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Kosher for Passover coca cola

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RCTRIPLEFRESH5 Mar 5, 2010 12:26 PM

who else plans to stock up on these when they hit the stores? im 20 so i didnt experience the great coke from the early days. pepsi throwback is an improvement to regular ppepsi, but cant even compare to HFCS coke. i am so excited to try passover coke. does anyone know if they use cane or beat sugars?

and i havent seen them in my stores yet? have you guys seen them in yours? supposedly they only make them in 2 liters but ive sworn ive seen them in cans i live ion new jersey.

also i just noticed the regular 2 liters are skinny now. why is that? that kind of detracts people from buying the majorly overpriced but less big 1.5 liters.

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    phantomdoc Mar 6, 2010 12:04 PM

    Look for the 2 liter bottle with a yellow cap. That's the passover coke.
    Have seen passover Fox's U bet syrup already. It has a Passover plastic seal over the cap.

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      RCTRIPLEFRESH5 Mar 6, 2010 01:26 PM

      yeah, ive been checking for the yellow caps lol.

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        LauraGrace Mar 6, 2010 05:41 PM

        WHAT? I knew NOTHING about this. OMG. Thrilled. For sure stocking up. Thank you!

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          phantomdoc Apr 14, 2011 09:42 AM

          In the NY/ Long Island area King Kullen has Passover coke in 2 liter bottles at a buck each.

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        brooklynkoshereater Mar 6, 2010 06:01 PM

        In the past I've been able to buy kosher for passover ipepsi in cans - can't swear to coca cola in cans. if you live in New Jersey you should be able to find the KP soda pretty easily - try the kosher grocery in Elizabeth, or in Lakewood (near Ocean County)

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          RCTRIPLEFRESH5 Mar 6, 2010 06:15 PM

          i think shoprite is gonna get some in. if i gotta,ill just get the bottles.

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            RCTRIPLEFRESH5 Mar 8, 2010 07:34 PM

            tried it today. it lost its fizz quickly after pouring it into a glass...like immediately..and tasted like syrup.
            it said sucrose instead of sugar idk if that makes a difference but i know pepsi throwback says sugars.s

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              Sensuous Mar 10, 2010 06:14 PM

              rctriplefresh5, i have learned something else new from you and you are only twenty years old
              i never heard of passover coca cola

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                RCTRIPLEFRESH5 Mar 14, 2010 10:24 AM

                HOwd you know my age?

                did you go buy some? i bought two 2 liters and i wasn't impressed at all. maybe its because im used to drinking out of cans,but these tasted syrupy and lost fizz almost immediately after pouring.

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                  Steve Mar 15, 2010 10:27 AM

                  Short term memory disabiiity. Must be from the sucrose. You give your age in the OP.

                  If you want to experience great coke, just get an 8-10 oz glass bottle. That means so much more for that irreplaceable Coke 'kick' than any coke packaged in 2-liter plastic.

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                    coney with everything Mar 19, 2010 07:35 AM

                    completely agree, Steve. The glass bottle Mexican coke, chilled to the point of almost freezing, is Coke Nirvana.

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                phantomdoc Apr 14, 2011 09:46 AM

                Sucrose is table sugar, from cane or beets.

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              mommysmazal Mar 17, 2010 07:51 PM

              Coca Cola hasn't had cans in the tri-state area for a few years. Last year I purchased Pepsi, regular and diet in cans at Moishe's on Ave. M. Tried to go twice this year, couldn't find parking got annoyed and left. Will try again tomorrow with a friend to wait in the car and then we will switch places. Will post if I find it.

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                RCTRIPLEFRESH5 Mar 19, 2010 07:22 PM

                kosher cans right?? I see normal coke cans here all the times.

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                  RCTRIPLEFRESH5 Apr 3, 2010 04:57 AM

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJZZ7Y...

                  APPARENTLY MOST OTHER AMERICANS AGREE WITH ME MY STORE HAS HAD THE PASSOVER COKES SINCE march 13 and we still have A LOT left, likek i mean A LOT. i bought 4 more cause they were on sale, and im jsut not feeling it. i even tried a pepsi passover one, and it tasted worse than pepsi throwback. maybe i just dont like soda from a 2 liter anymore? i loved the pepsi throwback in the cans.

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                    Sean Apr 3, 2010 04:30 PM

                    I had real coke from self-serve fountain at a resort in Barbados. It was bottled right in the Parish I was staying. Barbados main export is sugar cane which explains there use of it in the bottling plant. This stuff SO much better than the states, I must have drank about eight glasses a dy at least. The temp being 90 every day only added to the experience of it...

