Sacrilege: Coca-Cola Will Soon Be Sold In Bottle-Shaped Eco-Friendly Plastic Bags (Updated)

Apparently in many parts of Central America, expensive soda drinks like Coca-Cola are served up in plastic Ziploc bags—instead of glass or plastic bottles—so they're more affordable. And so the iconic and highly recognizable shape of the Coke bottle isn't lost, the sugar water maker has created these Coca-Cola bags as a low-cost alternative to its traditional packaging.

Besides being cheaper to produce, and probably even cheaper to ship, the Coca-Cola bags are supposedly more eco-friendly than plastic bottles, and even glass bottles and cans which require quite a bit of energy to recycle.

So what do you think? Would you drink Coke out of a plastic bag? There are many cola connoisseurs who claim that Coca-Cola just tastes better out of a glass bottle, and would probably turn their noses up at this idea. But if it's better for the environment, maybe the company should start distributing these in North America as well. [YouTube via PSFK]

Update: According to Inhabitat, Coca-Cola has released an official statement claiming the video is fake and the company has no plans to introduce or sell its products in plastic bags.

Currently, there is no presentation of Coca-Cola in plastic bags in any country of Central America ("Coca-Cola Bag"). Recently, a video was circulated on different social networks, which suggests the existence of this presentation in the market. In this regard, it is necessary to clarify that The Coca-Cola Company is not the author of the video and is not responsible for its dissemination. The Company currently distributes Coca-Cola in Central America countries in cans, plastic PET and glass.