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Passover Pop: Coke Offers Kosher Soda For Observant Drinkers

The telltale yellow cap marking the Coke as Kosher for Passover. (WiLLGT09/Flickr)
The telltale yellow cap marking the Coke as Kosher for Passover. (WiLLGT09/Flickr)

By Ari Shapiro (NPR)
Jews are celebrating the Pesach holiday this week, and that means no food or drink made from grain.

In the U.S., Coke is sweetened with corn syrup. So, every year around this time, Coca-Cola offers a grain-free version of the drink — sweetened with cane sugar. That's how it used to be made and some people insist it tastes better.

Coke officials say there's no difference. And they say there are no plans to sell Passover Coke any other time of year.

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