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Offline Steerpike

300 ml beverage cans
« on: September 26, 2018, 09:03:54 PM »
I notice that 300ml (millilitre, never 'mil', since 'mil' is an Imperial measure of length) cans of Coke,  Fanta, Sprite seem to have displaced the still-crappy 330ml that were pushed upon us in place of the very satisfactory 340ml.

Is this just a temporary fashion trend, or are we being fleeced yet again?
If 300ml is all that will we sold, I'll be changing to bottles.

Offline AlienLlama

Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 09:09:03 PM »
I notice that 300ml (millilitre, never 'mil', since 'mil' is an Imperial measure of length) cans of Coke,  Fanta, Sprite seem to have displaced the still-crappy 330ml that were pushed upon us in place of the very satisfactory 340ml.

Is this just a temporary fashion trend, or are we being fleeced yet again?
If 300ml is all that will we sold, I'll be changing to bottles.
It's to sell a can/bottle at the same price as a 340/330. Blame the sugar tax and higher input costs. Have a look at a normal cadbury slab. They made the blocks bigger but the whole slab smaller. People tend to be more health conscious now anyways. They want less and don't want to feel guilty. So they'll give up a few more rands. If you don't buy a lot of chocolates, the saving per chocolate given up is marginal anyway.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 09:12:38 PM by AlienLlama »

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Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 09:16:59 PM »
300 is the new standard can
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Offline kenvanraas

Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2018, 10:00:35 PM »

Offline Katji

Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 12:52:22 AM »
Oh, so........They changed the 500ml plastic bottles to 400 a few months ago, same price. ..........[I think it's 400, not sure.]

Offline Toxxyc

Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 06:28:24 AM »
Oh, so........They changed the 500ml plastic bottles to 400 a few months ago, same price. ..........[I think it's 400, not sure.]

440ml, but yeah, it's done.  12% reduction in size.

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Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 08:14:41 AM »
We are getting there.  Not only will they be 80 ml, but will cost R10,00 a tin as well

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Offline Crankshaft

Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 09:42:08 AM »
Enjoy your 750ml Black Label while you can.

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Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 09:55:02 AM »
See that at Ultra Liquors, some of the craft beers are R33,00 for a 500ml bottle.   The India Pale Ale seems to be the most expensive.
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Offline Toxxyc

Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 10:44:28 AM »
See that at Ultra Liquors, some of the craft beers are R33,00 for a 500ml bottle.   The India Pale Ale seems to be the most expensive.

I've paid R50 for a 500ml craft beer before.  If it's good enough, I'll pay for it.

Offline AlienLlama

Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2018, 10:47:32 AM »
See that at Ultra Liquors, some of the craft beers are R33,00 for a 500ml bottle.   The India Pale Ale seems to be the most expensive.
Your point, Chris?

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Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2018, 03:09:08 PM »
See that at Ultra Liquors, some of the craft beers are R33,00 for a 500ml bottle.   The India Pale Ale seems to be the most expensive.

That's some cheap craft beer....
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Offline Trompie67

Re: 300 ml beverage cans
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2018, 03:17:00 PM »
Enjoy your 750ml Black Label while you can.

Windhoek Draught went from 500ml cans & bottles to 440ml a while ago already.  :ticked:

At least the imported Weiss is all still 500ml, but at R40+ a bottle it's getting a bit costly at the rate I consume the stuff.
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