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    Post #1 - January 18th, 2006, 12:59 am
    Post #1 - January 18th, 2006, 12:59 am Post #1 - January 18th, 2006, 12:59 am
    I know I'm not the only one who's seen these billboards and ads around town for the past few months...Coke in resealable glass bottles, hence the tagline "Get It In Glass". But has anyone actually found these anywhere? My search hasn't been exhaustive, but I look for it at every 7-11, corner store, Jewel, Walgreens, CVS, etc. that I go to and have yet to find these elusive things anywhere. I wonder if I've just been imagining the billboards or what

    Even searching on the web produced nothing other than another frustrated Chicagoan searching for them:
    http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/cgi-bin/ ... 3;t=001146

    So, have any LTHers seen these anywhere??
    "Ah, lamentably no, my gastronomic rapacity knows no satiety" - Homer J. Simpson
  • Post #2 - January 18th, 2006, 2:49 pm
    Post #2 - January 18th, 2006, 2:49 pm Post #2 - January 18th, 2006, 2:49 pm
    I used to see Coke in a Glass bottle in ethnic mexican grocers. Dont know if they still carry the glass bottled variety though, but it may be worth a check.
  • Post #3 - January 18th, 2006, 3:16 pm
    Post #3 - January 18th, 2006, 3:16 pm Post #3 - January 18th, 2006, 3:16 pm
    Yup.


    We picked one up at what used to be Jimmenz Market on Western at about Armitage (last Saturday). I think it may be David's Market now???

    I had to check to make sure it was not a "Hencho in Mexico" like they sell at the Maxwell Market.

    pd
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  • Post #4 - January 18th, 2006, 3:17 pm
    Post #4 - January 18th, 2006, 3:17 pm Post #4 - January 18th, 2006, 3:17 pm
    pdaane wrote:We picked one up at what used to be Jimmenz Market on Western at about Armitage. I think it may be David's Market now???


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  • Post #5 - January 18th, 2006, 4:02 pm
    Post #5 - January 18th, 2006, 4:02 pm Post #5 - January 18th, 2006, 4:02 pm
    They do exist! Thanks! Hope to pick up a few soon. Nothing against the imported Mexican Coke...but with the advertising campaign, I was expecting these things to be placed alongside 12 oz cans & 20 oz plastic bottles everywhere. Definitely a curious product rollout...
    "Ah, lamentably no, my gastronomic rapacity knows no satiety" - Homer J. Simpson
  • Post #6 - January 18th, 2006, 4:42 pm
    Post #6 - January 18th, 2006, 4:42 pm Post #6 - January 18th, 2006, 4:42 pm
    clogoodie wrote:Nothing against the imported Mexican Coke....

    Actually, I'm often disappointed in the Mexican Coke. Some of it seems to go through a lot in getting here, resulting in off flavors.
  • Post #7 - January 18th, 2006, 6:00 pm
    Post #7 - January 18th, 2006, 6:00 pm Post #7 - January 18th, 2006, 6:00 pm
    My suggestion would be to try mexican grocers. It seems to me that the coke in glass is being fairly heavily marketed to that demographic -- about 75% of the billboards I've seen have been in spanish.

    So try the big supermarkets like Jimenez and Cermak and such.
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  • Post #8 - January 19th, 2006, 12:11 pm
    Post #8 - January 19th, 2006, 12:11 pm Post #8 - January 19th, 2006, 12:11 pm
    A few of the food stands at the Maxwell Market, including Lencho's, serve Coke in bottles.
  • Post #9 - January 19th, 2006, 12:18 pm
    Post #9 - January 19th, 2006, 12:18 pm Post #9 - January 19th, 2006, 12:18 pm
    crrush wrote:A few of the food stands at the Maxwell Market, including Lencho's, serve Coke in bottles.


    Yes yes, but isn't that all hecho en Mexico?

