Kosher for Passover Coke

kosher for passover coke

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kosher for passover coke with a yellow capYou asked and we found it! Price Chopper is carrying it in the special Passover sections at their larger stores. We scored our supply at the Chopper in Slingerlands.

What's the big deal? Well, normal Coke is made with high fructose corn syrup, which makes it not kosher for Passover. It also, according to soda snobs, makes Coke taste not quite right. Kosher for Passover Coke, on the other hand, is made with cane sugar (like Mexican Coke) and is said to be smoother and have a cleaner finish. It also has notes of cinnamon and caramel and pairs nicely with pretzel twists.

How do you know if you're getting the good stuff? Look for the tell-tale yellow cap (see right). And check the ingredients, which will list "sucrose" instead of high-fructose corn syrup.


I've always wondered why Diet Coke needs to be labeled "Kosher for Passover" when it doesn't have any corn syrup in the first place. Is the formula any different?

You know, we wondering the same thing. We checked the ingredients couldn't tell a difference.

Kosher for Passover also means that the plant cleaned its facilities where the coke was made for Passover. The machines may have been used to make a batch of coke with corn syrup prior to it and not be acceptable to the more religious. Thanks to this companies often clean for Passover runs of food products to market to the public.

After reading your report on the Kosher Coke, my husband and I went and found some at a nearby grocery store. We bought 9 bottles of them and left 2 for the next coke snobs. The kosher coke tastes less sweet (even though the amount of sugar is the same as the regular coke according to the label).
BTW, the Kosher cokes I purchased cost the same as the regular coke. So why can't we always just have the good stuff?!

Bob will be in heaven, This is a real nerd staple.

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