SINGAPORE, February 9, 2014 – The new Coca-Cola sharing can continues the lessons our mom’s taught us. And while water is always the healthiest choice for a thirst quencher, it is also true that an ice cold carbonated beverage can be mighty delicious. The sharing-can, so far only released in Singapore, looks like a standard 12oz can of soda, but a twist splits it into two 6oz cans – perfect to share or save.
The benefits of this are huge. How often have you opened a can of soda, only to not really want the whole can, but not wanting to throw half of it away, you drink down the extra sugar and calories? Or how about a 6oz can of soda in a child, or adult’s, lunch box? Or just a quick refreshing drink without having to commit to a whole can.
America’s need to supersize is contributing to unhealthy Americans battling diabetes, obesity and heart disease with more than just grossly weighted calories.
Kids 12 oz. — 120 calories
Small 16 oz. — 150 calories
Med 21 oz. — 210 calories
Large 32 oz. — 310 calories
Value 16 oz. — 140 calories
Small 20 oz. — 190 calories
Medium 30 oz. — 290 calories
Large 40 oz. — 380 calories
Small 16 oz. — 180 calories
Medium 20 oz. — 230 calories
Large 30 oz. — 350 calories
Mega Jug 64 oz. — 780 calories
KSL.com Home writer Lindsay Maxfield, who offers advice on how to ‘kick’ the habit, writes
“…when it comes to the effects of soft drink consumption on the human body, the total picture is downright scary.
With high levels of sugar, acids, preservatives and other harmful ingredients, soda causes more damage to the body than just expanding the waistline. From stroke to kidney stones to dementia, here’s a look at what can happen to the body long-term for those who regularly drink soda.”
Stepping into most restaurants today, the soda glass is often double, if not triple, the size of the water glass in an effort to reduce the waiters need to run back and forth for the “free refills”. Consider that a serving of soda costs a restaurant between 5 and 20 cents, depending on the size of the serving that beverage, cost the consumer upwards of $3 per soda, quickly adds on a nice profit to the restaurants bottom line.
And consumer cost to your restaurant tab.
The sharing can is an idea whose time has come. Hopefully Coke will see its way toward making it available here in the US.
Contact Coca-Cola and ask them to bring the share can to the US!