I think packaged goods cost more in emerging markets than, uh, emerged. But at least we get Coke and ketchup in glass bottles. I was reading about Heinz’s new social media promotion for balsamic-based ketchup, not available in Sri Lanka I assume. What struck me, however, was this:
While 14-ounce glass Heinz bottles, which are still sold to restaurants, have not been widely available to consumers, the balsamic ketchup will only be sold in the bottles. (Ketchup Moves Upmarket)
Checked the fridge, and I have a glass bottle of Heinz. Which I bought at the street kade down the, uh, street. We also get Coke, Kik or Minute Maid apple juice in glass bottles. You have to drink those there and return, which is fine. Stuff tastes way better and colder in glass. Ketchup is not a big deal to me, but glass is definitely classier and less farty. The main place I see plastic is littered around. You can even get like 1.5/2 liter glass bottles.