...at the 99-Cent Store!
The story begins last week, when my buddy R. was telling me he had recently sampled the best Coca-Cola he could remember. It was bottled in Mexico, and was sometimes available in the "ethnic" section of a store maybe 30 minutes' drive from Milwaukee.
This set me to thinking: I live one hell of a lot closer to Mexico than he does, so I ought to be able to find it, sí?
What I did not expect was to see cases of the stuff at the local 99-Cent Store today. Never saw them before, and I'm a regular customer of the place. I bought a couple (two for $0.99) and popped one when I got home.
What's the secret? The hecho en Mexico version does not contain high-fructose corn syrup -- cane sugar is used instead -- or any of the preservatives U.S. Coca-Cola is cut with.
In short, it tastes exactly like the Coke I remember from my days as a yoot. Like before most of y'all were born.
Just got back from a return run to buy a bunch more....
Now I'm wondering just how much R. will shell out -- plus shipping and handling, of course -- for a six-pack or two?
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