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Mexican Coke As You Know And Love It May Die

The cult favorite may change and a new Mexican sugar tax is to blame.

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A steep sales tax on soda was approved by Mexico’s congress on Oct. 31.

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Executives from Arca Continental SAB, the second-largest bottler of Coca-Cola in Latin America, suggested a shift away from sugar cane may happen sooner rather than later, according to The Atlantic.

The new soda tax will raise the price on all soda sales about $.08 per liter.

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The tax is part of a campaign to address health concerns in the country where 70% of the population is overweight, according to the World Health Organization.

While any change to the beloved "Mexicoke" recipe would draw the ire of its fans, a 2010 USC study could not find sugar in the drink.

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Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

Contact Adrian Carrasquillo at adrian.carrasquillo@buzzfeed.com.

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