Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Running For The Border

Perhaps it's part of my own indulgence, although I'm telling everyone that it's part of our attempt to rid The Spro's menu of all HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) products, but our first order of "Mexican Coke" arrived today.

After a number of failed attempts to connect with the local distributor of the fabled "Mexican Coke", I finally met with a representative and placed an order: 12 cases of Mexican Coke and two cases each of Jarritos Tamarindo, Jarritos Mandarina, Jarritos Limones, Jamaican Ginger Beer, Sidral Mundet and one case of Senorial Sangria.

While I've always been a fan of the Tamarindo soda and The Spro has always carried the Mandarina, it's the Coke that I've been secretly lusting after. It's that crisp zing that only cane sugar can provide that makes Coke worthwhile. Combine that with the lively phosphoric acid and eliminate the heavy coating that comes from the HFCS and you've got a Coke worth drinking again.

And I'm stoked.

So the tally goes: four cases for The Spro, seven cases for Woodberry Kitchen and one case for the fridge at home - for papi chulo.

BTW, if anyone local wants a case, let me know. It's $30 for 24.