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How many ounces are there in a can of soda?

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The standard number of ounces in a can of soda in the United States is 12. Soda comes in various ounce sizes and cans of varying sizes.

Beverage cans come in a variety of sizes, with some countries using larger cans for beer, cider, and energy drinks. For example, in Australia, energy drinks come in 500-ml containers, which is the equivalent of a 16.9-oz. can.

In the U.S. and many other countries, the standard beverage can holds 12 oz., or 355 ml. Most soda manufacturers who offer their product in cans use a 12-oz. container. However, beverage container companies offer many different can sizes for the global market. The list of standard size beverage cans for North America includes 11 different options ranging from 5.5 oz. to 32 oz.

Various soda companies offer mini cans, which are approximately two-thirds the size of the standard can. Mini cans hold 222 ml, as compared to the 355 of the traditional can. One of the first beverage companies to offer the mini can was Coca-Cola, who did so in 2009 as an option for consumers interested in a smaller beverage choice. Since the apparent success of the mini can for Coca-Cola, other name-brand and store-brand beverage makers offer mini-can options for soda as well.


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