Hey, people who have complained that 12-ounce cans of Coke are too ungainly—today's your day! The soft drink bottler has announced it's bringing mini 7.5-ounce Coke cans to NYC and Washington DC this December. Coca-Cola's North America Sparkling Beverages President Hendrik Steckhan said, "The Coca-Cola mini can is a great option for smaller thirst occasions and for calorie-conscious consumer. Our new sleek mini can supports the idea of moderation and offers people yet another way to enjoy their favorite Coca-Cola beverage."
The 7.5-ounce can has 90 calories, versus the usual 140 in a 12 ounce can. Clearly, Coke is gearing up for battle against the NYC's grotesque campaign against soda (involving graphic images of literal fat) and Governor Paterson's proposed obesity tax. The mini cans will roll out to the rest of the country in March. And don't worry, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Cherry Coca-Cola and Barq’s Root Beer fans—you'll get your tiny cans, too!