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Mexican Coca Cola

Started 1391897741.973 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1392232201.66 by corita

Just purchased a bottle of coke from Mexico at a local restaurant for lunch and it is made with real sugar as opposed to corn syrup. Why dont the American bottlers follow suit? Ive been reading up on a lot of nasty things about corn syrup. I am especially worried that a lot of our corn is becoming genetically modified. Im limiting the amount of corn syrup I consume and searching for healthier options.

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annabellet­hecat1391897903.06713986 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006

Pepsi makes Throwback that is made with real sugar. That is the only Pepsi I drink.

waterdragon1391898410.142653 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006Sandy Eggo

I really wish they would - kosher coke also uses sugar, not HFC.

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Sabatini21391898576.9532930 PostsRegistered 11/13/2010

ITA, Reever! You'd think w/ all the hoopla over high fructose corn syrups, etc., that the soda companies would sit up & take notice. They carry Mexican Coke in the ethnic food aisle of my grocery store - in glass bottles, no less!

As a point of interest, I recently read where the Mexican Coke sold in Mexico will now be made w/ the dreaded HFCS, but the Coke they sell here will be made w/ sugar.

Here's why:

Executives at Coca-Cola in Latin America decided to make the switch after the Mexican government approved a tax of one peso on every liter of soda sold. To be fair, the tax is in place to help curb obesity in a country where more than 70 percent of people are overweight. But to maintain profits and avoid having to raise the price on a can of soda, Coke execs decided this devastating change was in order.

Shelbelle1391899472.56334393 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 2/8/2014 waterdragon said:

I really wish they would - kosher coke also uses sugar, not HFC.

I think that may only happen during Passover. Corn is not allowed to be consumed during Passover.

sunshine451391899761.6741067 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast

some of our local grocery stores have been selling the mexican coke, sprite, and fanta orange in the tall bottles. i do buy them sometimes.....love the taste. i can usually find the mexican coke at sams club.

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annabellet­hecat1391899964.56713986 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006

Years ago when we traveled over Europe the Coke was served in the small bottles and tasted like it did when I was a child (I'm 67).

Shelbelle1391900214.5534393 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

In Atlanta there is huge exhibit called The World of Coke, great tour. they give you samples of Coke sold over all the world, some taste terrible, very bitter.

Stargazer771391902885.976222 PostsRegistered 10/24/2006
They sell it by the case at Costco. It's almost always in stock. It's pricey.

KYToby1391903514.511268 PostsRegistered 2/19/2012

First of all, the "hoopla" over HFCS is amongst people with a lack of understanding of (it breaks down into the body the same way). Corn syrup and HFCS are two separate things, by the way.

The reason HFCS came to be used in the U.S is because it saves money (it is sweeter than sugar), and corns is easier to grow and more abundant here than is sugar cane due to weather.

The GMO "worry" is also amongst the scientifically illiterate. Most foods we eat are GMO, and real corn (I.e. non-modified) is inedible. Whether it is through selective breeding, hybridization or processed in a lab, it is all GMO. There is no different.

kachina6241391903953.85315684 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
Thank you KYToby, I completely agree. I get tired of all the silliness over food. If we took all the concerns we read on these boards seriously, we would be in starvation mode.

Debbie14261391908952.3075339 PostsRegistered 9/12/2012
Hard to argue that it tastes SO much better!

waterdragon1391911289.3932653 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006Sandy Eggo
On 2/8/2014 Shelbelle said:
On 2/8/2014 waterdragon said:

I really wish they would - kosher coke also uses sugar, not HFC.

I think that may only happen during Passover. Corn is not allowed to be consumed during Passover.

your right - that's the only time I've seen it.

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nantucket ­shore1391915682.7335610 PostsRegistered 10/14/2007
On 2/8/2014 Shelbelle said:

In Atlanta there is huge exhibit called The World of Coke, great tour. they give you samples of Coke sold over all the world, some taste terrible, very bitter.


Did not know that.................

nunu4u1391916180.2278666 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

Coke and Pepsi switched ot HFC due to high tariffs on imported sugar and corn subsidies by the US government in the 1980's.

sage41391916198.88228 PostsRegistered 10/29/2012

My sister is an Executive at Coke in Atlanta and we always get the first taste of anything new. She knows that I will say whether I like it or not. My niece develops some of the flavors there also and some of them taste horrible of course.

