Eternal Questions: Why Does Soda or Beer Taste Different in a Bottle Than a Can?

by Benjamin Domenech on 7:34 am July 24, 2009

Explainer answers: “Manufacturers dissolve the same volume of carbon dioxide into their plastic- and aluminum-bound products, but polyethylene terephthalate plastic is somewhat more CO2-permeable than aluminum. That means the fizz will leak out of a plastic bottle of Coke at a higher rate than it would from a can.”

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