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                      imhungryletseat Apr 16, 2010 04:02 PM

                      I just got the best deal on the c-c for Passover at Hess gas station, of all places. They had a deal for 3 2 liters for $3 and they had coupons on the bottles for $1 off of 3 2 liters so I got three bottles for $2!! I'm enjoying a cool glass as we speak!!!

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                        RCTRIPLEFRESH5 Apr 18, 2010 07:09 PM

                        nice deal man, if the math i did in my head is correct thats around 67.5 cents a bottle! best ive got it for is 1.00. overall impression was i wasnt impressed with the kosher coke. maybe i prefer the HFCS version, or maybe i just dont like plastic soda. i love coke in cans,ill try hfcs coke next in a 2 liter,and report back, if its not good ill go back to cans.

                        it should be noted,i enjoyed pepsi throwback in the cans, but pepsi 2 liter kosher was horrible(tried it to make sure it wasnt just the coke)

                        i think pepsi kosher is identical to pepsi throwback also?
                        im surprised you still found some kosher coke. i know my store still has a lot, but new jersey usually does.

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                          RCTRIPLEFRESH5 May 10, 2010 08:04 PM

                          I JUST BOUGHT SOME WEGMANS BRAND SODA. Its 69 cents for a 2 liters. anyway it says on the ingredients list...high fructose corn syrup..and or sugar...i felt this was pretty cool really.

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              smtucker May 10, 2010 08:39 PM

              My local Mexican [El Salvadorian] restaurant has sugar Coke from Mexico in glass bottles every day. I rarely drink soda, but when I do it is one of those.

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                johnhicks May 11, 2010 04:02 PM

                Just snagged a couple of bottles of Mexican Coke at a IGA in Summerville, Ga., of all places. Apparently the manager is Mexican, says he plans to keep getting it.
                Great stuff!

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                  Deborahi May 12, 2010 07:23 PM

                  Guys, go to a town with a significant hispanic population and hit the local grocery for mexican Coke, I'm in a small town in TX (came adross this thread while searching for Coke syrup) and my chain carries mexican coke every day.

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                    RCTRIPLEFRESH5 Aug 9, 2010 01:21 AM

                    pepsi throwback is back..ill be buying 3 12 packs tomorrow. theyre on sale for 3.25..not a great sale but a better deal then the 4.59 i paid last week whe n iexcitdely saw their return

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                felafel Apr 7, 2011 06:06 PM

                Simple Answers...

                Here is the deal folks. I'm a food chemist. I also happen to be an orthodox Jew, and know about the Passover coke. Here's the problem. You are buying the sugar version coke in bottles. That's a no-no. You must buy it in cans. I would say buy it in bottles, but unless you live in Cleveland or Southern TX/AZ, you cannot find it. The sugar version in bottles looses fiz quickly, we will not go into why, and also looses those unique coke essential aromatic oils (mostly the bitters and nutmeg/casia). If you can get passover coke in cans (try Midwest like Chicago or south like Atlanta) you can hold onto it for 6+ months (as long as it is not stored on a concrete floor) and enjoy it on those terribly hot days of summer.

                1. Motosport Apr 14, 2011 11:05 AM

                  Coca Cola with real sugar can be found in many Latino grocery stores year round. It may not be Kosher but it's the same thing and tastes so much better than the corn syrup variety.

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                    ferret Apr 14, 2011 11:14 AM

                    Mexican Coke is available nearly everywhere these days, not just Latino groceries. Costco has carried it for a couple of years, Wal-Mart has it and many larger grocery chains carry it.

                  2. lavaca Apr 14, 2011 12:22 PM

                    I bought a bottle yesterday and noticed that the store also sells Kosher for Passover Diet Coke. This makes no sense to me - what ingredient in Diet Coke ever qualified as kitniyot or chometz in the first place?

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                      ferret Apr 14, 2011 12:27 PM

                      It has more to do with supervision than ingredients. There are single-ingredient spice packages that bear a Passover designation. What it means is that a trustworthy organization has verified that the ingredients and manufacturing process conform to t he standards of Passover observance. It could very well be that not a single thing changed from the way it was manufactured a day before the Passover certification but without certification many people will be unwilling to purchase it. Heck, there's bottled water with Kosher certification, so go figure.

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