Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Mexican Coca-Cola Bottles Also Sneaking ’Cross The Border

ATLANTA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Some of the aliens sneaking into the U.S. from Mexico are actually bottles of Coca-Cola.

That’s the word from Coca-Cola spokesman Ray Crockett, who admits that there’s a cult of Coke addicts who prefer the real thing made in Mexico to the stuff sold in America.

Naturally, Mexican Coke is most popular in border states like California, Texas, and Arizona and while it’s not illegal to bring the soda to the U.S., it is a violation of the agreements that Coca-Cola has with various U.S. bottlers for regional exclusivity.

Some bottlers in places like San Diego are dealing with the Coke cult by importing the Mexican version but Crockett figures the buyers are more interested in nostalgia than taste.

In his words, “Blind tastes prove there’s no taste difference between the two.”

But one restaurant owner and Mexican Coke cultist disagrees.

Jay Porter, who owns the Linkery Restaurant in San Diego, says he only serves Mexican-style Coke because it uses cane sugar instead of corn syrup and, as a result, is “less sweet, less bubbly and better with food.”

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