Glass Bottles from a Truck

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2013/10/27 00:53:19 (permalink)

Glass Bottles from a Truck

Do any of you who have food trucks serve soda from glass bottles? If you don't is one of the reasons because of a local health department regulation or civil code? I like the idea of giving my patrons a glass bottle as it seems a little classier, but I don't want to stock a bunch of sodas in two types of packaging as that seems redundant.
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    Foodbme
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    Re:Glass Bottles from a Truck 2013/10/27 03:59:14 (permalink)
    If they break in your truck it's a mess and if customers drop them it's a safety hazard.
    Stick with cans. No one cares about "Classy" soft drinks anyway.
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    Re:Glass Bottles from a Truck 2013/10/27 10:09:00 (permalink)
    I disagree. We sell topo Chico and Mexican cokes and people love them. We have an opener on the outside of the truck over the trash can so people can open them themselves. None have broken in the truck yet. We have had a few break in the cooler at the trailer. It's a nasty surprise to be digging in the ice and find a broken bottle the hard way. We have also dropped whole cases of them while moving stuff. That really sucks. Topo Chico from the single serve bottle is the only way to drink it.
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    Re:Glass Bottles from a Truck 2013/10/27 11:10:00 (permalink)
    Bottled soda is much better than canned...most people understand the risks and take care when handling the bottles.
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    Re:Glass Bottles from a Truck 2013/10/27 11:20:30 (permalink)
    The usual attraction to soda in glass bottles these days is that many (not all) are made with cane sugar not high-fructose corn syrup & soda in glass bottles has a nicer fizz to it.

    The cost is higher & the fact that glass can be a PITA if it breaks...so make sure it's not just throwback or collector edition bottles made with HFCS not came sugar.

    That's the big factor for soda fans.


    ••• Before someone comes with their head spinning in circles... we all know everyone is not a soda fan.•••
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/10/27 11:54:16
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    Re:Glass Bottles from a Truck 2013/10/27 11:22:15 (permalink)
    myterry2

    Bottled soda is much better than canned...most people understand the risks and take care when handling the bottles.

    No it isn't, but Midnights can dupe people into thinking it is and sell bottles for larger profit that cans.
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    Re:Glass Bottles from a Truck 2013/11/14 07:18:50 (permalink)
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    myterry2

    Bottled soda is much better than canned...most people understand the risks and take care when handling the bottles.

    No it isn't, but Midnights can dupe people into thinking it is and sell bottles for larger profit that cans.
    ???
     
    I'm one of many that think bottled soada IS much better than canned.
     
    Haters gonna hate.
     
    "Midnights"?

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    Re:Glass Bottles from a Truck 2013/11/14 07:55:55 (permalink)
    While the glass doesn't impart flavors to the soda like a can does, I think JRPfeff was referring to the fact that many sodas that purport to be higher quality still use high frustose corn syrup and other additives that better soda does not.

    Did you have a question about my name? I run Midnight's Frozen Treats, and the forum doesn't allow apostrophes in the names.
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    Re:Glass Bottles from a Truck 2013/11/14 08:23:18 (permalink)
    Midnights

    While the glass doesn't impart flavors to the soda like a can does, I think JRPfeff was referring to the fact that many sodas that purport to be higher quality still use high frustose corn syrup and other additives that better soda does not.

    Did you have a question about my name? I run Midnight's Frozen Treats, and the forum doesn't allow apostrophes in the names.
    I was too ignorant to see that you were the creator of this thread. Mea culpa, I'm a bit of a geezer.
     
    Thanks for the clarification, I agree that glass bottled HFCS soda is no better than canned.  I should have been more clear that I meant glass bottled cane sugar sodas.

    post edited by eruby - 2013/11/15 08:32:20
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    Re:Glass Bottles from a Truck 2013/11/15 07:33:31 (permalink)
    For me the priority list would be
    Glass bottles w/sugar
    Glass w/sweetener
    Cans w/ sweetener
    Plastic bottles of all types
    Diet soda in any pkg.
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