I’ll Have an Eight Pound Glass of Soda, Please

June 25, 2012 at 8:59 AM 3 comments

UPDATED below.

Here is an article charting the history of soda and the serving size of soda drinks.  This chart is included:

(Image via MotherJones.com)

The one on the left, the biggest of the big gulps, is 128 ounces.  That’s 8 pounds!

UPDATE:  Thanks to commenter JC for pennies, I stand corrected.  The huge serving is 128 LIQUID ounces which is different than dry ounces, so that big, big, big, big gulp is a gallon’s worth.  Still…

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  • 1. JC for pennies  |  June 25, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Actually, it’s 128 fluid ounces, not dry ounces, which is 16 oz. per pound. Pounds is a dry measure. However 128 Fl. Oz. makes exactly one gallon. Who knows how much a gallon of Coke (I wish, snicker, snicker) weighs? And BTW, if I wanna buy that bigga drink, I will! Maybe there’s a small third-world army I wish to share it with, or something.

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  June 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    You know, I don’t think I ever really internalized the difference between liquid weight and dry weight, even though I consider myself an expert at cooking. I think I’ll remember the difference now, after having made this very embarrassing mistake. Thank you.

  • 3. JC for pennies  |  June 26, 2012 at 4:16 AM

    Aw well, that’s okay. It seems to be a common error. Don’t beat yourself up over it. You notice I’m the only one commenting about the difference. However one measures it, it’s a lot of cola, if not actual “coke,” If’n you know what I mean. And I’m sure you do.

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