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Passover Coke in Metro Detroit: who's seen it?

coney with everything Mar 31, 2008 06:54 AM

My Orthodox colleague says that One Stop Kosher in Oak Park has Kosher-for-Passover Coke. I've checked Kroger in B'ham, Hillers in Berkley, and Meijer and have yet to locate it in a regular grocery store. Has anyone seen this sugar sweetened version of Coke yet in mainstream grocery stores?

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    Rheta Mar 31, 2008 07:23 AM

    Hillers on 14 mi. and Haggerty has it.

    1. heatherkay Mar 31, 2008 09:51 AM

      You might also check any Latin American grocers or the Latin American section of your regular grocery. Mexican Coke is still sweetened with sugar rather than corn syrup.

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      1. re: heatherkay
        coney with everything Mar 31, 2008 12:15 PM

        That was my first thought, but we stopped at La Colmena (large Mexican grocery) in Detroit's Mexicantown after the St Pat's parade, and they have mostly US Coke, with the Mexican Coke only in the cooler at $1.29/bottle.

        1. re: coney with everything
          AguasFrescas Mar 31, 2008 07:50 PM

          Sad to say, Mexican Coke doesn't always have sugar either.

      2. momskitchen Mar 31, 2008 06:18 PM

        Corn syrup isn't kosher? Why not? I had no idea....

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        1. re: momskitchen
          The Chowhound Team Mar 31, 2008 06:23 PM

          Please see this discussion under way on the Kosher board

          1. re: The Chowhound Team
            kellycolorado Apr 2, 2008 11:47 AM

            Please continue to post your Detroit area kosher for Passover sitings! Are they just in 2 liters? Any findings farther north and east yet? I may have to drive to Oak Park if not...

            thanks, from a HFCS hater :)

            1. re: kellycolorado
              Fibber McGee Apr 3, 2008 07:42 AM

              It's been a while, but I have been able to find it at Meijer. I didn't look at anything else but 2 liters.

              1. re: Fibber McGee
                momskitchen Apr 3, 2008 05:57 PM

                I'm just wondering, Fibber McGee, if your handle indicates that you don't tell the truth...

                Just checking (grin)

                1. re: momskitchen
                  Fibber McGee Apr 4, 2008 04:49 AM

                  Well, now, I wouldn't say that.

        2. cheri Apr 4, 2008 05:17 PM

          has anyone here thought of just adding a teaspoon or two of cane sugar into their Coke/Pepsi or whatever? Sugar only adds 15 calories per tsp, and if you are looking for Coke made with cane sugar anyway, you are obviously not caring about sugar intake - so, why not go for it?

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          1. re: cheri
            heatherkay Apr 5, 2008 05:20 PM

            Well, if they're looking for the Passover Coke for Passover, then adding sugar doesn't get rid of the corn syrup.

            1. re: heatherkay
              coney with everything Apr 6, 2008 06:25 AM

              yeah, that would be making a drink that is too sweet to begin with even sweeter.

              BTW, I found a source of Mexican sugar sweetened Coke. Beverage Warehouse, 13 Mile/Greenfield, has cases of 24 glass bottles for $24 plus deposit.

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            Docsknotinn Apr 6, 2008 06:59 AM

            It's obviously not coke but I'm wondering of those looking for passover drinks have considered the products made with pure cane suager by Jones soda. Carried by most krogers here althought the selection varies.


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