Coors Light Box of Thirty Cans: Caveat emptor


Check closely for can size and price

Dear Molson Coors,

I have long been a consumer of your Coors Light product. I have been very satisfied with the quality of this beer. Recently, while entertaining guests from out of town,  I had cause to purchase a larger amount of beer than usual. I bought one 30 can box of Coors Light then a day or so later augmented that with another box of thirty.

I was very surprised when I got my second box home and opened it to find that the cans were not the usual 355 mL but smaller 296 mL. What really annoyed me was that I had paid the same price for both, but at different stores.

Unless side by side the two boxes look very much the same, making this a bit of a scam in my opinion. Is it usual business practice for MolsonCoors to trick its clients?

With the current hot Montreal summer I will no doubt continue to consume your product, even if I feel cheated.

The old saying – Caveat emptor – or let the buyer beware still holds true.



DCS_Grad_2 DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

One thought on “Coors Light Box of Thirty Cans: Caveat emptor

  1. We used to make jokes about that in Israel, that instead of raising prices, we’d just keep making everything smaller. Like tiny loaves of bread and miniature milk cartons. But beer … now that’s SERIOUS.

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