JAPAN McDONALD'S vs AMERICAN CINEPLEX

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    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 :

    www.flickr.com/photos/dciphotography/6007683713/in/photos...

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    ©, ™, 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.

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

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    1. Lulybelle 33 months ago | reply

      This photo says it all....!

    2. tengds-currently not trading 33 months ago | reply

      Same here in Bangkok. You'll get much, much more ice than the actual drink.

    3. ukreal1 33 months ago | reply

      Holy crap!

    4. J. Tewell 33 months ago | reply

      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.

    5. Okinawa Soba 33 months ago | reply

      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.

      Holy Crap is right ! ;-)

      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.

      One picture worth a thousand words !

    6. tengds-currently not trading 33 months ago | reply

      There are even outlets here which will charge you more if you say "no ice" or "little ice". That proves something, doesn't it?

    7. Okinawa Soba 33 months ago | reply

      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).

    8. J. Tewell 33 months ago | reply

      I like living here in the Philippines but my favorite country is Thailand.

    9. tengds-currently not trading 33 months ago | reply

      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.

    10. Okinawa Soba 33 months ago | reply

      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 ! ;-)

    11. Mei Todd 33 months ago | reply

      that's crazy...our small in Brazil is also 300ml.

    12. Okinawa Soba 33 months ago | reply

      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 !

    13. i like it! what is it? 33 months ago | reply

      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.

    14. Okinawa Soba 33 months ago | reply

      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 !

    15. jakeisthebest1 22 months ago | reply

      hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? that is very interesting by Jake

    16. Okinawa Soba 22 months ago | reply

      I thought so, too ! ;-)

    17. thoton9 20 months ago | reply

      How much is it in the United States? In Japan, the price is 100 yen each no mater what size.

    18. Okinawa Soba 20 months ago | reply

      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.

    19. thoton9 20 months ago | reply

      Yes, princes in U.S. Thanks anyway!

    20. Okinawa Soba 20 months ago | reply

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

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