Kor

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    It was pretty thin, like puffy paper.

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  6. Ar-Pharazon

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    The foam was really pretty thin. It might have been more about the expense of printing directly on the bottle vs the expense of wrapping the foam label around it.
     
  7. Timewalker

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    You don't return your bottles to the depot?

    The only beverage containers I have that aren't returnable are the tetra boxes that my cat's cat milk comes in (it's not for human consumption).
     
  8. J.T.B.

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    35 years ago, you could take some soda pop bottles back to the store and get money back, 5¢ per bottle IIRC. Everything else went into the trash. These new bottles were not returnable.

    Doing a little Googling, apparently the polystyrene sleeve was known in the trade as "Plastishield," it was .3mm thick, it allowed lighter-weight glass bottles to resist breakage as well as the older, heavier ones, it provided a slight insulation benefit, and it was abandoned fairly rapidly around 1990.
     
  9. Marc

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    In Australia it was 20c that you got back when you took your empty bottle back to the store and for South Australians if you took your cans back to a recycling depot it was 5c each.

    As for plastishield let me guess - it was the development of the plastic bottles we know so well today that killed it off?
     
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  10. Ar-Pharazon

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    Michigan and a few other states gave you 10¢ per returned bottle.

    There must have been an earlier foam sleeve, 'cause the ones I remember wouldn't provide any protection from breakage (aside from maybe containing some of the glass), nor would they have provided any real insulation. I maintain it was about cost effectiveness.
     
  11. XCV330

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    There is one cola, RC. All other colas are pretenders to the royal crown.

    I try to avoid sugary drinks, but there is this one drink machine on its own on my ride to work, a 40¢ RC vending machine with RC, A&W, and Sundrop. I can pull my yamaha right up to it without even stepping off. Does anyone else even know its here? It's like it was put there for me by some benevolent power :D
     
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  12. Kor

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    A third of a millimeter sounds about right, from what I remember. Apparently this foam stuff actually gave a significant level of shock absorpotion to bottles banging around in vending machines. (Source)

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  13. Cutie McWhiskers

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    I ain't drinkin' no 40 year old soda - gross! Man, gag me with a spoon. :D

    But I imagine the recipe for any drink has changed since then; sugar was the original sweetener but has been replaced with high fructose corn syrup.

    Worse, bottled drinks are usually available in plastic, where chemicals leach into the liquid drink - the food grade version is harmless, but the alteration of taste is still very palpable. The best example of this might be V8, which tastes like a proper drink from an aluminium or glass container but not when it's been sitting in plastic. The taste is completely off.

    Hindsight is always 20/50, I agree. Or is that 50/20? :D

    As much as the usual flavor is great, making something new and seeing if it works never hurts.

    Except for cookies with that cream filling of whatever flavor, why not TripleStuf yet? :(
     
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  14. Marc

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    Spotted two new Coke flavours today.

    Both in glass bottles.

    One was Georgie Peach and the other was British Columbia Raspberry and were expensive (but then the supermarket they were in tends to be that way) at $CA5.79 (before tax) for a carton on 4.
     
  15. Ar-Pharazon

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    I guess I can see the benefit inside a soda machine :D I think I only ever bought those from 7-11 and other convenience stores.


    I think aluminum causes leaching too, but in a different way. Soda in plastic definitely tastes different from soda in cans.

    What's worse is alcohol in plastic bottles. Dr. McGillicuddy's Mentholmint Schnapps tastes great in the glass bottle, but in the larger plastic bottle....absolutely terrible. Most of the flavor seems to get leached into the plastic. So much for a better value, but .750L is better for one night anyway ;)
     
  16. Turd Ferguson

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    Ok, question. When you say "Dollar Store," do you mean Dollar Tree, Family Dollar or Dollar General? There's a million of all three of these places around here and I'm literally going insane trying to find some New Coke :(
     
  17. Lord Garth

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    Dollar Tree.
     
  18. Turd Ferguson

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    Okay thanks :) That narrows down my search parameters drastically :techman:
     
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  19. Owain Taggart

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    To further confuse things, at least two of those are owned by the same company. I forget which one. Or maybe it's all of them.
     
  20. think

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    when coke puts coke in it's coke soda (again) that would be the new original formula ... I never liked new coke in 85 and by these days I have eliminated soda from my diet ... unless I am eating pizza. which is rare.. very rare ... ahhhhhh now i want pizza and coke damn.
     
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