It is the Coke from Mexico which is not so bad for you. Mexican-made Coca-Cola is proving to be a hit in the U.S. market, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday, thanks to a special ingredient and its glass bottle.
Coca-Cola's international headquarters insists there is no difference in taste between the drink from south of the border and the United States version. But foodies, Mexican Americans and immigrants say otherwise.
They believe the Mexican soda tastes better because it is still made with cane sugar as its sweetener -- as opposed to the U.S. version, which uses high fructose corn syrup.
Mexican Coke is also still bottled in glass, not plastic or aluminum, which fans say gives it an authentic taste.
The drink can now be found in Texas, Florida, California and several other states, and for those Americans desperate to get their hands on a bottle of the drink a website -- www.wheretofindmexicancoke.com -- has also sprung up.
According to the Mexican Coke Facebook page, taste testers have described the cola as lacking the acid/chemical taste of American Coke and that it "tastes a lot more like a naturally sweet beverage such as juice."
"We sell Coke with real sugar at my cigar shop by the bottle and I can't keep it in stock it's so popular! I don't like calling it Mexican Coke because it's just real old-school Coke -- like when I was a kid," a fan recently wrote on Facebook.