Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mexican Coke at Costco

When I was growing up in Los Angeles there was a fairly geeky set of folks who really liked Coca Cola made with cane sugar instead of corn syrup or whatever it is they've started using in the US. Mexico was only a two hour drive so it wasn't unusual for folks to bring back some Mexican cokes and maybe some firecrackers or whatever.

I'm not sure I'd want to bring firecrackers across the border these days (I like to imagine the security's better... at least at the turnstiles) and anyway Nevada's closer to me these days and they're legal there. And you can often get Mexican cokes at taquerias. They never have any explanation, the cans are normal US cans and the bottles typically have Spanish writing and taste different.

But yesterday they had cases of them at Costco. At Costco! With a little sign saying "With cane sugar". If they're that mainstream you would think that Coke would just bite the bullet and come out with a cane sugar variety in the US and be done with it.

Anyway, $18 for 24 glass bottles. Pretty good price actually. Not sure if it's across the whole chain or just a California thing or what but keep an eye out if you're a Costco member!


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