02-08-2014 07:15 PM
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.
02-08-2014 07:29 PM
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.
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.
02-08-2014 07:49 PM
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.
02-08-2014 08:51 PM
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.
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