It’s Kosher Coca-Cola Time 2013!

Guess what time it is? It’s Kosher Coke time again! I just ran over to Jewel to do the Pantene deal, and my manager said it’s time to get those special-orders in if you’d like Kosher Coca-Cola this year! Some stores will stock it, but if yours doesn’t plan to, you can place a special order for as many bottles as you’d like.

I’m often asked what, if anything, I’ll pay full price for. Each time this year, I do a huge stock-up on one thing that’s not only worth it, but has become something of an annual tradition for me — Kosher-for-Passover Coca-Cola! I try to buy one bottle for each week of the year – and if I time it right, I’ll be almost ready to run out around this time next year.

Those that know me well know of my love for classic Coke. Coke connoisseurs know that the original formula of Coca-Cola was made with cane sugar, and the flavor is unmatched with the HFCS-laden Coke of today. Most of the year, the only ways to get original-formula Coke is either to buy Mexican bottled Cokes at a grocer that carries them, or buy Canadian-bottled Coca-Cola when you’re traveling north of the border. (Yes, I’m probably the only person who has brought cases of Coke back from Canada..!)

But this time of the year, each year, is anxiously awaited by myself and Coke-iphiles all over the country, because once a year, Coca-Cola bottles Kosher-for-Passover Coke… and it’s made with natural sugar, not high-fructose corn syrup, as corn products are not kosher.

So, if you love Coke the way I do, and you want the original, delicious, BETTER Coke, look for the yellow-capped bottles designating them as Kosher for Passover. The labels also state “Original Formula” on them. Readers has already written to say that the Skokie, Dempster, Evanston Jewel-Oscos have it in stock right now.

If your store does not regularly keep a large variety of kosher products in stock, you can do what I do each year and ask your favorite Jewel-Osco to special-order you as much as you’d like. For me, that’s enough to last you until NEXT Kosher-for-Passover Coke season!

If you DO plan to special order it, also make sure to pick it up promptly when it arrives — not only will your store be more likely to accommodate your special orders in the future, they will also be happy not to be devoting floor space to your numerous bottles of Coke. :)


  1. soapboxtray says

    when I was doing my Mariano’s run and saw the end cap in Vernon Hills loaded with the yellow capped regular and diet cokes. Sign above said Kosher! Diet Kosher Coke? My hubby loves the Kosher regular so I am going to have to try and stock up :-)

  2. J.R. says

    I just got back from the Buffalo Grove Jewel, and they had most of the passover stuff out, and on sale.

    There were pallets of the K4P Coke & Diet Coke 2/$3.

    Ironically, I also saw plenty of the Arctic Shores shrimp that I couldn’t find Thursday or Friday; but with the $2 coupon expired, it’s not so great a deal any more.

  3. bepeter2 says


    You do realize you can buy this from MEXICO in nearly if not all Home Depot facilities. I have found soda stream to be superior in eyes of saving money. Especially diets that utilize splenda a much healthier sugar alternative to asperteme.

  4. J.R. says

    I was back at the Buffalo Grove Jewel today, and saw something I’d not seen before: Kosher for Passover Pepsi. So if there are any Pepsi fans out there, check for it. I imagine you’re only going to find it in the areas with the large Passover stock (BG, Skokie, Rogers Park/Evanston), but as Jill says your store should be able to order it for you.

  5. dancingwolves says

    Last year my family tried the Passover Coke and enjoyed it. I live in LITH but often travel to the Crystal Lake store on my way to work in Cary. I have put in three requests so far this month and each time I go there they claim they don’t have a record of it even though last week they hand delivered request to coke delivery guy. Your thoughts on this

  6. Brooke Barr says

    Hi Jill. We in Canada also have HFCS in our coke, it just goes by a different name.
    Glucose/Fructose up here is the same as HFCS. This was verified by the Canadian Sugar Institute-yes a real thing. I had also thought we had non HFCS coke, and travelled to the USA with a case from home! I now travel to the USA to buy Mexican coke to bring back to Canada. I will be looking for Passover Coke and stocking up this year!

  7. J.R. says

    Just got back from the Buffalo Grove Jewel, and they have almost all their passover stuff out already. That included a pallet of Kosher for Passover Coke (at list price, $1.99 IIRC), and something I’d never seen before: Kosher for Passover Pepsi for $1.49.

    I don’t know if 2L Coke or Pepsi will be on sale at Jewel in the next few weeks, but if you want this, now is the time to look. The Coke has a yellow cap instead of the usual white cap. The Pepsi had no special cap, but did have the CRC triangle printed on the top of the cap.

    And one minor correction to the original post. Corn products CAN be Kosher, just not Kosher for Passover.