Passover is fast approaching, so that means real Coca-Cola is now available in many markets. It's made with cane sugar, not corn syrup/fructose so you can really taste the difference! Keep your eyes open at your local supermarket for the yellow cap on classic coke 2 liter bottles. This is the only time of year you will find it, so happy hunting.
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no siree. it's sold in a few Costco's as "Mexican Coke" bc it's made in mexico with Cane Sugar. Right now there is a "Pepsi Throwback" on the market that's also sugar cane based. The only time Real-Sugar Based coke is readily available on the market is now, Passover, and there's a little premium for it.
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Originally posted by indybob:
Yep, Mexican Coke. Available any time of the year from your local Hispanic market.


Big Grin

On a serious note, thanks for the heads up. I had no idea this even existed. Gonna have to pick some up and try it.
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Originally posted by mpls wine guy:
Alot of hispanic markets here so I'll check the difference.


The difference is pretty subtle unless you're a daily Coca-Cola drinker. Side-by-side you'll be able to tell, but just to go along with a Pizza or a Burger it's not a huge difference.

However, the difference in a rum and coke is really big. Like I said, it's the key to a perfect Mentirita. Equal parts Mexican Coca-Cola and Dark 4 y/o rum with a spritz of lime poured over a full glass of ice..... perrrrfect!
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Originally posted by jorgerunfast:
no siree. it's sold in a few Costco's as "Mexican Coke" bc it's made in mexico with Cane Sugar. Right now there is a "Pepsi Throwback" on the market that's also sugar cane based. The only time Real-Sugar Based coke is readily available on the market is now, Passover, and there's a little premium for it.
Ah, it's sold everywhere here, guess I take it for granted.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
I only drink diet soda, but Mexican Coke is so gooooooood.....

Same for me, but when I'm in Mexico I drink their "Coke Lite". Supposedly it's zero calories (at least that's what it says on the bottle) but it tastes close to the regular, which is pretty damn good. So if turns out it isn't really diet, then I don't want to know.
+1. I agree that the Coke Lite in Mexico is much better than any diet cola available north of the border. Love all the great fruit flavored soda available from there as well, like Peñafiel.
I keep filling out the comment cards at Costco, lobbying them to import Coke Lite, but they never listen to me.
Haven't seen it north of the border at all. Frown
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
I keep filling out the comment cards at Costco, lobbying them to import Coke Lite, but they never listen to me.
Haven't seen it north of the border at all. Frown


Dude, head to the Latino part of Seattle and hunt through the mercados. You're bound to find it.
I gave up coke a few years ago, well, almost 10 now, unless I'm mixing it with spirits. Mexican coke is indeed dandy. There are a whole string of drinks available now with cane sugar. The aforementioned "throwback" series, as well as some ice teas, and specialty sodas like Abita Root Beer. Even Snapple, previously made from "the best stuff on earth" is switching some of it's line to cane sugar and away from high fructose corn syrup. Here here.

But back to the thread...yes, I like the taste difference. It also seems less fizzy, so you can really chug it!

keytohwy
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Originally posted by indybob:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
I keep filling out the comment cards at Costco, lobbying them to import Coke Lite, but they never listen to me.
Haven't seen it north of the border at all. Frown


Dude, head to the Latino part of Seattle and hunt through the mercados. You're bound to find it.

I'm willing to bet there's more Latino markets in Everett than in Seattle, and I'm still looking.
no, no, no... let's not turn this thread into one talking about religion. I am learning too much about Coca cola. Let gigibit google it and find out. (I, too, should do the same to refresh my memory on passover)
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
What's Passover? Confused


Surely you jest!
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Originally posted by Ogopogo DUDE:
no, no, no... let's not turn this thread into one talking about religion. I am learning too much about Coca cola.

Big Grin EXCELLENT! Big Grin
I prefer the high fructose corns syrup version of Coke.

My favorite soda is the Virgil's Root Beer. Damn those are good and the Cream Soda is better than Sauternes. Wink
I remember many a kid bringing in a bottle of Coke and a kid brother or sister's baby tooth to perform the classic experiment in Science class. Also worked with carpenter's nails. Big Grin
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Originally posted by Steti:
Don't think I've tried this! Is it available everywhere?


As PS mentioned, the Passover coke is available at pretty much all major grocery stores. It isn't quite as sweet as the Mexican one, but it's stll different.

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