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This review is from: Mexican Coca Cola, Drink Cola, 12-Ounce (24 Pack) (Grocery)
Simply no better Coke than Mexican Coke made with pure cane sugar. Save a bunch and pay no shipping if you buy at Sam's Club, I buy a couple cases a month. Sorry... I love Amazon but it's a much better deal at Sams.
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Initial post: Feb 13, 2010 12:12:53 AM PST
S. Berg says:
I totally agree with your review, but let me try to make a case for why ordering this from Amazon could make a lot of sense. A case of Mexican Coke weighs about 45 pounds (with no packaging), and shipping a 45 pound package is expensive. For Amazon Marketplace offers the seller does not control shipping charge. Amazon sets the shipping price using a formula based on the item's weight, and once case is packed correctly, the price to ship it is well over the shipping credit that Amazon pays the seller. Once you factor additional shipping charge and Amazon's commission into the cost, you can see why online price does not compare to the local price. However, I cannot say for sure, but based on people I have talked to, Mexican Coke it not widely available at all warehouse stores like Sam's and Costco. If you can find it locally (and have a membership or do not mind buying one), then you will save a lot of money if you go that route. However, if you cannot find it locally or if you don't want to deal with the hassle of warehouse stores, then having it delivered to your front door for less than $3.00 a bottle in 3 days is not a totally outrageous proposition. The last time I ordered a soda with my lunch I paid $2.99 (plus tax and tip) and it wasn't even from Mexico. Whatever you pay for it, a cold glass bottle of Mexican Coca-Cola is a good deal.
In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2010 10:56:49 PM PDT
Jason Kirkfield says:
"The last time I ordered a soda with my lunch I paid $2.99 (plus tax and tip)"
Paying for carbonated soft drinks in restaurants is one of the biggest profit sources, so I'm not sure that makes your point. But I agree this stuff is great no matter where you get it.
Posted on Jun 7, 2012 1:17:09 PM PDT
Justin A. Stewart says:
The Sam's Club in NJ doesn't sell the coca cola with real sugar.
Posted on May 3, 2013 1:31:51 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Don't forget Costco! They have it in many of their warehouses. ~20 bucks including tax here in the Midwest.
Posted on Aug 26, 2013 9:51:43 AM PDT
I hate to burst your carbonated bubble, but according to laboratory tests, the "sugar" printed on the ingredient label on Mexi-Coke is dubious, at best.
According to a study performed by the journal "Obesity," a lab analysis of the beverage found that it did not contain sucrose - the sugar compound contained in cane sugar. Instead, as nutrition expert Marion Nestle said on her blog, Food Politics:
"The investigators could not find any sucrose in the Coke, but did find plenty of glucose and fructose. This suggests that Mexican Coke is also made with HFCS (or it could also mean that the sucrose had been split into its constituent glucose and fructose)."
So is it really worth the extra money to purchase the exact same thing you get in the USA? Any taste difference is likely psychosomatic, since the molecular ingredients of the two versions are exactly the same. Of course, the Coca-Cola company wants you to spend the extra $$$$$ since it's a HUGE profit maker for them to ship the product over from south of the border (where everything is ten times cheaper to produce) and I'm sure they get a good chuckle while hipsters and yuppies pay the huge mark-up thinking they're getting a better product, which it's not. Have you ever noticed how the Coca-Cola Company has never clearly stated that the Mexican product is different than the American one? If you want to pay $50 to believe a myth though, please, help yourself.
That's capitalism for you.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2014 7:38:39 PM PDT
Doctor Doom says:
actually it contains both cane sugar and hfcs, (hfcs is in small amounts) but soon it won't even matter. Mexico is going full hfcs due to the taxes imposed on soft drinks as hfcs is cheaper. If you want coke with actual sugar it is best to get the columbian version, but good luck on that lol.
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