Coca-Cola is to launch a drink in a handbag-sized can aimed at women. "Mini-break" Diet Coke, which went on sale on Monday, is available solely from chemist chain Boots.

A spokesperson for Coca-Cola Great Britain said: "It's for people on the go and will fit into ladies' handbags."

The new-sized Diet Coke will be advertised in the women's press, and will also include Diet Coke with lemon and caffeine-free Diet Coke.

The cans will hold 250ml, as opposed to the standard 330ml cans and 500ml plastic bottles.