    What's new is that Coca Cola America is now selling US-made coke in glass bottles. And they're hard to find, too..
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  • Post #10 - January 19th, 2006, 12:34 pm
    Post #10 - January 19th, 2006, 12:34 pm Post #10 - January 19th, 2006, 12:34 pm
    I do believe most of Maxwell's bottled Cokes are the made in Mexico variety. However, a few weeks ago, I had one of the bottles with the plastic screw-off cap (at Lencho's, which is why I mentioned it)--almost like the one you find on a 2-liter bottle. It was new to me (though I confess, I don't drink tons of Coke), but look for the plastic screw caps if you want the new U.S. variety?[/i]
  • Post #11 - January 19th, 2006, 12:36 pm
    Post #11 - January 19th, 2006, 12:36 pm Post #11 - January 19th, 2006, 12:36 pm
    Huh, well, cool!
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  • Post #12 - January 19th, 2006, 12:38 pm
    Post #12 - January 19th, 2006, 12:38 pm Post #12 - January 19th, 2006, 12:38 pm
    gleam wrote:My suggestion would be to try mexican grocers. It seems to me that the coke in glass is being fairly heavily marketed to that demographic -- about 75% of the billboards I've seen have been in spanish.

    So try the big supermarkets like Jimenez and Cermak and such.


    A lot of them were in Spanish, but I saw enough in English to not make the connection.

    But it's all starting to make sense...Coca-Cola America is aware that imported coke in glass from Mexico sells well in Hispanic neighborhoods...they're not happy with that (vaguely recall some articles about mexican coke mentioning that fact - i'm sure googling will dig some up), so they finally came up with an idea - to sell american coke in glass bottles in hispanic neighborhoods.

    Too bad they didn't change the formulation to include actual sugar...

    Anyway, I'll certainly direct my search to Hispanic stores/markets. Although if that's the only place to find them, I might as well get the mexican Coke. :roll:

    I was really hoping that the glass bottles would be widely available at places like Jewel & 7-11... but thanks for the tips!
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  • Post #13 - January 19th, 2006, 12:59 pm
    Post #13 - January 19th, 2006, 12:59 pm Post #13 - January 19th, 2006, 12:59 pm
    clogoodie wrote:Anyway, I'll certainly direct my search to Hispanic stores/markets. Although if that's the only place to find them, I might as well get the mexican Coke. :roll:


    Well, given that Mexican Coke is $1 a bottle and up, I'd be ok with buying US Coke in bottles at a half or a quarter that price :)

    My Canadian wife really prefers mexican coke to American Coke. She says it reminds her more of Canadian Coke. I've had enough Canadian Coke to say I think she's hallucinating and that it's virtually identical to American Coke, but, hey. It makes her happy.
    Ed Fisher
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  • Post #14 - January 19th, 2006, 1:09 pm
    Post #14 - January 19th, 2006, 1:09 pm Post #14 - January 19th, 2006, 1:09 pm
    gleam wrote:Well, given that Mexican Coke is $1 a bottle and up, I'd be ok with buying US Coke in bottles at a half or a quarter that price :)


    The only reported price I saw was in that Bevnet.com thread I linked to in the original post - $0.99. I can't see them being priced less than that...but 50 cents would be great!
    "Ah, lamentably no, my gastronomic rapacity knows no satiety" - Homer J. Simpson
  • Post #15 - January 22nd, 2006, 5:53 pm
    Post #15 - January 22nd, 2006, 5:53 pm Post #15 - January 22nd, 2006, 5:53 pm
    Image

    Found @ Danny's Market - 2140 N Western
    Coke & Coke Zero - $0.99 a bottle (11.8 oz)

    They had quite a few cases of these, although they were in the aisle with the refrigerator cases of cold drinks, not the actual soda aisle.
    "Ah, lamentably no, my gastronomic rapacity knows no satiety" - Homer J. Simpson
  • Post #16 - January 22nd, 2006, 6:02 pm
    Post #16 - January 22nd, 2006, 6:02 pm Post #16 - January 22nd, 2006, 6:02 pm
    I'm partial to the Mexican Coke, myself. It's made with real cane sugar instead of corn syrup. I like that taste and I amy even drink one once in a while as opposed to never for American Coke.
    Steve Z.

