Monday, July 20, 2009

Coca Cola: Original Great Taste, Since 1886

Coca Cola (Coke) magazine <br />advertisementI have been collecting Coca Cola ads from magazine for years. Thankfully my mother knows this, as she is always finding Coke ads in her magazine like this one she found in the October 2008 issue of Canadian Living magazine. It's a great two page ad with the tag line "The Bottle Has Changed, The Original Great Taste Hasn't." With no added preservatives or artificial flavors, since 1886. Look for them in the "100 calories of refreshment" aisle. Original great taste, since 1886, and only 100 calories.
Seeing all those bottles in the ad got me thinking... I don't know about you, but for me, a Coke tastes so much better from a glass bottle than it does from a can. Some time a few months ago, I had purchased a few bottles of Coke while in Washington State. They were the tall 335 ml bottles that had been imported from Mexico. I drank one and have been using the bottle ever since. I put it in the dish washer after each use. Then, about 20 minutes before I want an icy Coke, I will put the bottle in the freezer, and and then use a funnel to pour a can of coke into the bottle, and voila, an incredibly refreshing retro Coca Cola!


Anonymous said...

Hello Ron,

I am a researcher at University College London and my work looks at the evolution of soft drinks.

Was wondering if you have a digital archive of your Coca-Cola adverts? I would love to include them in my analysis. Your archive would not be used for commercial purposes and you would of course get full credit. If you can help please drop me a line through finhus[at]hotmail[dot]com.

Best wishes, Mary.

Ronn Roxx said...

I do have TONS of old Coca Cola ads, but have not scanned them yet. As I scan them they will appear on my blog. Until them, what you see is what I have available.

Anonymous said...

hi ron i was wondering how much this print would b worth as a wall print. do u have any ideas?
- questionable coke

Ronn Roxx said...

This would make a great poster. Problem is it is only an ad from a regular size magazine. I'm sure you could take it to somewhere such as Kinko's and have them enlarge it but I don't know how big it could be blown up and still look good? It is possible if you search some of the online poster stores, they may sell something similar to this. I just purchased an awesome Belgian "The Pirate Movie" poster from an online poster shop last night!