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Aug 29, 2010 09:59 AM

Squirt imported from Mexico - where to buy?

I recently was served Squirt imported from Mexico at Mijita in the Ferry Building. Like so-called, "Mexican Coke", this is made with cane sugar not corn syrup and tastes just like the original I grew up with - not to mention much, much better than its American cousin drowning in corn by-products...

Anyone know where I can buy it in San Francisco? Relative to Mexican Coke, I used to get it at Costco but heard they had some disagreement with the purveyor and stopped stocking it. I have recently found it at BevMo at a good price.

1 Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111

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  1. Have you tried Mi Pueblo Markets, sorry only Oakland and San Rafael.

    Mi Pueblo Market
    544 Harbour Way, Richmond, CA

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    1. re: wolfe

      No, Wolfe. I have not, but will try them when I am in the area. Thanks for the suggestion!

    2. You can buy it at nearly every little Mexican grocery store at Mission/16th. When I am shopping this week during my lunch break, I will take a closer look and give you some specific store names.

      1. I found some in a local mexican grocery in Hollister. It took a magnifying glass to read the paper label that was attached. Which listed Aspertame, not sugar or corn syrup. Buyer beware.

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        1. re: bobgh

          That is surprising! Was it a diet Squirt? I have a case I bought from Bi-Rite in San Francisco. I will try to deciphervthe small print!

          1. re: tcheware

            Don't know. The printed labeling was all in Spanish. Says "Quitased Squirt El de Toronja con Jugo". On line translators don't recognize Quitased.

            1. re: bobgh

              "Sed" is thirst, so I take it to mean something like "thirst-quenching"...


              1. re: bobgh

                I´m mexican, and..we dont call Squirt "Mexican Coke" , it´s just a soda, it main ingredient is grapefruit juice...
                And the translation of "Quitased" is thirst remover, is just that is a game of words.. "quita" means remove and "sed" means thirst

          2. I think I've seen it at Mi Tierra on San Pablo in Berkeley. They carry Mexican coke and some other soda.

            Mi Tierra
            2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA