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Kosher Coke, or Mexican Coke made with real suger cane


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#21 of 185 OFFLINE   robocop2001

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Posted December 11 2007 - 07:32 AM

Deep in the heart of Texas...I think all Coke comes from Mexico. jk...I really like that Mexico Coke.

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Posted December 11 2007 - 09:02 AM

What about Pepsi? Is there an equivalant Mexican or Kosher Pepsi available? Keith, thanks for the link. Maybe they have Pepsi! Regarding the mention of lead, according the the website Keith linked to, the lead is part of the painted label. makes sense. Hopefully not in the glass!

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Posted December 11 2007 - 09:23 AM

Deep in the heart of Texas...I think all Coke comes from Mexico. jk...I really like that Mexico Coke.
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Posted December 11 2007 - 10:50 AM

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For those curious about the difference, I have done a comparison with both US Coke (with HFCS) and Coke for Passover ...

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Anthony, thanks for that post. I was trying to put my impressions of the differences in words but couldn't. You nailed it.

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Posted December 11 2007 - 10:56 AM

I make my own soda. I bought a soda siphon from here;



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Sometimes I use lemon and sugar or, I'll get some premade syrups with no HFCS from a polish deli.



The plus is you control everything, flavor and sweetness.
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Posted December 11 2007 - 11:21 AM

What about Pepsi? Is there an equivalant Mexican or Kosher Pepsi available?
I do not believe that Pepsi makes a Kosher for Passover product....and we need to keep that distinction because Pepsi products are kosher, just not Kosher for Passover.

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Posted December 11 2007 - 11:51 AM

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What about Pepsi? Is there an equivalent Mexican or Kosher Pepsi available?



Keith, thanks for the link. Maybe they have Pepsi!


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I would like to know as well. Im more of a Pepsi person than Coke Cola. I love the sugar cane bottled Pepsi I got from the meat market in town but its would be an hour drive (there and back) to get a bottle. They are on the opposite side of town.



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Posted December 11 2007 - 01:05 PM

Ahh, another Pepsi guy! Well, come to think of it, if Mexican or Kosher Coke taste as different as described, it may be better then Pepsi, in the end it's the taste. But I'd like to compare the flavor and taste of sugar cane Pepsi and Coke. Hmmm, sounds like I am speaking of wine or something, The Colamaster!

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Posted December 11 2007 - 02:18 PM

I don't know if this answers the question about the lead but In Mexico they recycle bottles and the sprite from mexico are the ones you can tell most easily. The year is usually on the bottles I want to say I've seen bottles from the late 90's for sprite. Most of the Coca-Cola were from 2003 or later. If you ever have a Coke in Mexico at a restaurant they pore it in a glass and take the bottle back many times. I have seen Pepsi from Mexico but I work for CCE so I've never been tempted to pick one up and look at the contents or try. I don't know about the rest of the country but yes Costco has it and a few walmarts but primarly they are at grocery stores that cater to people from latin america. Here in Texas the big one being Fiesta. Originally the stores were getting the Coke straight from the bottlers in Mexico but for the most part that's ended and now the local US bottler such as Coca-Cola Enterprises distributes them. The bottlers don't want to compete with Coke made of sugar so don't get your hopes up. Thus they make it so that it's hard to find and stays niche. But they aren't going to lose their market by letter the mexican bottlers sale in the US.

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Posted December 11 2007 - 02:30 PM

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but yes Costco has it

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None that I could find at my local Costco. I'm from the Northeast so it must be only specific regions that get it.
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Posted December 12 2007 - 09:24 AM

> But isn't the US the only place that has the obesity problem too? You're joking, right? It's a problem all over, especially most Western countries and even some in the Third World. Regarding the "kosher for Passover" coke, I wasn't aware there was a special type of kosher for that, and I imagine many others aren't aware, either. It sounds like the packaging for it is fairly subtle, so many people could be buying it not realizing the significance of it to others (if that makes sense). In other words, if I saw it on the store, I wouldn't realize that me buying it could be depriving someone else of something important to them for "faith-based" reasons, when for me it would just be for the taste of the product.

