Posted in good design, the world around us, things we like by hemmant jha on October 14, 2009

Coca Cola.

Made in Mexico. With sugar, not corn syrup. Now at your local 7/11. Finally.

Two posts in a row about a carbonated beverage seems a bit much, considering how little of it is actually consumed by this author. But this is no ordinary Coke. Well after it was introduced in India and Mexico, and certainly well after the debut of Pepsi Natural, Coca Cola sweetened with sugar is finally available here.

Not made in the US, this version is bottled in Mexico and comes in a svelte glass bottle. Quite a departure from the plump plastic bottles of Coke commonly available in the US, this bottle feels reassuringly solid to hold – the heft comes from the glass, not the comparatively modest 355ml. of nectar within. The smoother, mellower flavor combined with a softer carbonation makes this a genuinely refreshing beverage. 

Of course, no amount of tweaking will make this a healthy beverage – regardless of the addition of vitamins, removal of sugar or corn syrup and packaging large and small, this is not to be confused with a glass of orange juice, kombucha, or water. Neither will it kill you at first sip. When the mood strikes, reach for the slender bottle at the local 7/11 or at any of the taco trucks in LA.

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