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In the United States of America, Mexican Coke (Spanish: Coca Cola de México) or, informally, "MexiCoke", refers toCoca-Cola produced in and imported from Mexico.

Although intended for consumption in Mexico, Mexican Coca-Cola has become very popular in the United States because of a flavor that Coca-Cola fans call "a lot more natural tasting". While many believe the primary difference in flavor between Mexican Coca-Cola and the American Coca-Cola formula is that Mexican Coke is sweetened using cane sugar as opposed to high-fructose corn syrup, a scientific analysis of Mexican Coke found no sucrose (standard sugar) in its sample of Mexican Coke, but instead found fructose and glucose levels similar to other soft drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. Coca-Cola claims that Mexican Coke exported to the United States is made with cane sugar, while some Mexican bottlers may use high-fructose corn syrup for drinks intended for sale in Mexico. Therefore, while Coca-Cola labeled "Mexican" in the U.S. is made with cane sugar, not all Coca-Cola sold in Mexico is.

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Mexican Coke is bottled in a thick 355 ml (12.0 US fl oz) or 500 ml (17 US fl oz) glass bottle, which some have described in contrast to the American Coke plastic bottles as being "more elegant, with a pleasingly nostalgic shape".[9] Instead of having a vinyl label wrapped around plastic, an enamel label is painted directly on the glass bottle. Most exporters of Mexican Coke affix a paper sticker containing the nutrition facts label, ingredients, and bottler and/or exporter's contact information, to meet U.S. food labelling requirements.

Coca-Cola opened its first bottling franchise in Mexico in the 1920s with Grupo Tampico, and then Grupo ARMA. Monterrey-based FEMSA is currently the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Mexico, along with most of Latin America.

In 2013, a Mexican Coca-Cola bottler announced it would stop using cane sugar in favour of glucose-fructose syrup. It later clarified this change would not affect those bottles especially exported to the United States as "Coca-Cola Nostalgia" products.

Anyone know where I can buy a Mexican Coca-Cola? 

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