What, you ask, is “Passover Coke?” It’s Coke made with sugar. Yes, real sugar! Not corn syrup. From NPR:
Linda Wertheimer (NPR):“First corn syrup is out for Passover because…?
Ralph Roberts, co-author of Classic Cooking with Coca-Cola: “Because corn, and by extension corn syrup, is not acceptable during Passover. During the rest of the year regular Coca-Cola is kosher.”
Linda: “So, can you really taste the difference between the two Cokes?”
Ralph: “Yes, I can. I have great memories from when I was a kid growing up in the 1950’s of drinking ice cold Coca-Cola on a hot summer’s day and and I remember that taste and the new Coca-Cola, the “Classic” Coca-Cola does taste different since they changed the formula.”
Kosher for Passover Coca-Cola comes in 2 liter bottles and sports a spiffy yellow cap. If you like Coca-Cola made with cane sugar, here’s a tip. You don’t have to wait for Passover. Just find a Mexican grocery store.—MEGHANN MARCO