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It's interesting how packaging can affect the way we consume products and perceive how they taste. Just adding some coloring to foods can make them seem to taste completely different. But changing the color of the packaging might have a similar effect? Here are some interesting packaging changes for some common beverages. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
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Filed Under: cans, paper, plastic, water, wine
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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Dec 2011 @ 5:19pm

    Wine in a juice-box sized box?

    The juice-box sized wine boxes have been on sale for months. Years actually.

    http://www.wineloverspage.com/wineadvisor2/tswa20070910.php

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    Bergman (profile), 9 Dec 2011 @ 5:39pm

    I've been referring to boxed wine for years as "juice boxes for adults."

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    Jazz Culture, 9 Dec 2011 @ 5:47pm

    Yuck. I wouldn't want to drink water from a paper bottle.

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Dec 2011 @ 8:34pm

    Taking it to the next logical step, there should be "juice box" size wine boxes coming out, too. Who wants to sip wine through a tiny straw?

    Berryshine.

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    JeroenW (profile), 10 Dec 2011 @ 9:20pm

    I was in Malta in the mid 1990s and there juice boxes of wine were as popular with teens then as cans of energy drink and wodka are now.

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    The Devil's Coachman (profile), 11 Dec 2011 @ 7:13am

    I've had several boxed wines over the last decade, and while a lot of them truly taste like ass must taste, some of them are pretty decent, and give a good QPR. Most of them were in the 1 - 3 liter range, but I have not had the opportunity to try a smaller package yet. However, if I see one, I will.

    The danger with the larger format ones is the same danger you would have if you converted your kitchen sink sprayer hole to a beer tap - entirely too convenient, and your liver will pay a hefty price somewhere down the line. A friend of mine had a neighbor who did just such a thing with the sink. Less than a year later, his doctor informed him that he had had his last drink. Sad.

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    Anonymous Coward, 11 Dec 2011 @ 11:27pm

    At two Thanksgiving events, the regular Coke drinkers skipped their usual drink of choice because they assumed it was diet. Changing the can is a smart move.

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    Azer, 5 Feb 2012 @ 12:52pm

    umm..?

    This is the signup post, right?

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    Azer, 5 Feb 2012 @ 12:55pm

    Coke Cans

    woops, sorry ^^"

    Thought was making an account..

    Anyway,

    The white coke cans were a great idea...

    I hate it when people get mad for the little things.

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