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Coke introduces bottle made of ice

ATLANTA -- The Coca-Cola Co. has come up with a bottle for Coke drinkers who like the beverage ice-cold, and like to help out the environment -- a bottle made of ice.

The special-edition bottle, which is shaped like the traditional glass Coke bottle and has the company's iconic script lettering etched in ice, is being offered only in Colombia for now. No word if the bottles will make it to the United States.

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The bottle has proven popular in Colombia, a Coke website says, adding that beachside drink servers have sold 265 frozen bottles an hour, on average.

According to the website, the production process starts with pouring micro-filtered water into silicone molds, then freezing the water to -25ºC and filling the molds with Coke.

Each bottle is wrapped with a rubber Coke-logoed band that allows the drinker to hold the bottle without getting frozen fingers. Once the bottle melts, the band doubles as a keepsake bracelet, the company said.