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  • Post #17 - January 24th, 2006, 5:24 pm
    Post #17 - January 24th, 2006, 5:24 pm Post #17 - January 24th, 2006, 5:24 pm
    Agreed, my g/f and I enjoy mexican Coke far more than the US variety, and that goes for the mexican versions of Sprite, 7UP and Squirt as well.
    And all come in glass bottles as well. Though I must say Coke w/Lime is fan-freakin-tastic!

    Though lately we've been on a kick trying sodas from all over the place. Current favorite is Club Rock Shandy from Ireland. Oh boy that's a refreshing drink with bit of citrus pulp! yum.

    The glass bottle is a nostalgic draw for me though and I'd like to say I can taste a difference between pop in glass v. plastic, but have never actually sat down and tested this.
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  • Post #18 - January 25th, 2006, 3:19 am
    Post #18 - January 25th, 2006, 3:19 am Post #18 - January 25th, 2006, 3:19 am
    All other things being equal, Coke in glass and Coke in plastic will taste the same; unfortunately, things are often not equal and glass preserves the flavor much better than plastic, which is permeable and, if not well handled, can allow the contents to develop off flavors much more quickly, as well as sometimes imparting its own flavor as the plastic degrades.

    Even glass, however, isn't necessarily protection enough for badly handled pop. Like many, I prefer sugar-sweetened Coke to the corn-sweetened variety. The difference isn't so much flavor as mouth-feel, though in a sense sugar-sweetened Coke tastes "brighter" than the more viscous corn product.

    However, I often find that Mexican Coke has been maltreated in its journey north. Glass won't protect it from being exposed to overheated conditions, for example, or too long a time in the bottle and then it develops a funky taste. Also, based on the bottle labeling and what my palate sometimes tells me, some Mexican Coke has corn sweetener, too.

    I usually stock up on kosher-for-Passover Coke in the spring. Then you can be sure of getting reasonably fresh sugared Coke, although, unfortunately 2-liter plastic bottles are typically the most readily available format.
  • Post #19 - January 25th, 2006, 10:34 am
    Post #19 - January 25th, 2006, 10:34 am Post #19 - January 25th, 2006, 10:34 am
    Kitchen Monkey wrote:Though lately we've been on a kick trying sodas from all over the place. Current favorite is Club Rock Shandy from Ireland. Oh boy that's a refreshing drink with bit of citrus pulp! yum.


    Hi,

    The original Fresca was cloudy and had bit of pulp. So I am quite intrique by this Irish Club Rock Shandy ... where did you find it?

    Thanks!
    Cathy2

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  • Post #20 - January 26th, 2006, 4:38 pm
    Post #20 - January 26th, 2006, 4:38 pm Post #20 - January 26th, 2006, 4:38 pm
    There was an article about this in today's Sun-Times. It even has a reference to "one online message board" that's been talking about how hard the bottles have been to find:

    http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-coke26.html
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  • Post #21 - January 27th, 2006, 1:26 am
    Post #21 - January 27th, 2006, 1:26 am Post #21 - January 27th, 2006, 1:26 am
    Wall Street Journal wrote:Coke has begun allowing Arca to ship small quantities of Mexican Coke to the U.S. as part of a test in Texas, according to Coke, Arca and CCE, the Atlanta-based bottler. The bottles are handed over to CCE for delivery to stores. The trial started in September in San Antonio and was recently expanded to some other Texas markets. Coke has no current plans to expand the program.


    Of course, I was reminded yesterday that Coke and other sodas have been readily available to foodservice outlets in 10-ounce glass bottles for years.

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  • Post #22 - June 20th, 2018, 11:11 pm
    Post #22 - June 20th, 2018, 11:11 pm Post #22 - June 20th, 2018, 11:11 pm
    How Coca-Cola Became Kosher

    While the iconic soft drink has been on the market since 1886, only since 1935 has it been certified kosher, including for Passover.
    Cathy2

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  • Post #23 - June 25th, 2018, 9:11 am
    Post #23 - June 25th, 2018, 9:11 am Post #23 - June 25th, 2018, 9:11 am
    Cathy2 wrote:How Coca-Cola Became Kosher

    While the iconic soft drink has been on the market since 1886, only since 1935 has it been certified kosher, including for Passover.


    This is a great and short piece.

    Thanks.
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