Coca-Cola Coming to Burma

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Now that Coca-Cola is officially available in Burma (Myanmar), we have to wonder what will happen to the Burmese “knock offs” we enjoyed consuming during our visit last year.

While I never developed a taste for the most popular “Star Cola”, I was a big fan of the sweet, orange-flavored “Crusher”. A cold beverage was the perfect accompaniment to the scorching heat in Bagan or the spicy goodness of Shan noodle soup.

Heather enjoying a Shan noodle soup with Fantasy Lemon soda in Yangon, Burma.Heather enjoying a Shan noodle soup with Fantasy Lemon soda in Yangon, Burma.
Heather enjoying a Shan noodle soup with Fantasy Lemon soda in Yangon, Burma.28-May-2012 14:11
 

With this move, there are now only two countries left in the world that do not have Coca-Cola operations: Cuba and North Korea.

While Coca-Cola has not had official distribution in Burma over the past 60 years, the product was imported from neighboring Thailand. However, it was outrageously expensive – approximately 1,000 Kyat ($US 1.20) or as much as most Burmese make in an entire day.

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