I just passed a billboard that showcased something that really pissed me off. It was an ad for a new Coke bottle, a 1.25 liter bottle for $.99. Instead of bitching this out, here’s a list of the current sizes of soda you can buy, minus this new one.
Did I forget one? Probably. 8 ounces is ridiculous. It’s one drink. Really. Why bother? But, if you like it, the option is there.
12 ounces, a can of pop, it can be purchased just about anywhere. A nice, quick drink for you to slam should you be in a hurry somewhere. Plus, the can is recyclable, so save them and take them to a recycling place and get some cash back. Fuck saving the Earth, YOU CAN GET CASH BACK.
16 ounces is the first bottle size. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me, it’s like having all of the greatness of a 20 ounce, except you don’t have any of those great things.
20 ounces is the best. You can get them anywhere, they’re universal. Only one thing can be better than this…
24 ounces is awesome. I just got one myself. I stopped into a drive-thru and asked for a 20 ounce. They gave me a 24 ounce instead. Why? They quit carrying 20 ounces so they could carry the 24 ounce bottles, at the same price. It’s like 4 free ounces. That’s fucking awesome.
1 liters are great if you’re super thirsty, just don’t buy one if you’re going to be outside on a hot day or it will be warm before you can finish it.
2 liters are the standard for buying pop in large quantities, although some smaller, non-big-name companies still put out the 3 liter, which is awesome as well, but sometimes the pop can go flat if you don’t drink it all up quick.
So, where does the 1.25 liter fit in? Nowhere, really, and it isn’t necessary. There are already plenty of options for you. Coke, what are you thinking? Who needs a 1.25 liter? I don’t, hell I almost never get a 1 liter unless it’s on sale. And I already have a hard time getting it out of the cooler, because places typically stuff it on the bottom and the next shelf up sits on top of the bottles. If I have to fight to get a 1 liter out of the cooler, fuck your 1.25 liter.
A story can be found here on it. While I could bitch about every fucking thing in the story, I won’t. The one thing that I like the most is, this new 1.25 liter bottle has been released to help celebrate Coke’s 125th anniversary. My only problem with that is, why don’t we get the Coke that was released 125 years ago as well? You know, with that special ingredient that really makes COKE… Coke.
They also go on to say it’s a cheaper way to bring Coke home to your household. I can drink a 2 liter, by myself in 3 glasses. So a bottle that’s almost half the size of that is a “perfect take-home size for smaller households”. I’m one person, how can a household get smaller than that? If I can drink a 2 liter in 3 glass fulls, what the fuck is this 1.25 liter for?
Let’s not mention how one 2 liter typically costs over $2. I could get into a whole new bitchfest about how their pricing makes no god damned sense what-so-ever, but I won’t. I just can’t figure out how it costs over $2 for a 2 liter, $.99 for a 1.25 liter and $1.60+ for a 20 ounce. Can ANYBODY help me out with that?