They are also a major poke in the eye for the big drinks
industry and their multi-million-pound lobbyists and lawyers.
A small cappuccino would have been PS3.09, rising to PS3.29 for a medium and PS3.59 for a large - roughly PS1 extra on top of usual High Street prices and almost PS7.20 for two big drinks
for an obese couple.
At the big drinks
launch at the factory, wannabe entrepreneur Kirin is impressed with Belle's professionalism and starts to see the youngster in a different light.
Environmental concerns about plastic bottles could also be a factor - but this is disputed by the big drinks
companies have agreed to take their alcohol logos off children's football and rugby tops.
A Mardi Gras promo this year "had two big drinks
: the Voodoo Hurricane and a big red one featuring rum." Beads were also wrapped around the drink as part of the fun and servers wore beads, too.
But he said the firm feared the response of the big drinks
The call came from the Portman Group, a body funded by Allied Domecq Plc, Diageo Plc and other big drinks
firms, which aims to encourage responsible marketing of alcoholic drinks through self regulation.
"Drinking is a feature of most people's social lives, and the big drinks
companies are keen to find more and more reasons for us to drink, but it has to be time to ask whether we want alcohol to play such a prominent part in so many areas of life." Other notable harms suffered by adults in Wales as a consequence of someone else's drinking in the last 12 months include: having to contact the police (11%), feeling anxious (29%), having a serious argument (20%), feeling let down (19%) and personally drinking to cope (6%).
The code will be signed by all the big drinks
manufacturers, including Coors - the makers of Carling, who sponsor the Old Firm - and the Scottish Whisky Association, who represent brands including The Famous Grouse and Hibs sponsor Whyte and Mackay.
And you'll never guess what happened - big drinks
were consumed, big bets wagered and two stars were as light of head as they were of pocket by the morning.
Meanwhile, the hypocrisy will gather pace as clubs fall over each other to please the big drinks