here’s the explanation: Soda is heavily subsidized by the government, especially the corn aspect of it. it only actually costs the company roughly 4cents to fill that container, the rest is pure profit (because they ship it in such large quantities that shipping really pays for it’s self with like a penny off each bottle) the company wants you to buy the larger one because it’s easier/cheaper to make because of material costs (enough small bottles to equal one big bottle costs a lot more than one big bottle).
finally an explanation for the water: the government DOESN’T subsidize privatized water bottling facilities because if you look anywhere within 50meters of you at your home, oh hay, tap fucking water… all public works (i.e. government subsidized)… also you should know that the bottled water doesn’t have the same restrictions as far as cleanliness is concerned so that bottled water is probably some of the dirtiest water you’ll ever drink.
go buy a fucking reusable water bottle and fill it with tap water. if you’re afraid the tap water is dangerous: A. you’re a fucking moron. B. go boil it, boiled water removes all contaminants, without getting rid of essential minerals (distilling the water by boiling it and collecting the steam to condense into water removes EVERYTHING, and that water has no value to it other than hydration, which it is not as good at without the minerals that your body craves/absorbs with the water).
that’s the explenation for ‘this shit’ have the fucking self control to not buy soda and they wont get as many subsidies. as for the water, bottle your own.