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cloudcaptain11 Jun 2008 8:42 a.m. PST

Have you had the misfortune of getting a whif of the new coke caps? It has to be the rubber gasket inside. I've done a search and there are lots of comments on the stink across the US. Its like an unwashed armpit. Anyone have any insight into this? Its it part of the manufacturing process or does the bottle QA staff just not bathe?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2008 9:27 a.m. PST

coke caps? like a bottle of coke – the cola? the "QA" threw me ..

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2008 9:30 a.m. PST

ahh ..I haven't bought one in ages ..


Streitax Inactive Member11 Jun 2008 9:32 a.m. PST

QA = Quality Assurance.

I can't smell anything, so I can't comment on this. But while we are complaining about the new caps…..

In their attempt to cut petrol related costs, like the amount of plastic used to make the caps, they have made them so small and smooth that I have difficulty opening them quite often. Of course, when you complain, they want the number from the bottom of the cap, the place where purchased, etc., etc., etc. I grew weary of the book keeping and now simply curse them under my breath and ask someone with stronger hands for some help. I'd carry a pair of pliers with me, but God knows I don't want to get nailed for carrying a weapon.

Why, when I was young they had metal caps and all you needed to open them was good teeth! Hmmm, guess that would be a problem now too. Oh well, in the words of Emily Litella of SNL, 'Never mind.'

aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member11 Jun 2008 9:37 a.m. PST

Haven't bought a Coke in a long time. Haven't needed to clean battery connections lately.


Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2008 10:05 a.m. PST

Uhhh…here's a suggestion…don't go around smelling Coke caps…How's that?

Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2008 2:35 p.m. PST

Uhhh…here's a suggestion…don't go around smelling Coke caps…How's that?

Or armpits either.

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Jun 2008 5:09 p.m. PST

Helpful hint: DON'T open bottle caps with your armpits!

evil grin

Jerzei Balowski Inactive Member11 Jun 2008 6:28 p.m. PST

My armpits smell like Coke caps.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2008 7:12 p.m. PST

Well, sounds funny but I had to go smell what all the fuss was about and the interior of the new Coke bottle cap I bought smelled like nothing but cola. It's damned hot here today so the beverage was refreshing!

cloudcaptain11 Jun 2008 7:43 p.m. PST

Well, as a quick net search and the link above shows, I am not the only one to note this. The smell is strong enough to linger on the bottle. I am sorry…I don't know how you ingest Coke (liquid variety)…but this end goes to my lips…which are fortunately near my nose.

Unlike many gamers I bathe daily so at worst the caps would smell like Degree :)

I wonder if its a set batch here in Atlanta or somesuch. If someone elsewhere could buy a Coke Zero and post the results I would be interested to know. I have 2 liters at home that do not have this issue.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2008 9:41 p.m. PST

Better than armpits:

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Jun 2008 9:55 a.m. PST

dr pepper

Doesn't smell like armpits, and still uses the reliable old-style bottle caps!

evil grin

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