Coco Rico

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2 liter bottle of Coco Rico Coconut Soda, probably made of PET plastic. This bottle was purchased in 2015 in the Canadian province of Quebec

Coco Rico is a Puerto Rican soda brand from Coco Rico, Inc.[1][2] It is made of coconut, and produced in both plastic (polyethylene terephthalate or PET) bottles and aluminum cans. Coco Rico comes in various flavors.

The Coco Rico brand was introduced into supermarkets in Puerto Rico in 1935, and is currently available throughout the United States. The brand is family owned.[3]

Throughout its history, the brand has used the color green prominently on its cans and bottles. The introduction of its Diet version, Diet Coco Rico, saw the green and white pattern on their cans reversed: the Diet version uses white more prominently, with green lettering.

The beverage can be also be used as an ingredient in cooking.[4][5][6] One Vietnamese recipe adapted by an American cook uses Coco Rico to break down the protein in catfish.[7]

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  1. ^ Patterson, Valerie O. (2011). The Other Side of Blue. Boston: Graphia. p. 107. ISBN 0547417403. 
  2. ^ Rodríguez Juliá, Edgardo (2007). San Juan: Memoir of a City. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 160. 
  3. ^ "Who We Are". Coco Rico, Inc. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Yao Hon (Cambodian style hot pot)" (PDF). Coco Rico, Inc. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Braised & Glazed Chicken Drumsticks" (PDF). Coco Rico, Inc. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ Anh Do. In Little Saigon, scraping out a living, one home-cooked meal at a time, Los Angeles Times, June 16, 2017.
  7. ^ Le, Ann (2006). "Catfish Braised in Caramel Source (Cá Kho Tộ)". The Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine and Culture in Southern California's Little Saigon. Guilford, Connecticut: Insiders' Guide. p. 148. ISBN 0762738316. 

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