Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sugar free, as free as the wind blows

This old A&W Root Beer ad takes me back.

Remember when sodas didn't have a "diet" version, they had a "sugar free" version?

And even the shape of the can is different, it's much straighter at the top. Today's cans slope in at the top, as seen here.

Why is this? I feel like I used to know. Is it to fit into vending machines or something?

1 comment:

briank said...

This site has a brief explanation as to why the cans changed. Basically, the modern can is easier to fill, plus they use a lot less aluminum now.