Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General Midwest Archive >
Mar 31, 2008 06:54 AM

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

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?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Hillers on 14 mi. and Haggerty has it.

    1. 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.

      2 Replies
      1. re: heatherkay

        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

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

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

        5 Replies
          1. re: The Chowhound Team

            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

              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

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

                Just checking (grin)

        1. 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?

          2 Replies
          1. re: cheri

            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

              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.

          2. 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.