BOTTOM LINE : The SMALL Cineplex drink is bigger than a LARGE McDonald's drink in Japan !


In fact, a SMALL American Cineplex drink is over TWICE AS LARGE as a SMALL McDonald's drink in Japan.


Keep in mind that, even if you get your drink capped at full capacity, whatever amount of ice they toss in the cup will diminish the real amount of what you ordered.


This post was inspired by my recent trip to the movies in Pennsylvania, where I grabbed a SMALL diet Coke (read: Donald Rumsfeld's Aspartame Cocktail), and a small, un-buttered popcorn to munch on while watching RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.


OTHER CUP COMPARISONS : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/6004485662/in/photostr...


A LITTLE SWEETENER --- A LOT OF CONTROVERSY : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame_controversy


Flickr member DCI has opened the door to another great "FOOD CONTAINER" theme HERE :






©, ™, and ® on all cup logos and designs reside solely with McDONALD’S CORPORATION (USA), McDONALD’S JAPAN (JAPAN), and the COCA COLA COMPANY. Cups were obtained by direct product purchase in an actual McDonald’s Restaurant in OKINAWA, JAPAN, and in the USA at MOVIES 14 CINEPLEX in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Photo by Okinawa Soba, and posted for non-commercial, entertainment, and instructional use only.









RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/

  • Lulybelle 4y

    This photo says it all....!
  • Teresita Suselo 4y

    Same here in Bangkok. You'll get much, much more ice than the actual drink.
  • Pamela Oliveras 4y

    Holy crap!
  • John Tewell 4y

    Hummm, Interesting. I find that McDonalds here in Manila and on Phuket Island, Thailand had the same size drinks as in the USA. Two years ago in Bangkok I remember there was a little difference. I never noticed the more ice than drink.

    Bangkok, Thailand, June 2009  A (61) by J. Tewell
  • Okinawa Soba (Rob) 4y

    John Tewell In most of my experience, it seem like they fill the cup at least 2/3 with crushed ice. Now that we are actually talking about it, I will REALLY watch what they are doing the next time I'm at a fast food counter.

    Pamela Oliveras Holy Crap is right ! ;-)

    Teresita Suselo As I just mentioned to John, from now on I'm going to keep a close eye on how much ice they are putting in my cup.

    Lulybelle One picture worth a thousand words !
  • Teresita Suselo 4y

    There are even outlets here which will charge you more if you say "no ice" or "little ice". That proves something, doesn't it?
  • Okinawa Soba (Rob) 4y

    Teresita Suselo Wow ! I've never heard of that before. In both Japan and America I have asked for "no ice" on occasion, but was never charged extra. Hope I can make a visit to Thailand one of these days ! (May youngest daughter has been there twice).
  • John Tewell 4y

    I like living here in the Philippines but my favorite country is Thailand.
  • Teresita Suselo 4y

    John Tewell Couldn't agree with you more. We've lived here in Thailand for the last 23 years and, in spite of everything (the 'more ice than drink' included), we love living here than in my own native Philippines or my husband's native Indonesia. Hope that's not interpreted as traitorous.
  • Okinawa Soba (Rob) 4y

    You guys talk about Thailand like I talk about Okinawa. If you happen to like "small island" life (like I do) Okinawa is one of the best and busiest there is. However, it's hard to compete with WHOLE COUNTRIES like the Philippines or Thailand ! ;-)
  • Mei Todd 4y

    that's crazy...our small in Brazil is also 300ml.
  • Okinawa Soba (Rob) 4y

    Mei Todd I have a feeling that America is at the pinnacle of countries offering LARGE PORTIONS of anything and everything to its citizens --- and our waistlines show it !
  • dacian groza 4y

    Here in Romania (and I think the rest of Europe) the drink sizes are: small 250, medium 400 and large 500ml

    The price of a medium big mac menu is around 5 USD. It's made of a big mac, medium fries and medium drink.
  • Okinawa Soba (Rob) 4y

    dacian groza Wow, I thought the Japan sizes would be the smallest in the world --- being the "Bonsai People" that they are --- but Romania (and the rest of Europe?) has outdone them ! Thanks for the comment !
  • jakeisthebest1 3y

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? that is very interesting by Jake
  • Okinawa Soba (Rob) 3y

    jakeisthebest1 I thought so, too ! ;-)
  • thoton9 3y

    How much is it in the United States? In Japan, the price is 100 yen each no mater what size.
  • Okinawa Soba (Rob) 3y

    thoton9 Do you mean USA McDonald's prices ? I really don't know. When I was there last, I only got a drink with a "Set" and didn't pay attention to the individual (tampin) prices of things.
  • thoton9 3y

    Yes, princes in U.S. Thanks anyway!
  • Okinawa Soba (Rob) 3y

    thoton9 The summertime "Any Size = 100 yen" deal is now over....at least here in Okinawa.
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