I’ve been giving out duff gen! I thought 80% of the Coca-Cola produced in Africa went out in 350ml bottles in a particular type of crate. But this is not correct as the most common bottles here in Zambia are in fact 300ml AND the crates are different. I think the error comes from my visit to Tanzania and I think the person I spoke with must have been referring to Tanzania only when the mentioned the 80% figure. Below left is the Tanzanian crate and bottles and below right is the Zambia version:
Left: Tanzanian crate | Right: Zambian crate
Note also how the crate differs. The Zambia one is like a honeycomb. The other thing I have noticed is that there are two types on crate in Zambia: the one above and a much more flimsy version which does not have the internal, vertical struts like this one.
The good news is that the AidPod still fits and in fact it could be made slightly longer but there is no way the Zambian crate could accommodate a length-wise version of the AidPod. I plan to do some in-depth ‘crate studies’ this coming week. I’m also hoping to spend a day on a Coca-Cola delivery lorry this week. Watch this space!