An interesting take on the differences between Mexican Coke and the swill we drink here in the States:
I first tried Coke made with real cane sugar a few years ago while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. The difference wasnâ€™t merely perceptible, it was shocking. The first few sips were more unsettling than pleasing, producing a dichotomous sensation of â€œthis tastes like Coke/this does not taste like Cokeâ€ at the same time. By the end of the first bottle, though, I wanted more. The only thing that kept me from rotting away all my teeth during that week was that our resortâ€™s â€œfree beveragesâ€ policy also included beer.
For Coca Cola to claim these two beverages are the â€œsameâ€ even though they use entirely different sweeteners is preposterous. Itâ€™s not like sweetener is just a trace element in the Coke recipeâ€”theyâ€™re second only to carbonated water in the ingredients list.
But Mexicans miss out on the syrupy aftertaste!