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Posted December 13 2007 - 08:40 AM

I looked everywhere and can't find any of the kosher coke with the yellow cap. I may try my local Mexican foods market and see if they have any.

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Posted December 13 2007 - 10:09 AM

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I looked everywhere and can't find any of the kosher coke with the yellow cap.

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And most likely you won't. The Coke in question (with the yellow cap) is Kosher for Passover, which is released in limited quantities before Passover. As I'm not a Jew, I would differ to one of our Jewish members as to what the differences are between standard kosher and kosher for Passover. Also, is normal Coke kosher?

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Posted December 13 2007 - 10:24 AM

I looked everywhere and can't find any of the kosher coke with the yellow cap. I may try my local Mexican foods market and see if they have any.
Passover: April 19 - 27, 2008 During the eight days of passover, Jews don't eat leavened bread (chametz). Technically, they can't have it in their houses. It's considered a contaminant. Certain other foods such as maize, and peas are sometimes thought of as analogous to leavened bread-- they puff up when cooked. Since Coke is normally made with corn syrup, it's considered chametz by certain religious traditions. So, during those eight days, many Jews abstain. This costs Coca-Cola money. In order to recapture the market, the bottlers sell coke made from sugar. But during the rest of the year, there's no prohibition on the consumption of corn syrup, and the bottlers just produce and sell the normal stuff. Mexican Coke may or may not be kosher; there may not be enough of a market for "rabbinical supervision."

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Posted December 13 2007 - 10:52 AM

Passover: April 19 - 27, 2008



During the eight days of passover, Jews don't eat leavened bread (chametz). Technically, they can't have it in their houses. It's considered a contaminant.



Certain other foods such as maize, and peas are sometimes thought of analogous to leavened bread-- they puff up when cooked. Since Coke is normally made with corn syrup, it's considered chametz by certain religious traditions. So, during those eight days, many Jews abstain.



This costs Coca-Cola money. In order to recapture the market, the bottlers sell coke made from sugar.



But during the rest of the year, there's no prohibition on the consumption of corn syrup, and the bottlers just produce and sell the normal stuff.



Mexican Coke may or may not be kosher; there may not be enough of a market for "rabbinical supervision."


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I'm going to definitely try and pick up some of the bottled Mexican Coke and see how it is.

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Posted December 13 2007 - 11:39 AM

Also, is normal Coke kosher?

Nearly all carbonated soft drinks are kosher, unless they contain a non-kosher ingredient (or processed ingredient containing non-kosher ingredients). You can find a fairly exhaustive list of soft drinks available in the U.S. that are kosher here:
http://www.kashrut.com/consumer/soda/

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Posted December 14 2007 - 02:31 PM

I enjoy Coke with sugar, but even that pales in comparison with the greatest cola drink on the planet: RC Draft Cola. Super smooth and with a hint of vanilla and chocolate from the cane sugar. Awesome. I had two this last week.



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Posted December 15 2007 - 01:31 PM

I just bought 2 bottles of the 500ml size (16.9 oz) Mexicoke for $1.29/bottle at our large local grocery, in the mexican foods aisle. I remember the old style bottled soda dispensers in our gymnasium back in the 70's, 6.5 oz bottles for a dime or so. That was some great, tooth decaying stuff!

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Posted December 16 2007 - 09:58 AM

I finally had a chance to get a case of the Mexican Coke at Costco. It was a tad pricey, $17.99 for 24 bottles, .75 a bottle verses a case of Pepsi at Costco with 36 cans. Works out to .25 cents a can! I had a taste last night. My impression is similar, I can taste a difference. Though I'm a Pepsi drinker, I know what Coke tastes like. This Mexican Coke taste a lot like Pepsi with HFCS. But it does go down easier and is smoother. I am not sure I like that yet. I'll have another bottle to reset my tastebuds. What I liked about Pepsi is that "burning" sensation as it goes down!

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Posted December 17 2007 - 09:49 PM

I enjoy Coke with sugar, but even that pales in comparison with the greatest cola drink on the planet: RC Draft Cola. Super smooth and with a hint of vanilla and chocolate from the cane sugar. Awesome. I had two this last week.



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were are you getting that.

i thought it was discontinued over 10 years ago.



and yes this was/is? the best soda hands down.
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