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#1 Hum

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 15:26

Good news for those of you who enjoy a nice cold Coke: the company has rolled out a new bottle made entirely from frozen water. Bad news for those of you who don’t live in Colombia: It’s only available in Colombia.

 

This icy new drinking vessel is shaped like the traditional glass Coke bottle and has the company’s name etched into the ice, according to Coca Cola’s website. Alas, right now you can only find it in Colombia, and there’s no word yet if Coke will introduce it in any other countries. But apparently it’s pretty popular so far — according to the site, beachside vendors have sold an average of 265 bottles per hour.


Basically, these bottles are made of silicone molds filled with micro-filtered water, frozen to -13° F. Once you’ve drunk all the Coke, the bottle melts away. Oh, and each bottles come equipped with a rubber red band to make it easier to hold the vessel. The band then  doubles as a bracelet. Bonus!
 
Coke is touting the environmentally friendly nature of these melt-away bottles, but, they require so much extra refrigeration that it basically cancels out the eco-friendly aspect.

 




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Posted 06 July 2013 - 15:29

surely these would melt in your hands



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 15:30

I guess you'd better be quick drinking it. 



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 16:02

Knowing Coke, I'm guessing they add a chemical to raise the freezing point of the water.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 16:14

Wouldn't it also freeze the coke?



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 16:31

Very innovative packaging and the other two from that link are good too.

The share a can of coke http://www.coca-cola...s-the-happiness

and the 30% plant material PET plastic bottle http://www.coca-cola...asked-questions



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 16:48

Wouldn't it also freeze the coke?

 

Does your coke freeze when you put ice in the glass? No.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 16:53

Does that micro-filtered water go through the same process that made the water that Coca Cola tried to sell in the UK carcinogenic?



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 22:09

Colombia ?  Is this the original formula Coke ... ? :shifty:



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 22:20

Does that micro-filtered water go through the same process that made the water that Coca Cola tried to sell in the UK carcinogenic?

Dasanti water wasn't carcinogenic, it was just tap water and was found to contain much higher levels of bacteria than allowed, that doesn't mean/imply it caused cancer.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 22:21

That's why they put it in something cold, it makes you start sniffing :)



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 22:25

Does your coke freeze when you put ice in the glass? No.

 

How do you keep the bottle frozen without freezing the Coke? 



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 22:27

Dasanti water wasn't carcinogenic, it was just tap water and was found to contain much higher levels of bacteria than allowed, that doesn't mean/imply it caused cancer.

 

Here's what a BBC report from 2004 had to say:

 

 

Something had gone wrong at the Dasani factory and a bad batch of minerals had contaminated the water production with a potentially carcinogenic bromate. Coke admitted defeat. Immediately they withdrew all 500,000 bottles of Dasani in circulation. In just five weeks, Dasani had come and gone, arguably providing more in terms of entertainment than refreshment.

 

http://news.bbc.co.u...ess/3809539.stm

 

And Wikipedia:

 

 

On 18 March 2004, UK authorities found a concentration of bromate, a suspected human carcinogen, in the product that could be considered harmful if consumed in large quantities. Coca-Cola immediately recalled half a million bottles and pulled the "Dasani" brand from the UK market.[10] Shortly after, plans to introduce the brand to Continental Europe were announced to have been cancelled as well. Bromate was not present in the water before Coca-Cola's treatment process. During that process the bromate was produced from the water's bromide.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dasani



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 22:29

It was also marketed with the phrase "Bottled spunk".  Spunk is a slang term in the UK for semen.  Shame nobody picked up on that...



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 22:29

surely these would melt in your hands

 

Not if the serving is small enough.  And, don't call me Shirley.   :rofl:





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