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bishop1911 Jun 16, 2010 01:46 PM

Can someone tell me where I can get the Mexican Coke made with pure sugar cane in Massachusetts? I want to get a few cases for a party coming up. Thanks for any replies.

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    Gabatta Jun 16, 2010 01:52 PM

    I can't believe I forgot to post this. While in the Everett Costco I saw cases of Coke in glass bottles in the back (near the other beverages and TP). Glass bottles are my preferred container for soda (cans are tolerable and I can't drink anything out of plastic). I never buy soda for our house, but stopped and doubled back to check out the size of the bottles as they appeared to be larger than the standard 8oz glass bottle. Indeed they were 12oz glass bottled, but than my eyes nearly popped when I saw it was the mexican coke with pure cane suger and no corn syrup.

    A case was pricey at $18, but I snatched one right up. I hope they carry this regularly. Even though it will up my soda intake (virtually zero now) a bit, I love this stuff. Give it a shot if you are a Costco member.

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      Jenny Ondioline Jun 16, 2010 02:02 PM

      Yes, I believe Costco has been carrying Mexican Coke pretty regularly for a while now.

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        Bob Dobalina Jun 17, 2010 09:57 AM

        Why no plastic? Taste or environmental factors?

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          bishop1911 Jun 17, 2010 01:09 PM

          Taste. Also, That is what the Mexican coke comes in from my understanding. I dont think they make mexican coke in plastic bottles. I really want to get the stuff made with sugar cane, instead of HFCS.

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            Gabatta Jun 17, 2010 07:23 PM

            Taste. To me, everything tastes worse out of plastic, whether it be Coke, Panna, club soda, etc.

            I've never seen the Mexican Coke in plastic, however they do put out a kosher version for passover made with cane sugar. It comes in a 2 liter plastic bottle with a yellow cap. 2 liters are even more worthless than a regular plastic bottle as they go instantly flat.

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              Bob Dobalina Jun 21, 2010 05:58 AM

              Thanks for the replies. I wonder if the passage of light through plastic vs. glass somehow affects taste. Hopefully it's that and not leaching hydrocarbons!

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          mikeinboston Jun 16, 2010 04:23 PM

          I just saw it in Star Market/Shaws in Dorchester by the JFK Red Line stop. Individual perhaps 32 oz glass bottles (maybe less - but definitely not the short ones) priced at I think $1.79 each)

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            Locutus Jun 16, 2010 04:31 PM

            Wow man this is Deja Vu

            I was at the Town Diner today and they carry Mexican Coke. This is the first time i have had Coke made with sugar since the 70's. It was awesome. I was going to buy them out, but at $2 a bottle, well, no thanks

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            Town Diner
            627 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

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            robertlf Jun 16, 2010 06:46 PM

            Flat Patties in Harvard Sq. has it.

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            Flat Patties
            81 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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              jack daniels Jun 17, 2010 01:07 AM

              theres plenty of places to buy it by the bottle but where can you buy it in bulk? where are all these restaurants getting it from?

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                scratchie Jun 17, 2010 06:58 AM

                Um, maybe Costco? Did you check this thread?

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7146...

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                  jack daniels Jun 19, 2010 02:55 AM

                  am not a costco member

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                Mike5966 Jun 17, 2010 06:33 AM

                Yes, I saw bottles of it there as well, but I didn't check the back to see where it was hecho'd. I wonder how much they charge for it. If Shaw's is selling it for $1.79/bottle, I can't imagnie how much it would be at Flat Patties.

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                  bishop1911 Jun 17, 2010 09:25 AM

                  Thanks for all the info. I can try and check these places out, but I am located right near worcester. Does anyone know if there is a place around Worcester that might have it? I dont have a costco card either and dont know anyone with a membership. Thanks.

