Monday, January 21, 2008

Cane sugar cola

Cane sugar cola
Originally uploaded by pavasm.

Is it just me, or does this can look sort of like Tecate beer?

So i have had a bit of a bee in my bonnet from reading Jay Caragay's blog ( to try coke made with cane sugar, rather than high fructose corn syrup. I have not yet gotten around to checking out the mexican groceries to look for the cane sugar coke bottled in Mexico.
My sister in law gave me a tip that the whole foods house brand (365 value) cola is made with cane sugar. There is a whole foods less than a mile from my office, so i headed out there at lunch to check it out.
I like it a lot! Whenpassover approaches I will need to do a head to head taste test to compare it to kosher for passover coke, but for now I am quite pleased. Another benefit (for me) is that it is caffiene free. I prefer to reserve my caffiene consumption for coffee.


Phil Proteau said...

My wife works with a guy who's father is a soda distributor in Harrisburg. He sells the cane sugar Coke syrup. I'm gonna be hooking up a little coffee shop in Philly with some of it for their only pop offering; cane sugar Coke syrup and seltzer.

My wife's co-worker also said that these Mexican Coke dealers all know each other, so I might be able to get you a connection in Chicago.

mikep said...

Shoot- sorry Phil, I thought I posted a response already. I would love to hear a place where I could for sure get the Mexican coke. I don't get a chance to check out many different places.

I am wondering when a coffee shop that is hard-core enough to make their own flavored syrups for lattes, etc. will make thier own soda.

Steve said...

I remember Tribune had articles on both Mexican and Passover coca cola made with the real sugar. The problem is that I can't find it online...I remember reading those Kosher coke sellout fast.