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Aug 29, 2007 05:43 AM

Coca Cola made with cane sugar

Can anyone help me find a place in Philly or the burbs that DOESN'T sell coke with high fructose corn syrup?
I understand that around Passover one can find it with cane sugar but that's about the only time.

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  1. I think that'll be tough. I know in Mexico it doesn't have corn syrup but I don't believe that necessarily means that the Mexican grocerias in South Philly will sell that version, as they'd still have a US supplier.

    Though maybe your best bet, albeit not a great one.

    1. La Lupe in the Italian Market sells Coca Cola made with cane sugar. And it comes in retro glass bottles.

      Lalupe Restaurant
      1201 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

      1. I have cut out corn syrup from my diet. I do usually stock up on Coke and Sprite around Passover time. For the rest of the year, I recommend buying some other brands that make all of their flavors with cane sugar: Boylan's, Gus's and Jones. Gus's is less sweet than the other 2 brands, but they are all good.

        1. Plaza Gibraldi tastes like it is not corn syrup. I am pretty sure it is sugar.
          Even when I was in Mexico a few months ago most of the cokes I saw had corn syrup. It really makes a huge difference!
          Look around and ask, but trust me, it is hard to come by.

          1. I remember as a kid being told that chief difference btw coke and pepsi was that pepsi was corn while coke was cane. Was this ever the case 100%???

            3 Replies
            1. re: chrisinroch

              smas: But La Lupe is never going to sell me cases and cases of their coke. They want it for themselves.
              (I wonder where they purchase it)

              LuckyDog: Where do you purchase the sugar kind at Passover time?

              1. re: idia

                The Kosher Shop-Rite in Cherry Hill on Route70 (before the Wegman's complex) has it during Passover. They might have it during non-passover time also. Check there.

                1. re: bumble

                  Thanks Bumble.
                  Now to wait for Passover....