Blind Taste Test Shows That You Don't Really Prefer Mexican Coke

“What, Consumerist?! Nooo!” I hear you yelling at the screen after reading the title of this post. “I find Mexican Coca-Cola vastly superior. My sweet tooth is too sensitive! My palate is too refined!” That’s probably what the participants in a blind taste test for Serious Eats said, too. But tasters didn’t prefer the fine, refrescotaste of Mexican Coke. They liked one of two things: American coke poured from a glass bottle (even if they never saw the bottle), or American Coke that they were led to believe was Mexican Coke.

This test is woefully incomplete, leaving out good old American and kosher-for-Passover Coke. I would have donated some, but my household ran through our supply… um, I think it was before Passover ended.

The Food Lab, Drinks Edition: Is Mexican Coke Better? (Thanks, Indy!)

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