The Cult of Mexican Coca-Cola

Taqueria Nacional, on N. Capital Street, sells Coke from Mexico. The difference between corn syrup and sugar isn’t huge, but I prefer the sugary variety.

The Coca-Cola Company is by now quite familiar with the Mexican Coke cult. It is true, acknowledges a Coke spokesman, Scott Williamson, that different sweeteners are used by the company’s bottling partners in different parts of the world, for reasons having to do with price and availability. But, he says, “all of our consumer research indicates that from a taste standpoint, the difference is imperceptible.”