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Mexican Coca-Cola or Throwback/Natural Pepsi in Pinellas County?

Anyone know where one can procure Mexican Coca-Cola or Throwback/Natural Pepsi in Pinellas County?

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  1. Throwback pepsi will be back Dec 28th for an 8 week period. Stock up!

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    1. re: ash0529

      how do you know this??? I just got Sweetbay to give me all they had in thier stock! Just drank the last one last night! If they really are bringing it back I will be stocking UP!!! Please let me know!!! Just returned from France and could NOT get enough of that European coke! Pepsi Throwback is the closest thing

    2. They use to carry the Mexican Coca Cola and Mexican Pepsi in glass bottles down at the El Maguey market on 66th around 41st Ave. Not the restaurant which is farther north on 66th but the market.

      1. They serve Mexican Coke at the Taco Bus, on Hillsborough near Nebraska in Hillsborough County--not Pinellas, but surely the Taco Bus is worth a trip!

        1. What is different in Mexican coca cola? Is it that they use sugar and not corn syrup? I know that cocoa cola in Europe tastes different than the US version.

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          1. re: freakerdude

            Yes, they use cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

            1. re: RibDog

              All Boylan sodas use 100% pure cane sugar. You can find them at Publix typically at the end of the freezer section and not in the usual soda section.

              1. re: freakerdude

                Yes, but it still contains phosphoric acid.

                I really like Red Bull natural cola (if you can find it). Despite the odd list of ingredients, it has a great taste.


                1. re: Little T.

                  You might find phosphoric acid in Boylan's pure cane sugar sodas but definitely not in their all natural line of sodas. The all natural line uses citric acid.

                  Most people don't realize that they have two lines of sodas.

          2. Do you have a Fresh Market near you? I know the one in Orlando/Altamonte Springs stocks Mexican Coke.

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            1. re: Lucky Sven

              Thanks for the suggestions and replies everyone. I was able to find some at a Mexican market (Don Ramon or Don Pablo or something like that?) on the NE corner of Drew St. & US 19. I did have sugar instead of corn syrup. I could taste a faint difference between it and regular coke, and was surprised that to me there wasn't more of a difference. It does taste cleaner and smoother. I haven't tried the Pepsi Throwback yet though...

              1. re: somnambulant

                I always think Mexican Coke tastes less fizzy. And the sugar does taste better, more like fountain soda in the US than the canned kind.

            2. I don't have a source for Mexican Coca Cola but if you are interested in Dr. Pepper made with cane sugar (not HFCS) you can get it from the original bottler in Dublin, TX. I ordered some and liked it but the shipping cost as much as the case of soda so it's not something I will likely do very often. The little bottles are cute though.


              1. Publix is now fully stocked with throwback Pepsi as well as Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper made with sugar.

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                1. re: Little T.

                  The Publix near me has started to carry Mexican Coke for $1.40/bottle. Should be able to easily get other Publix to special order it for you.

                  1. re: Lucky Sven

                    If you can't find it at Publix, Fresh Market stocks Mexican Coke as well. Its just more expensive @ $1.99/bottle.

                2. I saw a stocked endcap at Super Target a couple days ago...
                  Dew, Pepper, and Pepsi....

                  So it's good huh?
                  I'll try some...

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                  1. re: Mild Bill

                    Good? Well, it is Pepsi so I guess that is to be debated.

                    1. re: Little T.

                      I got Mexican Coke at Publix in Clearwater: Gulf to Bay and Belcher and Sunset Pointe and US 19

                  2. Costco in Brandon has started carrying Mexican Coke by the case. We were there this weekend and bought two of them. It is certainly more expensive when compared with traditional soda, but darn....it's good. I heard that the Clearwater Costco is also carrying it, but I did not see that with my own eyes.

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                    1. re: glmorgan03

                      The Publix on RaceTrack Road and Hillsborough Ave (in Hillsborough County just outside the Pinellas County border in Oldsmar) is carrying Mexican Coke, in the International aisle (not in the soft drink aisle) .... Also, this same store is carrying several flavors of Boylans Vintage sodas (company has been around since 1891), and will special order on request some of the flavors that they don't carry, including Boylan's Cane Sugar Cola, which to me is better than anything Coke or Pepsi has produced.

                      1. re: gencooliveoil

                        Well, I guess it is matter of taste as I have had the Borlans Cane Sugar Cola and did not like it whatsoever. I think it is just something to do with personal taste profiles. Nothing wrong with that. Just see if you can get one bottle of it before you get a four-pack or such. I'm pretty sure Fresh Market carries it.

                        1. re: RibDog

                          For Boylans I've tried their Cane Sugar Cola, Orange Cream, Grape, Vanilla Creme and Black Cherry and I loved them all. No syrupy after-taste and the reduced carbonation (vs. Coca Cola and Pepsi) is a plus, though for some it might taking getting used to.

                      2. re: glmorgan03

                        I live in Oregon and the Costco here carries it by the case too. It is really good.

                      3. I know this is an old post but just in case, Publix now carries the Mexican Coca-Cola. So good, also had one today at Taco Bus on Central.

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                        1. re: juli5122

                          Some Publix stores are carrying it, like the one in my previous post. The store in Oldsmar has it in the international aisle and up front.

                          1. re: juli5122

                            I have also seen that Throwback Pepsi is a regular item now and not just seasonal.

                            1. re: RibDog

                              Not sure if it's made it into the prime time lineup, though...last time I talked to the Pepsi guy who stocks the machines at the school I work, he said it was coming out 2x a year for a month each time. Wasn't going to be a perennial item because of the cost of real sugar, which according to him is subsidized because we don't buy from the 2 biggest producers of sugar in the region, Cuba and Venezuela. This, however, could have changed -- but I know I don't see it in most stores unless it's been sitting on a shelf or endcap for an eternity.

                          2. Forgot to mention that Wood Fired Pizza is now serving it on their menu along with the Boylan's sodas, which are also made w/real sugar.