Coca-Cola bottled in Hawaii : LUSENET : About Hawaii : One Thread

I have been told, that Coca-Cola, is still made with cane sugar, rather than corn syrup in Hawaii...some places in Louisiana apparently do also. Coke in Hawaii is apparently, according to some, almost nectar like...Coke the way it should be made, according to the old formula with sugar. Is this fact true..or just wishful thinking by someone who misses the flavor of sugared Coke?

-- Randall Shaffer (, January 10, 1999


Am looking at a can as I type and it says high fructose and corn syrup so sorry to say that looks like Louisiana might be the only place. Am assuming the local bottling company imports all the ingredients.

-- Billy Bosnoda (, January 14, 1999.

More than the kind of sugar that is used, the taste of Coke (any type) is governed by the quality of the water. Tap water in Hawaii is colorless, odorless, and not a hint of any taste. All water is chlorinated to an extent so the amount in the water very definitely affects the taste of Coke. Water in Hawaii is known to taste "sweet" compared to other locations in the world. Our mountains filter our drinking water, taking years to get from rain to our taps. Coke from Hawaii very definitely tastes better than just about anywhere else I've been. I could not drink the stuff I got in Kansas City once. But that was years ago.

-- Gary Suzukawa (, April 01, 2002.

My favorite coca cola is from Lexena,Kansas in 2 liter bottles or even aluminum cans with the code LXA or LXB etc from that plant.The next nearest coca cola near me is in des moines,iowa and it tastes bland.

-- Lex Brown (, February 26, 2003.

cola is the nastiest soda hahahahahahahahaahaahahahahahahahhahaahahahhahaaha hhahaahhaha

-- emily dewr (, March 27, 2003.

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