What Do You Think of the New Coke Caps? Eick March 10, 2008 Soft Drinks 117 Comments As some of you may have noticed, Coke now has new screw-off caps on their plastic soda bottles. That look like this: The caps are slightly shorter than the old ones: A quick scouring of the internet shows not everyone is pleased with the redesign. Here are a few of the comments I came across: “Is it just me, or do the new caps on Coke bottles suck? They’re more shallow, and as such become harder to grip when the bottle or your hands are even slightly moist. They have, like, zero traction.” “The cap is smaller and you can’t get a really good grip on it and it just doesn’t feel right. It’s like they tried to replicate the classic coke cap on the glass bottles. Either way, I hate it.” “The surface area is half as big, so you don’t have as much to grab hold of in the first place, and plus it’s SMOOTH, which is a pretty stupid concept for use on a twist-off cap.” But not everyone is a hater. One person points out the positive environmental impact of the new caps: “It’s supposed to save money, and use less plastic (cap and new bottle design). I approve of it even though it sucks, it saves 1 million pounds of unrefined oil a year from being turned into plastic.” So what do people think? Has anyone noticed the new caps? If so, do you like them or hate them or not care either way? Pictures and quotes thanks to SoulPosition, paulsouthworth. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket Final Four! Surge vs. Ecto Cooler - April 8, 2013 117 Responses « Older Comments Wendy August 18th, 2011 they suck… you spend money on them and then you can not even open the bottle. They are stuck. C’mon Coke… you can do better. Reply TRUTH December 23rd, 2011 THEY WERE JUST MADE TO MAKE COKE GO FLAT AFTER 3 DAYS IN A 2 LITRE BOTTLE SO YOU WOULD BUY MORE IM BUYING PEPSI NOW FUCK EM Reply ERS January 2nd, 2012 The new cap design is bad, though I have seen now a new variant. The cap was designed retro to represent the old glass bottle caps, I get that. But I am not sure what top hurts more, the metal one or the plastic one. The old caps that are ribbed entirely around the surface are much more gentle on the hands, have no sharp edges and therefore are much much easier to open. Easier may not be the word put painless. The new caps just hurt! Not in favor of the new design. Reply Franco Fortuna January 21st, 2012 For me, it’s the same the cap of every bottle. It’s good that Coca-Cola try to spend less plastic in caps, and it’s ecologic. (Sorry for my English, i’m Argentinie) Favor of the new design. Reply phyllis February 10th, 2012 I hated those coke bottle caps. I began buying Pepsi for a time because their caps fitted their bottle. I believe Coke was saving some sub-unit of money and really didn’t mind a little lost convenience as long as it was ours. Coke seems lately to have rethought the matter and has given us the old tops. That’s all well and good but I’m still insulted by its disregard. Reply Rickey Winoker February 15th, 2012 I skinned my hand trying to open a plastic liter bottle of Coca-Cola that had been in a shopping cart and shaken up over around an hour at least. THERE SHOULD BE A WRNING PRINTED ON THE LABELS OF THESE THINGS ABOUT THIS. I THINK I SHOULD CONTACT COCA_COLA AND DEMAND IT> THEY”RE IN ATLANTA ANYONE WANT TO DO THE SAME? Reply Pam Tabor February 19th, 2012 I have arthritis and the new caps are very difficult to open. Much more so than the old ones. Can a new design be created that would be easier to open? Thank you for your time. Reply Cynthia March 5th, 2012 I have a callous on my middle finger from trying to open them. I am all for helping the environment with more eco-friend designs; but they should do it in a more effective way. Am I the only one with a callous?? Darn my addiction to diet coke! Reply Ryan March 7th, 2012 I cut myself trying to open the coke bottle. It appears to have something to do with the pressure built up inside the bottle after its first opened. I have a callous on the inside of my thumb by my palm. I’ll be writing to Coco Cola and informing them that their caps are causing harm. I thought it was a fluke bottle, but its every 2 lieter bottle made by Coke… I’ll be going to twitter and facebook tomorrow to announce the problem. Reply Jude March 7th, 2012 Found a way to open these horrible caps without injury or frustration. Those ugly yellow (or whatever color) utility gloves or rubber gloves. they have a grip enhanced palm that assists in opening etc. Works ! Reply Liz January 8th, 2013 I can barely get them open and have to ask for help (which I hate). Tonight, both my daughter and I cut our fingers. This is ridiculous. Reply sophie February 25th, 2013 Hate em. I have arthritis and they suck! Its not just coke bottles, nearly all bottled drinks I’ve bought lately have the nasty little horrors on them! I don’t know if its just a case of getting used to them. Very happy though about the enviromental impact. And…THANKYOU for bring up the issue for discussion! It toke me five tries on Google before I found anything about them! Reply JackF March 4th, 2013 My wife actually has large callous on her hand from opening bottles of Sprite, I sent them an email to complain about the flawed design and of my wife’s injury, they called me back and offers me a coupon for a free 12 pack of Spite . Is there anyone else have the same problem send me an email I’m thinking class action! [email protected] Reply Juvi March 22nd, 2013 How about they go back to glass bottles or cans with a deposit. I made tons of money as a kid scouring construction sites, etc, collecting bottles/cans to return and get 5 cents per. THAT would truly be green! Reply Matt April 8th, 2013 Totally hate them, Really sharp on the hands, Cannot grip, makes it alot harder to open. Reply MJ June 20th, 2014 Well they are awful and I hate them. Not only are they impossible to open even for my husband. One other thing I like to mention is that after opening the bottles they go flat like now. I may stop buying coke because of this issue. Reply « Older Comments Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.