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Mexican Coke Switching to High Fructose Corn Syrup

Your days of buying Mexican Coke at your local Costco because it uses the much superior cane sugar has come to an end. Execs at Coco-Cola in Latin America have voted to stop using cane sugar and replace it with the inferior high-fructose corn syrup. The reason? Money. It’s always money.

The motive behind the decision is to cut costs after Mexico’s congress approved a tax on soda that will cost one peso (or $0.08, at 13 pesos to the dollar) per liter of soda sales. For full disclosure: The soda tax was passed in an effort to tackle Mexico’s obesity epidemic since recent statistics suggest that over 70 percent of Mexico’s population is considered to be overweight and according to a study by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) found that Mexico is the fattest nation in the world. In order to maintain profits and keep the price of Coca-Cola constant for Mexican consumers, the executives have reportedly decided to “move to more fructose.”

Look what you did you fatties in Mexico. You ruined it for all of us. I hope you’re happy.

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