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Mar 29, 2010 08:37 PM

Cane Sugar Coke For Passover?

This is off topic, but still Passover related.

I was told recently that there is a different Coke offered during Passover, because regular Coke cannot be served. Does anyone know if this is true? I know that you can buy Coke made in Mexico now, and the good thing about it is it's made with real cane sugar, not high fructose corn syrup, like Coke made in the States is. Apparently in Jewish markets and delis around Passover you can buy this Coke.

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  1. Yes, the Coke thing is real. Since corn is not cool for Passover, Coke makes special batches available in the spring. My husband grew up in the Northeast and said that the distributors there didn't even bother making the non-kosher kind at that time of year because of the high demand for the kosher stuff. (I might add that the same people who were "demanding" it are doing so quite loudly.) I'm not sure if THAT is real, but the altered formula is real. In grocery stores with a high concentration of Jewish shoppers, it's usually located in the Passover/Kosher section near a bunch of other sodas and some inedible boxes of kid-friendly "cereal."

    Curious? Here's a discussion of where to get it.

    1. It comes in 2-liter bottles with yellow (instead of red) caps. Not just Jewish markets and delis: here in Boston, there's a massive display of cane sugar Coke at my local supermarket.

      1. I bumped into a Coke stocker at the grocery yesterday and he said the Kosher for Passover Coke is available at most Kroger stores in the midwest.

        But you CAN also get Mexican-made Coke year round. It's pretty much always available at my local Kroger, and obviously at the Mexican grocery as well.