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ScubaSteve Mar 27, 2007 05:45 AM

i remember last year around this time (Passover) a friend of mine bought some CocaCola with a yellow cap. i (think) it was made with beet sugar rather than whatever they usually use to adhere to some Jewish dietary rule and it is only available now (or near now).

does anyone have anymore info as to where i may find this as it was most like the Coke i remember as a kid.

thanks,
SS

  1. Allstonian Apr 2, 2007 07:51 AM

    Is kosher Coke ever available in containers SMALLER than the 2-liter bottles? I was excited to see that someone had bought some at the Packard's Corner Shaw's, which is my neighborhood supermarket, until I realized that with only two of us, and neither of us big soft drink consumers (but both pretty fussy ablut flat soda!) there's just no point in buying 2-liter bottles.

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      ScubaSteve Apr 2, 2007 08:00 AM

      i've only seen it in the 2L bottles.

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        buffet king Apr 6, 2007 09:24 AM

        I just bought 4 2litre bottles of Kosher Coke at Stop&Shop in Revere MA. They had plenty of Kosher Coke and Kosher Diet Coke. They are $1.59 a bottle plus deposit. I sure hope it tastes better than the high fructose corn syrup (regular) Coke. Has anyone tried the Kosher Coke? Can you taste a difference?

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          MC Slim JB Apr 6, 2007 09:51 AM

          I haven't tried kosher Coke, but I have tried Mexican Coke, which is likewise made with cane sugar. Cane sugar makes a huge difference: it tastes like Coke used to taste in the States when I was a kid and Coke was a huge treat.

          It's kind of a moot point, as I mostly don't drink soda, but I will occasionally get that Mexican Coke when I'm at a taqueria. I think it's worth trying to see for yourself, especially if you drink a lot of corn-sweetened Coke now, which I think is awful.

          One way I do drink Coke is at Eastern Standard, which makes a highball called The Rat: Coke and Fernet Branca, wow! You cannot taste the Coke at all. It might as well be Fernet and seltzer, but that wouldn't look as nice.

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      Ladycale Apr 1, 2007 05:16 AM

      Just bought a bottle yesterday from the Stop and Shop at the Liberty Tree Mall in the kosher section.

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        Gabatta Apr 1, 2007 09:13 AM

        Shaw's in Central Square has it.

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        kbw18 Mar 27, 2007 11:11 AM

        The Shaw's Kosher section includes kosher Coke as well as a number of other beverages. I know that the ones in Allston and Brighton include Kosher section (likely the proximity to the large Jewish community in Brookline). I don't know of others.

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          chompie Mar 27, 2007 09:19 PM

          saw it in Stop and Shop in Swampscott but I think most carry it either in the Passover aisle or the soda section. Used to be able to get cane sugar Polar sodas too but havent seen them recentlyu

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            Baber Mar 29, 2007 10:43 AM

            The Shaws near BU (packards corner) had plenty of 2-liters today.

            Bought a neat half dozen.

            Mmmmmm

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          Mr.Og Mar 27, 2007 06:35 AM

          I've heard that most Bodega's stock the cane sugar sweetened Coke - in the small glass bottles. I have never sought it out though.

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            ScubaSteve Mar 27, 2007 06:43 AM

            i've seen the bottles of which you speak but none carry the yellow cap. could the single serving bottles be marked differently?

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              MC Slim JB Mar 27, 2007 06:51 AM

              Mexican Coca-Cola is sweetened with cane sugar instead of the HFCS used in the USA, and tastes much better, I think: like Coke used to taste here. I don't drink much soda, but will occasionally get one of these at a taqueria or pupuseria.

              However, despite avoiding corn products, I don't think Mexican Coke necessarily qualifies as kosher for Passover unless (per Coca-Cola's website) the beverage syrups and concentrates were manufactured under rabbinical supervision: those are the ones that get the yellow caps, or a rabbi's approval or certification printed on the label.

              Brookline supermarkets would be another good local place to look.

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                ScubaSteve Mar 27, 2007 06:53 AM

                ahhh, you are wise. thing is that i can't make it into town until thursday so i am looking for a place that has a good quantity in stock.

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              Sturmi Mar 27, 2007 05:49 AM

              YEP, you are right, and: Google is your friend, here are the infos you want:
              http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/20...

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              1. re: Sturmi
                ScubaSteve Mar 27, 2007 06:33 AM

                thanks for the info on the 'what is it' now i'm looking for the 'where is it' info. does anyone know of a market/shop that may have it up here in the Merrimack Valley?

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                  applehome Mar 27, 2007 06:53 AM

                  s&s in Bedford has it - don't know about the others.

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                    pastrytroll Mar 29, 2007 10:11 AM

                    Have you tried the DeMoula's in the plaza in the center of Haverhill? I just came from there, then saw your post. I gotta admit, I didn't see their usual passover display.

                    It's my go-to place for stuff like fresh watercress and chayote and all the good things the uber-suburban store down by Bldg. 19 doesn't carry. I'll be on the lookout now - for both of us!

                2. Karl S Mar 27, 2007 05:49 AM

                  The supermarket, especially in those communities with a Jewish population. For example, the S&S in Malden Center has a Passover super-aisle with the Kosher-for-Passover Coke.

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                  1. re: Karl S
                    Chris VR Mar 27, 2007 05:54 AM

                    Get it now, though, because soon it'll be gone...

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