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 totally worth it to me… Kosher Coca-Cola!
Yes, this is a lot of Coke. But hey, we all have our vices! :)
A few years ago we decided to eliminate as much high-fructose corn syrup from our diet as possible, but those that know me well also know of my love for classic Coke. So what’s a girl to do? 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.
Now, 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… where it’s all made without HFCS. (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 Coke for Passover season… and it’s made with natural sugar, not HFCS, 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 that are in stores now. The labels also state “Original Formula” On them. Or, do what I did, and ask your favorite Jewel to special-order you enough to last you until NEXT Kosher Coke season. :)
(And no, I didn’t even pay full price for this. I used one of those nice $5 off $50 Jewel coupons, as well as my remaining stash of Catalinas to help offset the cost of my Coke problem! Hee :)