Monday, August 17, 2009

Debate: Mexican Coke vs. Regular Coke

So apparently Coke manufactured in Mexico is sweetened with Cane Sugar, as opposed to High-fructose-corn-syrup, making it taste better/more authentic. Foodies are purchasing it from specialist importers, trendy bars are using it in their cocktails... It is even being stocked Stateside in CostCo supposedly.

I haven't tried it, but I'm curious... although admittedly, I don't even drink full-fat coke in general as I prefer to keep those 200-some-odd calories on standby for excess food. (I know having a diet coke habit is just as bad for my gut/bones/teeth/carbon footprint, but I'm only human).

There's the whole "corn mono-culture isn't great for the planet" debate too - but is sugar cane a more earth-friendly crop? Then again, it's Coke we're talking about here, so I doubt sustainability in their crops, be it cane or corn, ever comes in to play. I'm curious to see if the difference is noticable, but the thoughts of importing it to Ireland from Mexico leaves a different taste in the mouth (expensive/plane emissions etc.)

The debate will remain unanswered so...
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