cans or bottles, which do you prefer for your soft drinks?

United States
June 2, 2007 3:51pm CST
I personnaly prefer the bottles because of the screw on caps, also do you notice a taste difference?
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12 responses
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I like bottles better because I seldom drink more than half at a time. So, it is nice to be able to close them tightly. I don't notice much taste difference, but I have cut way down on pop consumption.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
I like tea also. I have cut back too. I do like that new zero coke it was pretty good.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I prefer the bottles for the same reason as you do. I never finish pop right away, and screwing the top back on and saving it for later is convenient. We pay a deposit and have to return both cans and bottles, so that's not a factor. I know that it's probably my imagination, but I always think that the pop tastes better from a plastic bottle. It seems as if it's flatter or something from the can- like the metal takes some of the carbonation out of it or something.
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• United States
2 Jun 07
how do we determine if there is a difference in the taste between cans and bottles.? There seems to be a mixed opinion on this....
• United States
2 Jun 07
I personally prefer the capped bottles for pouring drinks at home where they will get used up faster (I hate flat soda) but I also buy canned as they are easier to take with you in the car. I dont notice any difference in the taste.
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• United States
2 Jun 07
I hate flat soda too. I quit buying the big bottles because of that. I dont see how anyone can drink flat soda or hot soda???
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
2 Jun 07
I much prefer cans, because I was put off bottles, especially drinking direct from them, I was told that pubs that sells bottled drinks leave their bottles in the back yards where rats and vermine are allowed to urinate etc on or near them, the fact that I heard the story makes me always wary now, besides tins are far better surely than glass? Especially for the safety aspect?
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• United States
2 Jun 07
I have never heard of this before. You have made a point that some of us have to consider.That is terrible because you know a germ is a germ...and some actualy are very hard to kill...wow, this is a very important point.
• United States
2 Jun 07
I prefer bottles because they fit nicely in your hand and who wants to sip a can of alumium? I prefer to drink a bottle of plastic...
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• United States
2 Jun 07
do you notice an actual taste difference or is it just me? I am curious now, about what the truth is on this. Is there any chemical difference possible?
@omupas (1243)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I also prefer the bottles because of the ability to close the cap. I rarely drink a whole can of pop in one sitting, unless I'm really thirsty, but even then I drink water instead of pop at that point. As far as taste goes, I don't notice much difference between cans and plastic bottles, but I can tell a difference from glass bottles. Pop from glass bottles tastes the best, at least to me.
• United States
2 Jun 07
Thats my problem , I cant drink that much at one time. I think the can tastes different. Am i just thinking this for no reason or does anyone else think this too? lol Maybe its just in my head...
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@diillu (5128)
2 Jun 07
I prefer cold drink in can rather than bottle. I just like drinking cold drinks while walking rather then just sitting down for it. So i usually ahve can of cola. And i think theres more in can than in bottle.
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• United States
2 Jun 07
do you clean the tops of your cans before you drink? I am really curious about the answers to this?
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I'm like you and I perfer the plastic bottles because I can put the cap back on and not have to finish it right away. However, I also like cans because I recycle them to make some extra money. So, at work I buy soda in plastic bottles, but at home, I use cans. As far as a difference in taste, I don't really notice any difference between cans and bottles.
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• United States
2 Jun 07
I must have weird taste buds because I do taste a difference. The bottles taste better to me and I have no idea why? Could this be just n my mind?
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
4 Jun 07
If they are in a cooler, I prefer cans. It seems like they get colder. If I am driving down the road, I prefer bottles as they have the caps.
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
7 Jun 07
I like the taste in a can, but I usually prefer a bottle because then I don't have to finish my drink in one go.
@sweetlady10 (3619)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I prefer to bottles for my soft drinks. I think bottles are more convinient than cans because of the cap. I don't really feel that there is a taste difference in between cans and bottles softdrinks. But if someone drinks and feel the taste at the same time may can find very little difference. If you drink in different times you don't feel the that very little difference though.
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I don't drink soda often at all, but when I do I go for the plastic bottles too, just becuse I like having a cap! I dont notice much of a taste difference, although I totally prefer fountain drinks with lots of ice, now those are yummy :)