BUT, I am annoyed. I had hoped for the change to 'go back', but it appears it won't. The change hadn't hit our area of Oregon til around the end of April or start of May. I don't recall it being earlier. We often purchase 6 packs of soda. Especially when Safeway had it on sale. One 20 oz bottle might last me as long as two days. Sometimes, I'd need to drink more, but not often.
Then, one week I couldn't find them. They only had baby bottles. Little 16.9 oz things. I got one on accident the week before and I was distressed. How could I have been so silly as to get BABY soda bottles???? However, I was not being silly. That was the 'new' choice. We managed to purchase all we could in the 'older' bottles (it was mostly Mt Dew, which suited The Craftsman), but we had to look in obscure places.
I called the bottling company in Pendleton and they passed me onto corporate. (the bottling company was very frustrated, too, and they'd gotten LOTS of phone calls) However, the CS people were in training when I called the number given. For two days they were in training--I finally gave up on calls. I've sent emails, but they are ineffective. This is gonna stay. And it isn't just Pepsi.
I did some research and found this gem of an article sharing the ridiculous downsizing of soda. Talk about absolute brilliance on the soda companies side. They decided to make things healthier for everyone and thus ended up selling MORE because the new bottles are so cute! This is not cute. This is expensive. One of the baby 6 packs is missing as much soda as almost an entire bottle. Yes, I can stop buying their soda and attempt to drink coffee. But, my lip is cringing at the thought. When The Craftsman turned 40, I gave him several pairs of Dew during the day. It equaled 40 and it was fun. Now, sheesh...how would I do that??? 16.9.....nope, wouldn't work unless I poured some out. Eons ago, when we were young, he'd go off to work and we'd refill bottles from a 2 liter. We just might go that route again. At least, til the 2 liters get smaller. I'm just thankful we live in Oregon where we still get 5 cents for recycling fees. Or is it 5 cents????