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Package death-match #2 – 1.5 Lt. Juice Category (Europe)

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1.5 Lt. Juice Packages (Europe)

AllThree

In the second article of the Package Death-Match series we will be comparing 1.5 liter fruit juice packages from the European market.

The three packages we chose, even visually imply diverse handling characteristics that we want to compare. Naturally, beyond handling, we also compared opening, pouring and closing.

Appearance

Both carton and plastic containers are well known solutions in the European market, mostly in the “liter and above” size category.

Derby

Since the importance of transparency is a topic that deserves a separate debate from a consumer perspective, for the purposes of this study, we will deliberately steer clear of the discussion on whether the transparency of PET is preferable to the opaqueness of carton, focusing instead on their usability.

Let’s start with Derby.

Pros

  • Flow is abundant but controllable
  • The aluminum  foil beneath the cap is easy to remove

Cons

  • Although the bottle features a slim waist, it is not always easy to pour with one hand

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Opening Star
Pouring Star
Closing Star
Handling Star
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Rating: 3.4/5 (2 votes cast)

Bravo

Bravo

Pros

  • the brick shape is rational to store

Cons

  • opening force is high and a prolonged effort is needed during opening
  • pouring is difficult to control due to the excessive gurgling
  • need to squeeze the package to ensure good flow

Our Panel: Your Rating:
Opening Star
Pouring Star
Closing Star
Handling Star
Overall Star
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Rating: 2.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Valfrutta

Valfrutta

Pros

  • the brick shape is rational to store

Cons

  • the cap position and the peculiar package shape induce an uncomfortable cap grip
  • pouring is difficult to control due to the gurgling and the mid-position of the cap
  • the package has to be grasped from the wider side which is counterintuitive and difficult for people with small hands
  • need to squeeze the package to ensure good flow

Our Panel: Your Rating:
Opening Star
Pouring Star
Closing Star
Handling Star
Overall Star
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Rating: 2.1/5 (3 votes cast)

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