From: John De Armond
Subject: Re: Aluminum soft drink cans
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 22:19:07 -0400
Fairly common. Coke contains phosphoric acid as a flavoring ingredient. The
cans are aluminum and foil thin. The inside is coated with some sort of
plastic to cut down on the corrosion but the coating isn't perfect. Pinhole
corrosion will pucture the can after awhile.
I used to buy up large quantities of canned drinks for my concession operation
when I found them on sale. I quickly learned that this doesn't work when the
drinks have to be stored long term. Like, for instance, over a winter. Now I
just given the left-overs away at the end of the season and start fresh the
On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 01:45:17 GMT, "Al Malone"
>I opened up a large plastic tote today that I keep in a storage bin under
>our motorhome for storage of canned beverages. I discovered that a large
>amount of soft drink had leaked out of a dozen or so cans of coke and
>sprite. The beer cans were OK. There were no obvious holes in the cans. A
>close inspection turned up very small pin holes in various parts of the
>cans. I sure am glad that they were not sitting out in the open in the
>carpeted storage bins!
>I wonder if anyone else has experienced this? Could there be a bad batch of
>In any case I threw out the rest of the two cases of cans. I think that
>I'll change back to plastic for the soft drinks.
>I'll call the 800# that is on the can on Monday and see what Coke has to say