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2013/05/09 21:57:48 (permalink)

Mexican coke

I've been hearing about these for years but never had one. I was at Publix yesterday and saw they were selling them individually in the drink cooler near the registers. I wasn't initially impressed after a couple of sips but then it really started to bring back memories of what Coke used to taste like. They also had Mexican Fanta Orange but I haven't tried that yet.
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    Twinwillow
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/09 22:24:13 (permalink)
    Mexican coke is usually available at most all Hispanic markets as well.
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/09 23:36:30 (permalink)
    We are seeing Mexican Pepsi also, at our international marketplaces in Cinci area, at Jungle Jim's.
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/10 06:19:26 (permalink)
    Mexican coke never tried that before. How does it taste? Well, I must try that coke.
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/10 07:27:05 (permalink)
    These particular beverages are made with sugar, as opposed to corn syrup. Reminds me of the sodas of my youth....Jarritos is a wonderful soda if you can find it-great flavors and lasts longer once opened.
     
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/10 07:27:06 (permalink)
    Welcome to Roadfood, highjumper.
    Mexican Coke is made the same way Coke was made before Coca Cola started using high fructose corn syrup instead of sugar.
    "Mexican Coke" is Coca Cola made in Mexico using 100% pure cane sugar as its sole sweetener. In Dallas, its available at all Fiesta stores as well as all Hispanic markets, taquerias and most Kroger stores. 
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 03:24:19 (permalink)
    Mexican coke? What does it taste?
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 05:05:18 (permalink)
    I believe the Mexican coke was the original formula, then they switched to the high fructose junk they use now.  This coke is used I think in every country from Mexico south.  I tastes just like the original, especially as it comes only in a bottle here.  It's on sale in the Chiciago area at times for 79 cents for the large size bottles.
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 06:39:50 (permalink)
    Really? This is the original formula of coke?
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 09:28:03 (permalink)
    I think coke that is made Kosher for Passover is also made with cane sugar.
    post edited by kozel - 2013/05/15 14:45:27
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 13:40:16 (permalink)
     
    I think much of what makes Mexican Coke taste better is that it comes in real "coke bottle glass".   You can also get the "modern coke" (with HFCS) in small glass bottles in some stores, but they are expensive, and come in those little 7 ounce bottles.  It tastes great in the bottle, but is gone a few sips.  The Mexican coke comes in the larger 12 ounce glass bottles.     There is also the "Kosher coke" made with cane sugar, available at Passover, but it comes in the modern plastic 2-loter bottles.      I think having the Mexican Coke in the nice "old-fashioned" real "coke bottle glass" makes a a bigger difference than the difference between cane sugar versus corn syrup.    Coke from real glass seems so much better than coke from metal or plastic, whether it's cane sugar Coke or corn syrup Coke. 
     
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 14:12:00 (permalink)
    I absolutely agree on the Coke bottle glass phenomenon.
     
    Until late last year, there was a bottling plant in Winona, MN that bottled Coke in 16 ounce RETURNABLE glass bottles. You could buy them at the plant itself during its regular business hours, or at a grocery store in town.  You paid a deposit on the bottles -- just like in the olden days -- and could return them for credit to either the bottling plant or the grocery store.
     
    Sadly, the bottling plant stopped doing this late last fall. This article refers to 6.5 ounce bottles, but all we ever saw were the 16 ounce ones.  http://www.winonadailynew...b4ce-001a4bcf887a.html
     
    Apparently they sold the last of their 6.5 ounce bottles as a charity fundraiser.  http://www.winonadailynew...a0ce-001a4bcf887a.html
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 15:12:45 (permalink)
    It makes a way better Rum and Coke also. I don't drink a lot of soda but I always have a case of Mexican Coke and Jarritos in various flavors....Russ
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 15:25:40 (permalink)
     
    Interesting that the article only mentions the 6.5 ounce bottles.    
    You got the 16 oz bottles, and the non-returnable bottles you see in 6-packs in some stores are 7 oz.   When I was a kid, I'm pretty sure the ones from Coke machines were 12 oz bottles.    So many different sizes.  
     
