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Just in Time for Passover: Real Sugar Coke

We don't drink much soda in our household, it's not that we're better than soda or anything, it's just that we don't really like it (although we have been known to keep a few bottles of root beer & ginger ale for when the mood strikes). My boyfriend especially hates on it, he really just doesn't enjoy it. Which is why it surprised me when we were at a little taqueria and he ordered a Coke. I asked him why and he said, "I like Mexican Coke sometimes. It tastes way better than American Coke." It was surprising to hear him say, but it's definitely true, you see, Mexican Coke is made with real sugar cane and American Coke is made with high-fructose corn syrup.

So how do you get real coke without importing it from Mexico? Well if you're lucky enough to find it, it seems that the Coca-Cola company makes Coke with real sugar for Passover (so it can be deemed kosher). You'll be able to identify these bottles by their brightly colored yellow tops, as well as the kosher symbol on the cap. And if you find them (they're only available in major metropolitan areas with large Jewish populations), you might want to stock up, they're only in stores for a few weeks.

Which leaves me wondering this, I know it costs more, but why can't we have real sugar coke all year round?

Note: Apparently there is also kosher Sprite and Pepsi as well, and all of this is most commonly found in 2-liter bottles, although there have been rumors of a highly-coveted canned variety.

Source: BuzzFeed and Off the Broiler

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Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 7 years
I might have to make a run to Costco and see if they have Passover Coke or Pepsi. :)
danizzle danizzle 7 years
you know whats funny, i never knew why the passover coke tasted so much better than regular coke, and now i see why! i guess when i used to pick it up for passover i never realized what the difference was, but now that i know, im going to stock up on tons of it..for passover and for the rest of the year. good thing its readily available in my area!!!!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
i agree with sophlb!
sophlb sophlb 9 years
I think Coke in the US is made with corn syrup because sugar is much more expensive. Something to do with the corn grower's subsidies and lobbyists & Cuban sugar, etc. In other places around the world, sugar is cheaper. I agree though, Mexican Coke tastes 100x better...it's hardly worth drinking the US stuff!
joyofadventure joyofadventure 9 years
now i am so gonna go look for this!
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 9 years
Kosher Coke! Who knew? I also have been known to go to out local taqueria and get the bottled cokes- it's true that the Mexican ones taste soooo much better.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Yes! Passover Coke! I hardly ever drink regular soda, but this is one time of year when I have to stock up.
krisua krisua 9 years
Hmm some kind of a commercial text?
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
i have pop about 3-4 times a year but i agree, the mexican and kosher stuff is better. If you live in a city with a large Jewish population, check the kosher isles in grocery stores or hit up the Jewish corner markets... :D
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
yea this makes me go "isn't it more economical (for the company) to produce it all year round rather than only during Passover?" honestly, i think i wouldnt know the diff. i for once, love diet coke! :p
JessNess JessNess 9 years
Partysugar I was going to mention the glass bottle Cokes. My grandfather only drinks Coke in a glass bottle. When he use to come to Cali from Oklahoma he would stock up on it because it was easier to find out here. I dont drink soda anymore but if I do I much prefer Pepsi. Although my first choice is always a rootbeer
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
Wow, I totally didn't know that about the yellow-capped Coke. We definitely have that at the Kosher Kroger in Atlanta.
luckybelle luckybelle 9 years
*having oops!!
luckybelle luckybelle 9 years
I LOVE COKE! I gave up soda for lent so I am definitely have withdrawals!!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I also feel there is something about drinking coke in a glass bottle that makes it taste 10x better as well.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
its true Mexico coke tastes 100x better! so does their blue powerade!
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