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                    joebloe Jun 18, 2010 08:25 PM

                    I have gotten Mexican Coke from Costco many times. To enter Costco without a membership card, tell them at the entrance you're going to the pharmacy section and thus no membership is needed. Look around and consider a membership if they have it in stock; you do have a year to cancel your membership for a full refund.

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                      Gabatta Jun 19, 2010 07:03 AM

                      Don't you still need a membership card to check out, or do you pay at the Pharmacy?

                      If you are going "many times" I would say it might be easier to shoot the lock of your wallet and pay the $50 for a membership.

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                        joebloe Jun 19, 2010 04:17 PM

                        I'm saying 'pharmacy' just so OP can walk into Costco to browse the merchandise without the membership card. If it's available, then OP should sign up for membership to buy it. It's up to OP to cancel the membership afterward if there's no further need for it afterward.

              3. yarm Jun 18, 2010 07:52 AM

                Also available is Brazilian Coke which is also sugar cane based. I've gotten it in Union Square, Somerville before (in the store that's at the end of the block to the left of the Independent and Precinct).

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                  scratchie Jun 20, 2010 03:37 PM

                  In the last 24 hours, I've seen this for sale (by the bottle) at my local deli (A&A Deli in Arlington) and at Leo's Place in Harvard Square.

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                  Leo's Place
                  35 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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                    jack daniels Jun 25, 2010 03:21 AM

                    stumbled across this article. for anyone like myself who doesn't have or want a costco membership....here's a way around it

                    http://www.mainstreet.com/article/sma...

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                      joebloe Jun 26, 2010 03:17 AM

                      I did used the Costco gift cards a few times and the cashiers tried to deny my purchases, saying I have to be a member to use the gift card. After an argument, the manager came by and let me use my gift card. A big hassle every time really.

                  2. kobuta Jun 25, 2010 06:00 AM

                    I bought a bottle of Mexican coke at Shaws on Green St the other day in Cambridge. Never seen them there before, but they were sitting in the cold beverage section right off the Wild Oats section of the market (not up by the prepared foods). Are their regular bottles always 500mL (half a liter)?

                    I tried it and it tasted like... coke...I don't drink soda really, so perhaps that was the problem. Not to say it wasn't good, but it wouldn't change my mind about drinking more soda.

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                      lipoff Jun 25, 2010 11:50 PM

                      Yes, I just saw them there a couple days ago as well, in the "Shop the World" aisle, with other Mexican products.

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                      JoeM Jun 25, 2010 08:16 AM

                      The Boston Common, near the T stop. Good stuff, as pure as it comes. *sniff*

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                        scratchie Jul 13, 2010 08:57 AM

                        Interesting follow-up to this topic:

                        I was at Anna's in Porter Square last night and was pleased to see the familiar glass bottles in the cooler, and stacked in cardboard cases (with Spanish writing on them) next to the cooler.

                        Muy bueno! Halfway through my meal, though, I took a closer look at the English-language label affixed to the bottle. It was different than the ones on the bottles I've bought in Arlington. While still a "Product of Mexico", the second ingredient was now "High Fructose Corn Syrup and/or Sugar".

                        By that time, my mouth had been mildly numbed by the hot peppers in my sandwich, and it was tough to tell if it was actually a sugar or HCFS bottle, but in any case, caveat emptor (imbibor?).

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                          Jenny Ondioline Jul 13, 2010 12:11 PM

                          Most Latin Cokes have had that label for years, but given that sugar is now often cheaper than HFCS, I have yet to have a Latin Coke that has that gummy HFCS mouthfeel. I assume that's just legalese to cover the bases.

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                            justbeingpolite Jul 14, 2010 10:30 AM

                            Was in Cuba a week ago and had a Coke there with the same label, presumably Mexican. I'm not sure I can taste the difference. Had the TuKola as well, I'd guess they use cane sugar? Tastes like Coke

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                            mkel34 Jul 14, 2010 10:17 AM

                            Fresh Market in Hingham has it in the refrigerated section.

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