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Supermarket Packaging Changes

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You said "POP". :lol:

What, was I supposed to say "SODA"? Now that's weird.

http://popvssoda.com...tal-county.html

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I know this is old, but I'm calling bull :censored: on the Indianapolis-area data. I've never heard anyone use "Coke" and "soda/pop" interchangeably. I use soda myself, but I'd say that soda and pop are probably about equal around here. But, it's definitely not "Coke".

I can't help but think you're only referring to people you know. I hear it all the time?whether I'm in Indy, Louisville, or somewhere inbetween.

But when they say Coke, do they really mean "soda in general"? I'm not from that part of the country, but I believe sizemorematters on this one. Why would someone say "I'm going to the store to buy some Coke" if they were buying Sprite? I'm not saying that people don't say Coke at all, but do they really use it interchangeably with soda? I don't get why anyone would do that, without wanting to cause confusion.

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You said "POP". :lol:

What, was I supposed to say "SODA"? Now that's weird.

http://popvssoda.com...tal-county.html

total-county.gif

I know this is old, but I'm calling bull :censored: on the Indianapolis-area data. I've never heard anyone use "Coke" and "soda/pop" interchangeably. I use soda myself, but I'd say that soda and pop are probably about equal around here. But, it's definitely not "Coke".

I can't help but think you're only referring to people you know. I hear it all the time?whether I'm in Indy, Louisville, or somewhere inbetween.

But when they say Coke, do they really mean "soda in general"? I'm not from that part of the country, but I believe sizemorematters on this one. Why would someone say "I'm going to the store to buy some Coke" if they were buying Sprite? I'm not saying that people don't say Coke at all, but do they really use it interchangeably with soda? I don't get why anyone would do that, without wanting to cause confusion.

Seems like people in the south like to use Coke as a catch-all term.

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You said "POP". :lol:

What, was I supposed to say "SODA"? Now that's weird.

http://popvssoda.com...tal-county.html

total-county.gif

I know this is old, but I'm calling bull :censored: on the Indianapolis-area data. I've never heard anyone use "Coke" and "soda/pop" interchangeably. I use soda myself, but I'd say that soda and pop are probably about equal around here. But, it's definitely not "Coke".

I can't help but think you're only referring to people you know. I hear it all the time?whether I'm in Indy, Louisville, or somewhere inbetween.

But when they say Coke, do they really mean "soda in general"? I'm not from that part of the country, but I believe sizemorematters on this one. Why would someone say "I'm going to the store to buy some Coke" if they were buying Sprite? I'm not saying that people don't say Coke at all, but do they really use it interchangeably with soda? I don't get why anyone would do that, without wanting to cause confusion.

Seems like people in the south like to use Coke as a catch-all term.

I noticed that too, but I still don't see how a system like that works without causing confusion. How can you use a specific brand-name to refer generally to all kinds of soda, many of which aren't even made by that brand? I feel like that would be like using the term "Big Mac" to refer to all fast-food burgers from all restaurants.

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It was confusing (spent a year in the south in high school). I think it's just a case of Coke both being the prototypical soft drink and it being headquartered in the south. I guess it's something that if you grow up with it it makes sense. I donno.

Like...

"I'll have a Coke."

"Ok. Which kind?"

"Sprite."

Sounded weird and still sounds weird. I guess it sounds right if you're from there though.

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Being in a deli today I saw that lifesavers has a new label, basically reverting back to the familiar lifesavers logo, which I think is a good move.

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Being in a deli today I saw that lifesavers has a new label, basically reverting back to the familiar lifesavers logo, which I think is a good move.

lifesavers.jpg

I really like the top package. A lot.

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I was in the store the other day, and noticed that we here in Canada still have the straw/orange Tropicana cartons.

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Kroger soft drinks

Old on the left, new on the right

krogerdrb.jpg

I prefer the old one better.

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From

Kraft%20Mac%20and%20Cheese%20Old%20Box.jpg

To

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I like the update here, but I'm a little surprised they changed the blue.

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Kroger store-brand spices (gradually being phased in, I think)...

Old on left, new on right

KrogerBrand.jpg

(Yes, I do all my grocery shopping at Kroger.)

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Fiber One has a new logo/packaging now, heres a pic of the bars.

Old on left, new on right

fiberonebars.jpg

Also, Kellogg's for the past few months has been changing their logo on their boxes of cereal, used to be to at the top left with the white line, now for most of them its at the top center, no white line. Of course this means they are changing some of the cereal boxes looks and here's 2 of em!

Crispix, old on left new on right

crispix.jpg

Cracklin' Oat Bran, old on left and new on right

cracklinoatbran.jpg

I like that both have bowls of cereal depcted rather than a enlarged teaspoon of a few pieces of cereal (or in crispix's case just 2 huge pieces witha splash of milk)

But I would say the previous cracklin' oat bran looks better to me with the sunburst type lines.

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Drank.

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