No Kosher for Passover Coca-Cola in CA
If you were planning on enjoying a delicious Coke with your Passover seder this year and you live in California, just know that you will likely be breaking your keeping-kosher-for-the-week plans by doing so: According to the Huffington Post, kosher for Passover Coke still isn't available in the Golden State.
The reason for the lapse in carbonated beverages is that Coke recently changed its process for manufacturing caramel, and they haven't quite tweaked it to be Passover-safe yet. The process was changed in California because one of the ingredients was deemed a carcinogen; that means that in the rest of the country, it can still be used to make Coke that's kosher, but here in our annoyingly health-conscious state, it can't.
HuffPo notes that Coke had the following to say about the problem:
"We want to ensure that our kosher for Passover products using the new process caramel provide the same high quality taste and experience that our consumers expect."
Looks like it's Manischewitz for us this year. AGAIN.