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The Coca-Cola Truck Could be Banned From Liverpool for ‘Encouraging Obesity’

It's no secret that Coke, or any number of alternate soft drinks, are incredibly bad for you. Mainly because they're full of sugar, and also because the health people say you should be drinking water instead. With Christmas coming up we're going to start seeing a lot of marketing from the Coca-Cola company, particularly with the arrival of the giant red lorry. Well now it looks like its days could be numbered. Read More >>

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Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle News, Features and Release Date

After months, nay, years of speculation, the Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle has finally broken cover, and it’s shaping up as one of the hottest pieces of coke bottle tech we’ve seen this year. Here’s everything you need to know about your potential next selfie bottle. Read More >>

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MP Wants Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Banished, as People are Fat and Can’t Think for Themselves

MP Keith Vaz wants to banish the Coca-Cola Christmas truck from Leicester, as a worryingly high number of children in the city are said to suffer from obesity and tooth decay. The Leicester East rep reckons an appearance of the famous red vehicle on 17 December will have a detrimental effect, despite Coca-Cola agreeing not to supply under-12s with the hard stuff (unless their parents don’t mind). Read More >>

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Greener and Marginally Healthier Coca-Cola Life Coming to the UK

A new form of Coke will launch in the UK later this year, with the supposedly better-for-you Coca-Cola Life combining the fun of enjoying your favourite branded cola drink with a slightly lower amount of sugar and reduced calorie content. Read More >>

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Replacement Caps Upcycle Coke Bottles Into Water Guns and More

Products like the SodaStream let you make your own carbonated beverages at home without the need for yet another plastic bottle to be recycled. But the number of bottled Cokes bought around the world every day is still staggering, so to encourage consumers to upcycle those plastic containers, Coca-Cola created sixteen different replacement caps giving them new uses. Read More >>

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Coke’s Arcade Machine Accepts Plastic Bottles Instead of Coins

Sometimes all that's needed to encourage people to recycle is a little incentive. That's why cans and beer bottles have deposits, and why Coca-Cola built an arcade machine that runs on empty plastic soda bottles instead of coins. Read More >>

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Coca-Cola Filmed Noisy Filmgoers and Put Them in Fake Trailers

To help drive home the point that you shouldn't ruin a film by talking, using your phone, or snacking excessively loud, Coca-Cola created a fake trailer featuring people in the actual cinema disrupting the action on screen. Which served to drive home the clip's tagline: "When you make noise during the movie, you become part of it." Read More >>

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Coke’s “Downtown in a Box” Delivers Clean Water and Wi-Fi to Africa

Coca-Cola's global distribution channels are so well-developed that a Coke can get pretty much anywhere on the planet—even places where there's no access to fresh water. But Coke is working on that, too. As part of its mission to bring drinking water to the communities it serves, the company has developed a solar-powered, Wi-Fi-equipped kiosk with a water purification system—and it plans to drop them in 20 countries by 2015. Read More >>

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Coke Had to Cancel a Contest After a Bottle Cap Called Someone “Retard”

It's no fun to be called names, but usually you only have to worry about it from people. That's not always the case, as a Canadian woman learned when she cracked open a refreshing Vitamin water and was met with "YOU RETARD." That's one hell of a glitch. Read More >>

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Coke’s New Bottle Is Seriously Cool

Don't you just hate it when your bottle of Coke gets warm in the blazing summer sun we occasionally get here? And that when you're done drinking, you're left lugging around an empty plastic bottle? Well, not any more, because Coca Cola's just started making bottles entirely out of ice. Read More >>

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All Soft Drink Cans Should Be This Easy to Share

Sharing a drink with someone when they can take a sip from the other side of your glass is reasonably acceptable. But that's just not possible with a canned beverage. You either agree to share their germs, or refuse to share at all. It's an age-old conundrum that Coca-Cola has finally solved with a two-in-one can that twists apart to make sharing easy. Read More >>

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Coca Cola’s Secret Recipe Supposedly Up for Sale on eBay

A treasure hunter claims to have found the secret recipe to Coca Cola's unique and heavily-guarded syrup in a box of letters dating back to 1943. Want to know if it's the real deal? £3 million is the price of entry. Read More >>

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Fanta’s Tasteable Ad: Eating Paper Isn’t Just for Weirdos Any More

Magazine ads are great and all, but fundamentally words are words, and no matter how many times Fanta promise that their new drink tastes !AMAZING!, there's no better way to prove it than letting each and every consumer's taste buds have a go. Which is why Fanta's now making sugary-orange-drink-flavoured paper. Read More >>

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10 Great and British Designs, Handpicked by Two Eagle-Eyed Design Critics

Tim Greenhalgh of FITCH writes... "Design is everywhere, and there is almost nothing that you use or see everyday that has, in fact, not been designed in some way...but is it great? For me, great design makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention – it’s transformational and makes you view the regular world around you in a totally new way. It's remarkable because after seeing it, you want to tell someone/everyone about it: ”have you seen…!” Read More >>

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Coke Sorry About Wiping Greece off the Map

You know how boring it is drawing maps? You know how sometimes you just squiggle a bit to make it easier? That's what Coca-Cola did around the tricky Mediterranean area, accidentally erasing Greece from one promotional Olympic map. Greece was not happy. Read More >>