03-01-2019, 09:43 AM
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Didn't know if this should be here or with coffee and tea. It is not coffee or tea sooo I put it here.
I was shopping in a local dollar store yesterday, came across a rather nice wooden display of Mexican Coke.
For some who may not know, Mexican Coke is made with pure can sugar versus the American Coke, which uses
 beet sugar. Sugar is sugar, right? WRONG  Nono  American 12 oz. has 140 calories, Mexican 150.
Mexican is sweeter, has less "fizz". When I was a little kid, I remember the change to beet sugar .
I've done a little research on this....For example, a rich silicon valley man imports Mexican Coke by the truck load
for his office and will drink no U.S. Coke. A bottler in N.Y. makes pure cane sugar Coke once a year for
customers, they place a solid red cap to differentiate from "regular". To clarify.....I'm talking about Coca Cola.... Winky

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 03-01-2019, 10:30 AM
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Beet sugar beats high fructose corn syrup... also when it comes to soda/pop/coke/"other regional name for fizzy drink"

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 03-01-2019, 10:57 AM
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Mexican Coke tastes better, IMO, and it's not even close.

Also tastes "cleaner" if that makes any sense.

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 03-01-2019, 11:19 AM
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Actually its HFCS that makes a difference and its finding its way into Mexican Coke. An interesting article (to me) can be found at Smithsonian Mag, and its titled The Story of Mexican Coke Is a Lot More Complex Than Hipsters Would Like to Admit

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 03-01-2019, 12:46 PM
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You are absolutely spot on here Ron!  Bottom line...Mexican/pure cane sugar coke tastes better!

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 03-01-2019, 12:49 PM
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I really needed that clarification. We are talking about Coca Cola.


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 03-01-2019, 12:50 PM
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(03-01-2019, 12:49 PM)nikos.a Wrote: I really needed that clarification. We are talking about Coca Cola.


Bahahahaha...no comment!

You wildman Nick!  I can’t wait to make it to Greece!

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 03-01-2019, 12:51 PM
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(03-01-2019, 12:49 PM)nikos.a Wrote: I really needed that clarification. We are talking about Coca Cola.


Cane sugar coke versus the crap fructose syrup coke.

Mexican coke all the way! It’s an outstanding drink.

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 03-01-2019, 12:57 PM
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[font=.SF UI Display][font=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]Coke does a special run of cane sugar once a year for Passover. It came out and sells out quickly. It has a Kosher yellow top.[/font][/font]


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 03-01-2019, 01:06 PM
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I am going to have to be on the look out for that!

Good gouge!  Thanks!

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 03-01-2019, 04:00 PM
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(03-01-2019, 12:57 PM)timwcic Wrote: [font=.SF UI Display][font=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]Coke does a special run of cane sugar once a year for Passover. It came out and sells out quickly. It has a Kosher yellow top.[/font][/font]

Hey Tim, that's pretty interesting.  Sorry for my ignorance of Kosher laws, but is there something about the Coke available the rest of the year that makes it non-Kosher?

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 03-01-2019, 05:20 PM
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(03-01-2019, 04:00 PM)BrickHud Wrote:
(03-01-2019, 12:57 PM)timwcic Wrote: [font=.SF UI Display][font=.SFUIDisplay-Semibold]Coke does a special run of cane sugar once a year for Passover. It came out and sells out quickly. It has a Kosher yellow top.[/font][/font]

Hey Tim, that's pretty interesting.  Sorry for my ignorance of Kosher laws, but is there something about the Coke available the rest of the year that makes it non-Kosher?

I am not Exactly positive, but to the best of my understanding corn syrup is not kosher. Do not know way. Cane sugar is. I buy it in Florida at Publix when I go to Miami. It makes a great cuba libre, don’t forget fresh lime

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 03-01-2019, 05:44 PM
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I was hugely disappointed when Coca Cola changed their original formula way back when. Although I’ve sworn off sugary drinks, once a year I indulge in a bottle of Yellow Top. Gotta love kosher Coke Smile

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 03-02-2019, 04:10 AM
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Talking about Coke.

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 03-02-2019, 04:36 AM
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(03-02-2019, 04:10 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Talking about Coke.

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 03-02-2019, 12:55 PM
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Personally I always preferred Brazilian over Colombian but...

What? Coca cola? 

sorry never touch the stuff, its bad for you. they ruined it when they changed the formula and removed the coke in 1931.

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 03-02-2019, 01:47 PM
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(03-01-2019, 10:30 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Beet sugar beats high fructose corn syrup... also when it comes to soda/pop/coke/"other regional name for fizzy drink"


Where I'm from, if you order a coke you'll be asked what kind.  Coke is synonymous with any soda.

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 03-02-2019, 01:51 PM
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I was told by a Coca Cola distributor that the small 8 oz glass bottles of Coke that have recently reappeared in supermarkets (the most expensive ones) use real cane sugar.   Interestingly, they have red caps.

and FWIW they do taste better than canned Coke or the plastic bottles.

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 03-02-2019, 01:57 PM
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(03-02-2019, 01:47 PM)DannyZ Wrote:
(03-01-2019, 10:30 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Beet sugar beats high fructose corn syrup... also when it comes to soda/pop/coke/"other regional name for fizzy drink"


Where I'm from, if you order a coke you'll be asked what kind.  Coke is synonymous with any soda.

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It's a Southern thing I guess.. y'all keep it weird Tongue

On a lark - if I may go on a tangent to the thread - I just figured out why the common Norwegian name for carbonated sugerwater (aka soda/pop/coke) is "brus"... turns out it's short for "bruslimonade"; which translate as "fizzy lemonade" (I'm assuming the first carbonated sugerwater available in Norway was carbonated lemonade... which sounds pretty tasty now that I think about it).

So we're basically calling it fizz... still tastes better with real sugar.

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 03-02-2019, 04:01 PM
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I'm a Coke guy. If I go to Taco Bell or KFC (owned by Pepsi) I drink Dr. Pepper…..But NEVER EVER Pepsi. Also like a ice cold YooHoo.

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