Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Coca-Cola, hecho en Mexico, vendido en Costco!

Yeah, we all know they changed the recipe on us years ago. It wasn't hard to figure out. One day it just didn't taste so good anymore. I stopped drinking it. Then, a few years ago, I was in Zacualpan, a stunning hilltop mining town south of Mexico City and it was hot. Too hot for cerveza, so really, really warm. I get a Coke. It's in a bottle and it's amazingly delicious. Finally I understood what John at Galco's has been talking about all those times I was stubbornly filling my cart with spicy ginger ales. Yes, it's the real thing.

You see, Mexican Coca-Cola is made with cane sugar, while the stuff we get here is made with corn syrup. A small difference, the folks at Coke thought, but a tasty one.

Mexican Coke has been around the states for a while and, if you know where to look, readily available—but pricey. Until now. Costco has it for just under $18 for a 24-bottle case. Get it while you can—summer's coming.