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Posted: 10/6/2007 10:48:54 AM EST
Got some bad news.

The store I buy my Mexican Coke from just got in a new shippment, all bottles dated/stamped 27 Feb 08 with the actual bottle being made in 2002

The sticker lable on the bottle now reads High Fructose Corn Syrup instead of Sugar

Can anyone verify they are also switching away from Sugar?
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 10:49:44 AM EST
no bueno.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 10:51:04 AM EST
My family is in Mexico right now, I will call my mom and ask her if its real sugar there give me a half hour or so.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:03:36 AM EST
Como si usted pueda conocer la diferencia en una prueba ciega del sabor
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:05:25 AM EST
Don't worry, I"m sure with increased ethanol production HFCS will become too expensive and they'll have no choice but to switch.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:07:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Don't worry, I"m sure with increased ethanol production HFCS will become too expensive and they'll have no choice but to switch.

Yeaahhhh. But isnt sugarcane and sugar beets better sources of ethanol than corn anyway?
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:37:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By MichiganMafia:
Como si usted pueda conocer la diferencia en una prueba ciega del sabor



I have had no problems telling them apart so far!
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:38:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2007 11:39:19 AM EST by rykn0w]
theres been a few threads about this lately, everyone is finding it with HFCS now...guess the mexi coke with sugar is gone the way of american coke with sugar

guess you can still get the yellow capped kosher coke during passover tho
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:38:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:48:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Poomba:

Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Don't worry, I"m sure with increased ethanol production HFCS will become too expensive and they'll have no choice but to switch.

Yeaahhhh. But isnt sugarcane and sugar beets better sources of ethanol than corn anyway?


Cane and beet surgar is better how? You're still wasting crop land as a source for fuel.
There are other sources out there that won't take away from food production. Like algae or switchgrass.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:01:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By rykn0w:
theres been a few threads about this lately, everyone is finding it with HFCS now...guess the mexi coke with sugar is gone the way of american coke with sugar

guess you can still get the yellow capped kosher coke during passover tho


Thats really sucks. Ill still get some here and there as Coke always tastes better from a glass bottle.

I have not been able to find any Kosher Coke here during passover...ah well.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:02:19 PM EST
I just bought two cases of Mexican Coke from Costco. It is made with real sugar.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:14:45 PM EST
Went by a Carneciera here in Tucson (Mexico's 3rd largest city) and their Messican Coke is now being made with HFCS.

WTF. The almighty Coke overlords must have pulled some strings.

Seriously, it's almost like a goddamned conspiracy.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:20:35 PM EST
HFCS is cheaper than cane sugar...and it is far easier to handle because it can be pumped.

Sure, you can try to blow granulated sugar but it won't dissolve as fast.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:26:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
HFCS is cheaper than cane sugar...and it is far easier to handle because it can be pumped.

Sure, you can try to blow granulated sugar but it won't dissolve as fast.


Yes, but the Mexicans, operating in a 3rd world economy seemed fine with using the more expensive & difficult to handle REAL sugar...Until it became popular stateside.

At which point I would bet my next paycheck someone high on the Coke-Cola totem pole made a phone call & had a sit down with their Mexican counterparts and things changed.

I still think that there's something sinister up with it. Tin foil hat be damned...
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:26:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
I just bought two cases of Mexican Coke from Costco. It is made with real sugar.


+1

My Mexican Coke tastes just like the stuff in Puerto Vallarta. And has sugar on the label.

Anyone else think the sugar cane cola is less carbonated?
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:27:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:27:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Saginaw79:

Originally Posted By rykn0w:
theres been a few threads about this lately, everyone is finding it with HFCS now...guess the mexi coke with sugar is gone the way of american coke with sugar

guess you can still get the yellow capped kosher coke during passover tho


Thats really sucks. Ill still get some here and there as Coke always tastes better from a glass bottle.

I have not been able to find any Kosher Coke here during passover...ah well.


South Florida too? I stocked up myself!
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:28:47 PM EST
Fuck it.

New Plan: BEER!
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:29:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

Originally Posted By Poomba:

Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Don't worry, I"m sure with increased ethanol production HFCS will become too expensive and they'll have no choice but to switch.

Yeaahhhh. But isnt sugarcane and sugar beets better sources of ethanol than corn anyway?


Cane and beet surgar is better how? You're still wasting crop land as a source for fuel.
There are other sources out there that won't take away from food production. Like algae or switchgrass.


Cane sugar is more efficient for fuel than corn which.

Cane Sugar is pretty cheap in Mexico, but the American goverment put high import duties on sugar.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:32:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Dublin Dr. Pepper is better anyway.




Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:39:27 PM EST
I get my Pepsi from Retrosoda.com.

The Mexican Pepsi labels say HFCS or Sugar. From what I can taste, its definetly sugar. I'm thinking they just put the HFCS or Sugar for importation purposes.

How they get away with it since its vague I don't know. But I don't care and wouldn't turn it away if I was dealing with it at work.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:59:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
HFCS is cheaper than cane sugar...and it is far easier to handle because it can be pumped.

Sure, you can try to blow granulated sugar but it won't dissolve as fast.


Take cane sugar and boil it into a syrup...then you add the flavorings and water.

Try this sometime..a basic recipe:

Take two cups sugar and 1 cup water..place in sauce pan and stir until sugar disolves.
Place on high heat...do not stir...wait for mixture to boil...boil for 30 seconds. remove from heat. Solution will be a clear, sugar syrup.

