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Coke Products New Caps

Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:30 pm

Is it me or does anyone else hate these new caps? They are hard to get a good grip on them. Please bring back the old cap.


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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:46 pm

The new caps tend to be annoying, but the new bottles are great.
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:20 am

I don't really care for the new caps, but it does feel somewhat odd being short and stubby.
 
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:33 am

I can't get a decent grip on the new cap. Especially if its a really tough one and my hands are wet- like from condensation on the bottle.

I am guessing the caps are a cost saving measure. The new caps look like they involve a lot less material than the old ones.
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:05 am

Haven't noticed them up here, but I'll have a look next time I'm at the 7/11. They do look a little rough on the hands.
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:18 am



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 3):
I am guessing the caps are a cost saving measure. The new caps look like they involve a lot less material than the old ones.

Perhaps, though Coke has a history of sticking to tradition in lieu of price, except for the whole HFCS thing. I think part of the new cap idea was to make them look more like traditional bottle caps.
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:54 am

Complain about it by sending them an e-mail or a letter. Many large corporations actually appreciate and encourage feedback from their customers rather than shunning it. At the least you might get a free Coke or two out of it!
 
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:40 am



Quoting Queso (Reply 6):

Someone saw "Summer School"
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:06 am

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 3):
I am guessing the caps are a cost saving measure. The new caps look like they involve a lot less material than the old ones.

i wonder about that. i work in the injection molding industry, but i haven't seen the new caps yet. I'll have to check out some of the recent magazines to see if they mention this. It really doesn't look like they got rid of that much material. But it does look like the manufacturing has changed. It looks like there isn't that ring that stays on the bottle anymore, correct? I wonder if it was more a manufacturing issue.

edit: nevermind about the last part. found some other pics that show it still has the ring.

[Edited 2008-03-07 20:08:25]
 
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:57 am

I have yet to encounter both. i have a feeling I will soon. The caps look pretty easy.

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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:03 am

I just noticed on my Dasani that it appears to have the cap. I didn't find it any different than the old ones to open. The difference is more pronounced in the picture above than I find it to be sitting in front of me.
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:31 am

You guys need to get a grip...  duck 
 
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:44 am

The cap appears to be the same type here, the key to getting a good grip to to wrap your hand around the spikey parts of the cap and bingo its much easier to open!

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 11):
You guys need to get a grip

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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:49 am

I haven't handled one of these bottles yet. Is the bottle mouth wider?
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:11 am



Quoting JFKTOWERFAN (Thread starter):
Is it me or does anyone else hate these new caps?

Yes, they suck.
 
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:20 am

Got some resealable cans in the mail. I don't drink caffeine, but most people that do will usually consume the 12 oz can in one sitting. Marketing bomb.



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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:07 am

I didn't even realize there was a new cap until now, even though I've had the new cap for several months (for the my coke rewards code). I don't recall having any problems gripping the new cap.

Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 8):
It looks like there isn't that ring that stays on the bottle anymore, correct?

The ring is still there. Here's a picture of the new Coke cap next to a regular cap to compare the height.

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When you compare it to the picture in the first post, the smooth part under the ridges is the ring that stays on the bottle.

Quoting Molykote (Reply 13):
Is the bottle mouth wider?

No.
 
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:44 pm



Quoting FXramper (Reply 15):
but most people that do will usually consume the 12 oz can in one sitting. Marketing bomb.

That depends. I know quite a few who won't finish 12 ounces. It is one reason they have been doing the 12 oz plastic bottles, which aren't much good for keeping the soda fizzy or retaining cold, which the cans are much better at.
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:48 pm

thye seem much lighter and thinner too I first noticed it on Dr. Pepper
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:46 pm

I'm just looking forward to the yellow caps that we get around passover (I think that's the thing around easter?). Yellow caps = real sugar and not that HFCS crap!
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:40 am



Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Reply 19):
I'm just looking forward to the yellow caps that we get around passover (I think that's the thing around easter?). Yellow caps = real sugar and not that HFCS crap!

Yep
It's in about a month and a half now so be prepared the soda should be out in less than a month.
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:57 am

they are finally going to be using REAL sugar?! amazing....im looking forward to it...

as for the caps, i have yet to see one in person, i guess ill buy a coke tomorrow and hope the machine has the new ones. the design does look interesting, but ill have to see it for my self to compare with the old style.
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:30 am



Quoting FWA2500 (Reply 21):
they are finally going to be using REAL sugar?! amazing....im looking forward to it...

I think Mexican Coke never changed.

With the price of corn getting higher all the time pretty soon the sugar will be cheaper than HFCS.
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:31 pm

I bought some Mexican Coke at Walmart a few months ago. It is made with Cane Sugar instead of that HFCS crap, but even though is was marked only as Coke, it had a Lime flavor to it, just like Coke with Lime. Now if only I could find it as plain old Coke with Cane Sugar. Maybe I'll hit our local Jewish supermarket.....
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:38 pm



Quoting FWA2500 (Reply 21):
they are finally going to be using REAL sugar

It happens every year.

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 22):

With the price of corn getting higher all the time pretty soon the sugar will be cheaper than HFCS.

Given the level of subsidies for sugar in this country, it would take a really massive price hike in corn to make it worthwhile.
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RE: Coke Products New Caps

Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:41 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
Someone saw "Summer School"

And I bet you sent off for a bunch of sunglasses after you saw it.

Cheesy movie.

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