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Jonesboro, AR--Lauren Payne Reports

Mexican Coca Cola Flying Off Shelves

November 17, 2004--Posted at 5:00 p.m. CST

JONESBORO--It's an American classic people all over the world enjoy.

Elizabeth Martinez is the owner of Tienda Mexicana San Juan, here in Jonesboro.

"It's just hard to keep in the refrigerator, it's hard to keep it cold,"said Martinez.

Out of all of the sweet sodas lining the shelves of your local stores, there's one product that stands alone.

Some Mexican grocery stores in Jonesboro are even finding it hard to keep the shelves stocked.

"Compared to Pepsi, yeah it sells really quick. We usually put out a box every two days,"said Martinez.

Martinez says from the first sip of the Mexican Coca Cola she was hooked.

In the United States, Coke is made with corn syrup, but in Mexico it is made with sugar cane syrup. Many people say that is what makes the big difference.

"It's a different taste, ummmm, it's not as sweet as a regular coke, and I just like it better. They are made different, and it's just wonderful.....she giggles,"says Martinez.

She says an ice cold Mexican Coke usually makes any day a little bit better...... and for only a dollar a pop, it's certainly worth it.

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