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If you have ever traveled to Mexico and ordered a Coca-Cola, you may already know that there is quite a difference in the taste.

Even though it is a very popular drink in any part of the world, there is a difference between Mexican Coke and Coke in the United States. Smithsonian helps us to understand the difference.

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The main and really the only difference between Coke north and south of the border is the sweetener that is used. If you drink Mexican Coke, you are drinking a beverage made with pure cane sugar.

On the other hand, Coke made for those of the United States uses high fructose corn syrup. There are some who believe that cane sugar is a better choice because it tastes better to some.

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Some people also say that the containers used for the beverage will also make a difference in the way that they taste. Mexican Coke delivered in glass bottles, while American Coke is typically sold in either metal cans or plastic bottles.

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There are also some things that have gone on behind the scenes, including the Mexican government trying to impose a tax on high fructose corn syrup. That legislation was shot down by the WTO. They were trying to make it easier for sugarcane farmers to compete, as it is difficult to come up against the prices for high fructose corn syrup sold in the United States.

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