Coke in glass bottles from Latin America. Imported glass bottles of Coca-Cola from Mexico, Honduras, and other Latin American countries taste so much better than ones from the US. People say they are sweeter, cleaner. Is it the regulations? Is it the glass bottle? It’s something, and I love it.
All I have are ideas, no actual conclusions:
It could be the water that is different. People say “don’t drink the water in Mexico” – maybe that water is what gives it it’s unique consitency? Or maybe it’s that they lose the carbonation because of the great distance it takes to get here?
There are theories that it is real sugar cane in the drink. This is very possible. The labels usually say contains “sugar or corn syrup”. This is the case during Passover time. The corn syrup is not kosher, so Coca-Cola releases bottles which have sugar in them instead. You can tell the difference because the caps are yellow. I always hear about people snatching them up because they claim they taste better.
I say what makes it taste so good is the glass bottle that feels good on the mouth, combined with cane sugar, plus the dis-carbonation. That’s just me.
Special shout out to Dublin Dr. Pepper – which my interest is extraordinarily piqued lately.