Is Coke It?

By Iron Chef Leftovers

An interesting article from Bloomberg about how “Mexican” Coca-cola isn’t all that Mexican.

The best part here:

But when Francisco Garza Egloff, chief executive of Arca Continental (AC*:MM), Coca-Cola’s Mexican bottler, let slip in an earnings call two weeks ago that the company is considering using more corn syrup to cut costs (the government would soon approve a tax on junk food), America’s small but vocal Cult of Mexicoke freaked out. It was enough to prompt a reversal of sorts from Arca, which subsequently vowed to continue using only cane sugar in the Coke it exports to the U.S. Call it a New Coke moment in reverse for the maker of Mexican Coke. The uproar also revealed that much of the Coke sold south of the border already contains high-fructose corn syrup. Arca’s corn-to-sugar mix for the soda it sells at home is around 50/50.

You can read the full article here.

One thought on “Is Coke It?

  1. last night I had a taco with Mexican Coke Braised Pork Belly with escabeche slaw, fresh tomato, avocado salsa and cilantro. It did not suck and you could totally taste the carmelized coke. It was awesome. I love less corn syrup version any way.


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