Cola Bottles (or coke bottles) are cola flavoured bottle shaped jelly candies. The shape reflects that of the famous Coca Cola brand bottles. Called the “contour bottle” within the company, but known to some as the “hobble skirt” bottle, it was created by bottle designer Earl R. Dean. In 1915, the Coca-Cola Company launched a competition among its bottle suppliers to create a new bottle for the beverage that would distinguish it from other beverage bottles, “a bottle which a person could recognize even if they felt it in the dark, and so shaped that, even if broken, a person could tell at a glance what it was.”
Real fans of cola bottles (the confectionery) will check to see if the lolly shape is based on the old Coke bottles with the stripes and waist. Coke bottle lollies should be multi coloured with a lighter brown at the top of the bottle and darker at the bottom half so it appears that the bottle has some effervescence.
Cola bottles come in three sizes. Small – 2.8cm , standard 4cm and large or giant (depending on the manufacturer).We carry both the medium and giant cola bottles. You get 15 medium cola bottles in 100g and they contain glucose syrup, sugar, gelatine, glycerol, pectin, flavouring, colours. They can be eaten by those on gluten free, dairy free and nut free eating regimes. The giant cola bottles are sold individually.
Cola bottles in the plain variety are coated in a vegetable oil to stop them sticking to one another. The fizzy bottles do not have this coating but rather a sour sugar coating to give a fizz when you put them in your mouth.
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