Now that Pepsi has gotten the message that some people just prefer sugar-sweetened-soda, we’re wondering why Coke doesn’t offer it’s Kosher for Passover version all year round. It’s certainly popular with Coca-Cola aficionados of all religious persuasions.
A little background, during Passover Jewish custom is to not eat any foods that have leavening in them, including corn. Hence, Coke makes a version of its product that doesn’t include HFCS for Passover.
USAToday says the bottles are flying off the shelves:
“They’re quite popular not just with Jews, but non-Jews as well,” Rabbi Alan Schwartz told the paper.
“It’s been flying out of the store.”
Sugar-sweetened Coke is also available year round as an import from Mexico.