Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mexican Crack

Look at it. In all its bottled glory. Yes, my friends, that is the infamous Mexican Coke that has, in many ways, taken over my life. (Okay, not really.) You see, Mexican Coke is made with sugar. That's right, no high fructose corn syrup here, just sugar. Now sugar is arguably just as bad as high fructure corn syrup, but OH, it sure does make this coke taste 10x better than this crappy U.S. coca cola we've got in the States.

In the past, I've reserved Mexican Coke for tres special occasions and enjoyed one once or twice every couple weeks. I had to buy them individually at Central Market, a local Whole Foods-esque grocery store, and they cost almost $2 a pop (the bottles are also bigger, which = way too much cola for this chick). But this past weekend, one of the partners at the firm (my office BFF) who knows of my intense love for Mexican Coke picked up a case for me at Costco. (Bless his soul.) 24 bottles. $16.99. Heaven.

Now, I intend to ONLY have one per week, so in theory, this case will last me 24 weeks. Let's see how that goes...


Anonymous said...

REAL food is ALWAYS better than fake food, so take joy in your real sugar cane sugar (YUM). Corn syrup is so bad for you, it's practically evil.


Phoenix Peacock said...

You're too cute. Silly me never knew there was a difference! (probably because the Jack always covers the coke taste anyhow)

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Mexican Coke is great, but describing it as "crack" is naive and offensive, given what's currently happening in Mexico vis-a-vis drug-related violence. If you are not aware of the extreme violence the country has experienced recently, I'd encourage you to check out some of these stories on the NPR website: http://www.npr.org/search/index.php?searchinput=juarez
or visit this link: http://www.rand.org/commentary/2009/05/14/SDUT.html

Anonymous said...

Give me a break.

First off, it's actually NON American Coke, since they use real sugar the world over.

Second, if you read/know Carolyn at all, you would know how she meant that title.

There's extreme violence EVERYWHERE, but that doesn't mean we lose our sense of humor.

Sallie Ann said...

Sweet god, you've nailed the mother load. I haven't had a Coke in years. I'm lying here in bed, thinking I'd give my Reeses chocolate eggs...ALL OF THEM...for one of those. Not to guild the lilly, but paired with onion rings....total nutritional breakdown, I'm having. Luckily, it's virtual! Thanks for sharing.