    The Mexican Coke comes in 355 ml, which is the same as 12 oz.    The 12 oz. (355 ml) glass bottles still exist, but apparently only in Mexico. 
    When so many people in the U.S. love the big old glass bottles, why the heck is Coke not responding to the demand?   I mostly drink Diet Coke, but still prefer it in glass bottles.  Even if it costs Coke more to return to glass, I'd gladly pay the premium price.  
     
    Glenn
     
     
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 15:30:33 (permalink)
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    I think much of what makes Mexican Coke taste better is that it comes in real "coke bottle glass".    

     
    I do think this helps.  When I started in college, 0.5 liter bottles of soda were still common (Michigan's 10 cent deposit kept them economically viable a lot longer[1]), but by the time I graduated they had been replaced by plastic 16 oz bottles, and those were starting to migrate to 20 oz bottles.
     
    [1] As an aside, the bottling plant in Lansing, MI was one of the coolest factory tours of my Industrial Engineering class.
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 17:51:52 (permalink)
    Glenn1234

     
    I think much of what makes Mexican Coke taste better is that it comes in real "coke bottle glass".   You can also get the "modern coke" (with HFCS) in small glass bottles in some stores, but they are expensive, and come in those little 7 ounce bottles.  It tastes great in the bottle, but is gone a few sips.  The Mexican coke comes in the larger 12 ounce glass bottles.     There is also the "Kosher coke" made with cane sugar, available at Passover, but it comes in the modern plastic 2-loter bottles.      I think having the Mexican Coke in the nice "old-fashioned" real "coke bottle glass" makes a a bigger difference than the difference between cane sugar versus corn syrup.    Coke from real glass seems so much better than coke from metal or plastic, whether it's cane sugar Coke or corn syrup Coke. 

    Glenn

      

     

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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 18:35:31 (permalink)
    Bushie brought me two six packs of Dr. Pepper when he visited me several years ago made with pure cane sugar.  I am not a fan of sugar drinks but I have to admit that it was delicious.  Especially when Bushie suggested that we try it with some Canadian.  We were on my boat with me and his ex brother in Law who wa a very nice quiet person.  Bushie and I were not so quite especially on our return trip back from Calhoun's BBQ which is upstream from me about 8 miles.  Don't worry as I was not the pilot.  We had my son in law who was the desiginated driver as it was sorta large vessel.
     
    Their BBQ is OK but not anywhere close to the places that Bushie took me in TX
    http://www.calhouns.com/
     
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/15 18:39:02 (permalink)
    When I was a kid, soda came in 12-16oz & quart glass bottles.
     
    And it stayed fizzy wa-a-a-ay longer than soda in cans or plastic bottles.
     
    I absolutely never buy a 2-liter bottle of soda (cheapest & always on sale!) because I have a glass or two & the rest of it goes flat before I get back to it. You can't re-seal it tight enough (it goes flat because it lacks pressure) & then it's garbage. I realize some folks don't mind drinking flat soda, but, to me, "soda" implies effervescence.
     
    I was notorious for leaving half-drunk, open bottles standing around as a kid. BUT....when you found them 3 days later, the soda would still be bubbly.
     
    Doesn't happen with aluminum or plastic. And just what is leaching out of that aluminum & plastic into your beverage?
     
    Some rep at the Scweppe's booth at the Restaurant Show once explained it had to do with the way carbonation clings to glass as opposed to plastic/metal. I don't know if  he knew what he was talking about, but, yeah...soda stays fizzy longer in glass.
     
    I bought a bottle of Jarritos soda (in glass) a few days ago & left it open (habit) &, sure enough, 2 days later it was still bubbly. Very bubbly.
     
    People don't really recycle aluminum & plastic...but pay .10 a bottle & they'd want their money back.
    Deposit money was one of my main resources for gas money when I started driving (abd gas was .35 a gallon!)
     
    Geez...I sound like my mother....
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/16 00:27:50 (permalink)
    I did not think the Mexican coke (12oz bottle) I purchased at Publix was a real old time glass bottle. It seemed as though it was some kind of glass/plastic combo which resonated with a kind of a dull thump when you "pinged" it.
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/16 01:45:28 (permalink)
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    Bushie brought me two six packs of Dr. Pepper when he visited me several years ago made with pure cane sugar.  I am not a fan of sugar drinks but I have to admit that it was delicious.  Especially when Bushie suggested that we try it with some Canadian.  We were on my boat with me and his ex brother in Law who wa a very nice quiet person.  Bushie and I were not so quite especially on our return trip back from Calhoun's BBQ which is upstream from me about 8 miles.  Don't worry as I was not the pilot.  We had my son in law who was the desiginated driver as it was sorta large vessel.

