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Jun 26, 2007 01:00 PM

Where to buy Coca-cola (without high fructose corn syrup)?

Does anyone know where in the city to find Coca-Cola that doesn't have high fructose corn syrup in it? I've heard that there's kosher or Mexican versions, but I don't know where to find it. Love regular Coke as an occasional treat, but refuse to eat/drink anything with HFCS in it. Any suggestions....? Thanks!

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  1. Actually, all Coke is Kosher.
    The non-HFCS version is the Kosher-for-Passover kind, with the yellow cap I think. It's only available in the spring, during the month or two before Passover, but generally universally at that time.

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    1. re: dude

      Know of any non-HFCS that you can find year round?

    2. Try any mexican grocery store. I remember seeing mexican versions of us soft drinks at tulcingo de valle and tehuitzingo deli every time i get tacos there.

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      1. re: randumbposter

        good suggestion.
        The Jarritos sodas from Mexico are sugar-sweetened.

        1. re: randumbposter

          The mexican version are often corn syrup or sugar...never know what you are gonna get. Or at least that's what I hear. I think there is a whole thread about it on the tristate board. I heard that Costco out in California has started carrying the mexican version with guaranteed sugar cane, but when I went to a costco in NY area, they didnt have any =(.

          1. I asked about this at Park East Kosher on Second Avenue and 83rd Street. The man there said they can special order it for you around Passover and I think also for the holidays in September. If you want to order a case or whatever.

            1. I've only found it around Passover. Canadian Coke has real sugar, not HFCS.

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              1. re: JennS

                I know this an old post but I saw the thread resurrected and the above post is wrong. Canadian Coke does not have real sugar... none of our pops/sodas here use sugar. We get our cane sugar in pop the same way you guys do - Boylan, Latin American pop or other small pop companies

                1. re: sarnya

                  I've had Canadian Coke that had real sugar...or at least the Cokes that I had in Canada had real sugar. Maybe they were Kosher.

                  1. re: KateMW

                    I know this thread is quite old (just like sarnya pointed out) but I also feel the need to clear up the Canadian "real sugar" Coke situation as I see it on a lot of threads! In Canada we do not use the label "HFCS" to denote High Fructose Corn Syrup. It is often labeled glucose/fructose and/or sugar. It is the same thing! It has to say real cane sugar, or sugar to not mean a corn based sweetener. We too have to search high and low for pop (soda) made without that lethal poison.

              2. There's a great supermarket on Avenue C right above Houston that has cane sugar Coke in bottles in their Mexican food section. They also have masa, arepas, horchata powder and other great stuff!