It's Stuck To My Lips: Coca-Cola In Bottles Made Of Ice

July 8, 2013


Everybody have a nice holiday weekend? Want to stand around the water cooler and compare firework scars in a little? Cool. Coca-Coca recently sold their soda in special limited edition bottles made out of ice on the beaches of Colombia. I would have liked to try one of those bottles. And not just because that would mean I'm on a beach in Columbia, but I would be and I'd be wearing a banana hammock. One hand on a hip, ice cold Coke in the other -- just like the cover of a romance novel but with one ball hanging out.

To make the special edition Coca-Cola bottles a reality, teams created a new packaging design and production process to manufacture the ice bottles and transport them to hot Colombia beaches. The process starts with pouring micro-filtered water into silicone molds, then freezing the water to-25 °C and filling the molds with Coke.

Promising "Fria hasta la ultima gota" or "Cold to the last drop," the frozen bottles continue to make quite a splash in South America and throughout the advertising world. Beachside, drink servers have sold 265 frozen bottles an hour, on average.

You know what would be awesome? If you had a bottle made out of ice but other people couldn't tell it was then you bit the end off and chewed it while staring at them. It's the simple joys in life, you know? Like convincing everyone around that you're a psychopath. Bonus points if you follow it up with a handful of sand while yelling 'COOKIE DOUGH.'

Hit the jump for a brief video.

Thanks to LUCKYxTH1RTE3N and E V I L A R E S, who prefer their Coke from a can with a bendy straw.

  • Julio Reyes

    It's Colombia, not Columbia!

  • da1nonlysage

    "Teams" (plural) had to make a hollow coke bottle shaped ice cube? For shame

  • I dislike cola.
    That is all.

  • I don't know if the bottles are that 'eco-friendly,' but I sure wish they sold these in the beaches of Mexico, where tourists have the nasty habit of leaving their trash on the sand. A broken bottle is not only polluting, it's hazardous.

  • jodamiller

    "Eco friendly"? Sure, no glass bottle, but added is the constant refrigeration costs and resources to get the bottles to the beaches.

  • Ana

    Yes, because compared to a plastic bottle, that's not eco friendly at all. Dude, you went too far.

  • jodamiller

    Plastic bottles: made from petroleum.
    Ice bottles: cooled by burning petroleum.

    Which is worse? I don't know. But the ice bottles aren't "eco friendly" as the video claims.

  • Ana

    Plastic bottles release toxins. Into the drink & the environment. For many many years. Ice bottles, don't. So please tell me again how you missed to whole point.

    Also, how do you know they've been cooled like that and not, let's say, with wind energy?

    Just for the sake of conversation, at least keep it on the ground and don't invent facts that you don't even know of being true. Also, even your pc/phone, that you're using right now is discharging a lot of heat in in the atmopshere, so don't be that guy who has to argue every commercial idea which is at least 1% eco friendly, when you clearly are polluting just by debating it. Kthxbye

  • jodamiller

    Plastic can be recycled and kept out of the environment. I know of no refrigerated trucks run on wind energy. I invented no facts. I never said my computer didn't use energy and create heat.

    My only comment was that the label "eco friendly" in the video is misleading. No plastic is used, but other energies and fuels are being expended.

  • Ana

    You | | and the point.

  • jodamiller

    Enlighten me.

  • cody

    most of the time you recycle it still ends up in the dump and never reused. plus who know how much fuel is used to make either the plastic, glass, or ice bottle. plus who said you needed a refrigerated truck? enough solar panels on a roof would work just fine (although yes some of those are made with plastics as well).

  • jodamiller

    I certainly don't know how much petroleum is used in any aspect of manufacturing or delivery. I was just making observations and asking questions. But apparently I've missed the point and no one will fill me in.

  • Schmort

    @jodamiller:disqus You are right on in your point about the "eco friendly" aspect of constant refrigeration. I made an account just to comment here because people as closed minded as Ana drive me insane.

  • Ana

    Closed minded? Ha ha. I'll tell you what close minded is: trying to shit on the idea of "ice bottles" who are clearly more eco friendly than a PET (which disintegrates in 400 years and leaves a lot of ). And not get that refrigeration can be done at the scene, in the beach bar, not only in a car, one it's way to the bar. Yes my friends, I do that with glasses in silicone molds and refrigerate with solar energy. It can be done cleanly.

    Let me remind you that while you can do this, you cannot use a PET without pollutin everything even after disposal. In the disintegration process you poison your soil, water and plants.

    But an ice bottle is clearly more eco than that, even if made without eco energy.

    So yeah, that's the point you close minded people.
    PS: it's not closed minded. Bad grammar AND ignorance drive me insane.

  • Kevin

    Yeh, and they all caught Montezuma's revenge from the "bottle".

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