    Their BBQ is OK but not anywhere close to the places that Bushie took me in TX
    http://www.calhouns.com/

    Paul E. Smith
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    The Dr. Pepper that Bushie brought to you was bottled in Dublin, Texas. The Dublin bottler was the only Dr. Pepper bottler in the USA that used pure cane sugar instead of HFCS.
    The Dublin bottler of cane sugar Dr. Pepper was recently sued to stop bottling. But, according to the attached link, they're still making it.
    http://blogs.houstonpress...r_lawsuit_resolved.php
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/16 08:49:28 (permalink)
    There was a family-owned Coca Cola bottling plant in Elizabethtown, KY, that sold Coke made with pure sugar.  I think they held one of the original bottling contracts.  They had a memorabilia museum at the plant, where you could also take bottling plant tours and sample the Coke at the end of the tour.  You could buy the sugar Coke locally at grocers, drugstores, etc.
     
    But several years ago, we made the trek to Elizabethtown and it was obvious from the labeling that the Coca-Cola wasn't from Elizabethtown.  We drove all over town looking for it, and finally asked a clerk, who told us the plant had closed.  The Schmidt family opened a very nice freestanding museum that housed their memorabilia (which, according to the Coca-Cola Company, was the largest privately-held collection of Coke memorabilia), but despite many attempts to raise money, they went bust, and auctioned off all their memorabilia (for charity) in 2012.  Coca-Cola bought a lot of it, which is now in the World of Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta.
    http://www.worldofcoca-co.../schmidtcollection.htm
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/16 09:38:54 (permalink)
    Mexican Coca Cola is available in many markets in the Louisville Area. I even saw some at COSTCO last week.
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/16 09:39:23 (permalink)
    ces1948

    I did not think the Mexican coke (12oz bottle) I purchased at Publix was a real old time glass bottle. It seemed as though it was some kind of glass/plastic combo which resonated with a kind of a dull thump when you "pinged" it.

     
     
    The Mexican Cokes I have had are real glass bottles.   I haven't heard of a glass/plastic combo bottle.   When you "pinged" it, was the bottle empty or full?  It will always have a duller, more muffled sound if full.  

    Glenn
     
     
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/16 13:11:01 (permalink)
    Hill Country BBQ used to have Dublin Dr. Pepper shipped from Texas. Good stuff!
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/16 13:16:25 (permalink)
    I believe that the Dublin bottler rolled out their last Dr. Pepper later in 2012.  They have a line of "Vintage" sodas with 1950s decor now.
     
    http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2013/03/soda-review-sugar-sweetened-sodas-from-dublin-bottlings-works-dublin-dr-pepper.html
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/16 13:24:54 (permalink)
    Not to hijack the thread but I just don't share the enthusiasm that others have of carbonated liquid granulated sugar...
     
    Nasty, Nasty Nasty!!!!............
     
    Ok....you can continue.....
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/20 08:13:02 (permalink)
    The Sam's Club near work almost always has cases of the glass-bottled Mexican Coke.  Slightly less than a dollar a bottle.
     
    If ONLY the 6.5 / 8oz oz glass bottles with sugar were still available.  True dinosaurs will remeber the glass bottles with city names on the bottom.
     
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/20 09:40:08 (permalink)
    We get the "throwback" products around here, I've seen only Pepsi and Dr. Pepper, made with real sugar. The small grocery near my house has the Mexican versions of Coke and Pepsi, but for $1.80 for a 12 oz. bottle, I pass on it. I don't drink much soda anyway.
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/20 11:37:34 (permalink)
    they now sell Mexican coke and pepsi at the Albertson's grocery stores
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    Re:Mexican coke 2013/05/20 12:31:35 (permalink)
    I was told that Home Depot also has Mexican coke. Don't know if that's true for all locations. Does seem like an unusual product for them to carry.
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