In 1 gallon pitcher add 2 cups Lemon Juice, the sugar syrup you made, and fill with cold water...stir...you now have lemonade....The sugar will NOT settle to the bottom in this recipe.


You can take sugar syrup, water, and concentrated flavorings and make all kinds of concoctions...add carbonated water...you get SODA

Purple stuff at the supermarket...flavoring, water, and sugar syrup or cornsyrup...that's all the crap is...easy to make your own using Loran Flavoring oils....if you Google around, you can find all kinds of extra strength industrial flavors used in the mass production of food products.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 1:45:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By pv74:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
HFCS is cheaper than cane sugar...and it is far easier to handle because it can be pumped.

Sure, you can try to blow granulated sugar but it won't dissolve as fast.


Take cane sugar and boil it into a syrup...then you add the flavorings and water.

Try this sometime..a basic recipe:

Take two cups sugar and 1 cup water..place in sauce pan and stir until sugar disolves.
Place on high heat...do not stir...wait for mixture to boil...boil for 30 seconds. remove from heat. Solution will be a clear, sugar syrup.

In 1 gallon pitcher add 2 cups Lemon Juice, the sugar syrup you made, and fill with cold water...stir...you now have lemonade....The sugar will NOT settle to the bottom in this recipe.


You can take sugar syrup, water, and concentrated flavorings and make all kinds of concoctions...add carbonated water...you get SODA

Purple stuff at the supermarket...flavoring, water, and sugar syrup or cornsyrup...that's all the crap is...easy to make your own using Loran Flavoring oils....if you Google around, you can find all kinds of extra strength industrial flavors used in the mass production of food products.


Believe it or not, it is cheaper to transport corn sryup than granulated sugar. And by far cheaper than shipping cane sugar sryup.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 1:47:01 PM EST
Who cares, you shouldnt be drinking that shit anyways.

Beer and water.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 1:51:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Who cares, you shouldnt be drinking that shit anyways.

Beer and water.



+1 !!!

Why the hell are you buying mexican coke anyways?
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 2:19:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Who cares, you shouldnt be drinking that shit anyways.

Beer and water.



+1 !!!

Why the hell are you buying mexican coke anyways?



Because its the only REAL coke left...and by supporting Mexican Coke manufacturers Im hopin some o' them bastages will stay IN mexico and not come here illegally!

It seems the older stuff is still sugar, my newer stuff is labeled HFCS though it still seems pretty sweet.

To those that bought it recently labelled sugar tell me the stamped date on the neck of the bottle, its black ink about 1" below the rim.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 2:28:30 PM EST
When you titled the thread "Mexican Coke with Sugar"... I thought you were talking about a it being cut with sugar, not being made with it.

Oops! different product.

BIGGER_HAMMER
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:37:50 AM EST
Any news from Mexico?


There is always Jones Co soda but I dont think they have a 'Cola' yet
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:25:41 AM EST
your body needs water, so drink that shit!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:30:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:33:35 AM EST
bingo - different bottlers. Last I checked I could get 12 oz here with sugar, but .5 lt were hfcs. I also so the either bottles.

Found a source for sugar dp, so not hunting mx coke as much.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:35:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Last night, we went to eat a a little mexican place up the road. Their Liter bottles of Coca-Cola were still made with sugar. Date on the bottle was March/08. *shrug*

Maybe there's more than one Coke bottler in Mexico, and some use sugar, some don't?


There are two major Coke bottlers in Mexico: FEMSA, and Embotelladoras ARCA.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:36:05 AM EST
I have been drinking the Dr. Pepper made with Cane Sugar and it is better than the other Dr. Pepper.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:36:22 AM EST
my pic from last week:

Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:38:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
my pic from last week:

i35.photobucket.com/albums/d157/Gatordonald/junk/CIMG1692.jpg


Which bottler?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:41:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
my pic from last week:

i35.photobucket.com/albums/d157/Gatordonald/junk/CIMG1692.jpg


Which bottler?


dunno

it's not on the bottle....it was probably on the cap

I'll research that tomorrow
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:42:14 AM EST
This thread is yet another reminder that Castro needs to die-all that Cuban cane sugar needs to enter the U.S. commodity market.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:43:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
my pic from last week:

i35.photobucket.com/albums/d157/Gatordonald/junk/CIMG1692.jpg


Which bottler?


dunno

it's not on the bottle....it was probably on the cap

I'll research that tomorrow


Excellent. We may be able to solve The Mystery of the Mexican Coke Bottler Who Uses HFCS.

And they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those pesky kids.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 11:13:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
my pic from last week:

i35.photobucket.com/albums/d157/Gatordonald/junk/CIMG1692.jpg


Which bottler?


dunno

it's not on the bottle....it was probably on the cap

I'll research that tomorrow


Excellent. We may be able to solve The Mystery of the Mexican Coke Bottler Who Uses HFCS.

And they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those pesky kids.



Thats the exact same type I got as well, same label and same markings
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 11:58:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By Saginaw79:
Thats the exact same type I got as well, same label and same markings


Same here. I picked up a few at the local mexican grocery store and it tasted like ass.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:05:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
my pic from last week:

i35.photobucket.com/albums/d157/Gatordonald/junk/CIMG1692.jpg



Damm, that this chaps my ass.

Just don't see why Coke can't tast the same as it did in 1960?

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