Emily and Isaac were getting some stuff at the grocery store this weekend. As they walked past the Mexican-food section, Isaac noticed single bottles of coke. He asked Emily, “What is that?” He had never seen real Coke in a bottle. Of course, as a kid, I remember the carts of returnable bottles at the grocery store, hauling them back to get our deposit refunded, and getting to “pop the top”.
My poor kids had never experienced any of those things. Isaac asked if he could get a bottle and try it and Emily obliged. When they checked out, it rang up as “Mexican Coke”. We got to looking and the stuff was actually bottled in Mexico and was made with real sugar rather than corn syrup. Anyhow, they were pretty proud of the product as it cost $1.79 for a single 355ml (maybe 12 oz?) bottle.
Still, they brought one home and chilled it for several hours for the proper experience. We then brought forth the mystic bottle opener and gave them a quick lesson in mechanics and physics. It was pretty hilarious to watch Isaac “pop the top” and he certainly enjoyed the drink.
Most importantly, he approved of the burping experience produced by “Mexican Coke” in a bottle.