We are from the West Indies and the best Coco Cola is made there from real sugar. Taste fantastic.

henderson1391962797.713353 PostsRegistered 10/4/2008

It's cheaper to use corn syrup rather than sugar.

Karlakaye1391963323.787879 PostsRegistered 7/6/2009The beautiful Chesapeake Bay

My husband is totally in love with the Mexican Coca Cola. We buy the cases at Costco at least once a month. They are $17.99----had a sale with a couple bucks off recently. The only drawback is that a case of glass bottles is really really heavy to pick up!! Oh well.....he's worth it!

KK

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Brinklii1391964677.72310278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI
On 2/8/2014 sage4 said:

My sister is an Executive at Coke in Atlanta and we always get the first taste of anything new. She knows that I will say whether I like it or not. My niece develops some of the flavors there also and some of them taste horrible of course.

We are from the West Indies and the best Coco Cola is made there from real sugar. Taste fantastic.

Lucky you! Coca Cola is my only vice in life! Don't smoke, drink alcohol, or use recreational drugs. Just give me a Classic Coke and I'm in heaven!

A tongue has no bones, yet it is strong enough to break a heart. Be careful with your words.

Vamp1391964879.2411331 PostsRegistered 3/9/2007

If you are really concerned about what you are putting in your body, you might consider giving up coke and other soft drinks altogether. Seriously, coke is nothing more than a chemical cocktail. It has no redeeming nutritious value whatsoever.

If you want to keep this as your one "vice" then I wouldn't worry about the corn syrup.

kachina6241391988250.32315684 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico

You all would do well to quit worrying about corn syrup and direct your attention to the coloring used in cola.

Consumer Reports is warning the caramel coloring that gives cola its brown hue may be dangerous in the levels its found in some popular soft drinks. “There’s no reason why consumers should be exposed to an avoidable and unnecessary risk that can stem from coloring food brown,” toxicologist Dr. Urvashi Rangan, executive director of Consumer Reports’ Food Safety & Sustainability Center, said in a statement. Researchers at the magazine tested dozens of cans and bottles from a variety of popular brands looking for levels of the artificial chemical used for coloring, 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI). Previous studies of 4-MeI have found long-term exposure to the chemical caused lung cancer in mice, according to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. That prompted the state to add 4-MeI to its list of potentially toxic chemicals under Proposition 65, which requires warning labels on products containing concerning levels of the chemical -- in this case 29 micrograms of 4-MeI per can or bottle.

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Sooner1391991131.44714793 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 2/8/2014 Debbie1426 said: Hard to argue that it tastes SO much better!

Sorry but I can't taste a big difference.

Brinklii1392040148.6210278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI
On 2/9/2014 Vamp said:

If you are really concerned about what you are putting in your body, you might consider giving up coke and other soft drinks altogether. Seriously, coke is nothing more than a chemical cocktail. It has no redeeming nutritious value whatsoever.

If you want to keep this as your one "vice" then I wouldn't worry about the corn syrup.

Did I say I was worried about the corn syrup...or any other chemicals in Coke? {#emotions_dlg.confused1} I've been drinking it 64 years...hasn't hurt me yet. I limit my Coke intake to one 7.5 oz. can a day though.

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A tongue has no bones, yet it is strong enough to break a heart. Be careful with your words.

Hildegarde­ Withers1392045079.37723283 PostsRegistered 7/3/2008

I haven't seen it anywhere, but would love to try it.


Hildegarde­ Withers1392045293.61723283 PostsRegistered 7/3/2008
On 2/9/2014 Karlakaye said:

My husband is totally in love with the Mexican Coca Cola. We buy the cases at Costco at least once a month. They are $17.99----had a sale with a couple bucks off recently.

$18 for a case of 24? Wow!


Brinklii1392045864.73310278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI
On 2/10/2014 Hildegarde Withers said:

I haven't seen it anywhere, but would love to try it.

Hildegarde, look in the international foods aisle at your supermarket. It is usually sold by the single bottle right along with the rest of the Mexican foods. It is pricey.

A tongue has no bones, yet it is strong enough to break a heart. Be careful with your words.

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