Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Soft Drink Giant Pushes Semitic Agenda

Atlanta, GA
Coca Cola is reverting back to the use of real sugar in the United States rather than the corn syrup they have used from twenty some odd years. The Atlanta based soft drink company changed their original formula in the 1980s, when they stop using sugar and instead began using high fructose corn syrup as a sweetener in the popular soft drink. New Coke was a flop with consumers, so the company soon canned that idea and introduced Coca Cola Classic, claiming it to be the original formula despite the presence of high fructose corn syrup rather than sugar.

Coca Cola products from Mexico, where sugar is still used, are available in many local areas due to the increased volume of both legal and illegal immigrants in the state. There is a noticeable difference in the taste of those soft drinks as opposed to the products manufactured in the US. The products made using sugar taste more like the Real Thing than their corn syrup based counterparts. Unfortunately, the bottles used in Mexico bottling plants have a very high lead content and drinking these Mexican imports is not advisable.

The reason for this recent change back to sugar for the Coca Cola Company is not based on taste, but rather on semitic folklore. The new yellow capped bottles of "kosher" Coke are being produced for Passover, to meet the restrictions of jewish law.

NEW YORK, March 19 U.S. fans of old-fashioned Coca-Cola are snapping up cans and bottles of kosher Coca-Cola, made with pure sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.

Coca-Cola made the switch from sugar to high-fructose corn syrup in regular Coca-Cola in the 1980s, the New York Post reported.

Food blogger Jason Perlow, founder of offthebroiler.com, told the Post he got "thousands of hits" when he posted an alert last week that the kosher Coke had started appearing in New York stores. During Passover, Jews cannot consume wheat, oats, barley, rye and spelt that have come in contact with moisture for more than 18 minutes. Many Jews also avoid rice, lentils, beans and corn.

Coca-Cola's Passover products have a yellow cap on the 2-liter bottles marked with an O circling a U next to a P and the words "kosher for Passover" in Hebrew.

Controlled Media article here:
Kosher Coca-Cola Gaining Popularity

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