Kosher for Passover Coke sightings

kosher for Passover coke signFirst, outdoor ice cream stand openings -- now kosher for Passover Coke? It really must be spring.

We've gotten reports of sightings of the HFCS-free soda at the both the Slingerlands and Madison Ave (Albany) Price Choppers. Chances are it'll be in a store near you soon, if it isn't already (Hannaford usually carries it, too). Look in the special Passover section. Check for the tell-tale yellow cap.

So, what's the big deal? Well, normal Coke is made with high fructose corn syrup, which makes it not kosher for Passover (among other things). 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, which goes for about $1.80/bottle on Amazon) and is said to be smoother and have a cleaner finish. (Pepsi has been trying to capitalize on this with its "throwback" line.)

(Thanks, Fred and Amanda)


already started stockpiling! also have some delicious heritage dr. peppers

you know Mary, Canadian Coke is made with sugar as well

I believe (and I maybe incorrect) that all over the world, Coke is made with sugar except for the US

@Jim - Where did you find the heritage Dr Peppers? XGates walmart is out of them and the Madison Chopper never had it :(

On a cruise trip to the Caribbean, I had some Coca-Cola in St. Lucia and noticed that the ingredients were labeled as HFCS or Sucrose. It was only in Barbados where I was able to see just sucrose used in Coke, no mention of HFCS.
Also, in Barbados, what would be Diet Code in the US, is called Coca-Cola Light.

When we're in San Diego, our friends go out of their way to buy the small glass bottles of Mexican coke. I'm not a big soda drinker, but I must say that it's worth seeking out. Although, I don't know what's better: the sugar or the cold glass bottle.

Price Chopper in Queensbury now has Passover Coke and Diet Passover Coke in 2 liter bottles.

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