Saturday, July 26, 2008
Mexican Coke - Not what you think!
I took the family to Central Market today. Its basically a grocery store, but its a destination grocery store! The fruit's organic, the meat's organic, the cheese, the bread - all organic and slightly more expensive. They had a live band playing in the cafe, chefs cooking over open ovens, and fast paced lively music playing over the speakers. How strange to think that we're paying $4 a gallon for gas and we're going to amusement park supermarkets. Another post for another time I guess!
We didn't buy much there but I did buy two bottles of Mexican Coca-Cola. "Why?" - you might ask. Well Coke made in Mexico still is made with cane sugar and not corn syrup. It's not a huge difference but it does make some difference in the taste. Most soft drink bottlers switched from cane sugar to corn syrup in 1984 so the soft drinks that I grew up drinking as a kid contained cane sugar and buying these Cokes today and drinking them takes me back to that time in my life when soft drinks were still in bottles and contained enough of the right stuff to make you burp out of your nose if you drank to fast! Of course drinking such things has helped me develop other bad eating habits, but as a kid it didn't matter that much.
I think of the days of being a kid and just living to play, drinking soft drinks, getting pocket change for bubble gum and trying to find a someone who had a go cart (and would let you ride it). Nothing mattered but having fun.
Sometimes I'm like that today, just so ready to have fun. That kind of short lived go cart riding, bubble gum chewing, burping out of your nose - fun. And I think sometimes I feel guilty for wanting to do so. I think I need to be so serious and need to get on with the "adult" things in life, but the truth is no adult can keep that up forever. We were made to laugh! We were made to live life to the fullest and not to make every moment about the next task that we'll accomplish or the next big step that we'll take.
So here's to Mexican Coke - May I drink it so fast that I burp out my nose!
Posted 9:22:00 PM