No Pesach Coca Cola in California


coca-colaThe Coca-Cola Co. said today that it once again won’t be able to make “kosher for Pesach” versions of its flagship cola this year in California because of manufacturing changes that were made in the state.

A spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based company said in an email that Coca-Cola has made “good progress” in developing kosher for Pesach drinks in the state but that it’s still monitoring the shelf stability of those products for quality assurance. She said they should be available next year.

Coke directed its suppliers last year to change the way they manufacture caramel to reduce levels of the chemical 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI, after California listed it as a carcinogen. Regular Coca-Cola is sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup in the United States, but the Pesach version is made with sugar.

{Star Tribune/ Newscenter}


  1. Kosher shops trucked it from NY. It is not being sold in the large supermarkets such as Ralphs, Pavillions/Vons, or Albertsons.

  2. There IS someone a Yid can vote for in NY Mayoral race. His name is Erick Salgado. He is a righteous Gentile who will stand for Moral values. He was endorsed by Ruben Diaz and is pround to be Pro Life & Pro Traditional Marriage! Baruch Hashem!

  3. Next headline: No things in CA. (Because things go better with Coke.)
    Chag kasher v’sameach and may all these treats only enhance the simchas hachag.

  4. Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeebach!