All posts tagged: Coca Cola

Coca-Cola Serving Sizes (and an unusual pricing system)

There are four can sizes for Coca-Cola in Japan. The standard can is 350ml and usually sells for around 120 yen (US$1.20). Interestingly, the 500ml can has 150ml free so is the same price, but they are often sold side by side. On the platforms for bullet trains,  coke is sold in the slimline 250ml cans at, you’ve guessed it, 120 yen. The 160ml mini cans  are available in some supermarkets for around 60 yen.  Mini cans are clearly an excellent choice allowing you to save money, reduce calories, and pretend you’re Andre the Giant.

Addicted to Coke?

Coke is the drink of choice in Papua New Guinea. The two most common billboards in the country seemed to be for a mobile phone company and Coca Cola. Coca Cola was the main sponsor for the Goroka show, and throughout the country, even at roadside stalls, there were cans and plastic bottles of Coke on sale. Coca Cola has been in the news a lot recently, often to do with changing dietary habits, as consumers become more health conscious. There is also an interesting interplay between advertising to create consumer demand for products, and companies introducing or modifying products due to changes in consumer demand.  Whether Coca Cola has a moral obligation to guide consumers to healthier options is an interesting question.